How to Use Airline Miles for Award Travel to Sydney

When it comes to using miles for an aspirational trip, Sydney is one of the destinations readers ask about most. Everyone seems to want to use their miles to get to Australia, so as a follow up to his post on strategies for getting to Tokyo using miles, I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together…

6 Budget Destinations That Will Save You a Bundle

Matthew Kepnes runs the budget travel website, Nomadic Matt, and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. His book features tips and advice on how to travel the world on a budget and was called “the bible for budget travelers” by BBC Travel….

15 Cultural Hotspots To Visit in 2015

2015 is shaping up to be an interesting year for the art world, with enormous museums, performance and cultural centers opening all over the planet. With that in mind, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has curated (get it?) a list of 15 of the most interesting cultural hotspots that should be on your travel docket this…

Flight Review: Hawaiian Airlines Business Class Sydney-Honolulu and Air New Zealand SYD Lounge

So far in my series on my trip to Australia with TPG Managing Editor Eric, I’ve covered how I used miles to book my award ticket, my flight from LAX-MEL in United GlobalFirst, the day I spent wine-tasting out in the Yarra Valley, a restaurant review roundup of all the fantastic places we ate in the city, my review of…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Sydney City Harbour Deluxe and City View Rooms

So far in my series on my trip to Australia with TPG Managing Editor Eric, I’ve covered how I used miles to book my award ticket, my flight from LAX-MEL in United GlobalFirst, the day I spent wine-tasting out in the Yarra Valley, a restaurant review roundup of all the fantastic places we ate in the city, my review of…

Flying to Australia from North America on Air New Zealand and United

Air New Zealand and United are Star Alliance partners, and route all their North American flights through Los Angeles, San Francisco and/or Vancouver. The following are the flight numbers and schedules for all ANZ flights that route through Los Angeles (as well as their Auckland-Australia connections) and United’s non-stop flights from LAX and SFO to/from…

Flying to Australia from North America on Delta and Virgin Australia

Delta and Virgin Australia are partner airlines, and route all their North American flights through Los Angeles. Here you’ll find advice on mileage programs and credit cards associated with these airlines, as well as the flight numbers and schedules for non-stop flights to/from Los Angeles and Australian cities. Note that (2+) signifies a flight that arrives two…