A Points and Miles Retirement Gift for My Parents

My parents selflessly raised four kids and helped put us all through college. They cringe when I say I “owe” them, because they never did it to be paid back. That’s why it’s so great to be able to do nice things for them whenever possible — such as scoring VIP seats at a Knicks game with…

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…

Exciting New Airline Routes for November 2015 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) could…

10 Destination Spas That Take You Away From It All

Never one to shy away from a good spa treatment, TPG Contributor David Hoffmann of the travel blog David’s Been Here shares some of his favorite spa experiences around the world, from beaches to cities to the heart of the Arabian desert.  Timeless Spa at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa — Dubai, UAE Being stranded…

5 Great LGBT-Friendly Destinations for Fall

All summers have to end, but don’t dismay — the influx of fleece and leaf-peeping has its perks. TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin takes a peek at some of the top LGBT-friendly destinations to book this fall, with either swimsuit or sweater in hand. (All photos by the author unless otherwise specified.) 1. New Orleans, Louisiana With its oppressive summer…

The Ultimate Guys’ Fishing Weekend

Having recently returned from the holy grail of guys’ weekends, TPG Contributor Muhammad Lila shares his experience with the West Coast Fishing Club, a Vancouver-based charter fishing outfitter that specializes in high-end outdoor adventures. As he explains, you’ll trade tents and mud for high-thread-count sheets and delicious, chef-prepared meals. What happens when you mix 14 men of varying ages and…

Last-Minute Award Travel Ideas for Labor Day 2015

Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen offers ideas for some great award trips you can book for the upcoming holiday weekend. It’s hard to believe that summer is already almost over, but Labor Day is just two weeks away! However, there’s still time to enjoy one last summer trip. While last-minute travel tends to be expensive (especially over a…

Layover Lowdown: Toronto Pearson International Airport

Our “Layover Lowdown” 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 Toronto native) Alyssa Schwartz guides us through…

Horsing Around at Dude Ranches in North America

Perfect for families (and great for a guys’ or girls’ weekend, or even a romantic getaway), a dude ranch vacation offers a break from the rat race— it’s hard to check your email when you’re learning to canter—with long days on horseback, nights under the stars, and plenty of good, old fashioned fun in the fresh air….

Travel to Canada for the Women’s World Cup 2015

When FIFA brings the Women’s World Cup games to Canada this summer, they’ll present sports and travel fans with two awesome opportunities: watching American greats such as Alex Morgan and Former FIFA World Player of the Year Abby Wambach kick some butt—errr, we mean, soccer balls –and two, to check out two vibrant, dramatically diverse…