10 New Hotel Spas & Wellness Programs for a Refreshing 2015

When you’re a regular traveler, it’s pretty common to make—and break—New Year’s resolutions for healthier living. Happily, spas at resorts and hotel chains are helping guests stay on track. TPG Contributor Michele Herrmann has assembled a selection of spa properties with some delightful new programs and relaxing services that will have you starting 2015 on a completely refreshed…

How to Get Free Hotel Breakfast at Points Properties

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Maximizing your award travel goes beyond how you redeem for flights and hotel stays; you can also leverage your points, miles, and elite status to get other perks. Today…

Six Top Credit Cards For International Travel

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus International travel often involves extra planning to make sure your trip goes smoothly. TPG Contributor Eric Rosen recently wrote about how to prepare for international travel, and among his considerations was the importance of bringing the right credit card. There are some obvious factors to consider, like…

Fourth of July With A View: Best Hotels For Fireworks Shows

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. In the United States, the most patriotic night of the year is also the most dazzling, with Fourth of July fireworks lighting up the skies from sea to shining sea. Many cities stage awe-inspiring…

How To Book Cheap (Almost Free!) Summer Deals with American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts and Visa Signature Hotels

Last week, Lucky spotlighted some great Phoenix summer hotel deals through Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts, which got me thinking about some other summer destinations where the benefits and property credits of booking through an engine like FHR or Visa Signature Hotels outweigh, or at least take a good-size chunk out of, the nightly room…

Hotel Review: 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa Luxury Room

This is the eighth post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the Cape of…