Narita International Airport Now Has “Toilet Paper” for Your Smartphone

When it comes to bathroom technology, no country is more advanced than Japan. Now, even travelers just passing through Narita International Airport (NRT) will get to experience the country’s high-tech toilet culture with a quick visit to the restroom. Earlier this month, the airport installed tiny rolls of toilet paper for travelers’ smartphones in 86…

How to Pick the Best Airline for Your 2017 Business Travel

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Chase Sapphire Reserve Business travelers are some of the most frequent flyers out there, and at the beginning of each year, they have to decide which airline to book. In addition to taking all of the factors discussed last year into…

World’s Most Unusual Hotels: A Bolivian Hotel Made of Salt

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Chase Sapphire Reserve You may have heard of the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, which is the world’s largest salt flat. What you may not know is among this natural wonder exists a hotel made of salt, the aptly named Palacio…

Where to Go in Iceland to Avoid the Crowds

Between 2003 and 2015, tourism to Iceland more than tripled, growing from 300,000 visitors per year — about equal to the country’s entire population — to more than one million. In 2017, a whopping two million visitors are expected, aided by the expansion in services from the country’s low-cost carrier, WOW Air, which launched service from…

Korean Air Is About to Get More Aggressive With Unruly Passengers

Pop singer Richard Marx made headlines last week when he helped to subdue an unruly passenger onboard a Korean Air flight from Hanoi to Seoul. Marx’s wife, Daisy Fuentes — yes, the model and former “America’s Funniest Videos” co-host — posted about the incident on her Instagram page, describing how the passenger had spent four hours attacking both…

7 Easy Ways to Get A Good Workout While Traveling

While travel and exercise often end up at the top of most New Year’s Resolution lists, people rarely learn to combine the two — for some, a vacation even becomes an intentional break from the usual routine with no work and no workouts. While a nice hotel fitness center can be a convenient option when you’re…

15 Best Places to Visit in 2017

As 2016 winds down, The Points Guy team has got travel on the brain, thinking back at our best airline mileage and hotel points redemptions of the year and looking forward to all the fantastic spots we hope to explore next. With some exciting new adventure destinations and a few classics thrown in, here’s our list of the places we’re eager to…

Airline Overbooking, as Explained by a New TED Talks Video

Of the many seemingly unfair practices that seem to haunt the airline industry — from high fuel surcharges to United’s new policy of making passengers pay to use the overhead bin space above their seats — the most perplexing one of all may just be the rampant practice of overbooking. According to the Daily Mail, approximately 50,000…

My 5 Travel Essentials: The Points Guy

The Points Guy (a/k/a Brian Kelly) has been an avid traveler all his life, becoming a points and miles expert in the travel industry over many years. In 2015, he took 112 flights on 28 different airlines, flying a total of 203,058 miles. In 2016, he traveled even more, logging 151 flights and a total of 258,224 miles…

A Look at Hawaiian Airlines’ Latest Amenity Kits

In keeping with Hawaiian Airlines’ recently upgraded service — which includes the use of newly-refurbished A330s featuring brand new lie-flat seats in premium cabins and retouched economy seats — the carrier is rolling out brand new amenity kits on its international flights, as well as in First Class on its long-haul, nonstop service to New York (JFK)….