Updates: New York Times Travel Show, The Freddies, Frequent Traveler University and Chicago Seminars

As I said in a previous post earlier this month, I’ll be speaking at three upcoming events about maximizing miles and points, and presenting an award at The Freddies, so I wanted to personally invite TPG readers to each. I really enjoy meeting readers in person, and I could use your support, so please consider…

ThePointsGuy.com Year in Review

As 2011 draws to a close, I wanted to take a look back at what has been an amazing, challenging and rewarding year. So let’s take a quick peek at the points I’ve earned and burned, some of my favorite redemptions, and my major strategy shifts in terms of credit cards and travel. CREDIT CARDS…

Reminder: Enter in the TPG End of Year Giveaway

Just a friendly reminder to comment with your favorite charity on Thursday’s post to be eligible to win a bunch of different prizes, including: -Delta Silver Medallion elite status valid through February 2013 (I’ll select this as my Platinum Choice Benefit) -10,000 Amex Membership Rewards Points (from my past bump bonuses) -Four $50 American Airlines gift certificates…

Help Plan My Long Weekend in Istanbul

This is an installment in my Istanbul: End of Year Mileage Run with Dad series. Posts include; Cheap Istanbul Flights: From $576 Total Roundtrip on Delta from JFK, Help Plan My Long Weekend in Istanbul, Flight Review: Alitalia JFK-Rome in Coach, Hotel Review: Westin Excelsior Rome, Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Istanbul Spa Room, Istanbul Eats and Excursions. My Dad emailed me…