This Week Only: Buy IHG Points With a 100% Bonus

Earning points and miles via the traditional method (actually staying in hotels or flying) is just one way to boost your account balance. Fortunately, travel providers make it relatively easy to accrue points and miles without traveling, whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. You can also purchase…

Get 1,000 Bonus IHG Points Just Because It’s Your Birthday

If you tend to leave out any optional information in your online loyalty accounts, you might want to make an exception for IHG. The hotel brand is offering IHG Rewards members 1,000 points on their birthday — meaning it’s the rare occasion when filling in extra account info actually gets you something in return. To…

Here’s Why September is the Best Time to Book Your Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list. From extravagant parades and costumes to traditions like king cake and colorful beads (FYI: gold beads stand for power, green for faith and purple for justice), there’s nothing quite like it. As the festivities come to a head the Tuesday before Lent — which is coming up…

Transfer IHG Points to United with a 50% Bonus

Did you know you can transfer IHG points to 41 different airlines? If not, you haven’t been missing out anything special. The standard transfer rate is just 2,000 airline miles for every 10,000 IHG points. It seems to be an option so rarely considered that IHG still lists US Airways as a transfer partner — even though…

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday With Free Entry to 412 NPS Sites — Plus, Points Hotels to Stay in Nearby

The first federal act of land protection, signed by President Lincoln in 1864, ceded the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California, “to be held for public use, resort and recreation.” Yellowstone National Park became the world’s first national park in 1872, and on August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson’s…

Earn 40,000+ Bonus Points with IHG’s Accelerate Promotion

IHG has released the details of its latest Accelerate promotion, through which you can earn tens of thousands of bonus points for stays between September 6 and December 15, 2016. After you register for the promotion, you’ll learn how many points you can earn, as it varies from person to person. When I logged in…

50% Off IHG Awards in Mexico, Caribbean & Central America

Earlier today, IHG Rewards launched a new reward night sale. Now through August 28, book an award stay at any of the 23 participating hotels for 50% off the standard award rate. The promotion is only good for stays this fall between September 1 and October 30. So if you’re interested, hurry up and start…

IHG Releases PointBreaks List for Stays Through October 31

This morning, IHG released its latest list of IHG PointBreaks hotels. This new list includes 135 properties that are bookable for just 5,000 points per night now through October 31, 2016. In case you’re new to IHG Rewards, IHG PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels — like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn…

Save 15% off IHG Points & Cash Bookings Now Through August 7

Looking for a late-summer or early-fall getaway? Now through August 7, IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card holders can save 15% off of the cash portion of Points & Cash bookings. This offer is only good for stays now through September 30. In order to see the savings, your IHG account must be linked to your card, and you’ll need to…

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…