Deal Alert: US to Tokyo from $587 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz and Priceline, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take…

How to Pick the Perfect Thai Island Paradise For You

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for choosing the perfect Thai island paradise for you, outlining the perks of some of the most popular islands in order to help you find one or two that suit your needs. (All photos are by author unless otherwise specified).  With hundreds of islands scattered across the Gulf of…

Deal Alert: Star Alliance to Hong Kong from $516 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Our Million-Point Asia Experience — TPG Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

What Time Should I Depart for Asia to Avoid Jet Lag?

TPG reader Brandon sent me a message on Facebook to ask about jet lag: “My wife and I are flying from San Francisco to Hong Kong this fall. What’s easier on the body: arriving in the morning or evening?” There are entire books on the subject of how to avoid jet lag, and you can find all kinds…

Exploring Southeast Asia in Business Class — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

5 Things to Know Before Flying Asia’s Low-Cost Carriers

Asia’s budget carriers provide an affordable way to access far-flung places like Bali or the Maldives, especially if you’re already visiting another destination nearby. However, those savings can disappear quickly if you overlook any of the fine print. TPG Contributor Katherine Fan took a last-minute trip through Singapore, Malaysia and Bali in October and learned several of these tips the…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia (Executive Suite)

Siem Reap, Cambodia is a top destination thanks to the beautiful Angkor Wat temple complex. On a recent trip, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert enjoyed a week-long stay at the Park Hyatt Siem Reap, one of the best points hotel options in town. On my last trip to Siem Reap about four years…