6 Wyndham US Beach Properties that make for Awesome Awards

With a nod to the quickly approaching start of summer, today TPG Contributor Richard Kerr shares his favorite domestic Wyndham properties that offer both a great beach destination and a solid award redemption. The more I dig into the Wyndham brand, the more I continue to get excited about the recent “revaulation” of the Wyndham Rewards program. For many of you, the name Wyndham might bring to…

Hotel Review: Royal Palm South Beach Miami

For far too long, Starwood properties in Miami have been a study in extremes — the St. Regis Bal Harbour sits at the high end, while the Four Points by Sheraton (up by 43rd Street) is pretty … basic. Starwood’s newest offering, the Royal Palm South Beach Miami, sits somewhere in the middle. Set right in the heart of South Beach, the property is…

10 of the Happiest Happy Hours in the US

To take advantage of Chase Sapphire Preferred’s lucrative offer of 3x points on dining on the first Friday of every month, we regularly round up the best in food and drink. With today (hopefully) marking the end of the workweek, TPG Contributor Michele Herrmann has scoped out restaurants and bars that are serving up innovative happy hours, letting you…

Turkish Airlines Announces Nonstop Istanbul-Miami Flights

After a 14-year hiatus, Turkish Airlines is set to once again offer nonstop flights from Istanbul Ataturk airport to Miami. Flights are scheduled to begin on October 25, 2015, and will operate daily on a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The flight will operate on the following schedule: TK77 Istanbul to Miami — departing 1:30 pm, arriving…

Which Miami Starwood Hotel is Best for Award Nights?

TPG reader Carlana tweeted me to ask @thepointsguy – “I saw your post last Sunday about which NYC Starwood hotel is best for award nights, and was wondering what are the best options for redeeming SPG points in Miami Beach?” Even though I’m a resident of Miami Beach, I’ve still managed to stay at most…

7 Great American Parks for Staying in Shape

Always feel like in you’re in a different city for work, and can’t seem to stick to your fitness routine? Well, no need to drag your feet—TPG Contributor Ryan Gargiulo has found seven cool parks around the U.S. that will allow you to get some fresh air and (free) exercise, all while doing a little…

7 Great IHG Hotels in the United States

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. If you’re already checking the calendar and planning your next vacation, now’s the time to whip out those InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Rewards Club points and see where…

Best Destinations to Ring in 2015

When the New Year’s ball drops between Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1, where will you be? No worries if you’re still undecided, because travel booking site Kayak.com has sifted through a confetti spray of data to determine New Year’s destinations that attract the most searches and have the lowest airfares – and the TPG Team has added a few…

Ultimate New Year’s Eve 2015 Party Guide

It’s almost time to bid 2014 adieu, and for many of us, the question of where to celebrate remains unanswered. To help party-goers find their end-of-the-year soireé, TPG Contributor Liana Lozada has rounded up the top New Year’s Eve events around the country. From endless open bars to Grammy-worthy concerts and world-class DJs, these countdown…

Ultimate Art Basel Guide to Miami’s Hottest Neighborhoods

Each year, Art Basel expands even more, upping the number of satellite fairs, gallery exhibits, star-studded events and nonstop nightlife. TPG contributor and Miami native Lane Nieset takes us on a neighborhood tour of the hottest spots to refuel between events and gives us the rundown on this year’s must-visit exhibits and parties.  The main attraction…