4 Spring Break Spots to Experience Luxury for Less

After all this wild winter weather, perhaps it’s time for a spring getaway filled with sunshine and plenty of heat. Here, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some warm and sunny destinations where you can stretch those dollars just a little further. 1. Gran Canaria, Spain Americans typically aren’t very familiar with the Canary Islands, which are located…

8 Incredible Islands to Escape the Cold This Winter

While there are still a few weeks to go before spring rolls around, you can beat the system by wintering in these summer locales, island hopping everywhere from Maui to the Maldives. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us around the globe to eight beautiful spots worth spending some time in this season. The best part: They’re all…

10 Photos: Gaudí Architecture, Beaches and Sangria in Barcelona

In his travel photo essays, TPG Contributor (and professional photographer) Patrick T. Fallon includes tips on exploring destinations, redeeming miles, gaining elite status and improving your own photography while traveling. Between TPG posts, follow his photo work and travels on Instagram. (All photos by the author.) With the need to earn a few more Elite Qualifying…

10 of the Most Thrilling Adventures on Earth

World traveler and TPG Contributor David Hoffmann isn’t one to shy away from an adventure. Over the last seven years, he’s traveled to 63 countries across six continents, documenting his travels for the David’s Been Here web series. For all you nature lovers and adrenaline junkies, here are his top 10 picks for exciting travel adventures around the…

Mistake Monday: The Pain in Spain

In his bimonthly series, “Mistake Monday,” TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten invites readers to learn from his travel mistakes—his many, many travel mistakes. Or in this case, his pain, as well. (All photos are by the writer.) Last summer, I booked a trip to Spain from my home in Los Angeles, with an outbound stopover…

Beyond the Wall: Game of Thrones Locations Around the World

While the houses of Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen continue to wage war, Game of Thrones fans can visit the real-life locations of their favorite TV moments. From the rocky coast of Northern Ireland to an ancient citadel in the mountains of Morocco, TPG Contributor Katie Hammel shares some of the best destinations for Game of Thrones fans. Warning:…

A Guide to Wine Tasting Through Spain’s Rioja Region

Touring Spain’s La Rioja wine region is authentic, economical and loads of fun (depending on how much you drink, of course). However, it can be daunting organizing transportation and figuring out which wineries to visit since there are almost 500 in the region. Madrid-based TPG International Correspondent and wine lover Lori Zaino is here to help with…

Andalucía 3 Ways: Sevilla, Granada, Córdoba

Andalucía… a truly authentic taste of España. A mixture of Moorish, Spanish, and gypsy cultures all in one, this Spanish region is filled with passionate locals, stomps of flamenco and warm sunshine. Madrid-based TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino provides a guide to three Andalucian gems, Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba for our Destination of the Week series. Andalucía boasts over 300 days…

Hotel Review: W Barcelona – Fabulous Room

TPG Madrid-based International Correspondent Lori Zaino recently celebrated her birthday in Barcelona. She stayed at the famed W Barcelona overlooking Barceloneta beach. Here’s her review. Vibrant Gaudi architecture, sun rays glazing the Mediterranean and exquisite tapas all come to mind when thinking of Barcelona. When a friend of mine suggested we spend a few days there for my birthday, I immediately…