FYI: Pizza Delivery Drones are Taking Off in New Zealand

When it comes to having a fresh, hot pizza delivered directly into your hands, the days of using a rotary phone to dial up your local pizza parlor seem like something out of The Flintstones. From online ordering to pepperoni-toting robots, pizza makers have turned into early tech adopters as a way to stay ahead of the…

Where to See Stunning Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo and Osaka

In Japan, there’s a special word meant just for celebrating nature’s gorgeous display of pink and white cherry blossoms each spring — hanami, which translates to “flower viewing” and means enjoying the beauty of the cherry blossoms. I didn’t really get what all the fuss was about, but after experiencing the glory of the blossoms in full bloom, I…

Dramatic Drone Shots Over Tokyo

If you’ve ever been to Tokyo, you know how busy a city it can be. But it’s amazing to see how different — and calm — everything is when you view it from above. We traveled to Japan earlier this year at the height of cherry blossom season, which is a beautiful time to visit. Check out the video…

2020 Olympics Attendees Will Use Robots, Driverless Cars and Translation Tech in Tokyo

Now that the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro have officially ended, it’s time to look ahead to Tokyo 2020 — Japan is a nation known for its technological innovations, and the city’s Olympic games are sure to uphold that reputation. Olympics organizers are already planning several major tech projects that will surely wow the audience….

5 Ways to Travel Like a Star in West Hollywood

Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacay, a visit to Tinsel Town lets travelers slip into the celebrity scene, if only for a few glittering moments. TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin recently performed some extra-strenuous research to find out where the stars dine, drink, lodge and lounge in West Hollywood. Here are some of her best tips for following in…

10 Wineries You Can Visit During a Long Layover

The eternal question of what to do during a long layover — or when you’re suddenly faced with a cancellation or unanticipated free time before a scheduled return flight — may just have a refreshing solution: go and spend some time at a great winery near the airport. Below, you’ll find a list of 10 such wineries, all located within an…

This YouTube Vlogger Just Had the Time of His Life in North Korea

When it comes to bucket list vacations, there are a few dream destinations that you’ll hear repeated from one person to the next: taking an African safari, exploring the ancient wonders of Machu Picchu and soaking up the sun from an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, among others. Having the time of your life in…

Inside Tokyo’s Bizarre Robot Restaurant

What’s the quirkiest place you’ve ever been to? Take that, multiply it by 1,000 and you’ll get Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant, a whimsical dinner theater where you can watch bikini-clad warriors save the world from invading alien robots — plus performances by Japanese singers, go-go dancers, Taiko drummers and Samurai along with a few other characters. Note that…

4 Referral Bonus Programs to Help Fund Your Next Getaway

While earning points and miles is one of the best ways to enjoy free travel, leveraging referral programs can help too. Below, TPG Contributor Ryan Martin walks you through four of the top options and shows you how they can get you closer to your next vacation. While most opportunities to earn points and miles involve…

Amazing Deal Alert: Los Angeles to Tokyo for $387 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. 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,…