Layover Lowdown: Berlin Tegel Airport

Our “Layover Lowdown” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor Katie Hammel guides us through Berlin Tegel Airport. Berlin’s main international hub,…

5 Inspiring Spots for an International Easter

Traveling over the Easter holiday gives you a chance to see a place—quite literally—in its Sunday best. TPG Contributor Jessica Spiegel of Italy Explained shares five cities where traditional Easter celebrations are typically geared toward locals rather than tourists, with pomp and circumstance that can make your holiday vacation extra special. Florence When you put “Italy”…

Wine & Cocktail Tourism: Drink in the World

Most booze enthusiasts know about major drink destinations like the Napa wine valley and Germany’s Bavaria for beer. However, TPG Contributor Spencer Spellman of cocktail/travel site Whiskey Tango Globetrot wants to splash a few other hotspots in your glass—so please join him for a tour below of some of the best cocktail tourism destinations around the world. Kentucky An American landmark, the…

7 Spring Break Destinations for Grown-Ups

As the winter drags on endlessly, are you craving a spring break escape—in the company of other adults? Well, you’re in luck, because new TPG Contributor Christine Cantera can suggest just the ticket: seven delightful destinations around the world that will be low on crowds and perfect to visit in March and April.  Venice, Italy Sadly, Venice (VCE) is often…

Best Value Destinations for 2015

Even if budget isn’t the sole consideration when you’re planning a trip, knowing you’re saving money because of a favorable exchange rate almost feels like you’re winning the lottery. The U.S. dollar is currently experiencing a growth period at the same time as some other countries are slumping into recessions, and while we wouldn’t wish…

Deal Alert: San Francisco to Sweden & More from $600

Per this FlyerTalk thread, there are some lovely $300 one-way or $600-$700 round-trip deals right now from SFO and other Bay Area airports to Gotenburg, Sweden. Tickets must be purchased by February 23, and there is no advance purchase requirement (meaning you can fly to Europe tomorrow if you want!). Similar to last week’s LAX –…

Best New River Cruises for 2015

The thought of a river cruise might bring to mind grandparents gathering portside for backgammon and sundowners—and to an extent, that stereotype still exists. But the industry has come a long way, and 2015 looks to be the most exciting year yet, with exotic itineraries focused on local culture and ships stacked with amenities rivaling those at…

Credit Card Combinations for a Paris Vacation

When talking about award travel, it’s easy to focus on earning points and miles and lose sight of the actual traveling. Today, however, TPG Senior Points and Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers a detailed analysis of how you can use your travel rewards to get to Paris. Last week, I looked at credit card strategies for award travel to Hawaii. The…

5 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Europe This Winter

Missing Europe? Well, happily, this winter is a great time to get yourselves to the Continent – and here’s why: 1. The euro is low. Last month, the euro fell to $1.22 US, its lowest value in more than two years, and has held steady ever since; today it’s been valued at $1.23 US. After a brief dip to $1.17 US…