Deal alert: Book a private room on Amtrak, bring a buddy for free

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. If you’ve been looking for alternative ways to travel this …

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7 of the best glamping spots in the US

Written by Melanie Lieberman and Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

There are few summer vacations quite as timeless as camping under the stars and telling stories while roasting s’mores around a fire. But, camping has a few, well, let’s call them limitations. For one, it’s not always all that comfortable. Sure, the right gear helps (a lot), but at a certain point, you aren’t going …

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Sea to shining sea: 11 of the best destinations to visit across the US

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

What’s a Fourth of July without big fireworks displays, parades of all sizes, a Capitol Fourth concert, busy beaches, packed pools and backyard barbecues? Well, we’re about to find out. You’re not going to see a round-up of the best places to enjoy the Fourth of July here this year. Instead, we want to highlight …

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A beginner’s guide to visiting Rocky Mountain National Park

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

During this time of socially distant and budget-friendly travel, few destinations have the allure of a national park. Rocky Mountain National Park is a classic national treasure. It might easily define and encapsulate the best of what a national park can be. It has snow-capped peaks that touch the sky and clear air that awakens …

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Inflight service is resuming — here’s what food and drinks you can expect on your next flight

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

As travelers are slowly returning to the skies, airlines are beginning to resume some services that were temporarily cut due to the pandemic. In an effort to lower the risk of contamination and save some cash, airlines made some drastic changes to their services, both on the ground and in the air. This included closing …

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An all-star Seychelles redemption that wasn’t meant to be — reader success story

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post makes reference to a number of routes that are currently suspended but are expected to resume as travel picks up again. Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Matthew, whose advance planning and hard work allowed him to book an incredible luxury getaway to the Seychelles on points and miles. …

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Road trip! 5 cities to check out from Baltimore

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Baltimore residents had plenty of options for long-distance trips, thanks to a port that serves two cruise lines, along with direct and indirect international flights out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). As Maryland, like many other states, is slowly reopening, you may want to get away — but not …

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