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How To Redeem Travel Points (Beginner’s Guide)

November 10th, 2016|How To|

I believe that everyone can benefit from reward programs, whether you want to travel smarter by paying less for economy, or travel better by maximizing points to fly premium cabins and stay in luxury hotels around the world. Through rewards programs, I’ve been able to travel extensively in premium cabins and stay at some of the finest hotels; something that [...]

Increased Sign-Up Bonus In Canada on The American Express Gold Rewards Card

June 6th, 2017|Credit Card Reviews|

Introduction: American Express in Canada is currently offering an increased sign-up bonus on The American Express Gold Rewards Card! I already consider it the overall best travel rewards card for Canadians, so this increased welcome bonus only sweetens the deal! Here are the details: 30,000 Membership Reward welcome bonus after spending $1,500 in the first 3 months of membership and adding [...]

Review: ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 777 First Class San Francisco – Tokyo

June 5th, 2017|Flight Reviews|

Introduction: You always remember your first... This was our debut international first class flight, and second flight on a trip around the world that included stops in San Francisco, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Singapore, Munich and Denver. I originally hadn't planned to write a review for any of this trip (we took it in summer, 2016) as a lot of the photos are [...]

Review: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Deluxe Room

May 29th, 2017|Hotel Reviews|

Introduction: Staying at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has been on my travel bucket list for quite some time. Located in the heart of the city, this historic building is currently undergoing a renovation (complete July, 2017) that will see the magnificent castle brought up to modern standards while retaining all of it's unique charm and rich history. It took me a few [...]

Review: United Airlines Polaris First Class Boeing 767 Paris – Chicago

May 24th, 2017|Flight Reviews|

Introduction: I don't think United Polaris First class is on anybody's bucket list, including mine. Furthermore, United is in the process of eliminating first class on all long-haul flights, and the following information will be obsolete in the near future. Unfortunately when I booked my 11-day trip around the world, United was the only option crossing the Atlantic ocean without [...]

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Meet Your Travel Rewards Expert

PointsWise Founder: Tyler Weatherup

Champagne taste on a beer budget has always been reminiscent of Tyler’s travel style. Raised in British Columbia, Tyler has an unquenchable thirst for more adventure, which is fueled by leveraging airline and hotel loyalty programs to travel the world in luxury and style.

Currently enjoying a career in social services, he can often be found advocating for those who are marginalized in the community and is passionate about social justice. In his precious downtime, Tyler enjoys spending time with his partner Brad, and their two bulldogs, Rocco and Margo.

Through PointsWise, Tyler hopes to help others realize the potential in their travel rewards programs to not only travel smarter, but travel better.

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