7 secrets Miami locals don’t want you to know

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Overflowing with natural beauty, culture and diversity, Miami attracts millions of tourists each year for its nightlife, white-sand beaches, diverse dining and unparalleled entertainment options. Yes, tourists flock to South Beach for all its famed glory and rightfully so, but some of Miami’s best-kept secrets are far away from Ocean Drive and revered by locals. …

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Maximizing points and miles on healthcare spending

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Paying for healthcare can be a major expense — as many Americans are painfully aware. Even if you are insured, high annual deductibles and co-payments can take a major bite out of your finances. You should know how to maximize your points-earning ability on much-needed healthcare expenses like fee-for-service procedures, insurance premiums and prescription drugs. …

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Planes, buses, trains and cars: The best ways to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

California encompasses diverse attractions, natural beauty and fabulous cities, including the contrasting world-class cultural hubs of Los Angeles and San Francisco. They are home to some of the state’s most recognizable sites — from Disneyland to the Golden Gate Bridge, and Hollywood to Fisherman’s Wharf — and residents and tourists alike make the 382-mile trek …

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A toast to the best bars in Dublin

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Want to learn more about the Emerald Isle? Visit TPG’s hub to all things Ireland. Dublin’s bar scene is as extensive as that of a city 10 times its size, and wandering from one marvelous watering hole to the next is a journey worth taking. From quintessential, century-old pubs to buzzy cocktail bars, seemingly every …

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Miami Airport 101: Where to sleep near MIA

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Overnight layovers are a fact of life for many travelers using Miami International Airport. It sees more than its fair share of flight cancellations and long delays because of bad weather –hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30 but hurricanes and tropical storms don’t stick to that calendar. MIA also has more …

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How to become an Airbnb Host

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Airbnb connects people with places to stay and things to do around the globe. The community is powered by hosts, who provide their guests with the unique opportunity to live like a local while traveling. You may have considered offering up an extra room in your house or putting your entire apartment up for share …

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Miami International Airport 101: The best ways to get to MIA

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Miami International Airport (code: MIA) is among the busiest airports in the world, accommodating over 100 airlines to more than 150 destinations around the globe. As the gateway to the Americas, MIA offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport and is America’s third-busiest airport overall for international travel. …

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Miami Airport 101: A guide to the lounges at MIA

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Miami International Airport (MIA) is among the busiest airports in the world, accommodating over 100 airlines to more than 150 destinations around the globe. As the gateway to the Americas, MIA offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport and is America’s third-busiest airport overall for international travel. American …

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Why airplanes don’t have a 13th row

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Airline passengers are a superstitious bunch. Many travelers partake in certain superstitious rituals when flying, particularly when boarding and upon takeoff. You may have noticed someone touching the aircraft upon boarding or making a hand gesture that resembles the sign of a cross. Maybe you have a lucky sweater or would never flying on an …

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The best ways to use your hotel points in Miami

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

Want more advice for planning a trip to Miami? Visit our new destination hub, and check back throughout the week for hotel guides, restaurant recommendations and more! Miami attracts millions of tourists each year for its nightlife, powdery white-sand beaches, abundant ethnic cuisine and unrivaled entertainment. With a slew of hotels bookable on points — …

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