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…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2015

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so are the credit cards associated with them. In the world of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, sign-up bonuses rise and fall,…

Finding Value with Wyndham’s Go Fast Points + Cash Rate

Many people get into award travel to score free flights and hotel stays, but another good way to maximize your points and miles is through the points + cash rates offered by many hotel brands. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at how these redemption options stack up in the Wyndham Rewards program. With the recent months of program devaluations and…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? June Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

Is Getting the Wyndham Rewards Visa Worth It?

TPG reader Sarah messaged me to ask: “What are your thoughts on the Wyndham Rewards Visa card with the increased 45,000 sign-up bonus? Is it worth it to get even though it has a $69 annual fee?” Wyndham Rewards recently shook up the industry with a new redemption strategy: Wyndham redemptions are now just 15,000 points…

Limited-Time Offer: Wyndham Rewards Visa 45,000 Bonus Points

Barclaycard has just released higher limited-time sign-up bonus offers on both of its Wyndham Rewards Visa cards. The premium card usually offers a sign-up bonus of 30,000 points with first purchase, but that has been upped to 30,000 points with first purchase and the opportunity to earn 15,000 more points by spending $1,000 in the…

9 Wyndham Properties that Make for Awesome Award Redemptions

One complaint you won’t hear from award travel enthusiasts is that there aren’t enough places we want to go. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen stretches that list even further as he shares his favorite Wyndham properties for award redemptions. To borrow from a well-known phrase, value is in the eye of the beholder. This is especially…

All Wyndham Redemptions Now Just 15,000 Points Per Night

Back in February, we announced that Wyndham Rewards would be launching an upgraded program on May 11 , including a flat redemption rate of 15,000 points per night at all of Wyndham’s 7,500+ hotels worldwide. Well, today’s the day that these changes go live, allowing you to book high-end Wyndham properties at much lower redemption levels. As a recap, here are the three main changes: Go…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? April Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” That question varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers—both…