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…

Amex Introduces the No-Fee SimplyCash Plus Business Card

Today American Express is adding a new cash-back business card to its product lineup: the SimplyCash Plus Business Card. Read on for the full details. This new card is not to be confused with the SimplyCash Business Card from American Express, though it does offer many of the same features, and neither card charges an…

The Best Credit Cards for Marriott Guests

If you’re looking to earn points toward hotel award stays and enjoy elite-status perks while you’re at it, credit cards should definitely be a part of your award travel strategy. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele walks you through the best options for those who frequently stay at Marriott properties. With over 4,000…

Eat Your Way Through Madrid With This Guide to the Tastiest Tapas

One of the best parts of traveling through Europe is the food. Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through some of Spain’s most popular dishes and where to find them in Madrid. (All photos are by author unless otherwise noted.) Madrid seems to have become a hot destination for foodies since you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean meals for…