Your Layover Guide to Zurich (ZRH)

Our “Your Layover Guide” series feature airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. TPG Contributor Katie Hammel guides us through Zurich (also…

Insider Series: How Air Traffic Controllers Handle Stress

TPG Contributor “Vic Vector” is an air traffic controller at a major ATC facility in the United States. In this installment of our Insider Series, he talks about the infamous amount of stress associated with the job and how controllers deal with it. The first thing everyone says to me after finding out my occupation is, “Oh,…

Deliver Care to Islanders with Burma Boating Sailing Clinic

For our latest installment of “Giving Tuesday,” a series where we share travel-themed charities, TPG Contributor Shayne Benowitz introduces us to Burma Boating’s Sailing Clinic, the medical needs of the Moken people, and how you can embark on an adventure that will change your life — and the lives of others.  The unspoiled islands and…

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hotel Check-Out Times

There are plenty of travel sites that tell you how to do things the right way — but as every traveler knows, sometimes things go wrong. In his bi-monthly Mistake Monday series, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten invites you to learn from his mistakes — his many, many mistakes. (All photos by the writer unless noted.) I never spend money to…

Bonus Hyatt Passport Points, Free United Miles and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Earn 5,000 Bonus Hyatt Gold Passport Points in Africa If you’re planning a trip to Africa, Hyatt is offering 5,000 bonus points for a two-night stay at the Park Hyatt Zanzibar; the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro in Tanzania;…

Insider Series: How Do Flight Attendants Get Their Routes?

Our TPG Insider Flight Attendant Carrie A. Trey delves back into life at 35,000 feet, this time explaining how exactly flight attendants’ hectic schedules work, and what goes into putting them together. “Is this your route?” If I had a nickel for every time I was asked that question, I would definitely be doing something…

Your Layover Guide to Dallas (DFW)

Our Your Layover Guide series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. Today, new TPG Contributor Betsy Mikel guides us through…

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…

AA/US Airways Merge Reservations, Rocketmiles Bonus & More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Reminder: American Airlines and US Airways are merging reservations this week Starting today (July 18, 2015), American Airlines and US Airways will begin merging their reservations systems. The airlines will slowly phase out the US Airways reservations system (called Shares) and…

Your Layover Guide to Barcelona (BCN)

The “Your Layover Guide” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as suggesting things to do if you have time to explore the nearby city. This time around, TPG Contributor Alyssa Schwartz guides us through Spain’s second-largest airport, Barcelona-El Prat…