5 East Coast weekend getaways you can take on the Acela

Written by Laura Itzkowitz @ The Points Guy

All aboard! For the entire month of September at The Points Guy, we’ll be exploring the world of train travel with reviews, features, deals and tips for maximizing your trip by rail. As much as we love planes, sometimes the train simply makes more sense. The stations are usually located right in the city center, …

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Planning a Family Trip to Vienna

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it oozes Old World charm. It’s full of marble-clad buildings, impressive coffeehouses, art museums and leafy parks and plazas hugging the Danube River. There’s truly something for everyone in this family-friendly European city filled with culture and history. Visiting palaces, watching the famous …

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Planning a Family Trip to San Diego

Written by Jon Bailey @ The Points Guy

When people think of San Diego, they often conjure up images of sunny days, warm sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and the best tacos this side of the border — and they would be right! This town enjoys balmy weather for most of the year and a pace that offers the perfect blend of outdoor …

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10 of the World’s Cheapest Cities for Luxury Points Hotels

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Staying at a fabulous luxury hotel like a Park Hyatt, St. Regis or Waldorf Astoria can cost well over $1,000 a night in destinations such as New York City, Paris or the Maldives. While redeeming hotel points can certainly save you money on such stays, award rates can also skyrocket to well over 100,000 points per …

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Why Families Should Use British Airways’ Avios Points for a Beach Vacation

Written by Juan Ruiz @ The Points Guy

The remarkably valuable British Airways Executive Club mileage program is my favorite way to book award flights for the family to the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii. With spring break, Memorial Day Weekend and the summer right around the corner, now is as good a time as any to begin planning your family beach retreat. Not …

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Which Island and Hotel Should I Choose in Hawaii?

Written by The Points Guy @ The Points Guy

TPG reader Matthew emailed me to ask about hotel options in Hawaii: “I’m thinking of taking my wife to Hawaii, and wanted to know which you think is better: The Andaz Maui or the St. Regis Princeville?” I’ve had good experiences at both the Andaz Maui and the St. Regis Princeville, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy a…

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5 Ways to Travel Like a Star in West Hollywood

Written by Kelsy Chauvin @ The Points Guy

Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacay, a visit to Tinsel Town lets travelers slip into the celebrity scene, if only for a few glittering moments. TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin recently performed some extra-strenuous research to find out where the stars dine, drink, lodge and lounge in West Hollywood. Here are some of her best tips for following in…

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Hyatt: 100 Hyatt FREE Gold Passport bonus points

Written by Corey @ Miles&PointsWhiz

Hyatt is one of my favorite Hotel chains and I am always happy accept any denomination of free points.  For as few as 2,500 points +$50 you can redeem a free night.  You can earn Gold Passport points by transferring Chase Ink Points to Hyatt …

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