Review: Andaz Pale Ale (Andaz Singapore, Singapore)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

On my recent stay at the Andaz Singapore, I was pleasantly surprised to find my [complimentary] mini-bar had something I hadn’t encountered before – Andaz Pale Ale. Sure, it had the Andaz branding, but was it any good? Review: Andaz Pale Ale (Andaz Singapore, Singapore) Editor’s Note: This post is part of my ongoing Asia […]

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Review: Andaz Singapore (Singapore, Singapore)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

For my final night [this trip] in Singapore (and Asia for that matter), I decided to go big and check out something new – the Andaz Singapore. This would be my second Andaz experience – after the incredible Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort – but I couldn’t help but wonder, how would it compare? Review: Andaz Singapore […]

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The top 10 destinations for spring break this year — according to Google Flight searches

Written by Andrea M. Rotondo @ The Points Guy

This time of year, there’s no shortage of “top 10” lists for eager spring breakers — and that’s great news for anyone out there who hasn’t yet made vacation plans. There’s still time! And, according to Google Flights, here are the top trending destinations in North America based on round-trip searches from U.S. gateways for …

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6 versions of paradise: How to choose the right Hawaiian island for you

Written by Leslie Harvey @ The Points Guy

It’s Hawaii Week at TPG! The Hawaiian Islands have so much to offer travelers, from the sprawling city of Honolulu to quiet black-sand beaches to restaurants serving inventive island cuisine. And it’s possible to pull off a visit to the islands using miles and points. It just takes a little savvy planning and we’ll show …

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TPG Reader Hall of Fame: A $36,000 vacation for a million points and miles

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Today’s TPG Reader Hall of Fame story comes to you courtesy of Brandon Wong, whose incredible vacation spanned six countries, 17 days and just over a million points and miles. His trip included stops in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Hong Kong, and luxurious business- and first-class seats on Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways and Singapore …

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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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From budget to luxe: Use hotel points at these 9 NYC hotels

Written by Brett Holzhauer @ The Points Guy

New York City is famous for its epic pizza, endless must-do attractions, and high price tags for things like lodgings. If you are planning to visit the Big Apple, hotel points can come in handy for defraying some of these expenses. Whether you are visiting family in Manhattan or booking a quick overnight stay at …

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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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7 resorts in Mexico’s Riviera Maya that are perfect for families — and you can book with points

Written by Kristine Hansen @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new award category information. It was originally published on Feb. 13, 2019. Easy-to-book nonstop flights from the U.S. to Cancun International Airport (CUN) make the culturally rich, jungle-like setting of Mexico’s Riviera Maya region an ideal and easily accessible destination for a warm-weather getaway. Do you have …

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From Canada to Cancun: 7 spring break vacation destinations for families

Written by Poornima Apte @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new vacation information for 2020. It was originally published on Jan. 1, 2019. Spring break — that long-awaited pause in the school calendar — is just around the corner and there are plenty of ways to escape the winter routine when the kids are out of school. …

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