4 Zika-Free Warm-Weather Getaways You Can Take This Winter

That dreaded four-letter word, Zika, has been wreaking havoc on travelers’ plans all year, particularly those who are pregnant or hoping to become so. And sadly, the threat of catching this virus has made most of the usual places you’d turn to for a beach break — like Miami, Mexico, Central America and nearly all of the…

6 Places Americans Can Easily Move To

There’s a lot of chatter these days about people wanting to drop everything and leave the country, especially if the election doesn’t quite go their way. While an American passport lets you travel as easily and freely as almost any out there, visa-free stays abroad are typically capped at one to three months. In case you’re looking to extend…

Deal Alert: US to Australia From $993 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,…

Singapore Airlines Adds New Route Between Jakarta and Sydney

Singapore Airlines is expanding its route network — this time, between Indonesia and Australia. Beginning November 23, 2016 (pending regulatory approval), the carrier will launch Jakarta (CGK) to Sydney (SYD) service, while at the same time increasing the number of flights on its current Singapore (SIN) to Jakarta (CGK) route to eight flights per week….

9 Things To Do on Your First Trip to Sydney

TPG Contributor Kathryn Romeyn reveals nine of the most compelling things to do as a first-timer in the photogenic city of Sydney, Australia. Sydney, Australia, is one of those places that’s perennially and universally alluring. It’s unquestionably beautiful, clean and safe, an English-speaking destination — though not without its own attractive accent and charming slang — and is…

Airbnb and Pixar Literally Want You to Spend the Night on the Great Barrier Reef

Through its “Night At” series, where Airbnb users can register to win a stay at once-in-a-lifetime accommodations, the vacation rental company has given away free one-night stays at Fenway Park, Ellis Island, Maracanã Stadium in Brazil and a shark aquarium in Paris. Now, it’s headed back to the sea — this time in Australia — for an unforgettable…

Deal Alert: San Francisco to Sydney from $581 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…

5 of The Best-Value Points Hotels in Sydney

In the latest installment of our “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize hotel redemptions in Sydney using points and miles.  It’s no surprise that a trip to Australia makes many a points and miles enthusiast’s bucket list. At 14-plus hours, long-haul flights from the West Coast to Sydney…

The Best Premium Seats to Australia and New Zealand

Looking to book a trip on one of the many new transpacific flights between the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand? TPG Special Correspondent John Walton says kia ora and g’day to youse all with some tried-and-tested recommendations for the best seats in first and business class on Qantas, Virgin Australia, American, United, Delta, Air Canada…

10 Photos: Exploring Byron Bay, Australia

TPG contributor Kathryn Romeyn takes us on a tour of Byron Bay’s stunning sands, powerful waters, musical eateries and top boutiques. (All photos by the author, except where noted). When I decided to base myself in Sydney, Australia, for four months, virtually everyone I knew or met told me I should go to Byron Bay. That,…