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Miles Away is all about the destination, and how to get there. Each episode explores either an off-the-beaten-path region or a popular, must-see travel hotspot through first-hand accounts, with TPG experts explaining the best options for using points and miles to visit. Whether you’re looking to book a ski trip for your family of four or planning a tropical getaway for some R&R, Miles Away is the podcast to get you there.

Miles Away is all about the destination, and how to get there. Each episode explores either an off-the-beaten-path region or a popular, must-see travel hotspot through first-hand accounts, with TPG experts explaining the best options for using points and miles to visit. Whether you’re looking to book a ski trip for your family of four or planning a tropical getaway for some R&R, Miles Away is the podcast to get you there.
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Miles Away is all about the destination, and how to get there. Each episode explores either an off-the-beaten-path region or a popular, must-see travel hotspot through first-hand accounts, with TPG experts explaining the best options for using points and miles to visit. Whether you’re looking to book a ski trip for your family of four or planning a tropical getaway for some R&R, Miles Away is the podcast to get you there.

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English

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6036896927


Episodes

Pursuing Points Perfection in Aruba

3/20/2019
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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.

Duration:00:16:48

Using an LAX Layover for a Day at Disneyland

3/13/2019
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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.

Duration:00:27:52

Making the Most of Maui

3/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:23:20

Trip to Tropical Paradise: The Seychelles

2/27/2019
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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

Duration:00:29:24

Singapore Fling: Crazy Rich Hotel Options

2/20/2019
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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.

Duration:00:22:17

Why New Orleans Is Calling to You Right Now

2/13/2019
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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.

Duration:00:29:50

Spending a Long Weekend in Auckland, New Zealand

2/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:18:43

Your Guide to Spring Skiing Out West

1/30/2019
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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.

Duration:00:27:17

Why You Should Freeze Your Butt Off in Scandinavia This Winter

1/23/2019
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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.

Duration:00:28:45

Off the Beaten Path: St. Helena with Lee Abbamonte

1/16/2019
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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.

Duration:00:18:55

Start Planning Your 2020 Ski Trips Now

1/9/2019
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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.

Duration:00:34:06

Getting To and From Paradise: French Polynesia

1/2/2019
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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...

Duration:00:39:00

Introducing Miles Away

12/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:09:23