Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Points Guy Travel Tuesday Top 10: Future Hotel Openings

This was an interesting Travel Tuesday Top 10 for The Points Guy. Basically we researched all the upcoming hotel openings around the world, and pinpointed some of the most interesting where people will be able to both earn and redeem points - chains like Starwood, Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, etc.

As you'll see when you read it, there are some fabulous properties set to open in 2012 and 2013, and I'm personally excited about visiting several of them by using points I've been earning with my other travels.


Have a look at the ones we cover from Maui to Miami, Berlin and Vienna to Bangkok and Cusco. Wherever you're going, there's bound to be some great hotels coming soon!

Link: http://thepointsguy.com/2012/08/travel-tuesday-top-10-future-hotel-openings-for-point-redemptions/

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Points Guy Destination of the Week: Peru


This week, we decided to cover a destination that is both up-and-coming yet one of the world's all-time great travel experiences: Peru. Included is information on what to do, where to say and what to eat in Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu, so if you're planning a trip to the lost city of the Inca and the mysterious peaks of the Andes anytime soon, there's plenty of great tips in here for you. Enjoy!

Link: http://thepointsguy.com/2012/08/destination-of-the-week-machu-picchu-lima-and-cuzco/

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Los Angeles Confidential: Top Spots for Alfresco Imbibing in LA


One of my other pieces for the summer issue of LA Confidential Magazine was a roundup of the best places to enjoy our gorgeous climate while having cocktails...and surprise surprise, there's no shortage of beautiful bars where you can take in the California scenery while sipping delectable libations.

From seaside haunts to rooftop perches, this list covers the whole LA area, so make your reservations while the summer weather lasts!

Link: http://la-confidential-magazine.com/dining/articles/restaurants-bars-cocktails-alfresco

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Points Guy: Destination of the Week: San Diego Beaches


For the most recent Destination of the Week on The Points Guy, we headed to my hometown now that the June gloom has cleared and racing season has begun. It's the perfect time to visit the beach towns north of San Diego.

Read our Destination of the Week to see why - and to learn how you can use your points and miles to enjoy a fantastic vacation there: http://thepointsguy.com/2012/08/destination-of-the-week-northern-san-diego/

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Points Guy Travel Tuesday Top 10: Airline Uniforms


For this week's Travel Tuesday Top 10 on The Points Guy, we decided to tackle a fun topic and discuss some of the more fashionable airline employee uniforms out there.

Too often flight attendants and pilots are stuck in dowdy duds that have nothing to do with the glamor airline travel use to exude back in the glory days. But lately several airlines have employed big-name designers to redo their uniforms and restore some cache to the skies.

Check out some of our favorite looks in the story at this link: http://thepointsguy.com/2012/08/travel-tuesday-top-10-fashion-forward-flight-attendant-uniforms/

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Points Guy Destination of the Week: Bratislava


We went a little offbeat this week to an Eastern European destination that many might not be familiar with, but more should. In researching humble little Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, I found out just how much there is to this little nation that could, and all the cool things to do and see there - plus there are great wines to taste just a short distance from the city, so how can you say no?

Read more about it, and about the hotel you can stay at for just 5,000 points a night (well, until the end of September, here: http://thepointsguy.com/2012/08/destination-of-the-week-bratislava/