6 Spots to Hit the Slopes with Points This Winter

A ski trip to a luxurious mountainside resort can be a spendy vacation, but TPG Contributor Lane Nieset reminds us that cashing in your hotel points can smooth out the moguls and bring six of the world’s most fabulous, redemption-friendly ski destinations within closer reach. Be sure to see the bottom of this post for suggestions of credit cards that will…

3 European Cities to Visit for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino shares three European cities perfect for an affordable escape. (Room rates quoted below are priced for Valentine’s Day weekend. All photos are by the author unless specified.) Famous cities of love like Paris and Venice are obvious choices when it comes to Valentine’s Day getaways, but other European cities…

Thursday Giveaway: $700 Four Seasons Gift Card

This week’s Thursday Giveaway is a chance to win a $700 Four Seasons gift card from luxurytraveldiary.com, a UK-based travel blog that runs auctions with some great deals on hotel stays (you’ll pay just 10-50% of the full price — take this resort in Tuscany, for example). The gift card can be applied on stays at properties around the US, including…

16 Exciting Hotels Opening in 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Card Last year saw exciting hotel openings take place across the globe, and 2016 looks to be even more impressive. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the hottest properties slated to open in the coming…

Three European Cities (Almost Entirely) on Points and Miles

Last month, TPG Contributor Adam Erace burned a mix of miles, bonus nights and other loyalty-program and credit-card benefits for a three-city, three-country holiday in London, Istanbul and Paris — the latter, unfortunately, during the recent terror attacks. Here’s how Erace planned a luxurious European vacation with minimal cash outlay — and managed to get home amidst a city-wide emergency. Since I discovered this website two…

Hawaii’s Most Amazing Hotel Pools

There’s nothing quite like getting off a long flight and getting that first look at your destination … in the form of a hotel pool. TPG Contributor Kaeli Conforti (the Digital Editor at Budget Travel) grew up on Oahu and her family vacationed at resorts on the other islands. Here, she shares her picks for…

Escape to These 5 Small Caribbean Islands with Points Hotels

The larger islands of the Caribbean give travelers a myriad of points earning/redeeming hotels, but for those looking to explore the region’s smaller, less commercialized islands, finding lodging with redemption options can be a challenge. TPG Contributor Liana Lozada has found five smaller and lesser-known islands that still boast hotel options with points or perks, allowing beach seekers…

7 Top Hotel Trends to Look For On Your Next Stay

With the hospitality industry ever changing to meet customers’ needs, we’ve noticed a few prevailing trends in recent years. I’ve tapped TPG Contributor Shayne Benowitz (a Miami-based hotel expert) to outline the hottest trends in hotels today. A top priority in hospitality has always been meeting and exceeding guests’ expectations, and today hotels are doing this through technology,…

Dip Into the Sexiest Hotel Pools Around the World

Summer’s almost upon us, and in most areas of the world, that means heat! There’s really no better way to enjoy warm weather than a refreshing pool experience, so to make sure we stay cool, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino leads us to some of the most incredible hotel pools around the world. Make sure to check…

Dive Into the Best Hotel Pools in America

Summer in the US can be sweltering, so while traveling around the country, where better to cool off than your hotel pool? Whether you want to do some serious laps, lounge in the sun, take a quick dip or simply sip cocktails in the shade, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino invites you to enjoy the best hotel pools in America. The…