Review: Argos in Cappadocia — A Cave Hotel in Turkey

After an easy 45-minute flight on Pegasus Air from Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) to Nevşehir (NAV) — for $46 per person all-in, plus a $7 upgrade to get seat 1A in the bulkhead — we landed on time and took the half-hour drive to our hotel for the night: Argos in Cappadocia. The caves of Cappadocia…

Why Business Class in Europe Is Not What You’d Expect

I’ve had some memorable experiences flying in premium cabins, but not all first or business-class seats are created equal. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains why flying up front within Europe might not be worth the extra cost. One of the best aspects of award travel is that you can travel not…

Deal Alert: US to Europe From $530 Round-Trip on Delta

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…

Exciting New Airline Routes For August 2015 and Beyond

Today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares news of exciting new airline routes, including some that have just launched or are slated to begin in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2015 Dallas Love Field (DAL) to eight new cities on Southwest (starting August 9, 2015) Details — Southwest launched…

Last-Minute Award Travel Ideas for Labor Day 2015

Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen offers ideas for some great award trips you can book for the upcoming holiday weekend. It’s hard to believe that summer is already almost over, but Labor Day is just two weeks away! However, there’s still time to enjoy one last summer trip. While last-minute travel tends to be expensive (especially over a…

Favorite Places: The Glorious Cardiff Castle in Wales

Our weekend series ”Favorite Places,” features beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. Earlier this year, TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne took a whirlwind trip through Europe that started in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. There she visited one of the best-preserved historical structures in the country, the splendid, formerly private home known…

Hotel Review: Westin Grand Frankfurt – Classic King Room

On the last night of his recent round-the-world trip, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen found himself in Frankfurt before catching a Lufthansa flight back to Los Angeles. Here’s his review of the Westin Grand Frankfurt. One Night in Frankfurt For the last leg of my recent round-the-world trip, I found a great first-class award on…

Hotel Review: The AC Hotel Carlton Madrid

During Gay Pride weekend, when Madrid hotels were all but overflowing, TPG Contributor Nicholas du Pont was able to secure space at the AC Hotel Carlton Madrid, a fairly convenient hotel that offers clean, quiet accommodation — but not much else. The recently renovated 122-room AC Hotel Carlton Madrid is situated a stone’s throw from the Atocha…

Hotel Review: Andaz Amsterdam – Garden View King Room

On a recent trip to Europe, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen was passing through Amsterdam for a few days and decided to put his points to use at one of the city’s most popular chain properties, the Andaz. Here’s his review of the experience. Booking I hadn’t really planned on spending any time in Amsterdam…

Deal Alert: New York to Europe from $313 on Norwegian Air

It’s been a couple of months since our last deal alert on Norwegian to Copenhagen and Oslo. Today, Norwegian is offering some more deals to Europe this winter on flights to Copenhagen, London, Oslo and Stockholm starting at $313. Keep in mind that these flights are operated by Norwegian, so if you’re looking for any frills, like food…