Amazing Deal Alert: Hyatt Regency Paris for 3,000 Points + $20 Per Night

Update 3: The hotel has confirmed that it will honor this deal. Congrats to anyone who managed to book a stay! Update 2: This deal is no longer available. Update: Note that this property is currently undergoing a complete renovation. Here’s a statement from the hotel’s website: The hotel has begun a complete renovation and…

10 Wineries You Can Visit During a Long Layover

The eternal question of what to do during a long layover — or when you’re suddenly faced with a cancellation or unanticipated free time before a scheduled return flight — may just have a refreshing solution: go and spend some time at a great winery near the airport. Below, you’ll find a list of 10 such wineries, all located within an…

4 Referral Bonus Programs to Help Fund Your Next Getaway

While earning points and miles is one of the best ways to enjoy free travel, leveraging referral programs can help too. Below, TPG Contributor Ryan Martin walks you through four of the top options and shows you how they can get you closer to your next vacation. While most opportunities to earn points and miles involve…

My 5 Travel Essentials: Celebrity Chef Daniel Rose

Chef Daniel Rose grew up outside Chicago, but made his name as a chef cooking in Paris, where he owns the game-changing restaurant, Spring, as well as bistros La Bourse et La Vie and the soon-to-open Chez La Vieille. This year he logged tens of thousands of American AAdvantage miles flying back and forth between Paris…

Maximizing Choice Hotels’ Points Plus Cash Option for Cheap Hotel Stays

Choice Hotels introduced a Points Plus Cash option last year that allows you to “buy” Choice points at a discount. Today, TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett looks at how to maximize this option for cheap hotel stays abroad. With aspirational properties in bigger hotel chains like Starwood and Hyatt, it’s easy to overlook Choice Privileges as…

Air France Flight Attendants on Strike Through August 2

There’s another strike in France affecting air traffic starting today, but this time it’s not the air traffic controllers. Around 35% of Air France’s cabin crew will be on strike from today through August 2. The good news is that most of Air France’s flights will still be operating during this strike. Air France has announced that it will still be operating…

Deal Alert: Many US Cities to Europe from $493 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

Deal Alert: Many US Cities to Europe from $414 Round-Trip

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage…

10 Top Paris Restaurants That Accept Online Reservations

In the hopes that you’ll have a memorable meal the next time you’re visiting the City of Light, France-based TPG Contributor Lane Nieset shares her go-to list of restaurants where reservations are just a click away. Scoring a seat at the best table in Paris is no easy feat. Sometimes it takes having a connection with the right maître d’…

5 Things to Do in the South of France This Summer

While there’s never really a bad time to visit the South of France, summer is when the region really pops. Here, Nice-based TPG Contributor Lane Nieset tells us about her favorite things to do there and why you should make a trip to the South of France this summer. There’s nothing quite like the South of France, especially in the summertime when…