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Destination Of The Week: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

April 4, 2014

A bustling metropolis combined with some of the most famous beaches in the world, this South American city is known for being an exotic mix of Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and Africa roots. With the World Cup just a few months away and the 2016 Summer Olympics set to take place, all eyes will be on this […]

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Destination of the Week: Goa

March 28, 2014

As she continues on her own epic trip throughout India, TPG Contributor Jenny Miller takes us to Goa, India’s smallest state. Best known for its miles of perfect beaches and all-hours nightlife, this tiny wedge of India’s western coast also offers intriguing Portuguese-influenced cuisine and ornate architecture. WHAT TO DO The first step in any Goa […]

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Destination of the Week: Adelaide

March 21, 2014

Though summer has reached an end in the Southern Hemisphere, fall can be an ideal time to escape the cold up north and head to Australia. For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne explores Aboriginal culture, native gardens, regional wine and cuisine, and lots of friendly marsupials in and around the historic city of […]

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Destination of the Week: Delhi

March 14, 2014

This week, TPG Contributor Jenny Miller takes us to the city of Delhi. India’s capital (we’re counting New Delhi as part of it) is big and gritty, as you might expect of a megalopolis of about 12 million souls. But the impressive monuments, great shopping, and terrific food make it well worth a visit. WHAT […]

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Destination of the Week: San Francisco

March 7, 2014

Known as the City by the Bay, San Francisco is a compact, seven-by-seven-mile collection of steep hills, panoramic views, cultural pursuits and farm-to-table cuisine. For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne and TPG contributor Brian Houtz take us to Northern California’s historic and progressive city of San Francisco. WHAT TO DO The heart of San Francisco is […]

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Destination Of The Week: Phuket, Thailand

February 28, 2014

This sunny Southeast Asian island playground has a long history of culture and tourism. Devastated by the 2004 tsunami, Phuket spent a decade recovering, and is now back and better than ever, so let’s explore this tropical paradise and all the ways you can use your points and miles to pay a visit. WHAT TO […]

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Destination of the Week: Houston

February 21, 2014

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG Contributor Casey Hatfield-Chiotti takes us to a Southern hub with a thriving arts scene, fantastic food, the Johnson Space Center, and where visitors get a healthy dose of good ol’ Texas hospitality. We’re headin’ to Houston. WHAT TO DO Houston may be better known for being the nation’s energy capital than for […]

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Destination Of The Week: Frankfurt

February 14, 2014

Frankfurt is Europe’s largest financial center, and also happens to have one of the busiest airports on the continent. However, this German hub offers so much more than just business and finance. Situated between two large rivers, the historical city center boasts unique architecture, cozy German pubs and an area of museums that spans over […]

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Destination of the Week: Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado

February 7, 2014

With Colorado snow levels up 20% from last year and snowfall down in most other Western ski areas, TPG contributor Jason Steele says that now is an ideal time to book a winter escape to the adjacent ski resort towns of Vail and Beaver Creek. Here’s what you can see and do while you’re there. During […]

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Destination of the Week: Papagayo, Costa Rica

January 31, 2014

If this winter’s polar vortex is inspiring you to plan a tropical vacation, know that now through April, Costa Rica  is warm, sunny and dry. For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne takes us to one of her (and The Points Guy’s) favorite spots on the northwest coast of Costa Rica: the wild, volcanic Peninsula Papagayo. Best […]

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Destination of the Week: Aspen, Colorado

January 24, 2014

With powder up a whopping 20% from last year and average temperatures in the 40s, skiers this season are flocking to the Rockies and Elks. For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Melanie Wynne takes us to one of her favorite winter destinations in the US – Aspen, Colorado. Echoes of Aspen’s former glory as a silver-mining boom town […]

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Destination of the Week: Hanoi, Vietnam

January 17, 2014

A city rich in culture and heritage that has been around for thousands of years, this destination is the second largest city in Vietnam, and the country’s capital. It’s bounded by the banks of the Red River, and is considered to be more a traditional and authentic experience than its bustling and urban counterpart to […]

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Destination of the Week: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

January 10, 2014

With temperatures finally rising to tolerable levels and a one of the best snow packs in years in North America, it’s time to strap on your skies and buy those lift tickets. For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG Contributor Casey Hatfield-Chiotti takes us to one of her favorite US ski spots, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Founded in the 19th […]

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Destination of the Week: Mendoza, Argentina

January 3, 2014

For today’s Destination of the Week we’ll visit one of Latin America’s most up-and-coming destinations – a vibrant little city that gives its name to the surrounding wine region, where leafy Malbec vineyards are nestled in the imposing shadow of the Andes. The city’s trendy dining scene, premier wine-growing reputation and access to pristine wilderness and […]

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Destination Of The Week: A Roundup Of Our 2013 Destinations

December 27, 2013

For our final Destination of the Week post of 2013, we decided to pull together a list of all the destinations we’ve covered this year. From Seattle to Shanghai, Mexico City to Melbourne, and Vienna to Dubai…we’ve covered a sundry selection of destinations…and there is something from everyone in this mix – from bustling cities […]

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Destination Of The Week: Melbourne

December 20, 2013

It may be winter up north, but for today’s Destination of the Week, we are going Down Under to pay a summer visit to a city that sometimes gets overshadowed by its larger and glitzier neighbor to the northeast. But this laidback Australian metropolis with the country’s buzziest food scene is ideal both for cosmopolitan […]

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Destination of the Week: Malta

December 13, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jenny Miller takes us to a Mediterranean island nation where the English-speaking population, a year-round average temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit, and an abundance of both beaches and historic cities add up to an excellent vacation destination. We’re going to Malta! If you happen to be heading […]

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Destination of the Week: Hong Kong

December 6, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we are going to a semi-autonomous city known for its glittering skyline and beautiful harbor. Connecting both Eastern and Western cultures, this former British colony is home to exquisite cuisine and incredible shopping amidst a landscape of modern skyscrapers and historical temples. We’re heading to Hong Kong! HISTORY Once […]

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Destination of the Week: Denver

November 29, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jason Steele is here to show you around his hometown. Though the city itself might not be your destination, it’s the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, and as the ski season approaches, plenty of avid winter sportsmen and women are likely to be passing through here, so […]

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Destination of the Week: Amsterdam

November 22, 2013

This week’s travel spot has got a little something for everyone: families, singles, culture buffs, biking fanatics, hippies, art lovers…you name it, this Dutch destination has got it. We asked Europe-based TPG contributor Lori Zaino to take us on a tour of Amsterdam! WHAT TO DO If you are into museums, this city has a […]

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Destination of the Week: Siem Reap, Cambodia

November 15, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we’re heading to an increasingly busy town that is known as the gateway to Cambodia’s Angkor complex of temples, where colonial and Chinese-style architecture fills the streets, rice paddies dot the nearby countryside, and the range of visitors varies from backpackers on a shoestring to tourist-filled megabuses to ultra-rich […]

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Destination of the Week: Milan

November 8, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we are going to a northern Italian city that often gets criticized for being too industrial, but is one of the most fashionable destinations in the world.  It is a beautiful city with a rich cultural heritage and so much to do and see. It boasts one of the […]

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Destination of the Week: Macau

November 1, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Sharon McDonnell takes us to Macau, a former Portuguese colony near Hong Kong, that has become the Las Vegas of Asia. WHAT TO DO A surreal potpourri of China, Las Vegas and Portugal –  glitzy, flashy, and the world’s most profitable gaming destination, crammed with every Western […]

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Destination of the Week: Tucson, Arizona

October 25, 2013

Signs of fall and winter are slowly starting to show around the US, but not in Tucson! For today’s Destination of the Week, University of Arizona alum and TPG contributor Lori Zaino takes us almost south of the border to a city that boasts around 300 days of sunshine a year. Well known as a […]

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