Cheap and Creative Around-the-World Award Itineraries

For some award travelers, an around-the-world booking holds a special place on their bucket list. You can book these awards through various frequent flyer programs, but as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains below, it’s often a better deal (and more fun) to piece together your own trip segment by segment. A…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a San Francisco-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of San…

How to Pick the Perfect Cuban Destination For You

Just back from a three-week trip to Cuba, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights some of the best places to visit so you can decide where to go first. (All photos are by Darrel Hunter unless otherwise specified). Cuba offers so much beyond its capital city of Havana, and thanks to new flights launching this September on Silver Airways and American…

Becoming a Traditional Chief in Rural Ghana

I recently returned from the trip of a lifetime with my parents — we visited Ghana for a PeaceJam conference, and continued on to Ethiopia and then a safari in Tanzania. While in Ghana, Wisdom Addo, the head of PeaceJam in West Africa, took us all on a trip to the village where he grew up,…

5 Summer Music Festivals That Haven’t Sold Out Yet

It’s summertime and we’ve got music on the brain! Here, TPG Contributor Michael Spelfogel outlines some of the best music festivals happening around the country this summer — plus one in Canada you shouldn’t miss either. Summer’s flying by, and while legendary music festivals like Lollapalooza and the Newport Folk Festival have already sold out, there’s still plenty of time…

Review: JAL (787-8) Economy from Tokyo to Dallas

TO THE POINT: Japan Airlines’ “New Spacious Economy” seat is an unbeatable option on flights to Tokyo. The pros: wide, comfortable seats and high-quality JAL service. The cons: every other long-haul economy seat out there isn’t like this one. TPG Contributor Katie Genter recently flew round-trip from Houston (IAH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL). Her return from…

The 5 Best Credit Cards for a Dallas-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Dallas….

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Houston-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Houston….

National Convention City Face-Off: Philly vs. Cleveland

With both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions coming up (July 18-21 and 25-28, respectively), TPG Contributor Adam Erace takes a closer look at the two host cities, Philadelphia and Cleveland, to see which one is a more worthy contender. Unless you’ve been living in a doomsday bunker we’ll all be trying to buy our way into soon, you may…