Why the Wyndham Rewards Visa Is Now a High-Value Hotel Card

The landscape of award travel is constantly changing, and it’s helpful to periodically reassess which loyalty programs and travel rewards cards offer you the best value. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele takes a deeper look at the Wyndham Rewards Visa, and explains why it deserves your attention. Hardly a month goes by without news of a…

How Citi’s Price Rewind Benefit Can Save You Big Bucks

In addition to earning points and miles, an easy way to keep travel affordable is to get the best price on your other purchases, since every dollar you save is one you can spend on your next vacation. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how one Citi card benefit can help you do both at…

6 Places to Have a Blast on the Fourth of July

It might be less than a month away, but there’s still plenty of time (and points redemption/earning opportunities) to book a getaway for Fourth of July weekend. Whether you’re looking to bliss out on a sleepy shoreline, sing along at a Beach Boys concert, cheer at a hot dog-eating contest or run a 5K, TPG…

Which Annual Credit Card Bonuses Justify the Annual Fee?

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how some travel rewards cards pay for themselves through annual renewal bonuses, while others fall short. Travel rewards cards can offer incredible sign-up bonuses along with ongoing benefits, but each year points and miles enthusiasts have to decide whether to keep their cards open when it’s time to pay the…

5 Fabulous Sailing Vacations at Points Resorts

In this month’s installment of “Sail Away,” TPG Contributor (and expert sailor) Shayne Benowitz shares the scoop on five points properties that offer experiences for your inner sailor. Whether it’s a US Sailing Certified course or a luxurious day sail complete with a butler and chilled Champagne, these far-flung adventures will put the wind into your wanderlust. 1. The St. Regis Aspen, Colorado If you…

New AAdvantage Routing Rule Opens Awards to Australia

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how a recent update to the AAdvantage program offers frequent flyers another option for finding award space to Australia. Just last week, American Airlines announced new nonstop service from LAX to Sydney starting December 17, 2015. Unfortunately, these flights are not yet bookable (with either…

6 Wyndham US Beach Properties that make for Awesome Awards

With a nod to the quickly approaching start of summer, today TPG Contributor Richard Kerr shares his favorite domestic Wyndham properties that offer both a great beach destination and a solid award redemption. The more I dig into the Wyndham brand, the more I continue to get excited about the recent “revaulation” of the Wyndham Rewards program. For many of you, the name Wyndham might bring to…

5,000 Bonus Hilton HHonors Points Per Stay Through July 6th

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains Hilton’s new promotion, which offers a good chunk of bonus points for each of your upcoming stays. Hilton HHonors has been on a roll lately. Between extending its Double Your HHonors promotion through August 31 and offering an increased sign-up bonus on the Citi…

Unlocking United Award Availability with MileagePlus Cards

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele examines an often overlooked feature of United’s co-branded credit cards, and explains how you can use it to maximize your next MileagePlus award redemption. When people share with me how many points or miles they’ve earned, I congratulate them — not because of how much…

Unclaimed Baggage Center: The Shop for Lost Luggage

When suitcases or carry-ons at US airports can’t be traced back to their owners, they might head off to another destination: the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. TPG Contributor Michele Herrmann spoke with the center’s Brand Ambassador Brenda Cantrell to learn more – and find out how to prevent your bag from going there….