Stay at Crowne Plaza Times Square This New Year’s Eve — for Free

Great news: If you’re looking to cross New Year’s Eve in Times Square off your bucket list this year, you may not have to camp out all day in a Snuggie with a backpack full of bologna sandwiches. At least a handful of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan are somehow still available…

Exploring Puerto Rico’s Spectacular Beach Scene

So much of Puerto Rico’s coastline is covered by sandy beaches, it can be hard to decide where to go first. Luckily, there’s an idyllic beach spot for everyone, whether you’re in search of blissful palm-tree-shaded stretches of shore without a soul in sight, or want to be right in the middle of all the action. The…

Where to Find the Best Food in Havana, Cuba

With many US airlines now launching nonstop flights to Havana, the Cuban capital will soon be seeing an influx of American travelers. While there are plenty of great restaurants popping up all over Havana, it can be difficult for travelers to find out where to dine, especially since many restaurants don’t have websites or social media,…

Check Out This Titanic Replica Being Built in China

You’ll soon be able to step foot on the Titanic — well, at least a replica of the doomed ship. Oh, and it’ll be located in a river in a landlocked Chinese province. This week, Chinese workers began building a life-size replica of the RMS Titanic, which began construction in 1909 and sunk in 1912. The replica…

The Best Frequent Flyer Program for Flights Between LAX-SFO

What are your miles and points worth? That seems to be a popular question with a seemingly ever-changing answer. To help our readers get a general idea of the value miles and points, The Points Guy posts a monthly valuation series covering 37 different programs. Our valuations are based on our experience with these programs. However,…

Then & Now: Photos of The St. Regis New York From the Early 20th Century and Today

The St. Regis New York was originally completed in 1904, and at the time, was the tallest hotel in the city. Today, the property endures as one of New York’s finest, combining the elegance and grandeur of its Gilded Age heyday with all the modern luxuries that discerning guests expect to see today. Thanks to a collection…

American Airlines Scales Back Flights to Cuba

After 55 years without commercial flights between the US and Cuba, airlines were thrilled to get the chance to launch dozens of routes between the two former adversaries. The problem is, travelers haven’t been as excited about the new routes. While airlines are famously hush-hush about their operational performance, the slew of cheap fares to Cuba…

Grand Cayman: A Blast From My Past

While going to Grand Cayman for the Cayman Cookout was one of the most memorable culinary experiences of my life, arguably the highlight of my trip was going back to the place where it all began. When I was 12 years old, I booked my entire family on a trip to the Caribbean island using my…

Buy a Pass to a Swiss Business-Class Lounge for Just $39

It’s not news to anyone that it can be rough to fly long-haul in economy. In addition to dealing with increasingly cramped seats and lackluster onboard service, you’re stuck waiting between flights in the terminal with thousands of others in your same situation. You can usually escape the crowds by utilizing a lounge membership program like Priority Pass. In…

Deal Alert: San Francisco to China From $479 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…