United Airlines Discounted Economy Awards to Hawaii

Last week, United began offering discounted economy awards to South America. This week, the airline rolled out yet another MileagePlus award sale; this time to Hawaii. United normally charges 22,500 miles each way for economy flights between the mainland US and Hawaii, but with this promo, you can save 20% and book round-trip economy awards for 36,000 miles….

Hotel Review: Andaz Maui at Wailea

Back in 2012, I took a hardhat tour of the Andaz Maui, and ever since it opened in September of 2013, I’ve wanted to go back and check it out as a full-fledged guest. On my most recent trip to Hawaii, I figured I’d do five nights in Maui and three in Kauai (to re-visit the St. Regis Princeville,…

What Are the Best Excursions in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii?

TPG reader Matt tweeted me to ask: @thepointsguy – “I’m going to Princeville in Kauai, Hawaii in May! What excursions do you recommend?” I just got back from an incredible trip to Kauai, and I know how excited Matt must be for his trip. I’ve been to Princeville twice now, three years ago in February,…

10 Remarkable Road Trips in the U.S.A.

Planes allow you to travel quickly around the U.S., but if your journey is the destination, take to the roads to explore the country’s dazzling array of landscapes at a slower pace. If you need some road-tripping inspiration, check out our post on Maximizing Points and Miles on Road Trips—and allow new TPG Contributor Spencer Spellman to guide you along some of the best driving routes in America. Route 66 – California to/from…

Best Destinations to Ring in 2015

When the New Year’s ball drops between Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1, where will you be? No worries if you’re still undecided, because travel booking site Kayak.com has sifted through a confetti spray of data to determine New Year’s destinations that attract the most searches and have the lowest airfares – and the TPG Team has added a few…

Credit Card Combinations for a Hawaiian Vacation

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus When talking about award travel, it’s easy to focus on earning points and miles and lose sight of the actual traveling. Today, however, TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers a detailed analysis of how you can use your travel rewards…

Contest Roundup: Win 100,000 Starpoints, 250,000 United Miles

Check out the week in travel contests and sweepstakes for your chance to win 100,000 Starpoints, 250,000 United MileagePlus miles, a Hawaiian getaway, a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and a Delta flight and hotel from Expedia. Win 100,000 Starpoints from Sheraton Club Win 100,000 Starpoints for sharing a photo of an amazing city…

Win Hyatt Gold Passport Points & Trips to New Zealand and New York

Check out the week in travel contests and sweepstakes for your chance to win trips to New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu or Southern California. Win 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Bonus Points From MakeVegasYours.com You have five chances to win a set of 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, and five winners will be selected at random….

Best Transfer Partners For Flights To Hawaii

Today TPG Contributor Jason Steele looks at the best points and miles transfer options from Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest for travel to Hawaii. When it comes to redeeming miles for vacation, for many people, Hawaii is the dream destination. Perhaps that’s why Hawaii is also one of the hardest award tickets to…

What to Do in Oahu, Hawaii: Beach, Mountains and More

Like a Choose Your Own Adventure book come to life, the Hawaiian island of O’ahu blends a varied sweep of wild, technicolor landscapes with a thousand-year history to form an exciting gateway to the most exotic state in America. From soft, pale sands and pockmarked volcanic shores to jagged peaks and jungly gardens carpeted in lush greens, and a melted-turquoise ocean tossed by gravity-defying waves, the natural…