8 Reasons Why Travel to Cartagena, Colombia Is Growing

A few months ago, TPG Contributor — and former Travel Editor — Melanie Wynne pounced on a sweet JetBlue flight deal to Cartagena, Colombia, and spent six days wandering between the past and present in this elegant, sexy (and crumbling) city on South America’s Caribbean coast. She shot all the photos too. Ask a cross-section of Americans what the word “Cartagena” invokes for them, and chances…

6 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Dad Who Likes to Travel

I’ve looked up to my dad my entire life — well, until I was about 15 years old I surpassed him height-wise anyway. Even though I’m four inches taller than him now, I still look up to him in so many ways. My dad and I have a lot in common. Both of our names are Brian Kelly and…

Maximizing Rapid Rewards, Status Challenge Round-Up, a Sneaky Hotel and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Hilton Adds Google Maps to In-App Room Selection

Technology has truly revolutionized the travel industry, whether it’s staying connected while on the road or using keyless entry to access your hotel room. Sometimes these enhancements are just plain cool, like the feature Hilton just announced for its app. When you complete your online check-in using the Hilton HHonors app on your iOS or Android…

How to Maximize Double-Dipping with Hilton HHonors in 2016

One unique feature of the Hilton HHonors loyalty program is that members can “double-dip” by earning extra airline miles or bonus HHonors points on eligible hotel stays. To help you choose the best option, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks you through the different earning rates. There are many ways you can…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for May 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month thanks to great benefits and fairly constant bonus opportunities, like those available with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. However, the list does change, and rankings shift as…

Earn Double Points with Hilton’s Summer Promotion

Update: You can now register for Hilton’s summer promotion. Visit Hilton’s website to register to earn double Hilton HHonors points on stays at all worldwide Hilton properties between May 1 and August 31, 2016. Late last year, Hilton announced it was running a promotion in early 2016 that would allow HHonors members to earn either double…

Thursday Giveaway: Win a $500 Hilton Gift Card

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express This week’s Thursday Giveaway is a $500 Hilton gift card to use on your next trip to one of the chain’s properties. The gift card is valid for stays, dining and more at any…

The Best Credit Cards For Hilton Guests

If you frequently stay at Hilton properties or just want to rack up enough HHonors points to enjoy some free award stays, it’s important to have the right cards in your wallet. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele helps you decide which products are best for you below. While most airline and hotel…

Buy Up to 160,000 Hilton HHonors Points for 0.5 Cents Each

Hilton is now offering the opportunity to purchase Hilton HHonors points for just 0.5 cents each with a 100% bonus through June 3. In the past, Hilton has offered similar promotions when you buy points, but the deal has never been as good as this. You can purchase Hilton HHonors points with this bonus here, and there is a…