Exciting New Airline Routes For August 2015 and Beyond

Today, TPG Assistant Editor Matt Zuzolo shares news of exciting new airline routes, including some that have just launched or are slated to begin in the future. Read on to see several new routes to look out for this month through the middle of next year. NEW ROUTES LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2015 Dallas Love Field (DAL) to eight new cities on Southwest (starting August 9, 2015) Details — Southwest launched…

Last-Minute Award Travel Ideas for Labor Day 2015

Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen offers ideas for some great award trips you can book for the upcoming holiday weekend. It’s hard to believe that summer is already almost over, but Labor Day is just two weeks away! However, there’s still time to enjoy one last summer trip. While last-minute travel tends to be expensive (especially over a…

Testing Visa Signature’s Luxury Hotel Benefits in Las Vegas

There are plenty of ways to maximize your travel even if it isn’t free. Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart discusses the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection, and describes his recent experience with the program’s benefits. I use points to cover hotel stays whenever I can. That said, sometimes award availability is scarce, and in many destinations, redeeming points either isn’t…

6 Sure Bet Restaurants On (and Off) the Las Vegas Strip

After his latest trip to Las Vegas, TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart shares his list of well-known eateries and hidden gems that you can bank on for a memorable meal. It’s often said that Vegas has something for everyone, and that’s definitely true for anyone with a hearty appetite. The Strip is jam-packed with places to eat, and with so…

Deal Alert: Virgin America Flights Starting at $38 Each Way

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…

How To Score Cheap Hyatt Points and Avis Car Rentals

This is week 3 of the 2015 Daily Getaways, an assortment of daily discounts and deals with various travel brands and loyalty programs sponsored by the US Travel Association. Over the next few weeks, the Daily Getaways will offer hotel packages, points/miles purchase promos, rental car discounts, and more. Last year’s Daily Getaways included some great deals, and there are some equally…

12 Best Irish Pubs Across America

To take advantage of Chase Sapphire Preferred’s lucrative offer of 3x points on dining on the first Friday of every month, we regularly round up the best in food and drink. With St. Patrick’s Day getting closer, many pubs will be packed with patrons with pints in hand. Though everyone feels Irish on this holiday, TPG Contributor Michele Herrmann actually reflected…

Best Destinations to Ring in 2015

When the New Year’s ball drops between Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1, where will you be? No worries if you’re still undecided, because travel booking site Kayak.com has sifted through a confetti spray of data to determine New Year’s destinations that attract the most searches and have the lowest airfares – and the TPG Team has added a few…

Ultimate New Year’s Eve 2015 Party Guide

It’s almost time to bid 2014 adieu, and for many of us, the question of where to celebrate remains unanswered. To help party-goers find their end-of-the-year soireé, TPG Contributor Liana Lozada has rounded up the top New Year’s Eve events around the country. From endless open bars to Grammy-worthy concerts and world-class DJs, these countdown…

5 Cool Car Rentals from Ferraris to Bulldozers

Rental vehicles are among the more mundane aspects of travel, but today TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele shares 5 fun rental options that should interest savvy travelers and car lovers alike. By now, you know the standard rental car drill, including a schlep to a distant parking lot, picking up some boring econobox, and trying not to get stuck…