Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Could Bring You from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 Minutes

The United Arab Emirates has shared its plan to build the world’s first Hyperloop system that will connect the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The project, which will be undertaken by Hyperloop One, will allow travelers to get from one city to the other in as little as 12 minutes. Normally it takes 2 hours by bus…

Berlin Metro System to Bring Back 1950s Subway Cars

Train buffs rejoice, as the city of Berlin has announced that it will be adding retro train cars to the Berlin subway system, according to The Local. The cars are vintage locomotives that were built after World War II and used in the 1950s in the German capital’s U-Bahn. The project cost the Berlin Transport Company (BVG)…

5 Easy Day Trips from London

London is as busy and dynamic as it’s always been, even post-Brexit. The trouble is that sometimes it can be a little too dynamic. Sometimes even the most energetic of travelers needs a bit of a slower pace. Thanks to a remarkably swift and thorough British rail system, taking a day trip to any number…

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next European Vacation — Besides Using Points and Miles

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some of her best tips and tricks for planning an affordable European getaway.  Booking flights and choosing the best hotels are just part of the trip-planning equation, and by now, you may have a good feel for how that works. However, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll no doubt want to explore your…

What’s the Best Way To Get from New York City to Boston?

This past weekend, TPG Intern Mark Kellman decided to leave New York and head up to Boston to visit family. There are many options to get between these two cities, so here’s a look at the some different modes of transportation. There are multiple ways to get to Boston from New York. You can go by plane, train, bus or automobile,…

7 of the World’s Most Epic Journeys By Rail

It’s clear that we here at TPG are obsessed with flying, but many of us have a love affair with trains, as well. Traveling by train can feel like a journey back in time, or simply a more romantic way to go from Point A to B. TPG International Correspondent Lori Zaino offers her top seven picks for train trips that guarantee breathtaking scenery and the…

Train or Plane? U.S. Routes Where Amtrak Beats Flying

Unlike European trains, which are known for comfort and punctuality, Amtrak doesn’t have the same allure as air travel. Still, there are some domestic routes where the train competes (or even comes out ahead) in terms of time and cost. TPG Contributor Nick Ewen took a deeper look at these routes to see when the train is the better option….

Is the Amtrak Guest Rewards MasterCard Worthwhile?

The Amtrak Guest Rewards MasterCard is no longer offered through Chase. Bank of America currently offers the Amtrak Guest Rewards® World MasterCard®, which offers 20,000 bonus points after you make at least $1,000 in purchases with your new card within 90 days of account opening. Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen takes an in-depth look at the…

Which Credit Card Is Best for Miscellaneous Travel Expenses?

TPG reader Gisele emailed me to ask: “I’m organizing a trip to Italy in the spring and would like to know if there’s a good credit card for less obvious travel expenses, such as Eurorail passes, museum tickets, tour buses, etc. I also would like to use Airbnb instead of a hotel. Do you have…

Tips for Train Travel & Transportation in France

There’s a reason the French trains are favored by locals and tourists alike—they’re one of the quickest and easiest ways to get around the country. I asked Nice-based contributor Lane Nieset to fill us in on the ins and outs of trail travel in France with a guide on everything you need to know to…