Eat Your Way Through Madrid With This Guide to the Tastiest Tapas

One of the best parts of traveling through Europe is the food. Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino guides us through some of Spain’s most popular dishes and where to find them in Madrid. (All photos are by author unless otherwise noted.) Madrid seems to have become a hot destination for foodies since you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean meals for…

Deal Alert: British Airways Vacation Packages to Europe from $799

British Airways is offering flyers the chance to book flights and vacation packages for travel to Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Nice, Paris and Rome between now and Spring 2017. The deals include the option of just air travel or vacation packages, which include a five-night hotel stay. In addition, you can choose to fly in either BA’s…

Europe Will Now Collect Air Traveler Information to Combat Terrorism

In the wake of the tragic Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks, the European Union has taken steps to increase security. And now, the plan for the government to collect information on travelers flying into and out of Europe is in place — and has also ignited a heated debated about the line between security and privacy. The measure…

4 Spring Break Spots to Experience Luxury for Less

After all this wild winter weather, perhaps it’s time for a spring getaway filled with sunshine and plenty of heat. Here, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some warm and sunny destinations where you can stretch those dollars just a little further. 1. Gran Canaria, Spain Americans typically aren’t very familiar with the Canary Islands, which are located…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Diplomatic Suite

On a trip to Paris a few weeks ago, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert spent a few nights at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, a Category 7 property. Keep reading for impressions — and plenty of photos. After exploring the south of France with the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez as home base, my boyfriend…

A Complete List of SPG Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels

Update (March 8): Two new Tribute Portfolio properties have been added to the SPG collection and will open April 1, 2016. Both properties, Le Dokhan’s and Le Metropolitan, are in Paris and are SPG Category 6 properties (requiring 20,000-25,000 Starpoints per night). Both hotels are currently Radisson Blu properties and will be rebranded for SPG. You can…

8 Incredible Islands to Escape the Cold This Winter

While there are still a few weeks to go before spring rolls around, you can beat the system by wintering in these summer locales, island hopping everywhere from Maui to the Maldives. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to eight beautiful spots worth spending some time in this season. The best part: They’re all…

KLM Introduces “Layover with a Local” in Amsterdam

A few weeks ago, Icelandair announced its new stopover buddy service for passengers, a program that pairs guests with a local so you can get out and explore Iceland on your stopover before continuing on to your final destination. And who better to show you around than someone who lives there, right? Now KLM is following…

10 Photos: Monaco, Italy and the South of France

TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert takes you through an amazing off-season trip to Cannes, Provence and Monaco, with a day trip to Italy thrown in. Not everyone’s lucky enough to visit Cannes during the eponymous Film Festival or enjoy the rest of Southern France during the spring or summer. While the warm weather…

3 European Cities to Visit for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino shares three European cities perfect for an affordable escape. (Room rates quoted below are priced for Valentine’s Day weekend. All photos are by the author unless specified.) Famous cities of love like Paris and Venice are obvious choices when it comes to Valentine’s Day getaways, but other European cities…