How to Pick the Perfect Cuban Destination For You

Just back from a three-week trip to Cuba, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights some of the best places to visit so you can decide where to go first. (All photos are by Darrel Hunter unless otherwise specified). Cuba offers so much beyond its capital city of Havana, and thanks to new flights launching this September on Silver Airways and American…

You Can Now Redeem Starpoints for Tickets to the 2016 US Open

Aside from flying or staying at Starwood properties, arguably one of the best ways to use your Starpoints is with SPG Moments, a program that allows SPG members to redeem Starpoints for a variety of special culinary, cultural, musical and sports-related experiences. One of the most popular SPG Moments is a US Open package, which, as of today, SPG members…

Can I Book Rooms Separately to Earn Double Elite Credits?

TPG reader Oren sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning hotel elite credits: “If I need two hotel rooms, can I make two separate bookings and get credit for two stays instead of one?” Between upgrades, bonuses and other amenities, hotel status can be highly valuable, and I get a lot of questions from readers looking for ways to…

Which SPG 50-Night Platinum Benefit Should I Choose in 2016?

TPG reader Alex email me to ask about Starwood elite benefits: “Which SPG 50 night benefit would you choose? I wasn’t impressed by the suite night awards I chose last time, as they never cleared. I’m also not worried about re-qualifying next year, so the 5 nights of elite credit aren’t worth much to me.” When Starwood introduced choice benefits for…

The Cost of a Trip to London, Now That Brexit Has Weakened the British Pound

It’s official: the British pound has become 2016’s worst performer against the US dollar. As a result of Brexit — which sounds more like a weird name for a Hollywood couple breakup rather than a historic nationalist referendum with serious global ramifications — the world is still struggling to figure out what this means for the UK, EU and…

Receive Up to 55,000 Bonus Miles When Transferring to Aeroplan

Back in March, there was a great promotion that allowed you to score 55,000 bonus Aeroplan miles when transferring loyalty points. And now, the promotion is back. The current promotion runs through August 15, 2016, and allows customers to transfer hotel loyalty points and receive up to 55,000 bonus Aeroplan Miles, which can then be used toward future award travel. Even…

10 Essential Things To Know Before Your First Trip To Cuba

Upon returning from her second three-week visit exploring Cuba, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino explains everything you need to know before heading there. All photos are by Darrel Hunter. With a recent ease in travel restrictions to Cuba and exciting news that nonstop flights between the US and Cuba are officially launching this September, many Americans are planning to…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for July 2016

Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. I take into account all the news in the points and miles marketplace as well as any major bonuses or product launches. You can always find a comprehensive roundup of the best deals currently available, as well as specific…

12 Rooftop Hotel Pools to Cool Off in This Summer

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights some of the coolest rooftop hotel pools in the world so you can beat the heat this summer in style. (All images are courtesy of each respective hotel). Summer has officially arrived and I’ll bet I’m not the only one secretly longing for a refreshing dip in a pool followed by a delicious cocktail….