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…

My 2015 Travel Year, Exciting New Airline Routes & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

6 Reasons Colmar, France is a Must-Visit During the Holidays

Europe is a hot spot for summer tourism, but have you ever visited in winter? Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen shares his 6 reasons to consider a trip to the French border town of Colmar during next year’s holiday season. As the 2015 holiday season comes to a close, your plans for…

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…

Which Airline Should I Fly in Business Class to Europe?

TPG reader Kabir sent me a message on Facebook to ask about Transatlantic business-class products: “On my next trip from JFK to CDG, I can fly business class in either Air France’s A380 angle-flat seat or the Delta One A330 flat-bed seat. The schedules and other factors are about equal; which one would you recommend?” Transatlantic flights…

Five Family-Friendly Christmas Getaways

The holidays means more time with the family, but who says that time has to be spent at home? Pack up the kids (or your significant other) and hit the road visiting spots that go overboard on Christmas décor — in a good way. From NYC’s classic ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center to Lapland’s Santa Claus…

Three European Cities (Almost Entirely) on Points and Miles

Last month, TPG Contributor Adam Erace burned a mix of miles, bonus nights and other loyalty-program and credit-card benefits for a three-city, three-country holiday in London, Istanbul and Paris — the latter, unfortunately, during the recent terror attacks. Here’s how Erace planned a luxurious European vacation with minimal cash outlay — and managed to get home amidst a city-wide emergency. Since I discovered this website two…

The World’s Best Duty Free Shopping Scores

From the moment you step into an international terminal to the time you clear customs, duty-free shopping is everywhere — even in-flight. To help you find the best bang for your buck, TPG Contributor Lane Nieset shares some of the best duty-free buys around the globe. I once looked at duty free as a last-minute souvenir spot where I could…

Exciting New Airline Routes for October 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…

These are the Top SPG Hotels for 2015

Starwood Preferred Guest unveiled the winners of its fifth-annual Member Favorites Hotels & Resorts List, as well as its top 10 most popular destinations for SPG travelers. There weren’t many surprises on the list, as quite a few of the top hotels and resorts are located in some of the world’s most popular destinations. Among the most…