Review: Megabus — Las Vegas to Los Angeles

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently took a one-way Megabus ride during a Tuesday afternoon commute from Las Vegas to Los Angeles — for $27. Read on for his impressions of the Megabus experience. (All photos by the author.) Lots of people fly into Las Vegas with dreams of winning big, only to have to make their way home…

5 Reasons to Visit The Neon Museum in Las Vegas

In April, TPG Editorial Intern Nick Ellis and several other TPG staff members took a food-fueled trip to Las Vegas with Chase Sapphire Preferred and visited their Vegas Uncork’d event. Along the way, they visited The Neon Museum, a place you just have to visit while in Vegas. Read on for Nick’s impressions and why you should head to this classic…

Review: The Palazzo Las Vegas

In April, TPG Editorial Intern Nick Ellis and several other TPG staff members took a food-fueled trip to Las Vegas with Chase Sapphire Preferred and visited their Vegas Uncork’d event. Knowing they were all going to be in Sin City at the same time for the same event, they chose to stay in three different hotels — all in the name of…

Booking JetBlue Plus Awards For Less Than the Cost of Blue

Logic would tell you that a base fare will be cheaper than a higher-level fare when booking air travel, however, that’s not always the case. When comparing JetBlue awards, we’re seeing that on select routes to Las Vegas (LAS) that the Blue Plus fare — which comes bundled with a free checked bag — requires fewer TrueBlue points…

Get Automatic Status & More with the New M Life Rewards MasterCard

If you like to visit Las Vegas and are interested in earning benefits through MQM’s M Life program, this just-announced card could be worth a look. The M Life Rewards MasterCard offers complimentary low-tier elite status, bonus points on select purchases and more. The card was just announced today, and you can currently apply for…

Big New Plans for What Was the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Hotel

Sin City is constantly building new hotels and tearing down old ones. The iconic Monte Carlo, a fixture on the Strip since 1996, was one of the largest hotels with more than 3,000 rooms. But over the years, a slew of newer, more luxurious hotels have surpassed that number, and pushed the Monte Carlo Resort into the rear-view mirror….

Review: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — Terrace One Bedroom

In April, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt and several other TPG staffers took a food-fueled trip to Las Vegas with Chase Sapphire Preferred at Vegas Uncork’d. Knowing they were all going to be in Sin City at the same time for the same event, they chose to stay in three different hotels — all in the name of…

Review: JetSuiteX Embraer 135 Economy — Burbank to Las Vegas

TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten recently flew one-way on JetSuiteX’s Embraer 135 during a Memorial Day Monday afternoon commute from Burbank (BUR) to Las Vegas (LAS) — for $77. Read on for his impressions of the experience. While private jets are not uncommon between Southern California and Las Vegas, booking a seat for $77 on one of them is. Thanks to…

Review: JetBlue Airbus A321 — Las Vegas to New York

Earlier this month, TPG Editorial Intern Nick Ellis traveled to Las Vegas and got a chance to fly home on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 during a red-eye flight back to New York (JFK). Read on for his impressions. I recently returned from an incredible trip to Sin City with Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig and TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt, where we…

Talking Food and Travel with Wolfgang Puck at Vegas Uncork’d

Several TPG staffers recently took off for Vegas Uncork’d. With their Chase Sapphire Preferred cards, they were given special access to events, where they were able to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the culinary world. Read on for some food- and travel-centric conversation, as told by TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt….