Exciting New Airline Routes For August 2015 and Beyond

Today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares news of exciting new airline routes, including some that have just launched or are slated to begin in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2015 Dallas Love Field (DAL) to eight new cities on Southwest (starting August 9, 2015) Details — Southwest launched…

Food Tours: Taste Your Way Around the World

Culinary tourism is on the rise, but you don’t need to book a table at the hottest new restaurant in town to taste the best a destination has to offer. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us through a few great food tours around the globe, in cities and regions beloved for their cuisine. (But don’t get so…

10 Best-Value Honeymoon Hotels Around the World

Places like Paris and Bora Bora get all the honeymoon-planning attention when it comes to planning a honeymoon, but there are plenty of equally stunning spots around the globe that are a bit less traveled (and provide more savings). TPG Contributor Lane Nieset spotlights 10 dreamy hotels that set the scene for truly romantic getaways, from horseback rides on…

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…

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…

26 South African Protea Hotels to Join Marriott Rewards

There’s some good news for those of you who love traveling in South Africa as much as I do. This past April, after acquiring the 116-property Protea Hospitality Group, Marriott became the largest hotel company in Africa, and has now announced that 26 Protea properties in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa will be joining Marriott Rewards on February 23, 2015. The 26…

Why Cape Town South Africa Is My New Favorite Destination

For today’s first Sunday Reader Question, I thought I’d answer a question that I get all the time, which is: What is your favorite destination? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a lot of them. I’m a huge fan of Madrid, and I’ve been to all sorts of other exotic, fascinating destinations like the Seychelles,…

#throwbackthursday: 8 Of My Most Memorable Flights/Trips

Throwback Thursday, also known as #tbt on Twitter and Instagram, is when people post old pictures of themselves from the past. Well, I thought I’d do a fun walk down memory lane including pictures from some of my memorable past flights/trips. For me, some of my best trips may not be the best in-flight products,…

Visiting the Tiyimiseleni Orphanage in South Africa With Savanna Lodge

This is the thirteenth post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the…