One Week with the Apple Watch…and I’m Diggin’ It

I’ve had my Apple Watch for a week now. It arrived just before my trip to the Kentucky Derby, and I was able to test it out on Uber rides and during my treks through airports over the past few days. Is it the life-changing device people have been talking about? Probably not. Could it potentially improve my experience as a frequent…

DUFL Makes Your Luggage Magically Appear at Your Destination

No packing required: a new startup business called DUFL will eliminate packing from your travel routine altogether. For $10 a month, DUFL will store your selection of travel essentials—clothing, toiletries, underwear, etc.— in a special suitcase at its warehouse in Tempe, Arizona (where they’re hiring, FYI). Every time you travel somewhere, use the app to choose…

10 Travel Apps That Bring You the World

Want to hold the world in the palm of your hand? Dedicated travel geek and TPG Contributor Ryan Gargiulo suggests 10 smartphone apps for that, all of which will help you stay organized, thrifty, informed and fed on your travels around the globe. Pocket Earth Once you’re on the road, it can be challenge to figure out…

10 Airline Mobile Apps that Make Travel Easier

Airline schedules and travel plans aren’t set in stone, and any tool that gives you flexibility on the go can be a huge help. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr looks at which airline apps are making it to easier to update your itinerary, access flight information, and more when you’re away from home. In my travels, I find one of the…

Best Apps for Staying in Touch When Traveling

While on the road, staying in touch with family and friends can be a magic cure for the occasional exhaustion and loneliness of travel. Fortunately, smartphone app technology makes it increasingly easy to stay connected with your loved ones, no matter where you are in the world—and here, TPG Contributor Ryan Gargiulo shares his short list of the best telecommunications…

Free United Miles, Hotels.com Discount, 2x AA Business Extra

Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: American Airlines Business Extra Members Earn Double Points LAX–ATL Business Extra members can earn double Business Extra points when traveling on American Airlines between Atlanta and Los Angeles using the promo code LAXATL15. You must first register for the promotion, and your…

10 Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Solo travel is on the rise these days, and single female travelers may face some particular threats and obstacles while on the road—so France-based (and female) TPG International Contributor Lane Nieset highlights 10 tips and tricks to help women take a safe and savvy solo getaway. I’ve had my fair share of experiences—both good and bad—while traveling by myself, from post-college backpacking through…

How Do I Keep Track of Credit Cards Payments and Due Dates?

TPG reader Steven messaged me on Facebook to ask: “Could you tell us how you manage your credit cards in terms of payment due dates and making sure you don’t miss a payment?” Maintaining a pristine credit score is crucial if you plan to get multiple credit cards in order to earn a lot of points…

10 Online Tools Every Award Traveler Should Bookmark

Booking travel (and award travel in particular) can be complicated. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available online to make things easier. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele offers his list of the best web tools to help you plan your next adventure. What distinguishes the average travelers from the true experts? It’s not just what they…

Skip the Customs Line with New Mobile Passport App

A new mobile app allowing passengers to breeze through customs has hit the market, and TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne gives us the scoop. The first mobile app of its kind, Mobile Passport could eventually serve as a customs-only alternative to Global Entry expedited airport security status. Authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and sponsored…