Hotel Review: Aloft Manhattan Downtown – Financial District

Last night, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig stayed at the brand-new Aloft hotel in Manhattan’s Financial District, New York City’s latest Starwood property. I live in NYC’s Financial District, so I’ve had my eye on the Aloft Downtown for a couple of years now. The hotel was first expected to open a full year ago, in…

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…

Your Points and Miles Guide to New York City

In the first installment of our new “Points and Miles Destination Guide” series, TPG Contributor Whitney Magnuson explores the many different ways to maximize a trip to New York City using points and miles.  Gotham. The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Yet an even better nickname for New York City might be the “Points and Miles Capital of…

New York to Get a New $4 Billion LaGuardia Airport

Peeling ceiling tiles, dingy lighting, low ceilings, dirty hallways, flashing neon signs, dilapidated gates and haphazard seats — no, I’m not talking about a warehouse out in the boondocks, I’m talking about the scene that currently greets visitors to our nation’s largest city at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Luckily, though, LGA is in for a…

Favorite Places: ABC Kitchen in New York

Our weekend series, “Favorite Places,” features beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. Today, TPG Contributor Danielle Truglio gives us a glimpse of the memorable ABC Kitchen in New York City. ABC Kitchen is located in downtown New York City in the ever-so-popular Union Square area. It is one of the most difficult places to get…

Favorite Places: Stone Street in New York

Our weekend series, “Favorite Places,” features beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. Today, TPG Contributor Matthew Zuzolo gives us a glimpse of the delightful/delicious Stone Street in New York City. Stone Street Historic District is located in New York City’s bustling Financial District, just a short walk from TPG headquarters in Lower…

6 Places to Have a Blast on the Fourth of July

It might be less than a month away, but there’s still plenty of time (and points redemption/earning opportunities) to book a getaway for Fourth of July weekend. Whether you’re looking to bliss out on a sleepy shoreline, sing along at a Beach Boys concert, cheer at a hot dog-eating contest or run a 5K, TPG…

Flight Review: Delta Air Lines 767 Business Class, JFK – Nice

Last week, I had to be in Monaco for a few days (to accept an award on behalf of a youth group in Ghana that won Peace Jam’s One Billion Acts of Peace Service Project of the Year, and to attend the Monaco International TV and Film Festival) and was glad to find a last-minute seat in business class aboard Delta’s Boeing…

A 40-Megapixel View from the Top of the World Trade Center

One World Trade Center’s Observatory is one of the hottest new attractions of 2015. TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig got to ride the express elevator up to the 102nd floor ahead of the official opening on May 29. Following years of anticipation and pushed back deadlines, the World Trade Center’s public observatory is finally set to open…

Amtrak Limits Service Following Train Derailment

Late last night, Amtrak train 188, operating from Washington DC to New York, derailed just north of Philadelphia. 238 passengers and 5 crew members were on board, and the accident resulted in a still-unknown number of injuries and fatalities. Our thoughts go out to the passengers and their families. Following the derailment, Amtrak service is…