My 5 Travel Essentials: Travel Channel Host Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri knows hotels. The one-time night manager of New York’s Plaza Hotel runs his own hospitality consultant service, has four hotel projects in the pipeline and is in the midst of filming the eighth season of his Travel Channel show, Hotel Impossible. Two spin-offs are also in the works: Hotel Showdown, where four hotel managers or owners…

Hotel Review: An Ocean View Junior Suite at the St. Regis Princeville

TO THE POINT: The St. Regis Princeville is a beautiful property on Kauai’s scenic northern shore, perfect for a relaxing vacation. The pros: great location overlooking Hanalei Bay, attentive staff, beautiful grounds. The cons: expensive redemption and cash rates, a long drive from the airport, feels somewhat outdated. The St. Regis Princeville is not only…

Which Cards Give You Virtual Priority Pass Lounge Access?

Many credit cards offer Priority Pass lounge access, and in late 2015, digital membership cards became available.  Thanks to this feature, if you have an eligible card you can download the app (available for both iOS and Android) to gain “virtual access” to lounges, meaning you don’t have to show your physical card. However, not all cards…

Why the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Is Ideal for Living or Traveling Abroad

Living abroad, I have to be fairly selective about my credit card choices. It’s just too complicated to have more than five or six cards, as most of my banking is done in Spain with a Spanish bank account and Spanish credit cards. However, when the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card came out last month, I…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for September 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Many of the cards on my list remain consistent from month to month thanks to…

Lufthansa Passengers Now Have Access to TSA PreCheck

Lovers of Lufthansa rejoice! This week, Lufthansa became the 18th airline to join the TSA PreCheck program. Lufthansa is the first European airline to join and — along with Etihad — is one of just two airlines based outside of North America to participate. The German-based Lufthansa successfully joined before Spirit and Frontier, both of which still seem to be limited by technical problems. In case you’re…

Everything You Need to Know About Chase Sapphire Reserve Perks

We’ve already detailed the sign-up bonus and other features of the hotly anticipated Chase Sapphire Reserve, but now that it’s officially open for applications, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes a closer look at the card’s full selection of benefits. Official Chase Sapphire Reserve Application: Link As of yesterday, it’s now possible to…

Questions and Answers About the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

Official Chase Sapphire Reserve Application: Link By now you’ve very likely heard about the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. Chase announced this incredible new premium rewards card last Monday, and as of today you can finally sign up for one of your own — here’s the link. To recap, this card offers a 100,000-point sign-up bonus…

Chase Sapphire Reserve Review and Application Link

Official Chase Sapphire Reserve Application: Link When I first heard the details of the new Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, I had to sit down, because it sounded way too good to be true. When I evaluate new credit cards, I look at three factors: sign-up bonus, points (earning and redeeming) and perks — and this card blows…