5 Reasons Why You Should Watch the Olympics From Home

Rio is looking like a less-than-appealing place to watch the Olympics — and the news coming out of the host city seems to be getting worse every day. Yesterday, some beachgoers stumbled upon human body parts that had washed up on the shore — right next to the Olympic Beach Volleyball Arena. In all, a…

Deal Alert: US to Singapore from $600 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Istanbul Aftermath: Travel Warnings and Waivers Following the Attack

Following yesterday’s tragic attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport (IST), the world is still in mourning and reeling from the horrific nature of the attacks. For frequent travelers, this tragedy hits close to home — as it took place in the terminal of an airport. Here’s what we know so far: According to reports, three terrorists arrived at IST…

Where to Go in Brazil Now That There’s a Temporary Visa Waiver

TPG Contributor Brian Biros outlines some of the other amazing cities, beaches and locales you should visit the next time you’re in Brazil. Because there’s so much more to this fabulous country than Rio.  To encourage attendance at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has temporarily lifted its visa requirements for citizens of…

You Can Now Redeem Starpoints for a Havana Hotel Stay

Several airlines have been approved for service from the US to Cuba, and you can even redeem AAdvantage miles for flights to the island nation for travel dates starting in mid-September. It’s great news that you’ll be able to book award flights to the country later this year, and the opening of the first US-branded…

10 of the Most Remote Destinations You Can Fly to Using Points And Miles

TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares 10 far-flung destinations worth visiting, all of which can be reached using travel rewards. Like many award travel enthusiasts, I’m often guilty of sticking to the beaten path, redeeming my points and miles for flights to major cities like Tokyo, Milan and Buenos Aires. But for today’s post,…

Should I Fly Business Class to Europe or on the Way Back?

TPG reader Ali emailed me to ask about transatlantic flights: “I’m planning to fly from Miami to Madrid with my wife and three young children. I have enough miles to fly business class in one direction; would you recommend we do that on the way to Europe or on the way back?” I try to fly in business…

7 Things Every Teen Should Do in Rio de Janeiro

17-year-old TPG Teen Contributor Kofi Lee-Berman has been to Rio de Janeiro twice in the past year — once for two weeks and another time for a few days — and fell in love with it after just a few hours. Here, Kofi shares his favorite teen-friendly activities in one of his favorite cites. Visit Kofi’s travel blog and photo…

Review: Delta One (767-300) from New York to Accra, Ghana

Earlier this week, I wrote about my trip to Africa and what will truly be the trip of a lifetime. I’m taking my parents and Kate and Cliff from the TPG team to Accra, Ghana, for a PeaceJam conference with 450 PeaceJammers and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. From there, my parents and I will…