Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card Review

Wells Fargo isn’t a name that pops up too often on TPG. However, the bank does issue some worthwhile rewards-earning cards, like the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card introduced earlier this year. Here’s a breakdown of this card’s main benefits and features: Earn 3x points on purchases at US gas stations. Earn 2x points…

Attending an Exclusive Artists Den Screening with Chase Sapphire Preferred

As you probably already know, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is one of the best travel rewards credit cards out there. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced traveler, the card offers exceptional value and special perks for an annual fee of $95, which is waived the first year. There are also a number of other factors that…

World’s Most Unusual Hotels: The World’s Biggest Beagle

Our new series from TPG Contributor Lori Zaino, “World’s Most Unusual Hotels,” features some of the craziest, most unique properties around the globe, perfect for adventurous travelers who are ready for a little something different. Here, she guides us through a hotel in the shape of a giant beagle. (All photos are courtesy of the hotel.) I’m always on…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Chicago-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Chicago….

10 Cards with Sign-Up Bonuses of 50,000 Points or More

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Prestige One of the biggest misconceptions about the points and miles hobby is that it takes some serious spending (and time) to earn enough rewards for free travel. That couldn’t be further from the truth; as TPG Points & Miles…

The Best Credit Cards for Hyatt Guests

If you’re hoping to earn free hotel nights and enjoy elite status perks during upcoming stays, travel rewards cards should definitely figure into your strategy. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through some of the top options for hotel stays within the Hyatt brand.  Hyatt is one of my favorite…

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award ticket to Europe — now it’s time to think about where you’re staying. Luckily, there are tons of points hotel options all over Europe, whether you’re…

10 Cards with Sign-Up Bonuses That Get You at Least $500 in Value

Update: I’m adding a No. 11 to this list — see below. If you’ve spent any time on this site or are at all interested in the points and miles hobby, you know that credit card sign-up bonuses are a great way to quickly earn points or miles that can be used toward flight, hotel and…

How to Pick the Perfect Thai Island Paradise For You

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for choosing the perfect Thai island paradise for you, outlining the perks of some of the most popular islands in order to help you find one or two that suit your needs. (All photos are by author unless otherwise specified).  With hundreds of islands scattered across the Gulf of…

Review: Comparing Preferred Economy Seats on AA’s 777-300ER — Dallas to Hong Kong

Earlier this year, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt found a great fare on a round-trip flight between Dallas and Hong Kong and took off on a mileage run to earn Platinum status with American Airlines. Read on for her comparison of two preferred seats in the economy cabin of the 777-300ER. A few months ago, I…