Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday With Free Entry to 412 NPS Sites — Plus, Points Hotels to Stay in Nearby

The first federal act of land protection, signed by President Lincoln in 1864, ceded the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California, “to be held for public use, resort and recreation.” Yellowstone National Park became the world’s first national park in 1872, and on August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson’s…

12 Rooftop Hotel Pools to Cool Off in This Summer

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights some of the coolest rooftop hotel pools in the world so you can beat the heat this summer in style. (All images are courtesy of each respective hotel). Summer has officially arrived and I’ll bet I’m not the only one secretly longing for a refreshing dip in a pool followed by a delicious cocktail….

10 Photos: Bali’s Best Beaches

Thanks to two lengthy visits to Indonesia, TPG contributor Kathryn Romeyn has explored many of Bali’s beautiful beaches, from the white sands of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula to the intense aqua waters of neighboring Lombok. (All photos by the author.)  From the moment I set foot in Bali, I was hooked — the first time, when I flew to Ngurah Rai International…

10 Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve Escapes With Cheap Flights

Though it seems like Fall has only just arrived, it’s already time to start planning your travel for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Airfare is often inflated during peak holiday times, so to help you save your hard-earned cash, Kayak.com has published a list of 10 Holiday Escapes that have cheaper airfare than they did last year at this time. To help you make…

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…

10 Things to Love About Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm

There’s been a recent wave of good deals from the US to the Nordic countries on Norwegian Air, including New York to Stockholm round-trip for $313. If you got in on this fare — or are simply planning a trip to one three of the largest metropolitan areas in Scandinavia — TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten…

10 Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Solo travel is on the rise these days, and single female travelers may face some particular threats and obstacles while on the road—so France-based (and female) TPG International Contributor Lane Nieset highlights 10 tips and tricks to help women take a safe and savvy solo getaway. I’ve had my fair share of experiences—both good and bad—while traveling by myself, from post-college backpacking through…

Top 10 Ways to Redeem American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of American Airlines and the AAdvantage program; pound for pound, I think it easily trumps the other domestic legacy carriers. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr offers some daydream material with a look at some of the best AAdvantage awards redemptions out there. It’s a dynamic time for the American Airlines AAdvantage…

TPG’s Top New Year’s Resolutions for Travelers

The TPG team is excited to see if 2015 will bring higher point valuations, cheaper award redemptions and (in a dream world) lower hotel and airfare costs. As a companion piece to our list of fabulous destinations to visit in 2015, TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino has compiled a set of resolutions designed to help us improve our collective…

TPG Tips For Surviving Holiday Travel

Traveling this year around the holidays? You may need a few tips to keep you sane until you manage to get where you are going and finally start to enjoy yourself. Read on as TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino offers some guidance on surviving dreaded winter holiday travel. With the scent of fresh pine and baked…