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Destination Of The Week: Kuala Lumpur

October 18, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jenny Miller takes us to Malaysia’s capital, a low-key, diverse city where the food is delicious and the sights are both extensive and accessible. We’re heading to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Often overshadowed by Singapore at the tip of the Malaysian peninsula, Kuala Lumpur comes as a welcome […]

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Destination Of The Week: The Best Cities To Celebrate Halloween

October 11, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we are getting into the spooky spirit of the season and instead of giving you a rundown of a single destination for mileage runs and points-specific hotels, we’re getting spooky and taking a tour of some of the most ghoulish Halloween festivities around. Whether child-friendly trick-or-treating or elaborate costumes […]

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Destination Of The Week: San Juan, Puerto Rico

October 4, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Melanie Wynne takes us to the Caribbean to a multicultural island boasting wide sandy beaches and tropical rainforests. It is time to take your high school Spanish out for a spin as you explore the city’s powerful Colonial past and the breezy, colorful and elegant cultural scene […]

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Destination Of The Week: Munich

September 27, 2013

It isn’t even October yet but the year’s biggest beer festival is already underway! For today’s Destination of the Week, to celebrate Oktoberfest we are heading to its birthplace to learn not only the about origins of the world-famous beer-inspired celebration but also to the discover the many charms of Bavaria’s largest city. We’re going […]

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Destination of the Week: Belfast

September 20, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Debbie Emery takes us to what was once one of Europe’s most war-torn cities that has blossomed in recent years from the center of the IRA ‘Troubles’ into the pride of Northern Ireland and one of Europe’s hippest destinations. We’re heading to Belfast, Northern Ireland. WHAT TO […]

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Destination of the Week: Barcelona

September 13, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we asked Madrid-based expat and TPG contributor Lori Zaino to cover the majestic city of Barcelona. Although Barcelona is in Spain, first and foremost it is part of the Catalunya region. Therefore, the city is a mixture of the two cultures, Catalan and Spanish, which makes for its unique […]

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Destination Of The Week: Singapore

September 6, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jenny Miller takes us to Southeast Asia to the only city-state in the world that is actually an island, and the national pastimes of eating and shopping make for an excellent, exciting vacation spot. We’re heading to Singapore. WHAT TO DO It takes less than 45 minutes […]

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Destination Of The Week: Sydney

August 30, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Debbie Emery takes us Down Under, to a city that has blossomed from the first British colony in Australia into a bustling international metropolis, combining stunning natural scenery with a lively cultural scene. We are going to Sydney, Australia. First established in 1788 as a penal colony […]

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Destination of the Week: Venice

August 23, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG Contributor Sharon McDonnell takes us on a literary vaporetto ride of one of Europe’s top tourist destinations to visit museums, marvel at cathedrals, peruse the vibrant art scene and live it up along the canals of Venice. Whether Venice to you is the crumbling palace in Casino Royale, where Daniel Craig’s James […]

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Destination of the Week: San Diego

August 16, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG Contributor Casey Hatfield-Chiotti takes us to her hometown of San Diego, also sometimes known as “America’s Finest City” (despite what happens in mayoral politics!) thanks to gorgeous weather, a beautiful downtown, great museums and a buzzing food scene. WHAT TO DO Many regard San Diego as the “surfer dude” of […]

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Destination of the Week: Edinburgh

August 9, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Adee Braun takes us to a city that hosts one of the biggest arts festivals in the world, where a brooding medieval castle looms above the streets and the verdant lowland hills are never too far away. We’re headed to Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh is perhaps the only […]

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Destination Of The Week: Mallorca

August 2, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we are visiting a Mediterranean island off the coast of Spain that has drawn vacationers from all over the world with its dramatic beaches, beautiful historic hotels, and sunny climate from Roman times to the present day. We’re heading to the largest of the Balearic islands: Mallorca. WHAT TO DO […]

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Destination Of The Week: Santa Barbara

July 26, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Kathy A. McDonald takes us on a tour of one of Southern California’s most scenic and accessible destinations. Nicknamed the “American Riviera,” where the Pacific Ocean meets the Santa Ynez Mountains, we are heading to Santa Barbara, California.  WHAT TO DO A pleasure to visit, Santa Barbara is a preferred […]

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Destination Of The Week: Reykjavik

July 19, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, I went to the mid Atlantic to visit a Nordic island country in between Europe and the US that has both geographical and cultural traits of each. We are heading to Reykjavik, Iceland.  WHAT TO DO A city of contrasts from the harsh volcanic landscape and frozen glaciers to the rich culture […]

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Destination of the Week: Mumbai

July 12, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Sharon McDonnell takes us all the way to the “Manhattan of India” to visit a cultural capital that is steeped in history and has become one of the largest cities in the world. We are heading to Mumbai, India. As India’s biggest city, Mumbai – formerly known […]

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Destination of the Week: Budapest

July 5, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Adee Braun takes us to a city that she called home for a year—one of the stateliest and underappreciated capitals of Central Europe. We’re headed to Budapest, Hungary. WHAT TO DO When the medieval kings of Hungary decided to build themselves a capital, they chose their new […]

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Destination of the Week: Cabo San Lucas

June 28, 2013

Whether you want to gallery hop, try craft brews, surf or simply lounge by the pool, it’s all here at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Many of Cabo’s luxurious resorts feel a world away from the melee and nearby towns like historic San Jose del Cabo, up-and-coming Puerto Los Cabos and artsy Todos Santos […]

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Destination Of The Week: Berlin

June 21, 2013

Paris has its romantic charms and Rome its ancient beauty, but there is only one metropolis that has the frenzied beating heart of Europe. It’s a city that has been at the center of the most profound historical moments of the past hundred years and has somehow emerged as a dynamic, cosmopolitan and trend-setting modern […]

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Destination of the Week: Beijing

June 14, 2013

Hong Kong may have the nightlife and the financial sector. Shanghai has the high fashion and trendy arts scene. But don’t discount the Chinese capital, which has emerged from decades of isolation to become one of Asia’s most dynamic, fascinating destinations. With plenty of world-famous sights like the Forbidden City and nearby sections of the […]

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Destination of the Week: Mexico City

June 7, 2013

As the beach resorts of Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun become packed with tourists over the summer months, Mexico City is a tempting destination for travelers wanting an authentic trip south of the border that is not filled with raucous bachelor parties. For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Kristine Hansen takes us on […]

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Destination of the Week: Stockholm

May 31, 2013

As summer approaches and the days grow longer, we head north – far north – to one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals for today’s Destination of the Week, where TPG contributor Brittany Shoot takes us a tour of baroque palaces, pristine waterways and leafy neighborhoods. We’re heading to Sweden to visit Stockholm. ABOUT STOCKHOLM There are so […]

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Destination of the Week: Dubrovnik, Croatia

May 24, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Adee Braun takes us to a medieval fortress town that is one of her favorite seaside destinations. It is packed with history, beauty and plenty of dramatic views. We’re headed to Dubrovnik, Croatia. WHAT TO DO Croatia’s most-visited city, Dubrovnik is a medieval town that sits on a little […]

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Destination of the Week: Sevilla, Spain

May 17, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we asked Madrid-based expat and TPG contributor Lori Zaino to cover one of her favorite cities in Spain, sultry Sevilla, whose stately tree-shaded streets, massive cathedral, and magnetic nightlife have drawn travelers from far and wide. Sevilla’s rich history has included past rule by the Romans, the Visigoths, the […]

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Destination of the Week: Key West

May 10, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Nick Ewen takes us down to Florida to the southernmost tip of the continental United States as we visit the Conch Republic also known as Key West.   WHAT TO DO Key West is the final stopping point along the 120+ mile stretch of highway that runs the […]

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