Paul is an award-winning freelance writer, photographer and economist who has used points and rewards to travel to 132 countries. His work regularly appears in Condé Nast Traveler, CreditCardPro and MSN.com.
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What Is JetBlue Elite Status Worth?
JetBlue elite status isn't worth a ton, but could be worth it if you fly often and live near a hub.
The Guide to Delta Diamond Medallion Status
Earning Diamond status and its excellent perks requires plenty of flying and spending on Delta and its partners.
The Guide to Delta Status Match
Frequent flyers of competing airlines can achieve Medallion elite status through the Delta Status Match Challenge.
How to Renew TSA PreCheck
Renew TSA PreCheck by completing a short renewal application online prior to expiration.
The Best Hilton Credit Card Benefits
Hilton Honors cards offer different perks, but all three earn points toward stays and grant elite status.
Hotel Guide: The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa
This romantic resort is a great choice for honeymoons, anniversary escapes or special occasion trips.
Hyatt House vs. Hyatt Place: Which Is Right for Your Trip?
Both offer accommodations suited for family and business travel, but Hyatt House wins on long-term stays.
Is a Hilton Honors Credit Card Worth It?
With strong welcome bonuses and plenty of ways to earn, a Hilton card can be worth it even for casual travelers.
How to Get TSA PreCheck
Get TSA PreCheck by completing a short application and a quick in-person appointment.
What is the SENTRI Pass and How Does it Work?
The SENTRI pass is a smart choice for those who cross the U.S.-Mexico land border frequently by car.
How to Become a Hilton Honors Member
Joining Hilton’s free loyalty program is a straightforward process. Members get immediate benefits on hotel stays.
How to Build the Best Hilton Credit Card Strategy
To optimize spending, use your Hilton card for certain purchases and a general travel card for others.
How to Travel to Orlando on Points and Miles
Whether you're going to Orlando for the theme parks or the sunny weather, you can save cash by booking with points.
The Points Collector’s Guide to Air Canada Aeroplan
Air Canada's Aeroplan loyalty program is good for people based in North America who fly Star Alliance airlines.