One Year of Earning & Burning with the Marriott Rewards Visa

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses and spending can be for earning award travel, but some readers are intimidated by the idea of opening many new accounts. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen demonstrates how much a single card can offer you in travel rewards. Award travel can be a daunting hobby to take up, especially when it…

Hotel Review: The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC

At the beginning of this month, I had the chance to go on the first photo tour of the White House with about 75 reporters and several Instagrammers in celebration of the fact that photos are now allowed on White House tours. During my stay in Washington, DC, I stayed at the Mayflower Hotel. It’s…

Travel to London on Points and Miles

With the less-than-favorable exchange rate of pounds to dollars (£1 = $1.56 at this writing), new luxury hotels and celebrity chef-driven restaurants opening daily, London doesn’t seem to qualify as a value destination. But thanks to a continually increasing number of nonstop flights from the US — and a slew of points-redeeming hotel options — scoring a budget-savvy trip across the pond has never…

Hotel Review: The London EDITION

Earlier this year, TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne stayed one night at The London EDITION in the West End, a property in a luxury brand that allows you to redeem Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Rewards — and this is her experience of the property. (All photos by the author.) After The Points Guy enjoyed a one-night stay at The…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 Marriott Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we are giving away a $500 Marriott gift card in honor of the increased sign-up bonus for the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa card.  You can receive 80,000 bonus Marriott points after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months, available through August 31, 2015. The previous offer for this card was at 50,000 points, so this new offer is a great…

Finding Value with Marriott’s Cash + Points Awards

Many people get into award travel to score free flights and hotel stays, but another good way to maximize your travel rewards is through the points + cash rates offered by many hotel brands. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at how these redemption options stack up in the Marriott Rewards program. Snagging an award…

6x AA Miles with Hertz, 5,000 Club Carlson Points Per Night

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn 5,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points for Radisson Nights Club Carlson members can get 5,000 bonus Gold Points each night at select Radisson hotels throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. You must book the Summer5K rate and use the…

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…

Travel to Machu Picchu on Points and Miles

Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular travel destinations in South America — and it’s easy to see why. The centuries-old ruins of a lavish estate seem to float above the rest of the world, offering incredible views of jagged peaks jutting through the clouds and condors soaring over lush river valleys. It can be…