Historic Wyndham Hotels That You Can Book With Points

While many hotels affiliated with major loyalty programs can seem cookie-cutter, not all properties were cast from the same mold. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some historic properties within the Wyndham brand, all of which can be booked using points. Some frequent travelers get tired of staying in the…

Travel Credit Card Resolutions for 2016

With a new year comes new opportunities to maximize your points and miles … if you’re savvy about the credit cards you carry and their benefits. TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen shares this handy list of the New Year’s resolutions everyone should consider to maximize their credit cards and the travel rewards they can reap…

5 of the Best-Value Points Hotels in Los Angeles

In the latest installment of our Points and Miles Destination Guide series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Los Angeles.  Los Angeles is one of the most iconic American destinations; a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds that all combine into something uniquely Californian. Having spent my own college…

Redeeming Hotel Points for Non-Hotel Awards

There’s no denying you can’t get some excellent value out of hotel award nights — especially if you nab a room that usually goes for $700 a night. If you’re sitting on a huge stash of points, though, you might be wondering if there’s any other way to use your rewards. TPG Senior Points &…

Your Points & Miles Guide to the 2016 Republican National Convention

As the 2016 American presidential election edges ever closer, many politically minded travelers are turning their attention to the upcoming national conventions. Today, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson examines how to maximize travel redemptions for the upcoming Republican National Convention.  The Republican National Convention will take over the city of Cleveland, Ohio from July 18–21, 2016. With more than 50,000 attendees…

Your Points and Miles Guide to Chicago

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize a trip to Chicago using points and miles.  Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the country. Full of friendly people, fantastic restaurants and wonderful museums, this “Jewel of the Midwest” is a great place to…

Getting The Most For Your Family From Wyndham Rewards

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele continues his series on family travel options in the most prevalent hotel brands with a look at Wyndham Rewards. After the recent devaluations of so many airline and hotel programs, it was refreshing news when Wyndham hotels breathed new life into its struggling rewards program earlier this year. Previously,…

Discount and Bonus Points for Advance Wyndham Bookings

Wyndham Rewards has just announced a 15% discount off the Best Available Rate, plus 200 Wyndham Rewards bonus points, at participating hotels when you book online at least seven days in advance. Depending on the brand, you need to book either seven or 21 days in advance. The reservation must be pre-paid with a valid…

6 Credit Card Strategies for Meeting Your Award Travel Goals

With so many great points and miles credit cards available, it can be hard to know where to start. With newer award travelers in mind, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele walks through several popular redemption goals and outlines the best credit cards for each of them. Are you new to the award…

Rookie Guide to Award Travel: Maximizing Your Hotel Points

For travelers looking to maximize their number of award nights at hotels, TPG Contributor Carly Blatt presents the fourth installment of her Rookie Guide to Award Travel with tips on how to stretch your hotel points.  Award travelers fall along a spectrum. At one end are those who prefer to redeem a large quantity of points for a…