US Plans to Reopen Embassy in Cuba

For the first time since 1961, Washington, D.C. and Havana are on speaking terms again. ¡Viva diplomacia! This historic step comes on the heels of President Obama having met Raul Castro in April, and then announcing in May that Cuba was to be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. And now we’re…

10 Photos: Mega-Malls, Panoramic Views and More in Dubai

This is the first travel photo essay from new TPG Contributor (and professional photographer) Patrick T. Fallon, who in future posts hopes to provide useful guides to destinations that include tips on exploring, redeeming miles, gaining status and improving your own photography while traveling. Between TPG posts, follow his work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) My first…

Uber Executives Arrested in Paris Following Protests

Uber’s controversy in France continues this week after two of its top executives were taken into custody by French police for “illicit activities,” according to the Associated Press. These events follow last week’s anti-Uber protests in Paris (and other parts of France), which shut down the city. The demonstrations headed by Parisian taxi drivers halted travel…

So, Greece is a Mess — What Does That Mean For Travelers?

With the recent financial collapse of Greece and its subsequent July 5 referendum, travelers are not sure how to handle trips planned to Athens, the Greek Islands and beyond. Here’s our guide to what’s happening, and what it means for you. Previously in Greece So, how did we get here? Let’s recap. No spoilers! 2008-2009:…

Napa vs. Sonoma: Which Wine Country Is Right for You?

Napa and Sonoma are collectively known as California wine country, but while they’re side by side — separated by a mountain range — they’re far from interchangeable. TPG Contributor (and wine-lover) Katie Hammel, a frequent visitor to both, explains their differences and offers advice on what to do and where to stay, eat and drink in both destinations. Cheers! The Basics of…

Uber Launches UberBoat in Istanbul

Ride-sharing app Uber has launched a new service in Istanbul: UberBOAT, which transport riders to their destinations by boat. The new service will function the same way as a normal Uber ride — just stand by the coast, hail your ride using Uber’s app, and a boat with space for six to eight people should arrive promptly…

Amazing Deal Alert: New York to Singapore on Delta from $747

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…

Favorite Places: Stone Street in New York

Our weekend series, “Favorite Places,” features beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. Today, TPG Contributor Matthew Zuzolo gives us a glimpse of the delightful/delicious Stone Street in New York City. Stone Street Historic District is located in New York City’s bustling Financial District, just a short walk from TPG headquarters in Lower…

Hotel Review: Le Meridien Etoile, Paris

On a trip that paired a visit to the Paris Air Show with a leisurely weekend in the capital of fashion, TPG Contributor Sarah Silbert stayed at the Le Méridien Etoile in the 17th arrondissement. Read on to see if this conveniently located Starwood property is right for your next trip to the City of…

Amazing Deal Alert: Business Class to Europe from $1,519

There have been some amazing deals on business-class flights to Europe from the West Coast and East Coast over the past few weeks, with travelers having the opportunity to book premium-cabin travel to a number of European cities for less than $1,600 round-trip. This week, you can still take advantage of great fares from Philadelphia to a bunch of…