11 Tips for Flight Sales, Mistake Fares and Maximizing Free Hotel Nights

TPG Contributor Mitch Berman offers 11 tips that allowed his family to work around 2015’s school-break times to put together mistake fares, deep discounts and credit card sign-ups into six international trips to eleven countries (and five more transcontinental trips). Visit Mitch and his son Kofi’s photo blog here. 2015 was a great travel year for my family and me,…

TPG’s 13 Must-Visit Destinations for 2016

As we kick off another year, Team TPG has gotten together to muse over the epic trips various team members have taken in 2015, and to look forward to what the new year has to offer. Special Contributor Eric Rosen has rounded up the list of destinations (in no particular order) that we’re all hoping…

5 Hot Carnival and Mardi Gras Destinations for 2016

Winter can sometimes summon seasonal blues. To help lift spirits – and, of course, ring in Lent and the eventual spring thaw – a slew of cities around the world kick the doldrums to the curb with their biggest parties of the year. Here are 5 Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations from TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin…

Deal Alert: Fly AA and United to Brazil from $480 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Deal Alert: New York to Brazil from $479 Round-Trip on Delta

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, but in this case it appears you must book directly through Delta. Flights deals to Brazil are available once again this week with nonstop service between New York (JFK)…

Deal Alert: Nonstop from NYC to Brazil from $476 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Forgetting This One Thing Could Ruin Your Trip Before It Starts

There are plenty of travel sites that tell you how to do things the right way — but as every traveler knows, sometimes things go wrong. In his bi-monthly travel mistake series, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten invites you to learn from his mistakes — his many, many mistakes.  On May 20, 2015, I found a great deal: a…

10 Photos: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our “In 10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, getting travel discounts and redemptions, and always, how to have a great time anywhere for less. Fresh off a 17-day trip to Rio de Janeiro, TPG Contributor Mitch Berman and his son, Kofi Lee-Berman, share their Brazilian adventures in both text and photos.  Sometimes, all the reason you need to…

Tivoli São Paulo Review and Why I Still Dabble with Hotels.com

The first leg of my recent Brazil and Asia trip was to São Paulo for an amFAR event, and I stayed at the boutique, high-design Tivoli São Paulo – Mofarrej in the happening Jardins district. Though the Tivoli isn’t a traditional big-chain or points property, it still provided a great opportunity for me to book through Hotels.com and get…