Katherine Fan, The Points Guy

Katherine Fan

The Points Guy

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Katherine:

This new tool shows you real-time COVID-19 requirements for international and domestic travel

DragonSlayer was designed for travel agents, but savvy travel experts can use it for their own booking reference too. → Read More

Your complete guide to maximizing Google Flights

Learn to search for discounts, deals and fare sales like a pro. → Read More

Some schools are canceling Spring Break 2021 — here's what that means for your travel plans

COVID-19 is leading some college campuses to eliminate Spring Break 2021. Here's how that could affect your travel plans. → Read More

Here’s how renting a car through Lyft stacks up against traditional car rentals

Unfortunately, you can't earn 10x through Chase Ultimate Rewards on rental car bookings. → Read More

As 2020 nears year's end, multiple cruise customers are still waiting on pricy refunds

Crystal Cruises has been anything but transparent with its customers over the past six months. → Read More

South Africa is reopening for tourists, but will U.S. travelers be allowed to visit?

The all-important list of permitted countries has yet to be released. → Read More

More trouble than it's worth? Morocco is open again for travelers from 60+ countries

Strict curfews and inter-city travel restrictions are still in place, and most commercial flights are still suspended. → Read More

Donate $10 for the chance to win a 2-week RV rental

Help TPG support PeaceJam youth who are making a global difference. → Read More

As COVID-19 cases spike, Israel goes back into temporary lockdown while airport remains open

The rising number of infections caused health services "to raise a red flag." → Read More

This year or next might be the perfect time to visit Egypt: A reopening guide

Visa requirements are here to stay, but lower tourist numbers could be a boon. → Read More

In and out in 2 minutes: Here's how my Global Entry interview went

I've been very fortunate with my recent renewal for expedited security privileges. → Read More

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are open for travelers. Should you go?

The UAE has taken COVID-19 incredibly seriously — and you'll have to as well, if you visit. → Read More

Experts weigh in: When will we return to pre-pandemic travel numbers?

Labor Day weekend saw almost 1 million people flying in a single day. Will it stick? → Read More

Deal alert: This week only, take up to 50% off during Away's first-ever sale

Score discounts on packing cubes, aluminum suitcases, leather bags and more. → Read More

Everything's bigger in Texas: The 9 best road trips to take from Austin

Ditch city roads and traffic for a taste of the Texas countryside. → Read More

It's about time: CBP resumes Global Entry interviews next week

CBP resumes Global Entry interviews, but NEXUS and SENTRI interviews are still suspended. → Read More

Shuttle or chauffeur? 5 ways to get from the airport to your hotel

Getting to and from the airport sets the tone for your whole trip, so get it right from the get-go. → Read More

It's not me, it's you: How to part ways with a credit card authorized user

Here's why people add authorized users — and how to split amicably. → Read More

A country-by-country guide to visiting Asia: Only the Maldives will welcome you with open arms

Every other country is either closed, or will greet foreign travelers with tests and quarantines. → Read More

Bali says it's reopening on Sept. 11, but you might not even be able to get into the country

The popular vacation spot wants international tourists back, but Indonesia's borders are still closed to outsiders. → Read More