Why the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Is Ideal for Living or Traveling Abroad

Living abroad, I have to be fairly selective about my credit card choices. It’s just too complicated to have more than five or six cards, as most of my banking is done in Spain with a Spanish bank account and Spanish credit cards. However, when the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card came out last month, I…

Nap Time! More Airports Are Testing Out Sleeping Pods

As if sleeping on an airplane wasn’t already hard enough for some people, trying to catch a few winks at the airport can often seem like an impossible task — unless you know where to look. Knowing how important shut-eye is to travelers, and that an uncomfortable metal chair isn’t conducive to honest-to-goodness sleep for…

5 Sleek Carry-Ons Under $200

Nothing takes away from the travel experience like a mediocre carry-on bag. That falling-apart and completely run-of-the-mill canvas roller that was passed down from your parents? Hard pass. Here are some quality — and extremely affordable — options that won’t break the bank, saving you cash and loading you up with some serious travel style. 1. Delsey Helium Aero Expandable…

Review: American Airlines Business Class (Airbus A319) Inaugural Flight from Miami to Cienfuegos, Cuba

TO THE POINT: American Airlines launched service from Miami to Cienfuegos on September 7, making it one of the first flights to Cuba from the US in more than 50 years. The pros: a short and sweet ride aboard an Airbus A319 and all the excitement of being on an inaugural trip. The cons: no meal service…

The 15 Best Movies About Airplanes

Stop us if you’ve heard this story: On January 15, 2009, US Airways flight 1549 departed LaGuardia (LGA). Shortly after takeoff, its engines ran afoul of a flock of Canada geese, leaving the plane’s captain, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, and his crew about three minutes to safely land an engine-less plane. The cool-headed captain navigated the Airbus…

The 10 Most Anticipated Hotels Opening Around the World This Fall

Just because Labor Day weekend is behind us doesn’t mean it’s time to stop traveling. Whether you’re planning a fall or wintertime getaway, these 10 hot new hotel openings should be on your travel radar. While the list below is by no means exhaustive, it represents the best of the best of fall openings in destinations…

Insider Series: A Day in the Life of a Pilot — Things That Go Bump in the Sky

TPG Contributor “Marty McFly” is a pilot for a major US-based airline. In his next few Insider posts, he’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look into what the average day is like for an airline pilot. I was at an amusement park recently, riding a fairly aggressive roller coaster with my son. As the shoulder harness came down, people…

The 7 Most Expensive Ritz-Carlton Properties You Can Book with Points

Last month, we covered the launch of the upgraded Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, which brought some new benefits that may just make you excited about the luxury hotel chain all over again. Nick Ewen covered the 10 best properties to use your three free nights at (you get these after spending $5,000 on purchases on the card in…

Booking United Awards Using Partner Programs

United Airlines has partner agreements with 39 separate airlines, not all of which are members of the Star Alliance. Most of these airlines have their own loyalty programs, and many allow you to redeem miles for flights on United airlines — sometimes at a lower cost than United’s award rates. Today, I’ll show you which partner carriers…