Ghost Airports: Unfinished, Abandoned or Forgotten

Airports are typically lively places — full of activity, bustle and people zooming from place to place. Or, at least, they should be. Today, TPG Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at several airports that… didn’t quite pan out. Scattered all over the world are the bones of airports that have been hilariously overbuilt, abandoned, left…

6 Snazzy Hotel Brands for Millennial-Centric Stays

“Millennial” is one of the biggest buzzwords in travel, since this segment makes up a quarter of the US population and spends billions per year on travel-related activities. For the last few years, major players on the hotel landscape have been molding their latest brands to home in on this market, with tech-savvy offerings, design-heavy social spaces and…

The Award Traveler’s Guide to Hyatt Gold Passport

Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains everything award travelers need to know about one of my favorite hotel loyalty programs: Hyatt Gold Passport. When you’re choosing a loyalty program, there are a few key features to look for: a quality product, valuable points, worthwhile elite benefits and a variety of lucrative earning and redemption options. Hyatt…

Premium Class Comparison on the World’s Longest Flights

If you’re going to redeem miles for a premium flight, you might as well enjoy the onboard amenities for more than a few hours. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen takes a look at ten routes that help you maximize the first or business-class experience. Last month, Emirates announced that it will launch new nonstop…

Your Layover Guide to Los Angeles (LAX)

Our “Your Layover Guide” series feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor (and pro photographer) Patrick T. Fallon guides…

Insider Series: Carrie’s Galley Gossip — Part Two

In this second installment of her new column, “Carrie’s Galley Gossip,” TPG Insider Carrie A. Trey — a flight attendant for a major airline — shares some of her favorite stories about life at 35,000 feet. First of all, if you haven’t read the first installment of my column, you can check that out here. Then, dig in to…

One Year of Earning and Burning with the SPG Amex

I often discuss how helpful credit card sign-up bonuses and spending can be for earning award travel, but some readers are intimidated by the idea of opening new accounts. So today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen demonstrates how much a single card can offer you in travel rewards. Award travel can be a daunting hobby to take up, especially when it comes…