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Destination of the Week: Warsaw

May 3, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Alex Schechter takes us to a land formerly hidden behind the Iron Curtain that has emerged in the 21st century as a gorgeous European destination well worth exploring thanks to its history, arts and architecture. We’re headed to Eastern Europe to visit one of the continent’s great capitals, […]

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Destination of the Week: Bangkok

April 26, 2013

From the first sight – and smell – of it, travelers recognize that Bangkok is a thumping, slightly seedy thumping heartbeat of Southeast Asia. Unlike some of its more sedate neighbors, this bustling metropolis is a forest of high-rise buildings, a swamp of smoggy traffic jams and contains warrens of some of Asia’s liveliest nightlife […]

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Destination of the Week: Disneyland

April 19, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week,  TPG contributor Kathy McDonald takes us around the happiest place on earth: the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. WHAT TO DO There’s no getting around the Disney legend in Anaheim, California. Here you’ll find the happiest place on earth – Disneyland – opened by Walt Disney 58 years ago and conceived […]

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Destination of the Week: Auckland

April 12, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we head to the other land down under – a magical island nation of hobbit hovels, snowcapped mountains, spectacular bays and some of the world’s most pristine landscapes, New Zealand, to visit the small but cosmopolitan city of Auckland. WHAT TO DO Although a lot of travelers tend to […]

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Destination of the Week: Prague

April 5, 2013

TPG contributor Adee Braun takes us to one of her (and our) favorite European cities for today’s Destination of the Week to take a stroll on the Charles Bridge, hear a concert at the Rudolfinum and explore the ancient alleys of the city’s Jewish Quarter in Prague. If a cake maker transitioned careers to design […]

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Destination of the Week: Taipei

March 29, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG Contributor Melanie Wynne takes us to the Far East to visit a little nation that has remained independent despite the odds and its vibrant capital: Taipei. Capital of the small island nation of Taiwan, Taipei is a booming, prosperous city of over 2 million people, whose economy is fueled largely by manufacturing […]

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Destination of the Week: Copenhagen

March 22, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Brittany Shoot takes us on a tour of a Scandinavian city that’s been around for over 1,000 years, but which has endured as a center of culture, learning, fashion and now food. We’re headed to the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Though the smallest of the Nordic countries, Denmark has been in […]

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Destination of the Week: Cartagena

March 15, 2013

South America has been much in the news lately due to the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s recent demise and the election of a new Pope from Argentina, so today we decided to look south to this wonderful, teeming, intriguing continent for our Destination of the Week. A shimmering pearl on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, Cartagena […]

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Destination of the Week: Seattle

March 8, 2013

In the corner of the country, the Emerald City glitters like a beacon in the rain. Perhaps best known for coffee-swigging, grunge-grooving hipsters, this city can be an enigma to travelers. However, it offers unparalleled outdoor and cultural adventures, and fantastic vistas of Olympic and Cascade mountains and the Pacific Ocean. For today’s Destination of […]

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Destination of the Week: Dubai

March 1, 2013

TPG contributor Alex Schechter spent some time in the Dubai recently, so we asked him to write up a Destination of the Week on one of the world’s most intriguing cities – one that has fast shot to prominence as a center of finance, commerce and the finer things in life. Dubai began exporting its […]

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Destination of the Week: Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley

February 22, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Kathy McDonald takes us on a tour of a true desert oasis: Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, California. Her recent travels have taken her to Seattle, London, France (and a bucket list visit to Reims, the capital of Champagne), Florida and most recently, California’s Central Coast. WHAT TO DO Year-round, […]

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Destination of the Week: Lisbon, Portugal

February 15, 2013

TPG contributor Adee Braun is a native New Yorker with expatriate tendencies. She’s lived in London, Paris and Budapest and traveled to over 30 countries around the world. Her recent travels have taken her to Rome, New Mexico, California and Japan. In addition to The Points Guy, she writes for Flavorwire and Untapped Cities. Today […]

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Destination of the Week: Las Vegas

February 1, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Nick Ewen gives us a tour of Sin City, which he called home for several years. We’re headed to America’s gambling mecca: Las Vegas. WHAT TO DO Las Vegas was officially founded as a city just over one hundred years ago, and since then has experienced incredible […]

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Destination of the Week: Vienna

January 25, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jen Jones Donatelli takes us to one of Europe’s great capitals – a city of art, culture, music and cuisine that was once the capital of a great empire. We’re off to Vienna. Note: You might have noticed the header on the site changing week to week. That’s because each […]

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Destination of the Week: New Orleans

January 18, 2013

Just in time to make your Mardi Gras plans, TPG Contributor Sarah Tomlinson covers the Big Easy for today’s Destination of the Week: New Orleans. WHAT TO DO It’s impossible to keep a city like New Orleans down. Long known for its raucous, free-spirited mélange of cultures, cuisines and musical genres, as well as half a dozen […]

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Destination of the Week: Shanghai

January 11, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week TPG Contributor Sarah Tomlinson covers one of China’s most exciting cities – one that rapidly transformed itself from a historical has-been into a world-class cosmopolis that draws visitors from all over the globe for shopping, business and plenty of entertainment: Shanghai. WHAT TO DO Shanghai is a city of contrasts, […]

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Destination of the Week: The Maldives

January 4, 2013

For today’s Destination of the Week, we travel to one of the world’s far-flung yet most dreamworthy destinations, a chain of tiny islands off the southern tip of India that’s gaining popularity with tourists by the day thanks to a pristine environment, world-class luxury resorts and an end-of-the-earth tropical ambiance. Our destinations is: the Maldives. […]

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Destination of the Week: Florence

December 28, 2012

You say “tomato,” I say “to-mah-to.” You say “Florence,” I say “Firenze”—but no matter what you call it, Florence is no doubt one of Italy’s crown jewels. For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jen Jones Donatelli shares her insight on this Italian city, where she spent her honeymoon last September and fell in full-on amore with it. This historical hotspot has it […]

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Destination of the Week: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

December 21, 2012

TPG contributor Katharine Gammon is a science writer for publications including WIRED, Popular Science and Los Angeles Magazine. She also happens to be an experienced globetrotter who visited Southeast Asia for a month last year during her honeymoon. For today’s Destination of the Week, she shares her insider tips on Ho Chi Minh City, formerly […]

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Destination of the Week: Oahu, Hawaii

December 14, 2012

TPG Contributor Candice Abraham may be from Toronto, but she’s a veritable Hawaii expert having covered the islands for years in her career as a travel writer, so we asked her to write today’s Destination of the Week on this perennially popular winter destination as we check out the island of Oahu. It’s that time of […]

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Destination of the Week: Toronto

December 7, 2012

After my roundup on Monday of the Top Travel Credit Cards for Canadians, Canada was on my mind, so I decided to have TPG Contributor Candice Abraham, a Toronto native, share the ins and outs of her hometown and its many opportunities to earn and redeem those points and miles. So for today’s Destination of the […]

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Destination of the Week: Madrid

November 30, 2012

Hola and buenos dias! For today’s Destination of the Week we jet to a city with a world-class collection of museums, a delicious restaurant scene and some of the best nightlife in the world – no wonder it’s one of TPG’s all-time favorite cities: Madrid. QUE HACER (What to Do) Often overlooked in favor of […]

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Destination of the Week: Seoul

November 16, 2012

All this week we’ve been bringing you individual hotel reviews from TPG’s recent trip to South Korea, and now it’s time to let you in on all the other fun things he enjoyed while he was there with today’s Destination of the Week: Seoul. GETTING THERE Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in Korea […]

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Destination of the Week: Cancun & The Riviera Maya

November 9, 2012

For today’s Destination of the Week, TPG contributor Jen Jones Donatelli takes us south of the border to one of Mexico’s most popular beach vacation spots: Cancun. As she notes, however, there’s a lot more to Cancun and the Riviera Maya than just fun in the sun. Oh, Mexico — you just keep me coming back […]

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