10 Things No One Tells You About… Edinburgh

From wheels down to sun up, TPG Contributor Amanda Wowk wants you to experience Edinburgh like the locals.  The beautiful city of Edinburgh is best known for its stunning castle, (surprisingly) tasty haggis and world-renowned festivals. While all of these attractions are worth checking out, the Scottish capital’s lesser known gems have plenty to offer as…

Review: Air Serbia (A330) Business Class, Round-Trip Between New York and Belgrade

TO THE POINT: Air Serbia recently launched nonstop service from New York to Belgrade with a retrofitted two-cabin aircraft. The pros: wonderful service, a luxurious lounge, and 18 cozy lie-flat seats. The cons: low-quality bedding and pillows, plus a quirky seat that only lets the tray table come up when it’s in the upright position. After…

A Complete Tour of Air Serbia’s A330: Business and Economy

On June 23, 2016, Air Serbia launched nonstop service from New York (JFK) to Belgrade, Serbia (BEG) on its retrofitted Airbus A330-200. Since Air Serbia primarily operates short-haul flights, it recently leased the aircraft from Jet Airways, with help from its new partner, Etihad Airways. Although Etihad isn’t always the easiest airline to reserve award seats with, as of…

Get Business-Class Tickets and Hotel Accommodations For Less With British Airways’ Latest Promotion

Every once in a while, British Airways offers travel deals that are hard to pass up, like earlier this year when the carrier sold business-class fares to Europe starting at $1,659 round-trip. Now, BA is adding in another key travel component to its latest promotion — hotel accommodations. With BA’s latest promotion, travelers can fly in Club World business-class from…

Traveling to Turkey in the Wake of the Military Coup

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino shares her experiences in Istanbul following last week’s failed military coup in Turkey. (All photos are by the author). I’d booked a trip from Madrid (MAD) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on Turkish Airlines a few months ago, adding a 15-hour layover at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) after realizing that Turkish Airlines transit passengers can…

Ibiza is Running Out of Water, and Would Really Like You to Stay Home

The first rule for any party-minded vacationer is to stay hydrated. Unfortunately, Ibiza can’t help you with that — at least not for very much longer. The third largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands is in the midst of what some might call an identity crisis. Though it has long been considered one of the world’s wildest…

The Cost of a Trip to London, Now That Brexit Has Weakened the British Pound

It’s official: the British pound has become 2016’s worst performer against the US dollar. As a result of Brexit — which sounds more like a weird name for a Hollywood couple breakup rather than a historic nationalist referendum with serious global ramifications — the world is still struggling to figure out what this means for the UK, EU and…

Should I Fly Business Class to Europe or on the Way Back?

TPG reader Ali emailed me to ask about transatlantic flights: “I’m planning to fly from Miami to Madrid with my wife and three young children. I have enough miles to fly business class in one direction; would you recommend we do that on the way to Europe or on the way back?” I try to fly in business…

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award ticket to Europe — now it’s time to think about where you’re staying. Luckily, there are tons of points hotel options all over Europe, whether you’re…

5 Reasons to Visit Istanbul This Fall

TPG Contributor Vikram Birring traveled to Istanbul earlier this year and had a wonderful time. Here’s why he says you should plan a trip to this fabulous city this fall, when shoulder season prices are king and the crowds are few.  Istanbul, the only city in the world that spans both Europe and Asia, is an ancient…