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,…

Inside Bermuda’s Decked-Out Taxicab

On a recent trip to Bermuda, TPG Contributor Sarah Silbert learned that all taxis aren’t created equal. Exhibit A: a van that’s been decked out in Burberry’s signature tartan pattern by Vaughn Joseph, owner of the island’s Prestige Transport. Hop in for a virtual ride in this fabulously stylish vehicle.  When my boyfriend and I reached the head of the…

Taking a Helicopter Transfer from Nice to Monaco

On my recent trip to Monaco (to accept an award on behalf of a youth group in Ghana that won Peace Jam’s One Billion Acts of Peace Service Project of the Year), I wanted a transfer from Nice Airport (NCE) directly to my hotel in Monaco. The distance is roughly 18 miles, but the trip length depends greatly…

Choosing the Best Method for Airport and Hotel Transfers

An important part of maximizing your travel is making sure your vacation time doesn’t get used up in transit. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen offers his tips for how to get around once you’ve reached your destination. There are a lot of considerations that go into trip planning. Points and miles enthusiasts naturally focus…

Alaska Airlines Adds New Service to Costa Rica

Today Alaska Airlines announced that it is adding service from Los Angeles to Costa Rica. Eight weekly flights will begin to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR) on October 31 and November 1. Costa Rica is a beautiful destination. I traveled there for New Year’s Eve last year and stayed at a Hilton property and…

Audi Launches On Demand Car Rental App

Smartphone apps have simplified the car rental process, with services like Silvercar taking the hassle out of reserving a ride at an airport or even downtown. Audi’s own version, called on demand, is only available in San Francisco (for now). You can rent one of 10 Audi models for up to 28 days anywhere within 49 miles of the…

New Gotham Air Helicopter Service Plus Other Chopper Transfers

As anyone who’s flown into or out of an airport that’s way out of town, that limbo between deplaning and hotel check-in can be a travel buzz-crushing drag—especially after an already long flight. If you’ve got the cash (or in some cases, the points), you can have a helicopter whisk you directly to your destination, then back to…

8 Awesome (and Free!) Apps For Your Next Big Road Trip

Intrepid traveler and TPG contributor Ryan Gargiulo of Pause The Moment recently completed an epic cross country road trip. Here, he shares the top apps that made getting from Point A to Point B not only easier, but more fun. Get ready to download a few. Road trips are one of my favorite ways to explore the…

West Africa Travelers Now Required to Enter US Through 5 Airports

The following is an update of last week’s coverage the CDC’s new Ebola airport screening program. The Department of Homeland Security announced today that starting Wednesday October 22, all travelers coming to the U.S. from West Africa nations affected by the Ebola outbreak will be required to enter through one of five U.S. airports where enhanced screenings are…

Ebola and Travel: CDC Launches New Airport Screening Program

Following the death yesterday of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man afflicted with the U.S.’s first recorded case of Ebola and sequestered in an isolation ward at a Dallas hospital, the U.S. federal government is launching its first large-scale attempt at screening for Ebola at American airports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that…