7 Things Every Teen Should Do in Rio de Janeiro

17-year-old TPG Teen Contributor Kofi Lee-Berman has been to Rio de Janeiro twice in the past year — once for two weeks and another time for a few days — and fell in love with it after just a few hours. Here, Kofi shares his favorite teen-friendly activities in one of his favorite cites. Visit Kofi’s travel blog and photo…

A Sneak Peek of the New Shanghai Disney Resort, Opening This Thursday

TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett gives us a sneak peek of what we can expect to see at the new Shanghai Disneyland theme park and its two new on-site hotels, all part of the new Shanghai Disney Resort opening this Thursday. (All photos courtesy of the Shanghai Disney Resort). Disney fans, rejoice! The sixth Disney Resort — now the second-largest…

New Uber Family Profiles Feature Lets You Pay for Others’ Rides

Uber has been in the news a lot lately. Last week, the ridesharing service announced that it was going to start flat $5 UberPool rides in New York City during commuter hours, and the week before, it announced that it was celebrating its five-year anniversary in the city. However, Uber riders were also disappointed to…

7 Things Every Teen Should Do in Las Vegas

After a recent trip to Las Vegas, 16-year-old TPG Teen Correspondent Aly Cerchiai, shares her favorite spots and crushes the idea that Vegas isn’t fun unless you’re over 21. Consider this your teen-friendly guide to Sin City. The day after Christmas, my family and I took a spontaneous trip from Miami to Las Vegas — we actually booked our hotel…

8 Ways to Get Other Passengers to Pass You By on Southwest

Flying on Southwest can be a great experience, but because of the airline’s open boarding process with no assigned seats, boarding can be both exciting and a tedious task. Today, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt takes a tongue-in-cheek look at how you can best get other passengers to not take the seat directly next to you when flying…

5 Things to do in Singapore on Your Next Trip to Southeast Asia

While it boasts one of the highest-rated airports in the world, Singapore has plenty else to offer, from unique cuisine to diverse culture. Whether you have an upcoming layover or are currently planning a trip to Southeast Asia, check out TPG Contributor Katherine Fan‘s five reasons why this destination deserves a spot on your itinerary….

5 Top Spots to Spend Thanksgiving

To take best advantage of the Thanksgiving weekend, visit a city where you can enjoy mouth-watering feasts, holiday markets and fun, festive parades. From the classic Macy’s spectacle in NYC to Plymouth Rock’s historic setting, TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us to five spots worthy of quality holiday time. 1. New York, New York The…

Basketball Bonanza — 30 Teams in 3 Weeks on Miles and Points

Love the NBA as much as you love a good award redemption? TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten understands. Following his Football Frenzy and Baseball Binge earlier this year, here’s his way to see a whole lot of basketball for not that many points and miles. (All arena photos are courtesy of each venue.)  If you’ve ever wanted an itinerary that would let you…

Zip-lining Down Haleakala on Maui

This past summer, the TPG interns’ visited the Hawaiian island of Maui and ascended its highest point, the summit of the Haleakala volcano. Then, as TPG Intern Mark Kellman shares here, they spent an exhilarating afternoon zip-lining back down.  Maui’s only national park, Haleakala, surrounds a huge volcano of the same name, and is somewhere between a lush mountain landscape and the surface of the…

Review: Kimpton’s Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Florida

Last May, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen and his family stayed at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Vero Beach, Florida, where he utilized a status match in Kimpton loyalty program and was granted top-tier Inner Circle status. He had a phenomenal experience, prompting him to give Kimpton Karma Rewards a closer look — and book this second stay at…