6 Reasons to Get the New Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard

Despite several changes over the last year, Amtrak’s Guest Rewards program offers some great value. Now that Bank of America is offering a co-branded Amtrak credit card, you may be wondering whether it’s a good option for you. To help you decide, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at this product’s…

How to Earn and Maximize 100,000 American Miles

Even after the recent devaluation, American’s AAdvantage program offers plenty of value, and several awards are actually more affordable than previously. Below, TPG Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr shows you how to easily earn 100,000 AAdvantage miles and then put them to use with some great redemptions. You don’t need a huge account balance…

Review: The Savoy, London

You can earn two free nights at The Savoy (or any other Fairmont property) after you spend $3,000 in the first three months with the Fairmont Visa Signature Card. TPG Contributor Mitch Berman stayed with his family for the first two nights of 2016 at the legendary Savoy, London. Read on for his impressions of…

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Scams on Airbnb

TPG Contributor Hao Tran, one of Airbnb’s Superhosts in San Francisco, shares his best tips for booking and what you should look out for the next time you’re planning a trip with this vacation rental site.  Ever wonder about the legitimacy of the Airbnb listing you’re looking at? Are you getting the real deal or will it…

Review: American Airlines 787-8 Dreamliner Business Class — Los Angeles to Shanghai

TGP Contributor Kevin Song recently flew in business class on American Airlines’ 787-8 Dreamliner from LA to Shanghai. Read on for his impressions. (All photos are by the author.) I recently used some fantastic fares from the US to China as an excuse to do a mini mileage run to Asia so I could earn a bunch of…

140,000 IHG Points from Two Nights and One Credit Card Bonus

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently took advantage of IHG Rewards Club’s winter Accelerate promo to maximize a visit to New York City. Here’s how he raked in nearly 140,000 points with just two nights at hotels. To be honest, my two hotel chains of choice tend to be Hyatt and Starwood. I get a…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in New York

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in New York City using points and miles.  Hotels in New York City are such an integral part of the city’s culture that they frequently serve as the backdrop for films, televisions shows and books. It’s perhaps unsurprising, then,…

What To Do If You’re Declined for a Credit Card

No one likes getting denied for a credit card application, but as TPG Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains, not all hope is lost if you find yourself in this situation. Read on for a variety of tips for appealing the decision and improving your likelihood of getting approved. Even with the most detailed…

Review: Finnair A350 in Economy Comfort — Helsinki to New York

TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel recently flew Finnair’s A350 on the way home from Helsinki to New York (JFK). Here’s his review of the new aircraft. While skiing out west over MLK weekend in January seemed like a great idea, when American Airlines published a fare on its partner, Finnair, to Helsinki for $409, it gave me…

7 Things Every Teen Should Do in Las Vegas

After a recent trip to Las Vegas, 16-year-old TPG Teen Correspondent Aly Cerchiai, shares her favorite spots and crushes the idea that Vegas isn’t fun unless you’re over 21. Consider this your teen-friendly guide to Sin City. The day after Christmas, my family and I took a spontaneous trip from Miami to Las Vegas — we actually booked our hotel…