Lyft Testing Ride Scheduling Up to 24 Hours in Advance

The ridesharing world is about to be disrupted. While part of the appeal of services like Uber and Lyft stems from their on-demand nature — you’re umbrella-less on a rainy day and, with a couple of clicks on your phone, can make a car come to you — Lyft may be soon be blurring the lines between…

10 Photos: Exploring Byron Bay, Australia

TPG contributor Kathryn Romeyn takes us on a tour of Byron Bay’s stunning sands, powerful waters, musical eateries and top boutiques. (All photos by the author, except where noted). When I decided to base myself in Sydney, Australia, for four months, virtually everyone I knew or met told me I should go to Byron Bay. That,…

TPG’s Guide to Austin During SXSW 2016

Depending on which component you’re attending — Interactive from March 11-15 for tech-related news and events; Music from March 11-19; and Film from March 15-20 — you may find yourself frequenting different parts of downtown Austin. Long-time Austin resident and TPG contributor Katherine Fan shares insights gleaned from many years of personal experience attending the city’s annual South by Southwest…

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…