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

HBO’s acclaimed fantasy series, Game of Thrones, has returned for its fifth season, and fans can’t wait to see what will happen next in the mythical land of Westeros and the fight for the Iron Throne that rules it. Will this be the season Khaleesi brings her army to King’s Landing? What’s up with the…

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…