Top 9 Low-Fee Credit Cards for 2016

Everyone wants to earn valuable travel rewards from the credit cards, but not everybody is willing to pay a high annual fee. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some of the best values in travel rewards credit cards with low (or no) annual fees. All travel enthusiasts eventually…

11 Tips for Flight Sales, Mistake Fares and Maximizing Free Hotel Nights

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman offers 11 tips that allowed his family to work around 2015’s school-break times to put together mistake fares, deep discounts and credit card sign-ups into six international trips to eleven countries (and five more transcontinental trips). Visit Mitch and his son Kofi’s photo blog here. 2015 was a great travel year for my family and me,…

Thursday Giveaway: 2 Nights At The Andaz Tokyo

This week’s giveaway is the chance to win a two-night stay at the Andaz Tokyo in collaboration with our friends at Luxury Travel Diary to highlight their travel auctions where you can bid on hotel stays starting from as little as $2 per night. Currently there aren’t always enough bidders in their eBay-style auctions so many stays…

6 Hotel Programs Where Credit Cards Get You Elite Status

Just as with airlines, having elite status with a hotel chain can significantly enhance your travel experience. Today. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen fills us in on hotel elite status and which credit cards you can carry to get it for free. When it comes to hotel elite status, you might think you need to…

10 Photos: A Whirlwind Tour of Mumbai, India

Our “10 Photos” essays include travel tips, destination insights, tricks for getting travel discounts and redemptions and, of course, the best stuff not to miss. TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin explores Mumbai, home to Bollywood and other amazing Indian sights, sounds and flavors. (All photos are by the author.) It was my second visit to India but…

My Credit Card Inventory: Which To Keep and Which to Cancel?

A new year presents new opportunities to maximize your travel strategy. That’s why, around the start of each year, I take inventory of my portfolio of credit cards and weigh the benefits of each. That helps me weed out the ones that aren’t providing enough value to offset their annual fees, and to decide which…

Can I Combine Hilton or Hyatt Free Night Certificates?

TPG reader Jared sent me a message on Facebook to ask about redeeming free hotel night certificates: “Are there any restrictions with using Hyatt or Hilton free nights consecutively? In other words, if my wife and I both earn two free nights, can we combine them for a four-night stay?” Hotel free night certificates are…

12 Best Starter Travel Rewards Cards for 2016

If you’re you new to the pursuit of travel rewards or you just don’t have much experience with travel rewards credit cards, a “starter card” is a great place to begin. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains how these types of cards offer solid value from day one, along with reasonable annual…

5 Great Places to Spend New Year’s Eve 2015 on Points and Miles

Toast the new year in the best way possible — traveling to a destination known for throwing a killer New Year’s Eve party! TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to some of the hottest New Year’s Eve destinations for over-the-top firework displays and celebrity-led soirées. 1. Miami, Florida New Year’s Eve in Miami brings…

Three European Cities (Almost Entirely) on Points and Miles

Last month, TPG Contributor Adam Erace burned a mix of miles, bonus nights and other loyalty-program and credit-card benefits for a three-city, three-country holiday in London, Istanbul and Paris — the latter, unfortunately, during the recent terror attacks. Here’s how Erace planned a luxurious European vacation with minimal cash outlay — and managed to get home amidst a city-wide emergency. Since I discovered this website two…