A 40-Megapixel View from the Top of the World Trade Center

One World Trade Center’s Observatory is one of the hottest new attractions of 2015. TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig got to ride the express elevator up to the 102nd floor ahead of the official opening on May 29. Following years of anticipation and pushed back deadlines, the World Trade Center’s public observatory is finally set to open…

Amtrak Limits Service Following Train Derailment

Late last night, Amtrak train 188, operating from Washington DC to New York, derailed just north of Philadelphia. 238 passengers and 5 crew members were on board, and the accident resulted in a still-unknown number of injuries and fatalities. Our thoughts go out to the passengers and their families. Following the derailment, Amtrak service is…

5 Great Easter Destinations in the U.S.

Peter Cottontail will soon be hopping down his bunny trail, because Easter’s on its way. Whether you’re in the mood for historic parades or a good old-fashioned egg roll, TPG Contributor Jessica Spiegel suggests a few cities in the United States with Easter festivities worthy of a trip. (Note that listed room prices/award amounts are for Easter weekend, April 3-5, 2015.)…

15 Cultural Hotspots To Visit in 2015

2015 is shaping up to be an interesting year for the art world, with enormous museums, performance and cultural centers opening all over the planet. With that in mind, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen has curated (get it?) a list of 15 of the most interesting cultural hotspots that should be on your travel docket this…

Insider Series: What It’s Really Like To Be a NYC Uber Driver

Uber is one of my all-time favorite travel apps because it allows you to hail private cars and taxis directly from your smartphone. Ever wonder what it’s like to be an Uber driver? Here’s a behind the scenes, anonymous report from a New York City Uber driver as part of our new Insider Series. Here’s what they have to…

Hotel Review: Radisson Martinique, New York – Club Level

For our recent strategy meeting in New York, the TPG team checked into a variety of hotels around the city. Lifestyle Editor Shayne Benowitz stayed at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway. Here’s her review. Stay tuned for more New York City hotel reviews. My cab turned onto the bustling, slightly chaotic corner of Broadway and…

8 Haunted Points Hotels for Halloween

New offer: The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card is a great way to pad your IHG balance with 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within the first 3 months. Escaping from your normal plane of existence this Halloween? TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne has compiled a list of U.S. hotels with frightful pasts and present day treats, like delightful amenities and, in most cases,…

Cultured: 10 Museum Exhibits You Must See Before They Close

Looking to inject a little arts and culture into your fall travel plans? TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne shares her picks for the museum exhibits to catch in various cities around the world – before they close.  New York Jeff Koons: A Retrospective – Whitney Museum of American Art Closing October 19, 2014 Famed American artist Jeff Koons has a talent…

Hotel Review: W New York Times Square

The TPG team recently met in New York for strategy meetings and checked into a variety of hotels across the city. TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino stayed at W New York Times Square. Here’s her review of the property. Stay tuned for more New York City hotel reviews from the rest of the team. Having once lived in New…

Win Hyatt Gold Passport Points & Trips to New Zealand and New York

Check out the week in travel contests and sweepstakes for your chance to win trips to New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu or Southern California. Win 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Bonus Points From MakeVegasYours.com You have five chances to win a set of 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, and five winners will be selected at random….