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August 12, 2019
Turkish Delight Itinerary ft. Nick Ellis
Giveaway Alert! This week, we're giving you a chance to win the luxury adventure of a lifetime, and the only way to win is to listen to this episode — two round-trip business-class tickets from the US to Turkey and three nights at the Four Seasons in Istanbul! Plus, TPG's Zach Honig and Nick Ellis discuss what makes a visit to Turkey so special, including must-visit sites, such as Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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26 min
July 29, 2019
Flying United's Island Hopper and Visiting The Marshall Islands
We head to the South Pacific to conquer a top item on many an aviation geek's bucket list: United's special Island Hopper flight, connecting the islands between Honolulu and Guam. TPG globe-trotting duo, JT and Katie Genter, share their tips for booking, making the most of each leg and enjoying some stops in paradise along the way. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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23 min
July 15, 2019
London Itinerary ft. TPG UK
TPG UK's director of content Nicky Kelvin details flight and hotel options and debunks those age-old rumors of sub-par British cuisine — Indian food reigns supreme, while global news editor Emily McNutt chats about life as a London expat and permanent tourist having recently relocated from New York City. Learn which neighborhoods to visit and how best to get around. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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26 min
July 1, 2019
Road Rules: Four Corners Edition
If you've been thinking about getting to know America better with a road trip, we've got you covered. Travel expert Lee Abbamonte shares his tips on how to conquer the four corners of the United States. He provides a route suggestion, expenses you should factor in, and how to stay entertained when you have hundreds of miles of road ahead of you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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23 min
June 24, 2019
It's Summer; Plan Now for Oktoberfest
The general manager of TripSavvy, Molly Fergus shares some tips around planning an early Autumn visit to Oktoberfest in Munich. Get the lowdown on the history of the event and where best to fly into and stay. Molly and Zach have got your survival guide for an unforgettable time in the city's famed beer halls and tents. Pro Tip — reserve your seat ahead of time. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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15 min
June 17, 2019
Solo Female Travel
Brian Biros, TPG's resident backpacker, closes out his Miles Away Takeover. This time, TPG's senior travel features reporter Katherine Fan joins him in conversation about tips for solo female travelers. Katherine shares advice on how to stay safe, making friends along the way, and what men can do to support their fellow sisters on the road. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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19 min
June 10, 2019
Backpacker Takeover: Listener Q&A
TPG's resident backpacker, Brian Biros, takes over "Miles Away" on this week's episode. We asked our listeners to call in and, boy, did they deliver! This time, Biros answers questions on expert packing tips, making the most of a small budget and maximizing points just for economy. And find out what you can do if you end up with a coveted million JetBlue TrueBlue Points. Show Notes: Ranger Roll Packing Technique How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight in Economy For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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17 min
June 3, 2019
New York City
We're exploring TPG's hometown today. Our team breaks down all of NYC: You'll learn about the neighborhoods, hear about a handful of the most iconic — and points-friendly — hotels, Paul McCartney's favorite pizza spot and our own restaurant recommendations. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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26 min
May 22, 2019
Cape Town
MSNBC weekend anchor Kendis Gibson joins us for an episode all about Cape Town, South Africa. Gibson explains why this city is perfect for your first trip to South Africa, breaks down the neighborhoods and shares where to find the most delicious food. Stay tuned till the end for flight and hotel options. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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24 min
May 15, 2019
San Francisco
Miles Away heads to the Bay Area for this episode. Brendan Dorsey, TPG's associate news editor, breaks down San Francisco; He shares where to stay and how to plan your days. You'll also find out what makes this city suitable for all kinds of travelers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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21 min
May 8, 2019
Croatia
Whether you’re looking to zone out on a relaxing beach vacation or take a more adventurous route, look no further than Croatia. TPG Travel Editor Melanie Lieberman and TPG Social Media Editor Samantha Rosen share their must-have tips on everything you need to know about Adriatic coastal cuisine to Europe’s version of Yosemite National Park. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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23 min
May 1, 2019
Disney World 101 with Mommy Points
Summer Hull, AKA Mommy Points, joins Miles Away to tell you everything you need to know about booking a trip to Disney World. You'll learn how to navigate all four parks, discover resort and hotel options, and walk away knowing if you're better off going to Universal instead. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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25 min
April 24, 2019
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Darren Murph returns to the podcast to share his love of Alaska, detailing the best times to visit, the differences between Fairbanks and Anchorage, and providing recommendations so you can maximize your time in this gigantic, 663,300-square-mile state. And, being the world-class traveler that he is, Darren even manages to mix in some advice for taking your adventure to the next level, with a side trip way down south to Hawaii. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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23 min
April 17, 2019
Curating Your Trip with Social Media
TPG's social media editor Samantha Rosen and producer Danielle Vito break down how social media is changing the way people travel. They share tips, explain what to look out for and what to avoid, and offer their strategies for maximizing points and miles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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22 min
April 10, 2019
Manhattan Beach with Johnny Jet
Johnny Jet is the founder of johnnyjet.com, a world traveler and a Manhattan Beach local. We sat down with him while he was in New York City to find out what to do if you have a long layover at LAX. Manhattan Beach is just five miles from LAX, so there is no need to stay in the airport if you have time to kill. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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27 min
April 3, 2019
Kauai: The Garden Isle
Sarah Silbert,TPG's senior credit cards editor, is a Kauai expert. She explains the differences between Princeville and Poipu, shares several hotel and flight options — bookable on points and miles, of course — and offers a few activity and food recommendations. You'll walk away from this episode knowing whether Kauai is the right Hawaiian island for you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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22 min
March 27, 2019
Off the Beaten Path in Chiang Mai, Thailand
TPG's travel analyst, Zach Griff, takes us along as he recounts his recent trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Not only is this destination bookable on points and miles, it also has tons of affordable accommodation (if you look in the right place) and is easily accessible from many major hubs in South East Asia. Griff suggests experiences that would be great for both families and couples, like farm-to-fork cooking classes and Thai spa treatments, and explains why Chiang Mai’s perfect for adventure travelers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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16 min
March 20, 2019
Pursuing Points Perfection in Aruba
Aruba is the epitome of classic white sand beaches and clear blue water, and a destination you should be adding to your travel list in 2019. TPG reviews editor Nick Ellis tells us about his recent family trip to this tropical island and helps Zach plan his upcoming trip. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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16 min
March 13, 2019
Using an LAX Layover for a Day at Disneyland
Instead of hanging out near LAX on a recent overnight layover, Zach headed down to Anaheim for a quick trip to Disneyland. TPG contributor and Disney guru Ed Pizzarello joins this episode to share how you can do the same, explaining when to chose Disneyland over Disney World, how to save on a nearby hotel and making the most of a quick trip with various line-skipping tips. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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26 min
March 6, 2019
Making the Most of Maui
Today, you'll hear from Zane Lamprey, a world traveler, entrepreneur and TV host, to talk all things Maui. Zane's been to Maui a dozen times and recently booked a first-class ticket on points. He shares his hotel picks, tips for first-time visitors and why you're better off going to Kauai if you want to avoid the crowds. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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22 min
February 27, 2019
Trip to Tropical Paradise: The Seychelles
The Seychelles is a cluster of islands that TPG's senior writer Darren Murph describe as "Africa's Hawaii." This remote destination is meant for adventurous travelers: You'll find awesome hiking trails, gorgeous beaches, fresh seafood, and experience a unique culture. With several points-and-miles options for hotels and flights, your trip to paradise is more accessible than ever. Links: How to Use Points to Visit The Seychelles For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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29 min
February 20, 2019
Singapore Fling: Crazy Rich Hotel Options
TPG's global news editor Emily McNutt and reviews editor Nick Ellis share why Singapore is a great pick for your first Southeast Asia trip, detailing activities around town, top flight and hotel options, and even a quick ferry jaunt to Indonesia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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22 min
February 13, 2019
Why New Orleans Is Calling to You Right Now
Today we’re exploring New Orleans with the editorial director of special projects at the New York Times and TPG‘s social media editor, Samantha Rosen. Dan Saltzstein explains why he named the Crescent City the No. 1 place to travel in 2018, as well as some of his favorite bars and restaurants. Afterward, Samantha shares points-and-miles tips, when to book and what neighborhoods to stay in. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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29 min
February 6, 2019
Spending a Long Weekend in Auckland, New Zealand
On this episode of "Miles Away," we're going to Auckland, New Zealand, with TPG's Global News Editor Emily McNutt. Emily shares her favorite hotels, flights and activities, like exploring wineries and hiking. Auckland is a perfect destination for families and groups of friends. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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18 min
January 30, 2019
Your Guide to Spring Skiing Out West
On this episode of Miles Away, host Zach Honig welcomes TPG Family editor Summer Hull and contributor Jason Steele to explain the best spring skiing options in Colorado. You'll hear planning logistics and ski pass tips, as well as hotel and flight redemption options to get you to resorts like Keystone, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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27 min
January 23, 2019
Why You Should Freeze Your Butt Off in Scandinavia This Winter
TPG news editor Emily McNutt and reviews editor Nick Ellis join Miles Away host Zach Honig to talk about what makes Scandinavia such a desirable destination - and why you should consider visiting in the dead of winter. Nick's never been, so Zach and Emily detail options to get there in business class using his Chase or Amex points, as well as hotel options. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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27 min
January 16, 2019
Off the Beaten Path: St. Helena with Lee Abbamonte
One of the world's most remote islands is now within reach — naturally, Lee Abbamonte, one of the world's most-traveled people was among the first to visit by air. In this very special "Off the Beaten Path" episode of Miles Away, host Zach Honig sits down with Lee as they explore St. Helena's newfound tourist appeal, including attractions, hotels and the local culture, and why you might want to book a trip soon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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18 min
January 9, 2019
Start Planning Your 2020 Ski Trips Now
In this episode of Miles Away, host Zach Honig digs into one of his favorite travel topics as TPG Family editor Summer Hull and contributor Kathleen Porter Kristiansen share their favorite ski destinations throughout North America. You'll learn where to stay, tips for saving on rentals and lift tickets and how to use points and miles to book your flights and hotel for a fraction of the price. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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34 min
January 2, 2019
Getting To and From Paradise: French Polynesia
In this podcast premiere, Miles Away host Zach Honig explores French Polynesia with The Points Guy Senior Writer Darren Murph. Honeymoon hotspots Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti are more accessible than ever before, with affordable flight and hotel awards, even at some of the world's top resorts. You'll walk away with booking advice for lie-flat business-class flights and Instagrammable bungalows, along with planning tips and activity recommendations, from jet ski tours to volcanic mountain hikes. It's time to pack your bags and join Miles Away for an unforgettable, yet affordable trip to paradise. Notes: French Polynesia Hotels For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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39 min
December 17, 2018
Introducing Miles Away
Welcome to Miles Away, a new podcast from The Points Guy launching Jan. 2, 2019. Each week, travelers will learn how to make the most of their points and miles to book a luxurious trip to some of the world's most incredible destinations, at a fraction of the price. In this introductory episode, host Zach Honig sits down with Nick Ewen, TPG's senior points and miles editor, to explain how to easily earn and redeem valuable travel rewards, making it clear that you're just a few miles away from an unbeatable vacation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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9 min
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