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…

8 Stylish Travel Pouches for Men

We live in a tech-driven age with an endlessly growing supply of personal technology to carry around: iPhones, USB cables, portable power supplies, you name it. When traveling, the list grows larger; add a camera, smartwatch or fitness tracker, or perhaps a portable Wi-Fi device. And all these devices, of course, need their own chargers, which adds even more to what we have to…

5 Ways to Travel Like a Star in West Hollywood

Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacay, a visit to Tinsel Town lets travelers slip into the celebrity scene, if only for a few glittering moments. TPG Contributor Kelsy Chauvin recently performed some extra-strenuous research to find out where the stars dine, drink, lodge and lounge in West Hollywood. Here are some of her best tips for following in…

Here’s What the Travel Tech Bag that Raised $2 Million Looks Like

Between the ride-on Modobag and the stair-climbing TraxPack, carry-on luggage is getting a whole lot smarter these days — much of it thanks to the power of crowdfunding. But few bags seem to have piqued the traveling public’s interest as much as the Barracuda, a sleek, collapsible carry-on that managed to raise more than $2…

6 Bartenders You Should Be Following on Instagram

At its best, Instagram helps us discover people and places we might never get to know otherwise. Here, TPG Contributor Adam Erace shares the users that should be filling your feed. Sometimes you just need a drink. But if you’re, say, at work or riding the subway (or at a really cheap wedding), you might not be able to secure…

6 Food Photographers You Should be Following on Instagram

At its best, Instagram helps us discover people and places we might never get to know otherwise. Here, TPG Contributor Adam Erace shares the users that should be filling your feed. Twenty years ago, ‘food photographer’ wasn’t a job. Sure, there were pictures of food in magazines and newspapers, but by and large they were taken by regular photographers, not ones…

My 5 Travel Essentials: Celebrity Chef Daniel Rose

Chef Daniel Rose grew up outside Chicago, but made his name as a chef cooking in Paris, where he owns the game-changing restaurant, Spring, as well as bistros La Bourse et La Vie and the soon-to-open Chez La Vieille. This year he logged tens of thousands of American AAdvantage miles flying back and forth between Paris…

10 of the Weirdest Ways to Redeem Points and Miles

Most of us collect travel rewards to earn free flights or a luxurious award stay at a hotel, but there are plenty of other options out there. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr outlines several strange ways to cash in your account balances. Flying on an award ticket or staying in a…