8 Cards That Get You Free Hotel Nights Quickly

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card If you’re looking to plan travel with minimal out-of-pocket expenses, hotel award nights can come in very handy. Even if your loyalty program balances are currently low, there are a variety of solid credit cards…

10 Photos: Exploring Byron Bay, Australia

TPG contributor Kathryn Romeyn takes us on a tour of Byron Bay’s stunning sands, powerful waters, musical eateries and top boutiques. (All photos by the author, except where noted). When I decided to base myself in Sydney, Australia, for four months, virtually everyone I knew or met told me I should go to Byron Bay. That,…

4 Spring Break Spots to Experience Luxury for Less

After all this wild winter weather, perhaps it’s time for a spring getaway filled with sunshine and plenty of heat. Here, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some warm and sunny destinations where you can stretch those dollars just a little further. 1. Gran Canaria, Spain Americans typically aren’t very familiar with the Canary Islands, which are located…

Top Hotels Attached to Airports

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card While there are plenty of reasons to choose a centrally located hotel in your destination of choice, there are also several circumstances where staying at an airport hotel makes more sense. TPG Senior Points &…

10 Photos: A Wintertime Tour of London

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman has lost track of how many trips he’s made to London, but his son, Kofi Lee-Berman, has not (six and counting). Here, they share their recent experiences in the UK’s vibrant historical capital — with text by Mitch and most of the photos by Kofi. Visit Mitch and Kofi’s photo blog and Kofi’s travel blog for more….

8 Incredible Islands to Escape the Cold This Winter

While there are still a few weeks to go before spring rolls around, you can beat the system by wintering in these summer locales, island hopping everywhere from Maui to the Maldives. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to eight beautiful spots worth spending some time in this season. The best part: They’re all…

Big Changes are Coming to Starbucks’ Rewards Program in April

Update: The new program launches on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Devaluations seem to be the norm these days, with changes to programs ranging from small tweaks to more sizable adjustments. This latest one is a bit different, however — the Starbucks Rewards program. Until now, you’d earn one star per transaction, with a requirement of 12 to…

When Will My Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Reach My Account?

TPG reader Aaman sent me a message on Facebook to ask about credit card sign-up bonuses: “I recently got the Sapphire Preferred Card and met the spending requirement for the sign-up bonus. Do I have to wait until the end of the promotional period (three months) to receive that bonus in my account?” In an ideal world, credit card sign-up…

Best Cards for Travel Purchases, New Flights to Cuba, In-Flight Phone Calls & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

10 Photos: Bali’s Best Beaches

Thanks to two lengthy visits to Indonesia, TPG contributor Kathryn Romeyn has explored many of Bali’s beautiful beaches, from the white sands of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula to the intense aqua waters of neighboring Lombok. (All photos by the author.)  From the moment I set foot in Bali, I was hooked — the first time, when I flew to Ngurah Rai International…