How an Expat Went From 0 Credit to 7 Cards and 1 Million Miles

If you’re a newcomer to the US or are just starting to build credit with the goal of opening travel rewards cards, the road ahead of you can deem daunting. But, as TPG Contributor Mike Toledo explains, it’s entirely possible to grow your credit score from scratch and eventually get incredible value out of the most lucrative credit cards…

Amazing Deal Alert: New York and Boston to Europe from $239 Round-Trip

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…

Redeeming American Express Membership Rewards for Maximum Value

There are plenty of ways to use your Amex Membership Rewards points, but some options are much better than others. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr walks you through the best and worst ways to redeem rewards with this loyalty program. Your points and miles can take you far, but loyalty programs don’t…

Deal Alert: US to Tokyo from $587 Round-Trip

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 and Priceline, 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…

7 Cards That Have Foreign Transaction Fees But Probably Shouldn’t

There are plenty of great travel rewards credit cards that waive foreign transaction fees, making them ideal options for your travels abroad, but there are still quite a few otherwise great options that tack on these charges. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some cards that ought to…

The Award Traveler’s Guide to Starwood Preferred Guest

To get the most out of your hotel points, it helps to know the ins and outs for earning and redeeming award stays. TPG Contributor Richard Kerr shows you how to get the most of out the popular Starwood Preferred Guest program. It’s interesting to me how often I’m met with a blank stare when…

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…

Get High on 5 of the Best Hotel Rooftop Bars in America

Staying at a hotel sometimes affords us the opportunity to pretend we have a posh cocktail bar in our own resident building — and if we’re lucky, that dream bar comes with a heck of a view. To help you indulge this fantasy, TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin highlights some of the best rooftop hotel bars in America that will, um… elevate…

Saving with The Hotel Collection and Amex Premier Rewards Gold

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains how you can maximize your next hotel experience by using this relatively unknown American Express hotel program. One of the less talked-about Amex benefits is The Hotel Collection, which offers perks such as room upgrades and hotel credits when you book a room through Amex Travel. Much like the Visa Signature…