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Win Free Night at Embassy Suites, Trips Around the US & More

June 11, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are my top picks to win some great travel prizes! Win 50 Tickets to Anywhere in the US: If you download Cheap O Air’s app, you could win 50 airline tickets to any place in the continental US. Once the app […]

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Win 100k Starpoints, 300k LifeMiles, European Cruise & More

May 21, 2014

There are a few fun travel contests and sweepstakes going on around the web this week. Here are some of my top picks to win great travel prizes! Win Up to 100,000 Starpoints for your Vacation Action Photos: Send Starwood your best vacation action shot and win Starpoints. Participants must first register on the Action […]

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Maximizing Points and Miles With Cruises

April 14, 2014

With the summer cruising season almost upon us, a lot of readers have been writing in with questions about how to maximize their points with cruises – both on the earning and redemption side – so I thought I’d write up a few strategies to help them make the most of their next voyage. Earning […]

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What Credit Card Is Best For Cruises?

September 29, 2013

TPG reader Michael asks: “What card is best for cruises? Cruises appear to be excluded from the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card 3x since cruising isn’t air travel. So, are the Chase Sapphire family of cards the best? What are your suggestions? Cruising carries a hefty price tag, and I’m somewhat surprised no credit […]

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Independent Travel Insurance vs. Airline Or Cruise Carriers, When Is It Best To Buy More?

July 5, 2013

As I discovered from the results of the travel insurance study conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International that I posted last week, there is a lot of confusion among travelers about whether it is worth it to pay  for extra coverage on top of  whatever you are already paying for your trip, and what exactly it […]

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Crappy Flight Wins Worst Vacation Story Contest Giveaway

June 25, 2012

The winner of TPG’s  Worst Vacation Story Contest is: Crappy Flight! Turns out ending your vacation by having to endure several hours trapped on a plane with a toddler leaking all manner of foul liquids is pretty bad – for everyone involved! TPG was so impressed by the participation of readers that he agreed to […]

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Family Travel Series: Cruising – Anchors Aweigh

June 4, 2012

Danielle, TPG Director of Operations, has resurfaced after her family cruise to share a few anecdotes about her (mis)adventures boarding the Carnival Destiny. Other posts in the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using […]

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Family Travel Series: Is The Disney Credit Card Worth It For a Cruise?

April 30, 2012

This is part of the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your Child. […]

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Family Travel Series: Choosing A Cruise While Maximizing Points

April 26, 2012

This is part of the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your Child. […]

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