7 Things Every Teen Should Do in Las Vegas

After a recent trip to Las Vegas, 16-year-old TPG Teen Correspondent Aly Cerchiai, shares her favorite spots and crushes the idea that Vegas isn’t fun unless you’re over 21. Consider this your teen-friendly guide to Sin City. The day after Christmas, my family and I took a spontaneous trip from Miami to Las Vegas — we actually booked our hotel…

8 Ways to Get Other Passengers to Pass You By on Southwest

Flying on Southwest can be a great experience, but because of the airline’s open boarding process with no assigned seats, boarding can be both exciting and a tedious task. Today, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt takes a tongue-in-cheek look at how you can best get other passengers to not take the seat directly next to you when flying…

5 Things to do in Singapore on Your Next Trip to Southeast Asia

While it boasts one of the highest-rated airports in the world, Singapore has plenty else to offer, from unique cuisine to diverse culture. Whether you have an upcoming layover or are currently planning a trip to Southeast Asia, check out TPG Contributor Katherine Fan‘s five reasons why this destination deserves a spot on your itinerary….

5 Top Spots to Spend Thanksgiving

To take best advantage of the Thanksgiving weekend, visit a city where you can enjoy mouth-watering feasts, holiday markets and fun, festive parades. From the classic Macy’s spectacle in NYC to Plymouth Rock’s historic setting, TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us to five spots worthy of quality holiday time. 1. New York, New York The…

Basketball Bonanza — 30 Teams in 3 Weeks on Miles and Points

Love the NBA as much as you love a good award redemption? TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten understands. Following his Football Frenzy and Baseball Binge earlier this year, here’s his way to see a whole lot of basketball for not that many points and miles. (All arena photos are courtesy of each venue.)  If you’ve ever wanted an itinerary that would let you…

Zip-lining Down Haleakala on Maui

This past summer, the TPG interns’ visited the Hawaiian island of Maui and ascended its highest point, the summit of the Haleakala volcano. Then, as TPG Intern Mark Kellman shares here, they spent an exhilarating afternoon zip-lining back down.  Maui’s only national park, Haleakala, surrounds a huge volcano of the same name, and is somewhere between a lush mountain landscape and the surface of the…

Review: Kimpton’s Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Florida

Last May, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen and his family stayed at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Vero Beach, Florida, where he utilized a status match in Kimpton loyalty program and was granted top-tier Inner Circle status. He had a phenomenal experience, prompting him to give Kimpton Karma Rewards a closer look — and book this second stay at…

How to Create a Points & Miles Strategy for Family Travel

Now that you’re sold on traveling for free or for very little cost, where do you invest your time, energy and spending to earn points? TPG Contributor Jessica Lawler suggests considering these factors to devise a points and miles strategy for family travel. Keeping up on the points game can be a little intimidating at…

$3,000 Worth of Flights for $40 — 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…

A Contingency Checklist for Family Travel

The possibility of things going completely wrong is just part of the nature of traveling with family. TPG Contributor Jessica Lawler shows you how a little bit of planning can help you deal with unforeseen obstacles on the ground and in the air. On a recent month-long trip to France (as a last hurrah before my…