Essential Travel Items Team TPG Can’t Leave Home Without

Favorite travel items are as essential to frequent travelers on a long journeys as beloved binkies are to babies — life just can’t go on without them. Besides our passports, we all have our go-to gadgets and knickknacks we need to stay healthy, hydrated, comfortable, fresh and not to mention, sane. Here are the things the editors…

NYC’s Aska Earns Two Michelin Stars, No Changes at the Top

The only real drama about the 2017 New York City Michelin Guide is that the winners were revealed two days early when it mysteriously appeared on sale yesterday in a Manhattan bookstore before the announcements — scheduled for Thursday afternoon — were officially made. There were no changes at the top, as the same six restaurants awarded…

2017 Michelin San Francisco Guide Adds Quince as New Three-Star Restaurant

San Francisco’s star-studded restaurant scene got a little brighter yesterday as no restaurant lost its two-star or three-star status in the 2017 Michelin Guide for San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country, while one new restaurant was added to each category. Quince made the leap from two stars to three, joining last year’s holdovers — Benu,…

6 Travel Writers & Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Fez. Cape Town. Palawan. Biarritz. Brisbane. These are just a few of the exotic destinations you’ll find in the feeds of our favorite travel writers, editors and bloggers, people who, like TPG, travel for a living. Some pen stories for major magazines, others for their own books and blogs, but what they all share is…

Here are the First Michelin Stars for Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

Stars fell on the nation’s capital today — restaurant stars, that is — as Washington, D.C. joined New York, Chicago and San Francisco as the only American cities with their own 2017 Michelin Guides. For those who might not be familiar with the fine-dining world, Michelin Guides highlight the best places to eat in each appointed city and feature…

10 Things No One Tells You About… New Orleans

While New Orleans is known for throwing a good party, it’s also a cultural mecca that offers something special for every type of traveler. If you’re interested in putting down that Hurricane and venturing away from Bourbon Street — which I highly recommend, by the way! — follow these 10 tips you probably won’t find in a guidebook…

My 5 Travel Essentials: Travel Channel Host Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri knows hotels. The one-time night manager of New York’s Plaza Hotel runs his own hospitality consultant service, has four hotel projects in the pipeline and is in the midst of filming the eighth season of his Travel Channel show, Hotel Impossible. Two spin-offs are also in the works: Hotel Showdown, where four hotel managers or owners…

Crystal’s New 777 Is a Cruise Ship You Can Fly

The latest aircraft pick from Crystal AirCruises isn’t your average Boeing 777-200LR. Rather, it’s a modern luxury cruise liner for the sky — emphasis on luxury. In fall 2017, Crystal, which is known for its super-luxe cruises, will launch its exclusive AirCruise for passengers to use as their mode of transportation between remote destinations. The 77L will hold just…

My 5 Travel Essentials: Celebrity Designer Clare Vivier

It was during home-ec class at high school in St. Paul that the stitch itch got celeb designer Clare Vivier. “I loved learning to sew,” said Vivier, who nurtured that affection over the years, even listing ‘bag designer’ as her occupation on her marriage certificate long before she founded her eponymous leather goods line, Clare…