Kind Traveler: Give to Charities When You Book Your Travel

For this month’s installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series designed to highlight travel-themed charities, TPG Contributor Jade Broadus — an avid, deals-obsessed traveler — shares how you can give to your favorite charities while earning incredible travel rewards. (All images courtesy of Kind Traveler.) Launching in October 2015, new travel booking platform Kind Traveler will allow you to give to the charity of your choice as you…

Safaris and Foundations That Care Deeply About Lions

As you may have heard, an American dentist has been identified as the killer of Zimbabwe’s most beloved lion. Cecil, a 13-year-old male, had six cubs in his pride — and they now face certain death from other male lions. Earlier this month, the dentist-hunter paid £35,000 (roughly $55,000) for the questionable privilege of shooting Cecil…

Taking Pet-Friendly to a Whole New Level

For this month’s installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series designed to highlight travel-themed charities, TPG Contributor Jade Broadus — an avid traveler and owner of two rescue pups herself — shares how one hotel group is taking its pet-friendly policy to a whole new level. There are pet-friendly hotels — and then there’s Aloft Asheville Downtown Hotel, an Asheville, North…

Giving Tuesday: How to Help Nepal

Nepal’s recent devastating earthquake has forever changed the lives of its residents. For our latest installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series where we share travel-themed charities, new TPG Contributor Carly Blatt explores a few key ways you can help make a difference. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked Nepal over the weekend left an estimated 4,000 people dead…

Giving Tuesday: Washington to Washington

My new monthly series, Giving Tuesday, highlights travel-focused charities around the world. This month’s installment is from Davy Rothbart—writer of My Heart is an Idiot and brother of TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart—who’s created a remarkable organization called Washington to Washington, which helps inner-city kids take trips to America’s Great Outdoors.   For the past five years, Washington To Washington has…

Giving Tuesday: Opportunities for Travelers to Give Back

I’m excited to announce Giving Tuesday, a new monthly TPG series highlighting charities around the world that may appeal to the TPG travel community and allow us to give back to the world we love to explore. I often feel like an indulgent points junkie, taking amazing trips around the world for pennies on the dollar—so I love…

Our New Partnership With PeaceJam & 1 Billion Acts of Peace!

I am proud to announce TPG’s supporting partnership with PeaceJam and the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign. This remarkable organization harnesses the resources and wisdom of 13 Nobel Peace Laureates (from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama) to inspire today’s youth to become leaders and create positive change on a global level. With over 17 years of experience, the…

Make-A-Wish Foundation Launches Wishes In Flight Airline Miles Donation Drive

This week, the Make-A-Wish Foundation launches Wishes in Flight, a month-long campaign to raise airline miles donations for wish-related travel. Each year, 10,000 kids and their families travel for wishes granted by the organization. Nearly 75% of all wishes involve travel to places including cultural sites, theme parks, sporting events and everything in between. In…

Will Airlines Let Me Transfer Miles For Free For Charity?

TPG reader Paul posted the following question on my Facebook wall: “My kids’ school is doing a charity auction and I would like to offer up miles as a prize. Can I transfer miles into someone else’s account without fees?” > Donating miles to charity can be one of the most fulfilling ways to put…