9 Essential Things to Pack for a Trip to Cuba

Last week, TPG Senior Editor Kaeli Conforti was in Cuba on the first US cruise to the country in more than 50 years. Stay tuned for more fantastic Cuba content, including this go-to list of essential items to bring with you on a trip to this unique country. Be sure to keep up with her travels on Twitter and…

What Time Should I Depart for Asia to Avoid Jet Lag?

TPG reader Brandon sent me a message on Facebook to ask about jet lag: “My wife and I are flying from San Francisco to Hong Kong this fall. What’s easier on the body: arriving in the morning or evening?” There are entire books on the subject of how to avoid jet lag, and you can find all kinds…

For Your Health, Budget for Vaccinations Before Your Next Trip

There are plenty of travel sites that tell you how to do things the right way — but as every traveler knows, sometimes things go wrong. In his bi-monthly travel and credit card mistake series, TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten invites you to learn from his mistakes — his many, many mistakes. I like to keep my travel expenses…

Limiting Your Exposure To Illness While Traveling

Every year, thousands of travelers become ill during their journeys. While you can’t provide yourself with 100 percent protection, TPG Contributor Christine Cantera goes over steps you can take to minimize your risks of becoming sick while on the road. Keep Up To Date On Current Risk Areas It used to be that the contagious diseases…

Teenager’s Invention Improves In-Flight Air Quality

High school senior (and TED Talk contributor) Raymond Wang has invented a device that can significantly improve air quality on airplanes — and recently won $75,000 for his efforts. New TPG Contributor Ellen Boomer interviewed Wang to get the lowdown on his plans to make you feel healthier at 35,000 feet. Air travelers may soon breathe easier, thanks to 17-year-old…

Insider Series: How Airlines Brighten Up Your Flight

As part of our Insider Series, TPG Contributor “Ray Lumen,” an aviation lighting designer, provides a glimpse into how light and lighting play a part in your flying experience — and what airlines do to improve it. When you’re on board a commercial aircraft, light and lighting both have significant roles to play in your air travel experience. They could make you…

How to Break the Ice with Your Seatmate on a Flight

Do you find yourself on flights full of strangers all the time, but never seem to meet anyone new? TPG Contributor Dan Nainan, who’s both a world-traveling comedian and a shy introvert, shares his tips for reaching across the divide/armrest and making a valuable connection with the person in the airplane seat beside you.  I think it’s a shame when two…

Tips for Traveling with a Medical Condition

While traveling with a medical condition may seem overwhelming at first, it doesn’t mean you’re destined for a life as an armchair traveler. TPG Contributor Christine Cantera has some tips for traveling with an illness or disability, on airlines, at your accommodations and while sightseeing. Physical Disability With strict regulations in place for handicap accessibility in…

Should Flyers Have to Accommodate Nut Allergies?

Welcome to Fly&Dine Tuesday, a monthly column that explores the intersection of food and travel with the help of TPG Contributor (and expert food writer) Jason Kessler of Fly&Dine, the best online source for dining while you fly. For decades, peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches filled the lunch boxes and bags of American children — but now, thanks…