Hotel Review: The St. Regis Deer Valley

Even though I was surrounded by the glitterati of the Sundance Film Festival during my stay at the St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, the real star was the mountain scenery around the property. It seemed like every window and outdoor seating area at the hotel was created simply to enjoy the view. The hotel has 188…

Hotel Review: Silver Baron Lodge in Park City, Utah

Just recently, our new TPG Chief Operating Officer, Leigh Rowan, descended like a welcome snowfall on the powdery slopes of Park City, Utah to attend the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. While in the area, he stayed at the Silver Baron Lodge, a condo-resort set at the base of the Deer Valley Resort—and here is his review.  In…

Is FoundersCard Worth It?

As 2015 kicks into gear along with the quest for elite qualification, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about membership-only cards that can help you gain fast-track elite status, airfare and hotel discounts, and other benefits. Today, TPG Contributor (and COO) Leigh Rowan reviews one of the more prominent of these cards, FoundersCard. TPG first reviewed FoundersCard in 2011 and then again…

Flight Review: American Airlines A321 First Class JFK-SFO

Back in January of 2014, American Airlines launched their new A321T plane on flights between LAX-JFK, and between SFO-JFK in March of 2014. By June 2014, all five daily flights between the JFK-SFO cities in either direction have taken place on the new aircraft. Flying in first class aboard this plane is great because the 10 seats are…

Comfort Inn Bolivar Rome: Family Travel in the City Center

On a recent trip to Italy, TPG Contributor Jason Steele and his family spent three nights at the Comfort Inn Bolivar in Central Rome. Here’s what they found. Our family loves to visit Italy, but it can be very difficult to find family friendly accommodations there. Italian law requires hotels to collect passport information from all guests,…

Review: LOT Business Class Warsaw-JFK on 787 Dreamliner

On the return flight of his recent trip to Europe, TPG Contributor Jason Steele had the chance to try out LOT’s Business Class from Warsaw to New York (JFK). Here’s his experience on this Polish carrier. Sure, the 787 Dreamliner has been in service (off and on) for nearly three years, but it’s still a treat for me to…

Flight Review: Singapore Economy Class HKG-SIN

On his recent round-the-world trip, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen made a quick stop in Bali. To get there from Hong Kong, he flew Singapore Airlines economy via Singapore. Here’s his review of the experience. Until my recent trip around the world, the last time I flew Singapore Airlines was back in 1992 when I…

Flight Review: Cathay Pacific Economy BKK-HKG

During his recent round-the-world trip, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen took a few regional flights within Asia. Here’s how he scored a good-value award on Cathay Pacific, and his review of the service in economy from Bangkok to Hong Kong. One of the loose ends in my big itinerary traveling around the world was how to…

Flight Review: Norwegian Air Intra-European 737-800 OSL-ARN

During his recent round-the-world trip, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen traveled throughout Scandinavia and got to take a flight on European upstart airline Norwegian Air. Here’s his review of the experience. Although my round-the-world award included business class flights on EVA, Singapore and SAS, one of the flights I was most interested to take was…