Andrea M. Rotondo, The Points Guy

Andrea M. Rotondo

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Recent articles by Andrea:

What’s the difference between a cruise ship concierge and butler?

Here's everything you need to know about cruise ship concierges and butlers. → Read More

5 reasons you should splurge on a cruise ship specialty restaurant

Are cruise ship specialty restaurants worth the extra fee? Here are 5 times when you should splurge on a specialty restaurant. → Read More

Rent a wintertime vacation home in these 5 US destinations

Think ahead and book a vacation home for a few weeks or a month this winter. Here are 5 destinations across the U.S. that offer rental homes that make it easy to work, or go to school, remotely. → Read More

An overview of cruise line loyalty programs

Many cruise lines have developed their own loyalty programs with perks that reward their most loyal passengers. → Read More

There are 2 types of cruise line loyalty points — and you need to earn both

There are two types of cruise line loyalty points. Here's what they are all about and why you should earn both types to maximize your onboard experience. → Read More

An insider's guide to Boston's top attractions

No matter where your interests lie, you will find plenty of things to do in Boston to keep you busy. Here's where to start. → Read More

14 new hotels — from South Beach to Century City — we can’t wait to visit

Even though many of us are staying home right now, you're probably going to want to put these properties on your "must visit" list for when it's safer to travel. → Read More

Bora Bora for the day: What to do while your cruise is in port

What you need to know about the cruise port of Bora Bora. What to see, do and eat. → Read More

From Star Wars-themed to beachfront paradise: 10 top Airbnb homes in Florida

Throughout the state of Florida, you'll find some incredible Airbnb vacation rentals. From luxury residences right near the theme parks to homes on the beach to Gulf Coast island camping, here's what you need to know. → Read More

3 tips for insuring domestic trips

More travelers are insuring domestic vacations this year. Here are 3 important tips. → Read More

From beach bonfires to VIP theme park tours: 7 ways to upgrade your Florida vacation

No matter what part of Florida you decide to visit, there are some ways to upgrade your trip. Here are our tips. → Read More

Grouper, grits and Key lime pie: 9 famous Florida foods — and where to find them

Florida is home to an incredible culinary legacy. Here are the foods we love and that you have to try the next time you visit the Sunshine State. → Read More

Our 15 favorite Florida hotels for every type of traveler

From coast to coast, here are 15 of Florida's top hotels -- and you can use points to book them all. → Read More

19 mistakes to avoid at Walt Disney World

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation is an art. Here are 19 mistakes first-timers make and what you need to know to avoid them. → Read More

13 of the best beaches in Florida

With more than 8,000 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder Florida is a go-to destination for beautiful beaches in the U.S. Here’s an insider’s look at the best beaches in the Sunshine State. → Read More

These 12 state parks will make you fall in love with Florida

Across the state of Florida, you'll find 175 affordable -- and stunningly beautiful -- state parks. Here are a dozen of our favorite spots where you can enjoy beaches, nature trails through forests, kayaking canals, historic forts, freshwater springs, underwater cave systems and more. → Read More

Florida's top 10 vacation regions for different types of travelers

Florida's a big state that offers a little something for everyone. TPG will help you decide which of the Sunshine State's 10 regions are right for your next vacationl. → Read More

Hawaii could stay closed to tourists through June: Here's what you need to know

Hawaii has instituted strict quarantines for all arriving visitors and residents, as well as stay at home orders for its inhabitants. These orders are expected to extend through June. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Experts just released guidelines to help restart the travel industry — here's what's in store

The U.S. Travel Association launched guidelines to help all travel business restart successfully while promoting the health and safety of all travelers and employees. Here's a look at those guidelines. → Read More

If you need to wear a face mask on your next flight, these are your choices

It may only be a matter of time before you need to wear a face mask to board any flight in the country — or the world. → Read More