Amex Offering Targeted Promotion for 250,000 Points with the Business Platinum Card

American Express is known to offer fantastic targeted sign-up promotions. Last month, Amex offered a 100,000-point sign-up bonus for the Platinum Card after spending $3,000 in the first three months. And since Amex usually only allows a person to get a credit card sign-up bonus once in a lifetime, it makes sense to wait until…

6 Places to Have a Blast on the Fourth of July

Whether you’re looking to bliss out on a sleepy shoreline, cheer at a hot dog-eating contest or run a 5K, TPG Contributor Adam Erace highlights six destinations — besides the usual Fourth of July holiday hotspots like Boston, Philly and D.C. — where you can be sure to have a fantastic Independence Day. 1. New…

T-Mobile Customers to Get Free Wi-Fi and Texting on Every Gogo Flight

If you’re a T-Mobile customer who likes to stay connected while in the air, the carrier has some great news for you this week. Beginning June 13, you’ll get one free hour of in-flight Wi-Fi, unlimited texting through internet-based messaging services such as iMessage or WhatsApp, picture messaging and T-Mobile Visual Voicemail on any flight that’s equipped…

Review: JetSuiteX Embraer 135 Economy — Burbank to Las Vegas

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently flew one-way on JetSuiteX’s Embraer 135 during a Memorial Day Monday afternoon commute from Burbank (BUR) to Las Vegas (LAS) — for $77. Read on for his impressions of the experience. While private jets are not uncommon between Southern California and Las Vegas, booking a seat for $77 on one of them is. Thanks to…

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next European Vacation — Besides Using Points and Miles

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some of her best tips and tricks for planning an affordable European getaway.  Booking flights and choosing the best hotels are just part of the trip-planning equation, and by now, you may have a good feel for how that works. However, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll no doubt want to explore your…

10 Things to Do When You Get Amex Platinum

A couple of days ago, the internet — and, more specifically, points and miles hobbyists — were shocked to see an offer for the Amex Platinum of 100,000 points after $3,000 in spend in the first three months. The normal sign-up bonus for the card is 40,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the first…

Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards Points with this Amex Platinum Offer

Update: We’ve been informed by Amex that this is a targeted offer. It may no longer be possible to sign up unless you’ve been selected to receive this particular offer. Via a Reddit thread, American Express is currently offering 100,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months with the Amex Platinum card….

10 Photos: A Wintertime Tour of Norway

A cruise is a wonderful way to take in the majestic Norwegian coast. Here are some unforgettable images of Nordic scenery from TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin’s recent wintertime trip to Oslo, Bergen, Ålesund, Honningsvåg and several other Norwegian port cities. Follow along with Kelsy’s travels on Instagram and Twitter. (All photos are by the author.) As someone who always runs warm,…

Top 10 Airport Lounges in the US and How You Can Get In

Being able to access an airport lounge can make all the difference when you’re traveling, thanks to free drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi (and thus a little extra time for productivity) and a few moments away from the hectic main terminal. Unfortunately, most airport lounges in the US aren’t much more than dreary way stations little better…

8 Incredible Islands to Escape the Cold This Winter

While there are still a few weeks to go before spring rolls around, you can beat the system by wintering in these summer locales, island hopping everywhere from Maui to the Maldives. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to eight beautiful spots worth spending some time in this season. The best part: They’re all…