Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for July 2015

Loyalty programs are constantly changing, and so are the credit cards associated with them. In the world of frequent flyer miles and hotel points, sign-up bonuses rise and fall and benefits are added and subtracted, often with little or no notice. Offers that are available today could be gone tomorrow (or even later today!). Because the cards you…

6 Places to Have a Blast on the Fourth of July

It might be less than a month away, but there’s still plenty of time (and points redemption/earning opportunities) to book a getaway for Fourth of July weekend. Whether you’re looking to bliss out on a sleepy shoreline, sing along at a Beach Boys concert, cheer at a hot dog-eating contest or run a 5K, TPG…

Food Tours: Taste Your Way Around the World

Culinary tourism is on the rise, but you don’t need to book a table at the hottest new restaurant in town to taste the best a destination has to offer. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us through a few great food tours around the globe, in cities and regions beloved for their cuisine. (But don’t get so…

First Glance at the New Miami Airport Centurion Lounge

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a preview of Miami International Airport (MIA)’s new American Express Centurion Lounge, which will open to the public on June 4, 2015. This former British Airways lounge space in the North Terminal has been vacant since 2007, but it’s now the fifth Centurion lounge in the United States. Centurions are my among…

Travel to Bar Harbor on Points and Miles

In the latest installation of our “By the Sea” summer destination series, TPG Contributor Drew Limsky is in the mood for lobster and the great outdoors — so he takes us to Bar Harbor, Maine.  Lightly populated with year-round residents, vacation spot Bar Harbor is located on Maine’s beloved Mt. Desert Island, which takes in a good…

Points Intervention: Personal vs. Business Credit Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus Every week, I get a ton of reader e-mail from people asking for advice on how to maximize their points earning, whether it’s for personal use, business use or both. In this new Points Intervention series, I help individuals and…

My Experience Flying Sun Country Charters to Cuba

The first time I went to Cuba, I booked a last-minute hotel from A. Nash Travel, flying via Grand Cayman and buying a $20 tourist visa there. My second time around, I enlisted the help of Cuba-based luxury travel agent Johnny Considine from Esencia Experiences, Miami-based Jose Pineda of Anthropologie Consulting Journeys and Miami-based travel agency Cuba Travel Services, who all played a role in…

Best Gay Neighborhoods in America

The modern gay rights movement started with a revolt at the Stonewall Bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, and somewhere along the line, LGBT neighborhoods throughout the country sprang up in walkable, Village-like neighborhoods. TPG Contributor Drew Limsky offers up a tour of LGBT-friendly enclaves in cities across America. The Castro—San Francisco There’s probably only…

My Latest Card Applications: ThankYou Premier, IHG, Amex BRG

A few weeks ago I did a bit of credit card spring cleaning, and closed some accounts that either offered redundant benefits or weren’t providing enough value. That left me with room in my portfolio for a few new additions, so I just put in a round of applications for three cards I’m excited to get my…

Amex Business Platinum Adding 30% Pay with Points Rebate

Earlier this year, American Express announced that their Business Platinum card would be losing its 20% Pay with Points rebate—a perk that earned holders of this card 1.25 cents per point (rather than simply 1 cent per point) when redeeming points directly through Amex travel for airfare on any airline. However, they’ve since back-pedaled on this decision, and will now allow holders…