Going Beyond Bourbon Street in New Orleans

New Orleans defies categorization — the city’s identity is rooted in culture and history as well as the landscape and ecology of southern Louisiana. TPG Contributor Amy Beth Wright and her husband Derek Wright recently spent time in the neighborhoods just outside the French Quarter, exploring a unique mix of nature and culture. Read on for her impressions. (All…

6 Experiences That Should Be On Every New Travel Blogger’s Bucket List

Being a travel blogger nowadays means staying on top of the latest trends and always being ahead of the curve. Here, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares six travel industry experiences that belong on every new travel blogger’s bucket list. (All photos are by the author.) Over the years, I’ve learned that there are some truly fantastic…

7 Easy Ways to Stay Connected While Traveling Abroad

Everyone hates the idea of seeing roaming charges on your phone bill after a trip abroad. We’ve all been there, but the good news is it doesn’t have to be this way — TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino explains how you can stay connected on the cheap without much effort. While we sometimes travel with the…

Review: Hainan Airlines A330-300 Business Class — Changsha to Beijing

Following his flight on Hainan Airlines’ new route from Los Angeles to Changsha aboard a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen caught a connecting flight on Hainan’s A330-300 in business class on the short hop from Changsha to Beijing. Here’s his review of the experience. (All photos are by the author.) A $1,358…

Should You Get the British Airways Card Now or Wait?

Until recently, the British Airways Visa Signature Card offered a sign-up bonus that could earn you a total of 100,000 Avios. That offer recently ended though, and you may be wondering if it’s still worth signing up. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen explains the pros and cons of applying now. The British…

10 Hotel Lobbies To Work From in LA, San Francisco, NYC and Chicago

TPG Contributor Amber Gibson is on the road about as often as she’s at home. Here are 10 of her favorite hotel lobbies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago to meet your deadlines — no guest room number or name required. Follow along with Amber’s travel adventures on Instagram. If you’re one of the other 53 million freelancers around…

Insider Series: How Air Traffic Controllers Handle Emergencies

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 discusses emergency situations, how controllers handle them and how aviation safety is a group effort. I recently talked about the potential for computers to replace human air traffic controllers and why…

Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles for Mother’s Day Shopping

Sunday, May 8 is Mother’s Day, so it’s time to start thinking about getting her something special. Luckily, the holiday is also a perfect opportunity to earn some extra bonus AAdvantage miles by using a shopping portal (along with utilizing some lucrative bonus offers) to make your purchase. Mother’s Day Shopping via Portals For those who aren’t…

7 Reasons to Apply for the JetBlue Plus Card Now

The recently introduced JetBlue Plus Card marks the airline’s move to a new issuer (Barclaycard), and there are plenty of positive changes in store. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen walks through the various benefits that led him to sign up for this product. There are many factors to consider when applying…

Review: American Airlines 777-200 Economy — London to Miami

In late-January, TPG Contributor Katie Genter completed an Austin (AUS) — Johannesburg (JNB) — Houston (IAH) mileage run. For the final long-haul leg, she flew on an aging American Airlines 777-200 from London-Heathrow (LHR) to Miami (MIA). Here’s her review of the economy experience. (All photos are by the author). Booking This review is part…