Flight Review: New Qantas A330 Business Class Sydney to Perth

On his recent trip to Australia, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen got the chance to fly Qantas’ new business class from Sydney to Perth. Here’s his review of the experience. There are more airline options than ever to get to Australia from the US, including the recent announcement of American Airlines’ new service from LAX-Sydney…

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…

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Frankfurt-JFK

Earlier this year I had the chance to try out Singapore Airlines’ impressive first-class product from San Francisco to Seoul, and I loved it. Between the gigantic seats, the actually delicious food and drink options and the impeccable service, the attention to detail was staggering. Still, I wanted to go one step further and try out the in-flight product everyone…

Favorite Places: Da Vittorio in Bergamo, Italy

Time for another installment of our weekend series ”Favorite Places,” featuring beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. TPG Contributor Leigh Rowan recently traveled to Italy for the Milan Expo, then took a delightful detour to Da Vittorio, a three-Michelin-star restaurant located on a farmstead outside of Bergamo, about 45 minutes…

Hotel Review: The Surprisingly Awesome Westin Paris – Vendôme

On previous trips to Paris, I’ve enjoyed great stays at a couple of Starwood properties — the Luxury Collection’s Prince de Galles and the W – Paris Opéra. On my most recent trip to the City of Light, I decided to give SPG’s The Westin Paris – Vendôme a first-time whirl, and what I found there was definitely…

Review: Starwood’s Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville

On his recent romp through the South of Spain, TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart stayed at the Hotel Alfonso XIII in the romantic city of Seville. Here’s his take on this famous property in Starwood’s Luxury Hotels Collection. With an elegance that suits its royal origins, the Hotel Alfonso XIII will make a visit to Seville luxurious and exceptionally comfortable. Set…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme Using Hyatt Points

Over the last few years, Paris has become one of my favorite places — I keep returning again and again. On my most recent trip in May, I decided to revisit an old haunt, the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme. I found it largely unchanged since my last visit in 2010, aside from a flat-screen TV upgrade and a handful of…

Flight Review: ANA 777-300ER First Class Tokyo-New York

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – United MileagePlus Explorer Last year, United offered $1,700 first-class tickets between Boston and Seoul. TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig took advantage of the deal, booking a 10-day trip to Asia. And as luck would have it, when his United flight from Tokyo to…

Review: A $300 WOW Air Flight to Iceland

In early May, WOW Air offered $99 one-way fares from Boston and Baltimore to Iceland. Now that the carrier’s announced plans for year-round service from Baltimore, we expect more great deals to come. If you are curious about how to maximize your trip to Iceland, there’s no need to spend hours researching. Let new TPG Contributor Anthony Cofrancesco…