5 Ways to Travel Like a Star in West Hollywood

Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacay, a visit to Tinsel Town lets travelers slip into the celebrity scene, if only for a few glittering moments. TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin recently performed some extra-strenuous research to find out where the stars dine, drink, lodge and lounge in West Hollywood. Here are some of her best tips for following in…

8 Reasons Why Travel to Cartagena, Colombia Is Growing

A few months ago, TPG Contributor — and former Travel Editor — Melanie Wynne pounced on a sweet JetBlue flight deal to Cartagena, Colombia, and spent six days wandering between the past and present in this elegant, sexy (and crumbling) city on South America’s Caribbean coast. She shot all the photos too. Ask a cross-section of Americans what the word “Cartagena” invokes for them, and chances…

Using Visa Offers to Find Travel Discounts and Promotions

Over the last few years, credit card issuers have been pulling out all the stops. Programs like Visa Signature and World Elite MasterCard have continued to widen the range of discounts and benefits available to cardholders in order to attract new business and keep existing customers. On that note, Visa recently updated its Visa Offers program, which is…

10 Photos: The Romance of Prague, Czech Republic

Our “10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, redeeming for hotels, flights and more. Here, TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin highlights Prague’s timeless architecture, quirky sights and spots to soak up the seductive Czech capital. (All photos by the author.) For years, I’d heard Prague referred to as the “Paris of Eastern Europe,” and when I finally got the…

5 of the Quirkiest Hotel Bars in America

Hotel bars have reputations for being pretty predictable, but if you’re forever seeking an unusual place where you can throw back anything from a top-shelf martini to a kitschy umbrella drink, there’s libation salvation, after all. In her third installment on hotel bars (from way up high to back in time), TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin has uncovered a handful of…

Drink in History at 5 Classic US Hotel Bars

Hotels do their best to make guests feel right at home, but it’s their bars that often inspire us to feel far away — or even transported to another era. Following her picks for great US hotel rooftop bars, TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin takes a look at five historic American hotel bars that are worth a peek … or rather, a sip. The…

What’s the Difference Between Connections and Stopovers?

TPG reader Tiffany tweeted me to ask a question about air travel lingo: @thepointsguy – “What is the difference between a connection and a stopover?” A connection is when you change planes in an airport, but you’re only there for (typically) 4 hours or less on a domestic flight, or 24 hours or less on an international…

Dip Into the Sexiest Hotel Pools Around the World

Summer’s almost upon us, and in most areas of the world, that means heat! There’s really no better way to enjoy warm weather than a refreshing pool experience, so to make sure we stay cool, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino leads us to some of the most incredible hotel pools around the world. Make sure to check…

Travel to Cannes on Points and Miles

In the latest installation of our “By the Sea” summer destination series — and just in time for the Cannes Film Festival, where The Points Guy is today — TPG Contributor Drew Limsky gets his Riviera on. The illustrious site of the annual film festival (now through May 25), Cannes is a vibrant place to bask…

By the Sea: Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy

In the first installment of our “By the Sea” summer destination series, TPG Contributor Drew Limsky luxuriates in the sun-splashed, no-fuss dolce vita of Italy’s Ligurian Coast. First, get your bearings: The Ligurian Coast is better known as the Italian Riviera, and is divided into two parts: west of Genoa to the French border (Riviera di Ponente) and…