5 Ways to Travel Like a Star in West Hollywood

Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacay, a visit to Tinsel Town lets travelers slip into the celebrity scene, if only for a few glittering moments. TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin recently performed some extra-strenuous research to find out where the stars dine, drink, lodge and lounge in West Hollywood. Here are some of her best tips for following in…

5 Easy Ways for Beginners to Jump-Start Points and Miles Earning

With so many airline, hotel and credit card loyalty programs to keep track of, it takes time to become a true award travel expert. But even if you’re just getting started with earning miles and points, a few key tips can help you reach your goal in no time. Below, TPG Points & Miles Editor…

TPG Staff Picks for Best Luggage

Are you in the market for some new luggage? TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino recently asked TPG’s editorial staff to share their favorite suitcases. Here are their recommendations for your next great travel bag, plus a few of her own.  TPG readers are constantly asking us about our favorite luggage and wondering what bags and suitcases…

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016: For Dads that Travel

No matter what kind of dad you have — funny or serious, boastful or shy, penny-pinching or splurge-happy — chances are he can always use an upgrade. Below is an assortment of Father’s Day gifts hand-picked by our editors and geared for men on the move, with prices ranging from $13 to $300. Bose QC…

Does the Chase Amazon.com Rewards Card Offer Good Value?

TPG reader Matt sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning rewards for Amazon purchases: “What do you think of the Amazon branded Visa from Chase. I know I can use the points for cash back and travel; is that a good option?” There are a lot of cash-back credit cards out there, offering a variety of…

Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles for Mother’s Day Shopping

Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day, so it’s time to start thinking about getting her something special. Luckily, the holiday is also a perfect opportunity to earn some extra bonus AAdvantage miles by using a shopping portal (along with utilizing some lucrative bonus offers) to make your purchase. Mother’s Day Shopping via Portals For those who aren’t…

Maximize Valentine’s Day Purchases with Shopping Portals

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you plan on purchasing flowers, jewelry or any other gifts for that special someone, make sure to maximize your spending by going through a shopping portal. Why Use a Portal? For the uninitiated, shopping portals are sites that offer loyalty program members bonus miles or points for each…

6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Credit Card for Large Purchases

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – British Airways Visa If you’re planning to purchase an expensive item in 2016 or beyond, make sure you choose a good credit card to pay for it. As TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains, the best options include purchase…

What’s the Best Way to Redeem Points for Merchandise?

TPG reader Bertie sent me a message on Facebook to ask about redeeming points for merchandise: “I have a sizable stash of Membership Rewards and Ultimate Rewards, which I’d like to redeem for TVs and iPads for my new store. What’s the best way to do this?” One piece of advice I find myself repeating often is that you…

TPG in Travel + Leisure, On Board Qatar’s Inaugural A350 Flight & 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:…