Amazing Deal Alert: United to Puerto Vallarta for $268

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away…

Virgin America Partners with ScoreBig for Entertainment Awards

Virgin America just announced a partnership with live-event ticket marketplace ScoreBig. By doing so, the airline is following in the footsteps of many rewards programs that have begun focusing on experiences and entertainment, including Brian’s favorite, SPG Moments. This new partnership allows Virgin America’s Elevate frequent flyer program members to earn up to 10 points per…

8 of the Most Dazzling Nature Tours on Earth

With a world so dependent on technology, eco-adventures and nature tours are growing in popularity. The planet is full of natural wonders, but some are overshadowed by tourist-friendly/accessible outposts like the Great Barrier Reef or the Grand Canyon. TPG Contributor Liana Lozada takes us into more uncharted territory, unveiling eight standout nature tours sure to add a few new…

Select M Life Elite Members Now Get a Free Annual Celebrity Cruise

Update: As referenced below, unfortunately Hyatt elites are not eligible — you’ll need to earn status directly through M life in order to receive the annual cruise. Recently, we’ve seen several rewards programs partner up, with airline, hotel and car-rental companies pairing off to bring their customers reciprocal benefits. Among them are Starwood and Delta’s Crossover…

Insider Series: How Are TSA Officers Trained?

TPG Contributor “Patrick Down” is presently employed as a TSA officer at a US airport. In this installment of our Insider Series, he answers a question he’s frequently asked: What does it take to become a TSA officer? The general requirements for being a TSA officer (TSO) are a high school diploma or GED, a…

Get 3,000 IHG Bonus Points Back on Points & Cash Stays

IHG Rewards is currently running a promotion for stays now through September 30th, where IHG Rewards Club Elite members and IHG Rewards Club Select cardholders can receive 3,000 points back on Points & Cash stays. TPG values IHG points at 0.7 cents apiece, so you’ll be getting back about $21 worth of points with this offer. Note that it can take up to six weeks for…

Deal Alert: Nonstop from Chicago to Beijing from $570

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Top 6 Ways to Fly to Europe in Business Class

While summer award availability to Europe tends to be tight, you can still find some great seats with a little flexibility and creativity. As a follow-up to his post on the Top 5 Ways to Fly to Europe in First Class, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen covers six great options for flying in business class across…