This Week Marks 20 Years in Points and Miles!

This week marks 20 years since I first redeemed frequent flyer miles — and look how far we’ve come. As a 12-year-old boy, if you had told me that I would have a career in points and miles, I probably would have laughed hysterically and said there was no way because I was going to be…

10 Destination Spas That Take You Away From It All

Never one to shy away from a good spa treatment, TPG Contributor David Hoffmann of the travel blog David’s Been Here shares some of his favorite spa experiences around the world, from beaches to cities to the heart of the Arabian desert.  Timeless Spa at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa — Dubai, UAE Being stranded…

9 Tips to Save on Baggage Fees

Baggage fees can add up quickly — if you’re not careful, you can wind up with a big bill at check-in. Today, TPG Contributor Matthew Zuzolo looks at some tricks to take a load off your mind and save on extra baggage fees. 1. Get a credit card with related benefits. There are a few credit cards available that offer annual…

6 Must-See Theme Parks Around the World

Summer is the most popular time of the year for visiting amusement parks in North America, but if you’re traveling a bit further afield than Florida, you’ll discover that many of the most exciting new developments are happening in other parts of the globe. Having worked in theme park operations for more than two decades, TPG…

Audi Launches On Demand Car Rental App

Smartphone apps have simplified the car rental process, with services like Silvercar taking the hassle out of reserving a ride at an airport or even downtown. Audi’s own version, called on demand, is only available in San Francisco (for now). You can rent one of 10 Audi models for up to 28 days anywhere within 49 miles of the…

Best Travel Bookshops in the U.S.

Even though e-readers and tablets are becoming increasingly common, brick-and-mortar bookstores (and paper-page books, for that matter) aren’t quite yet a thing of the past. Excellent independent bookstores are not only still open for business in cities and communities throughout the country, some even specialize—and thrive—in the travel niche. TPG Contributor Jessica Spiegel shares some of the best travel-focused bookstores in America that serve…

The Best Airport Cocktails in the World

While traveling, there are few things worse than a flight delay, but fortunately, a delicious cocktail can help ease the pain of a long layover. For travelers who are fans of a good tipple, TPG Contributor Spencer Spellman of travel/cocktail site Whiskey Tango Globetrot shares some of the world’s best airport cocktails—and where to find them. Célibataire—Jetside Bar, Vancouver Airport (YVR) More hotel…

7 Great American Parks for Staying in Shape

Always feel like in you’re in a different city for work, and can’t seem to stick to your fitness routine? Well, no need to drag your feet—TPG Contributor Ryan Gargiulo has found seven cool parks around the U.S. that will allow you to get some fresh air and (free) exercise, all while doing a little…

5 Inspiring Spots for an International Easter

Traveling over the Easter holiday gives you a chance to see a place—quite literally—in its Sunday best. TPG Contributor Jessica Spiegel of Italy Explained shares five cities where traditional Easter celebrations are typically geared toward locals rather than tourists, with pomp and circumstance that can make your holiday vacation extra special. Florence When you put “Italy”…

10 Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Solo travel is on the rise these days, and single female travelers may face some particular threats and obstacles while on the road—so France-based (and female) TPG International Contributor Lane Nieset highlights 10 tips and tricks to help women take a safe and savvy solo getaway. I’ve had my fair share of experiences—both good and bad—while traveling by myself, from post-college backpacking through…