One Year of Earning & Burning with the Wyndham Rewards Visa

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses and spending can be for earning award travel, but some readers are intimidated by the idea of opening many new accounts. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen demonstrates how much even a single card can offer you in travel rewards. Award travel can be a daunting hobby to take up, especially when…

Flight Review: New Qantas A330 Business Class Sydney to Perth

On his recent trip to Australia, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen got the chance to fly Qantas’ new business class from Sydney to Perth. Here’s his review of the experience. There are more airline options than ever to get to Australia from the US, including the recent announcement of American Airlines’ new service from LAX-Sydney…

Reminder: Delta Amex Increased Sign-Up Bonuses End June 30

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Business Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Earlier this month, American Express announced increased sign-up bonuses for three of its co-branded Delta SkyMiles credit cards. These offers expire on June 30, so if you’re…

7 Travel Wallets to Bring on Your Next Trip

The Points Guy himself brings along two wallets while traveling: a smaller one for everyday use that can hold an ID, a little cash and some of his favorite credit cards, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Amex Platinum (both of which have no foreign transaction fees), and a larger wallet to hold extra credit cards and copies of travel documents in the event of…

The Complicated Way Amex Awards Membership Rewards Points

In order to maximize your points and miles, you have to be able to use them. TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele recently learned the hard way that American Express sometimes makes it more difficult than it should be to access the points you’ve earned. Here’s his take. Early this spring, I signed up…

8 of the Most Dazzling Nature Tours on Earth

With a world so dependent on technology, eco-adventures and nature tours are growing in popularity. The planet is full of natural wonders, but some are overshadowed by tourist-friendly/accessible outposts like the Great Barrier Reef or the Grand Canyon. TPG Contributor Liana Lozada takes us into more uncharted territory, unveiling eight standout nature tours sure to add a few new…

Top 6 Ways to Fly to Europe in Business Class

While summer award availability to Europe tends to be tight, you can still find some great seats with a little flexibility and creativity. As a follow-up to his post on the Top 5 Ways to Fly to Europe in First Class, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen covers six great options for flying in business class across…

3 Airline Programs That Let You Hold Award Reservations

Redeeming miles isn’t always easy, so anything that can facilitate the award-booking process is more than welcome. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains one strategy that can help you zero in on the itinerary you want even if your plans are still up in the air. In an ideal world, your travel plans, mileage account balances and…

How to Use Domestic Upgrade Awards on AA, United & Delta

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can get good value (and great legroom) out of your miles by using them to upgrade your next domestic flight. We tend to focus on full award redemptions here at The Points Guy. However, if you’re a casual traveler without huge balances in…

Where Have All the Rewards Debit Cards Gone?

The travel rewards landscape is always shifting, and it’s on us to shift with it in order to take advantage of the best opportunities for earning points and miles. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains why one such opportunity is disappearing, but not quite gone yet. Not long ago, award travelers had plenty of options for…