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Recent articles by Benet:

These hotels are bringing socially distant, sanitary spa treatments directly to your room

Are you longing for a spa vacation but are afraid of COVID-19? These resorts offer in-room treatments. → Read More

What to do when someone asks to sit next to you on an empty plane

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, TPG Senior Credit Cards Editor Benét Wilson wonders why a passenger would insist on sitting next to her on a practically empty flight. → Read More

Oakland road trip: 5 great day or weekend destinations to visit

Are the walls closing in from your Oakland home? Take a road trip to one of these five destinations. → Read More

5 reasons why I fell in love with cruise travel

I was a reluctant cruiser but here are the 5 things that won me over on board. → Read More

From Prada amid the tumbleweeds to the Rio Grande: 5 road trips from San Antonio

For the ultimate in road trips, set out from San Antonio to visit one of these five fabulous American cities. → Read More

6 ways an Amex Platinum concierge can help get you through the pandemic

Platinum American Express Concierges are standing by with resources to help you get through sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Road trip! 5 cities to check out from Baltimore

Getting ready for a road trip from Baltimore? Here are a few options. → Read More

When you gotta go: Your guide to public bathrooms during your summer road trip

If you are ready to start traveling a bit outside your home, there are things to plan for when it comes to the availability and condition of public bathrooms. → Read More

An experience not to be repeated: Review of Royal Air Maroc in economy on the 787-8 from Casablanca to Washington

Let's not mince words: The newest member of the Oneworld alliance delivered a very disappointing experience in the air. → Read More

How to maximize rewards and savings on crafting supplies

Our guide shows how you can get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to crafting projects. → Read More

Hyatt drops Centric plans for all-inclusive Ziva Barbados instead

The planned Hyatt Centric Barbados has been upgraded to an all-inclusive resort under the Ziva brand. → Read More

8 of the best food cities around the world

As we wait until we can travel again, here are a few of our favorite international food destinations, and the dishes that can't be missed. → Read More

Seattle's Paine Field suspends flights through Aug. 1

Paine Field will use a temporary shutdown to speed up planned maintenance and repair projects. → Read More

From face masks to frozen yogurt: 9 things sold in airport vending machines

COVID-19 protection products, including N95 masks, are now available in vending machines at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport. → Read More

TPG readers share their coronavirus shopping credit card wins

TPG readers have been trapped in their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, so they're using the time to splurge on everything from a rescue dog to fine whiskey. → Read More

What it was like staying at a hotel during coronavirus

Last week, my 14-year-old and I did a 1,700-mile road trip from Towson, Maryland (a suburb north of Baltimore), to our family home in San Antonio, Texas. We decided to stop overnight in Nashville, where I had booked a deluxe room with two queen beds at the Kimpton Aertson in midtown. Related reading: 10 tips for … → Read More

10 tips for anyone taking a road trip right now

TPG Credit Cards Editor Benét Wilson shares observations on her recent road trip during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Warren Buffett dumps U.S. airline stocks; What does it mean for future travel?

After Warren Buffett announced he was selling off his portfolio of U.S. airline stocks, TPG looks at how it will affect the travel industry. → Read More

TPG readers share their wish list of post-coronavirus credit card perks

TPG readers offer their suggestions for new perks credit card issuers can offer to bring in new members. → Read More

TPG staffers share their first credit card — and the story behind it

Brian Kelly and the rest of The Points Guy staff share stories about their first credit cards. → Read More