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Destination of the Week

Destination of the Week: Nashville

November 2, 2012

There’s plenty of buzz around the Music City these days thanks to a blockbuster new TV show (are you rooting for Connie Britton’s Rayna James character, Hayden Panettiere’s Juliette Barnes?), and TPG flew to Tennessee just yesterday to attend the Country Music Awards, so for today’s Destination of the Week, we visit the hottest city […]

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Destination of the Week: Bali

October 26, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we asked TPG contributor Nick to cover a recent trip where he headed to the other side of the globe for a vacation spot beloved by bloggers and tourists alike: the island of Bali. WHAT TO DO Located in the south central part of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is […]

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Destination of the Week: Boston

October 19, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Sarah Tomlinson takes us on a tour of a city she called home for nearly a decade -  a fitting place to visit in an election year since it’s known as the “Cradle of Liberty.” Today, we’re headed northeast for some beans, some clam chowda’ and some […]

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Destination of the Week: Zurich

October 12, 2012

Winter’s almost here, so for today’s Destination of the Week, we head to one of the world’s great cold-climate cities for some fresh mountain air, sophisticated European culture and, of course, raclette. We’re headed to Zurich, Switzerland. Just two words: more cowbell! WHAT DO DO Zurich is a tidy, manageable little city along the banks […]

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Destination of the Week: Puerto Vallarta

October 5, 2012

As people start to make their holiday plans, we head south of the border for some sea and sun for today’s Destination of the Week to one of Mexico’s all-round best vacation destinations: Puerto Vallarta. WHAT TO DO Ever since Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor spent a few languid months in what was then a […]

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Destination of the Week: Portland

September 28, 2012

TPG contributor Jen Jones Donatelli fills us in on one of the Pacific Northwest’s great destinations – whether you’re looking for a great indie music scene, cutting-edge restaurants, a nearby wine country getaway, or just a chance to experience the west’s beautiful scenery. Watch one episode of “Portlandia” and you might be tempted to dismiss […]

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Destination of the Week: Washington D.C.

September 21, 2012

As the US presidential election heats up, we thought we’d swing by the nation’s capital for today’s Destination of the Week and visit Washington, D.C. TPG contributor Melanie Wynne was born and raised in Washington. D.C., where she grew up thinking of the Smithsonian as her playground, and attended middle school alongside former First Daughter Amy […]

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Destination of the Week: Jerusalem

September 14, 2012

  Sunday night marks the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, so for today’s Destination of the Week, we decided to cover the Holy Land and the millenniums-old city of Jerusalem. WHAT TO DO Plan ahead, because a city that’s been around for thousands of years like Jerusalem is going to have a […]

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Destination of the Week: Halifax, Nova Scotia

September 7, 2012

Fall is almost upon us, so we decided to investigate one of North America’s best leaf-peeping destinations: Halifax, Nova Scotia. A jumping-off point for folks looking to experience Maritime Canada’s amazing natural beauty, wildlife, fishing, dramatic coastline and more, Halifax is a quaint little city with plenty to offer, and plenty of opportunities to earn […]

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Destination of the Week: Rome

August 31, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we asked TPG contributor Melanie Wynne to guide us through one of the world’s greatest all-time travel destinations, a city that administered sprawling empires, spawned legendary artists, not to mention mouthwatering cuisine that has permeated every corner of the globe. Today we visit the Eternal City: Rome. Fiumicino Airport serves as a hub […]

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Destination of the Week: Machu Picchu, Lima and Cuzco

August 24, 2012

 Machu Picchu is one of the world’s great tourist destinations, though there’s plenty more to see and do in Peru. With bustling cities, stunning Pacific coastline, primordial rainforests, fascinating ancient cultures and the mysterious peaks of the Andes, Peru is truly one of the world’s top travel destinations, so for our Destination of the Week […]

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Destination of the Week: Orlando

August 17, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we asked TPG contributor Nick to take us through his hometown of Orlando while there’s still time to squeeze in one last family summer vacation before school starts again. With summer rapidly drawing to a close, we decided to head south for today’s Destination of the Week and visit […]

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Destination of the Week: Northern San Diego

August 10, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we head to TPG Managing Editor Eric’s hometown of San Diego to soak in the sun at the world-class beaches just north of the city in La Jolla and beyond. Now that the June gloom has cleared for good, the Del Mar Fair traffic has cleared out and the […]

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Destination of the Week: Bratislava

August 3, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we decided to pick a city that currently has a hotel on the most updated Priority Club PointBreaks list (5,000 point discounted free night) list so we are heading to the little-known European city of Bratislava, an undiscovered gem of history and culture in the heart of the Continent […]

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Destination of the Week: London

July 27, 2012

In honor of the commencement of the 2012 Olympics, for today’s Destination of the Week, we visit the city where it’s all taking place: London. GETTING THERE London is less than seven hours from New York, and under eleven hours from the west coast, and is serviced by five airports—though you’ll likely pass through just […]

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Destination of the Week: Pittsburgh

July 20, 2012

In light of the amazingly low $137 roundtrip fares between the west coast and Pittsburgh on Delta from earlier this week, we decided to head back to my college town for today’s Destination of the Week. GETTING THERE Pittsburgh International Airport is located about 16 miles west of downtown. It operates 155 non-stop flights a […]

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Destination of the Week: Cape Town, South Africa

July 13, 2012

Though much of its history has been plagued by hardship and controversy, in the wake of its World Cup hosting success (and a star turn on The Bachelor), South Africa has quickly become one of the top jetsetting destinations in the world. That’s why for our Destination of the Week, we’d like to take you […]

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Destination of the Week: Fiji

July 6, 2012

Whether the record-setting heat wave hitting much of the country has you wanting out, or a July 4 holiday that fell on a Wednesday  prevented you from taking a bonafide vacation, chances are you’ve spent a moment or two thinking about the balmy ocean breezes and over water bungalows of our current Destination of the […]

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Destination of the Week: Vancouver

June 29, 2012

To celebrate Canada Day (that’s July 1 for all you hosers), we had a new TPG contributor named Melanie Wynne guide us north for today’s Destination of the Week and take a look at one of Canada’s (and North America’s) coolest cities: Vancouver. Gorgeous scenery, fantastic cuisine and a slew of top-notch hotels all make this […]

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Destinations of the Week: The Best Cities for July 4th Fireworks

June 22, 2012

We’re going to switch things up a bit with today’s Destination of the Week, and instead of giving you a rundown of a single destination for mileage runs and points-specific hotels, we’re setting our sights on that most American of holidays, July 4, to fill you in on where some of the best fireworks shows […]

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Destination of the Week: Tokyo

June 15, 2012

For this Friday’s Destination of the Week, we’re celebrating TPG’s recent one-year anniversary as a full-time blogger by taking a look back at the first destination he visited after leaving his office job and starting his career as The Points Guy: Tokyo. TIME FOR TOKYO Since TPG already wrote a full series on his whirlwind […]

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Destination of the Week: Santiago and Skiing in Chile

June 8, 2012

Just because summer is about to blossom in the US doesn’t mean it’s warm everywhere. If you missed out on your winter ski trip this year because of crazy conditions across much of North America, you could get a second chance to experience the snow on some Andean ski runs in South America later this […]

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Destination of the Week: Marrakech

June 1, 2012

Summer is upon us and that old wanderlust is setting in, so for today’s Destination of the Week, we head to the exotic locale of North Africa to visit a city that has ruled empires, fostered one of the world’s great cultures, and attracted luminaries to its sunny streets for centuries. We’re off on the […]

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Destination of the Week: Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 25, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, we head to the Old Southwest and visit one of the first European settlements in North America that today boasts one of America’s most vibrant arts scenes, an up-and-coming cadre of restaurants, and an outdoor opera house that’s the darling of the music world. We’re headed to Santa Fe, […]

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