6 Tips for Booking Your First Cruise

Planning your first cruise can seem really intimidating, especially with so many options to choose from — where to sail, which cruise line to travel on and how to get the biggest bang for your buck. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr offers his best tips, from the best credit cards to use to picking the perfect…

TPGtv Episode 17: Cruising Around Ha Long Bay’s 2,000 Islands in Vietnam

After spending a few days exploring Hanoi and learning how to cook my favorite Vietnamese dish, it was time to leave the bustling city behind and explore Vietnam’s natural side. Located about a four-hour drive from Hanoi, Ha Long Bay is a beautiful coastal area consisting of roughly 2,000 islands that’s been a UNESCO World Heritage site…

Review: Fathom’s Inaugural Cruise From Miami to Cuba

TPG Senior Editor Kaeli Conforti recently set sail on Fathom’s inaugural cruise to Cuba aboard the MV Adonia, where she spent the week participating in various cultural exchange tours designed to bring Americans and Cubans closer together. Read on for her review of the Fathom Adonia experience. As a huge history buff, I was thrilled to be covering…

You Can Now Book a Cruise from Miami to Cuba

Update: On April 18, Carnival announced that travelers from any country can now book a Fathom cruise to Cuba, including Cuban-born individuals. This new policy even applies to the inaugural cruise on May 1, though it may be difficult to find availability at this point. It’s official: Starting May 1, Americans will be able to take a…

AA Award Increase, Hilton China Sale, 10k KrisFlyer Miles

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: American AAdvantage Increasing Award Costs for Peak Travel Dates American Airlines has decided to raise the number of miles needed for standard award tickets on four of the busiest days of the year. The exact dates haven’t been announced, but…