Review: Megabus — Las Vegas to Los Angeles

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently took a one-way Megabus ride during a Tuesday afternoon commute from Las Vegas to Los Angeles — for $27. Read on for his impressions of the Megabus experience. (All photos by the author.) Lots of people fly into Las Vegas with dreams of winning big, only to have to make their way home…

Your Points, Miles & Loyalty Guide To National Car Rental

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi ThankYou Premier Car rentals aren’t always as easy to maximize as hotel nights and airfare. To help you make the most of this travel expense, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is taking a look at the major…

Your Points, Miles & Loyalty Guide To Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

Many rental car companies offer loyalty programs and the ability to earn points, but they’re often not as straightforward as hotel and airline programs. To help you get the most out of your spending, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele is here with a guide to Hertz’s Gold Plus Rewards program. The origin…

Your Points & Miles Guide to Car2Go

Rental cars are often a necessary travel expense, but they aren’t always as easy to maximize as flights and hotels. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Editor examines one of the newer companies, Car2G0, to help you make the most of your rentals. Update: Car2G0 no longer offers free minutes for refueling its cars. We’ve updated…

Your Points, Miles & Loyalty Guide To Avis

Rental cars are often a necessary travel expense, but they’re not always as easy to maximize as flights and hotel stays. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele examines the Avis Preferred program to show you how to earn and redeem points, which credit cards to use on rentals and more. Like a…

5 Things to Know Before Flying Asia’s Low-Cost Carriers

Asia’s budget carriers provide an affordable way to access far-flung places like Bali or the Maldives, especially if you’re already visiting another destination nearby. However, those savings can disappear quickly if you overlook any of the fine print. TPG Contributor Katherine Fan took a last-minute trip through Singapore, Malaysia and Bali in October and learned several of these tips the…

TPG’s Guide to Austin During SXSW 2016

Depending on which component you’re attending — Interactive from March 11-15 for tech-related news and events; Music from March 11-19; and Film from March 15-20 — you may find yourself frequenting different parts of downtown Austin. Long-time Austin resident and TPG contributor Katherine Fan shares insights gleaned from many years of personal experience attending the city’s annual South by Southwest…

5 Best Credit Cards for Uber and Lyft

On-demand ride services such as Uber and Lyft make transportation easier both at home and abroad. To help you maximize your spending with these two companies, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks you through the top-five cards to use. Whether you’re a fan of it or not, there’s no denying that the sharing…

Your Points and Miles Guide to New York City

In the first installment of our new “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize a trip to New York City using points and miles.  Gotham. The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Yet an even better nickname for New York City might be the “Points and Miles Capital of…

What’s the Best Way To Get from New York City to Boston?

This past weekend, TPG Intern Mark Kellman decided to leave New York and head up to Boston to visit family. There are many options to get between these two cities, so here’s a look at the some different modes of transportation. There are multiple ways to get to Boston from New York. You can go by plane, train, bus or automobile,…