New AAdvantage Routing Rule Opens Awards to Australia

In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how a recent update to the AAdvantage program offers frequent flyers another option for finding award space to Australia. Just last week, American Airlines announced new nonstop service from LAX to Sydney starting December 17, 2015. Unfortunately, these flights are not yet bookable (with either…

Food Tours: Taste Your Way Around the World

Culinary tourism is on the rise, but you don’t need to book a table at the hottest new restaurant in town to taste the best a destination has to offer. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us through a few great food tours around the globe, in cities and regions beloved for their cuisine. (But don’t get so…

Wine Travel: Margaret River, Western Australia

This week, we kick off a new series on wine travel by TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen. He’s just launched a new website called Cluster Crush, which features all kinds of useful (and fun) information about the world of wine, from basic education to travel tips to advice from chefs about how to pair wines with food….

How to Use Airline Miles for Award Travel to Sydney

When it comes to using miles for an aspirational trip, Sydney is one of the destinations readers ask about most. Everyone seems to want to use their miles to get to Australia, so as a follow up to his post on strategies for getting to Tokyo using miles, I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together…

6 Budget Destinations That Will Save You a Bundle

Matthew Kepnes runs the budget travel website, Nomadic Matt, and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. His book features tips and advice on how to travel the world on a budget and was called “the bible for budget travelers” by BBC Travel….

15 Cultural Hotspots To Visit in 2015

2015 is shaping up to be an interesting year for the art world, with enormous museums, performance and cultural centers opening all over the planet. With that in mind, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has curated (get it?) a list of 15 of the most interesting cultural hotspots that should be on your travel docket this…

Flight Review: Hawaiian Airlines Business Class Sydney-Honolulu and Air New Zealand SYD Lounge

So far in my series on my trip to Australia with TPG Managing Editor Eric, I’ve covered how I used miles to book my award ticket, my flight from LAX-MEL in United GlobalFirst, the day I spent wine-tasting out in the Yarra Valley, a restaurant review roundup of all the fantastic places we ate in the city, my review of…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Sydney City Harbour Deluxe and City View Rooms

So far in my series on my trip to Australia with TPG Managing Editor Eric, I’ve covered how I used miles to book my award ticket, my flight from LAX-MEL in United GlobalFirst, the day I spent wine-tasting out in the Yarra Valley, a restaurant review roundup of all the fantastic places we ate in the city, my review of…