Talking Food and Travel with Wolfgang Puck at Vegas Uncork’d

Several TPG staffers recently took off for Vegas Uncork’d. With their Chase Sapphire Preferred cards, they were given special access to events, where they were able to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the culinary world. Read on for some food- and travel-centric conversation, as told by TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt….

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next European Vacation — Besides Using Points and Miles

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some of her best tips and tricks for planning an affordable European getaway.  Booking flights and choosing the best hotels are just part of the trip-planning equation, and by now, you may have a good feel for how that works. However, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll no doubt want to explore your…

What’s the Best Credit Card for Earning Delta SkyMiles?

TPG reader Garrett sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning Delta SkyMiles: “I’ve been an avid Delta Gold Amex cardholder for a while now, since I fly Delta almost exclusively. I know you’re a big fan of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, but is it worth getting even though I can’t transfer those points to my SkyMiles account?”…

5 Reasons To Visit Barcelona

There are some cities in Europe you can keep visiting again and again. Today, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino shares why you should plan a trip to her beloved Barcelona. (All photos are by the author). Barcelona is a beautiful, sprawling city famous for having some of the most magnificent architecture in the world. Not just to be…

10 Photos: Exploring Exotic Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a mythical destination that’s relatively undiscovered thanks to its only recently relaxed borders. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino recently returned from a trip to the bustling city of Mandalay and the ancient town of Bagan, where she explored temples, parks and monuments, and experienced the country’s local charm. (All photos are by author —…

Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Flying Blue as a Transfer Partner

Update (5/23/16): We’ve confirmed that Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer instantly to Flying Blue. Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of the best transferable point programs out there, thanks to an incredibly valuable selection of partners, many of which offer instantaneous rewards transfers. The program has just expanded to include an additional transfer option: Flying Blue, the…

How Secondary Car Rental Insurance Works for Renters Without Auto Insurance

If your travel plans involve renting a car but you don’t have any personal insurance or a card with primary insurance, you may think you need to accept the rental company’s Collision Damage Waiver option. However, as TPG Contributor Akash Gupta explains, having a credit card with secondary insurance is sufficient to cover damage to…

4 Common Myths About Solo Travel — And Why You Should Do It Anyway

There’s a big world out there waiting to be explored, but lots of women think they can’t travel if they don’t have someone to go with them. TPG Contributor Rebecca Benson says that’s not true and shares some tips she’s learned from traveling solo in 18 countries. (All photos are by the author). In February, two female Argentine…

An Incredible Food-Fueled Vegas Trip with Chase Sapphire Preferred

This past weekend, several TPG staffers took off for the 10th anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d. And with their Chase Sapphire Preferred cards, they were granted access to some neat perks while at the event. Read on for their full experience, as told by TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is one of…

Do Refunds Count Against Spending Toward a Sign-up Bonus?

TPG reader Lance sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning a credit card sign-up bonus: “If I’m trying to meet the spending requirement for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, will refunds count against my total? The terms and conditions don’t mention refunded purchases in the list of non-qualifying transactions.” The top credit card sign-up bonuses can…