Does the Marriott Rewards Experiences Marketplace Offer Good Value?

Award nights are the most popular (and typically most valuable) way to redeem your hotel points, but many loyalty programs offer a variety of other ways to put your rewards to use, such as exclusive VIP experiences at sports events, restaurants and more. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look…

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…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Washington, D.C.-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Washington,…

Review: Swiss (777-300ER) First Class from Zurich to Los Angeles

Following a brief connecting flight from London City Airport (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH), TPG Contributor J.P. got a chance to test out Swiss’ brand new Boeing 777-300ER first-class product on a flight from Zurich to Los Angeles (LAX). Here’s his review. (All photos are by the author). After recently flying in first class from San Francisco to Zurich…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Chicago-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Chicago….

Earning American Executive Platinum with a Status Challenge

Elite status challenges can be a great way to fast-track to a higher tier, and they can be an especially good option if you’re able to qualify on cheap fares. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains how he’s earning top-tier American status for just over $1,000 thanks to a targeted status…

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…

Is the Mileage Run Dead?

Mileage runs have long figured into frequent flyers’ strategies, allowing them to earn thousands of redeemable rewards with a single, cheap, long-haul fare. Now that American Airlines is set to become the last major US carrier to switch to a revenue-based earning system, mileage runs may no longer seem like a viable option. TPG Contributor…

4 Things to do in Chicago This Summer

TPG Contributor Amber Gibson is a Chicago native and still calls The Windy City home. Here, she shares why it’s a good idea to visit this summer — you know, when it’s not frigid and snowing. Follow along with Amber’s adventures on Instagram. It’s always a good time to visit the Windy City — well, maybe not in the dead…