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…

10 Photos: The Past and Present Wonders of Istanbul

Our “In 10 Photos” essays include tips on exploring destinations, redeeming for hotels and flights and more. TPG Contributor David Hoffmann of the popular David’s Been Here travel blog takes us to Istanbul, the only city in the world straddling Europe and Asia, to discover its seemingly timeless attractions. (All photos by the author.) It’s…

Are There Red-Eye Flights from Europe to the US?

TPG reader Aproujan sent me a tweet to ask about airline schedules: “Do you know of any nighttime Transatlantic flights from Europe to the US?” Some people hate red-eye flights and avoid them whenever possible, but I think nighttime departures have a certain allure. There’s something romantic about boarding a plane in the evening, (hopefully) falling asleep and waking up…

Deal Alert: NYC, LA and more to Europe from $508 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…

10 Photos: Gaudí Architecture, Beaches and Sangria in Barcelona

In his travel photo essays, TPG Contributor (and professional photographer) Patrick T. Fallon includes tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) With the need to earn a few more Elite Qualifying…

Deal Alert: LAX and SFO to Iceland and Europe from $398 Round-Trip

This summer WOW Air will be begin operating new A330 flights to Iceland and Europe from the West Coast, with the introduction of service in Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). WOW is known for its $99 fares from the East Coast, but now Californians can take advantage of the budget airline’s competitively priced service. The airline…

5 Reasons to Visit Milan in 2016

Milan is often overlooked in favor of flashier Italian hubs like Florence, Venice and Rome, but it shouldn’t be. Thanks to the nifty combination of a strong US dollar and a weaker-than-usual euro, now is a great time to visit Italy, especially Milan, a gorgeous city with many hidden secrets. TPG Contributor Lori Zaino explores what’s…

TPG’s 13 Must-Visit Destinations for 2016

As we kick off another year, Team TPG has gotten together to muse over the epic trips various team members have taken in 2015, and to look forward to what the new year has to offer. Special Contributor Eric Rosen has rounded up the list of destinations (in no particular order) that we’re all hoping…

5 Hot Carnival and Mardi Gras Destinations for 2016

Winter can sometimes summon seasonal blues. To help lift spirits – and, of course, ring in Lent and the eventual spring thaw – a slew of cities around the world kick the doldrums to the curb with their biggest parties of the year. Here are 5 Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations from TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin…

Exciting New Airline Routes for December 2015 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) could…