5 Easy Day Trips from London

London is as busy and dynamic as it’s always been, even post-Brexit. The trouble is that sometimes it can be a little too dynamic. Sometimes even the most energetic of travelers needs a bit of a slower pace. Thanks to a remarkably swift and thorough British rail system, taking a day trip to any number…

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday With Free Entry to 412 NPS Sites — Plus, Points Hotels to Stay in Nearby

The first federal act of land protection, signed by President Lincoln in 1864, ceded the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California, “to be held for public use, resort and recreation.” Yellowstone National Park became the world’s first national park in 1872, and on August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson’s…

Are Seat Changes Allowed On Board Due to Unruly Passengers?

TPG reader Marjorie sent me a message on Facebook to ask about changing seats: “Can I request another seat if I get on a plane and the row behind me has a toddler in it? I just had an awful trip from Frankfurt to LAX that involved the children behind me screaming the whole flight and kicking my chair.”…

Christmas Family Vacation in Hawaii — 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 Every Harry Potter Fan Should Do In London

Just in time for the July 30 midnight release of J.K. Rowling’s latest creation, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett highlights the places in London every HP fan should visit. Harry Potter fans, rejoice! Consider this your guide to geeking out at many of the London locations from the books and movies, and where to…

Can I Earn Airline Miles from Someone Else’s Ticket?

TPG reader Tyler emailed me to ask about earning airline miles: “My wife and I each have our own frequent flyer accounts, and we each earn miles when we pay for flights. It would be easier if we could accumulate the miles in one account, since we’d build up a larger balance more quickly. Is there a way to get credit for both…

7 Things Every Teen Should Do in Miami

Living in Miami for all 17 years of her existence, TPG Teen Correspondent Aly Cerchiai is quite familiar with fun things for teens to do in Magic City. Here are some of her favorite spots to check out art, embrace the diversity of the city and, of course, work on that sweet tan. While most people might associate…

7 Things Every Teen Should Do in Rio de Janeiro

17-year-old TPG Teen Contributor Kofi Lee-Berman has been to Rio de Janeiro twice in the past year — once for two weeks and another time for a few days — and fell in love with it after just a few hours. Here, Kofi shares his favorite teen-friendly activities in one of his favorite cites. Visit Kofi’s travel blog and photo…

A Sneak Peek of the New Shanghai Disney Resort, Opening This Thursday

TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett gives us a sneak peek of what we can expect to see at the new Shanghai Disneyland theme park and its two new on-site hotels, all part of the new Shanghai Disney Resort opening this Thursday. (All photos courtesy of the Shanghai Disney Resort). Disney fans, rejoice! The sixth Disney Resort — now the second-largest…

New Uber Family Profiles Feature Lets You Pay for Others’ Rides

Uber has been in the news a lot lately. Last week, the ridesharing service announced that it was going to start flat $5 UberPool rides in New York City during commuter hours, and the week before, it announced that it was celebrating its five-year anniversary in the city. However, Uber riders were also disappointed to…