Uber Executives Arrested in Paris Following Protests

Uber’s controversy in France continues this week after two of its top executives were taken into custody by French police for “illicit activities,” according to the Associated Press. These events follow last week’s anti-Uber protests in Paris (and other parts of France), which shut down the city. The demonstrations headed by Parisian taxi drivers halted travel…

Hotel Review: Le Meridien Etoile, Paris

On a trip that paired a visit to the Paris Air Show with a leisurely weekend in the capital of fashion, TPG Contributor Sarah Silbert stayed at the Le Méridien Etoile in the 17th arrondissement. Read on to see if this conveniently located Starwood property is right for your next trip to the City of…

6 Tips for Using Points and Miles to Visit London and Paris

New TPG Contributor Amanda Pressner Kreuser of The Lost Girls and her husband, Jason, delayed their dream trip to London and Paris for years, at first due to the high currency exchange rates of the British pound and the euro, then upon the arrival of their first child. However, when the dollar started gaining strength and Kreuser’s mother agreed to babysit, the…

Taking a Helicopter Transfer from Nice to Monaco

On my recent trip to Monaco (to accept an award on behalf of a youth group in Ghana that won Peace Jam’s One Billion Acts of Peace Service Project of the Year), I wanted a transfer from Nice Airport (NCE) directly to my hotel in Monaco. The distance is roughly 18 miles, but the trip length depends greatly…

Flight Review: Delta Air Lines 767 Business Class, JFK – Nice

Last week, I had to be in Monaco for a few days (to accept an award on behalf of a youth group in Ghana that won Peace Jam’s One Billion Acts of Peace Service Project of the Year, and to attend the Monaco International TV and Film Festival) and was glad to find a last-minute seat in business class aboard Delta’s Boeing…

7 Cycling Adventures That Will Really Move You

Exploring a destination on a bicycle tour creates a connection to all five senses that you can’t get any other way. TPG Contributor Joel Ward shares seven places around the globe perfect for two-wheeled travel, even if you’re a newcomer to the world of cycling. (As you read on, remember that tours like these are categorized as travel…

Hotel Review: The Surprisingly Awesome Westin Paris – Vendôme

On previous trips to Paris, I’ve enjoyed great stays at a couple of Starwood properties — the Luxury Collection’s Prince de Galles and the W – Paris Opéra. On my most recent trip to the City of Light, I decided to give SPG’s The Westin Paris – Vendôme a first-time whirl, and what I found there was definitely…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Using Hyatt Points

Over the last few years, Paris has become one of my favorite places — I keep returning again and again. On my most recent trip in May, I decided to revisit an old haunt, the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme. I found it largely unchanged since my last visit in 2010, aside from a flat-screen TV upgrade and a handful of…

Travel to Cannes on Points and Miles

In the latest installation of our “By the Sea” summer destination series — and just in time for the Cannes Film Festival, where The Points Guy is today — TPG Contributor Drew Limsky gets his Riviera on. The illustrious site of the annual film festival (now through May 25), Cannes is a vibrant place to bask…

Layover Lowdown: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Our “Layover Lowdown” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as suggesting things to do if you have time to explore the nearby city. TPG International Contributor Lane Nieset takes us through Europe’s second-busiest airport, Paris-Charles…