TPG Launches Annual Small Business Week With WeWork

With The Points Guy being a small business itself, I realize from a first-hand perspective exactly what goes into making a small business work and how to take it to the next level. So, I’m excited to launch a new initiative where we’ll focus on just that — small businesses. As part of the first annual…

How I Pack My Suitcase — Featuring My New Line of 747-Inspired Socks

One of the questions that I’m asked most often is how to pack a suitcase. For many people this process is fraught with anxiety: How do you fit everything into a limited space and keep clothes from looking like they just came out of a suitcase? Well, I have my own method of avoiding wrinkles, a…

You’ll Soon No Longer Be Allowed to Wear Glasses in Your Passport Photo

Taking a valid passport photo can be a real challenge. Make sure you’re in front of a white background, there’s great lighting, the perfect amount of exposure, you’re not wearing a large scarf or hat, you’re in the center of the frame and there are no shadows. But soon, there’ll be one more thing to look…

My Trip to the Googleplex Headquarters — Plus My Google Talk (Video)

I’ve traveled all over the world, to some truly hard-to-reach locales, but one destination right here in the US had eluded me until recently: the Googleplex. The tech company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, is made up of a sprawling spread of buildings, bicycles (more on that later) and busy people — and feels more…

Today Marks Six Years of The Points Guy

I can’t believe it, but today marks the six-year anniversary of The Points Guy. On June 7, 2010, I took off on an epic journey that changed my life forever. You’ve followed along as I wrote my first post while working in a cubicle at Morgan Stanley, left that cubicle to become fully employed as…

Enter the Epic Race to Win One Million JetBlue TrueBlue Points with “Into the Blue: Marathon to a Million”

In celebration of reaching one million fans on Facebook, we’re excited to partner with JetBlue and Barclaycard on an epic journey. With our “Into The Blue: Marathon to a Million” photo contest, five semifinalists will be entered to win one million JetBlue TrueBlue points by participating in a scavenger hunt. Readers can enter for a chance…

Announcing the Latest Version of TPG To Go: TPG To Go 2.0

After much planning and testing, we released the first TPG app, TPG To Go, back in 2014. More than a year later and after receiving some great feedback from users, we’re thrilled to announce the follow-up version of the app, TPG To Go 2.0! Along with all the tools from the first version of the app, including favorites like…

Introducing Our First TPG Event of 2016: Sundance Film Festival

One of my favorite things about being The Points Guy is the chance to interact with readers and fans as I travel, especially when I get to hear about how my tips have inspired them to use points and miles to take their own dream trips. Of course, hanging with celebs is pretty fun, too. Somewhere in between…

This Week Marks 20 Years in Points and Miles!

This week marks 20 years since I first redeemed frequent flyer miles — and look how far we’ve come. As a 12-year-old boy, if you had told me that I would have a career in points and miles, I probably would have laughed hysterically and said there was no way because I was going to be…