What Are Your Tips for Avoiding Jet Lag?

TPG reader MacKenzie tweeted me to ask about how to deal with jet lag: @thepointsguy – “Do you have any suggestions for avoiding jet lag? I’ve been to Europe several times the past few months and it kills me every time.” In my experience you can’t completely avoid jet lag, but as I travel around the…

Insider Series: What Do Passengers Need to Know About Safety?

Editor’s note about our Insider Series: TPG Contributor Carrie A. Trey shares some of her most interesting stories and perspectives in this Insider Series article. Please remember that Ms. Trey’s opinions and statements here are her own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the TPG Team. Disclaimer out of the way, please enjoy this…

Preparing for the Worst: How to Survive a Natural Disaster

With the recent Nepal earthquake fresh in travelers’ minds, TPG Contributor Carly Blatt—a former Red Cross staff member who was on vacation in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit —shares tips on how to be prepared for natural disasters while you’re on the road. A natural disaster descending upon an area you’re visiting is the ultimate travel nightmare,…

Staying Healthy While Traveling, the CrossFit Way

Looking for a good way to stay in shape on the road? Then take a deep breath, lift with your legs, and let TPG Contributor Nick Ewen introduce you to the always-changing, never-boring CrossFit fitness model, which has gyms around the globe.  It’s been likened to a cult, has its own language (members will talk your ear off…

How to Prepare for International Travel: Tips. Tricks & More

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen spends about six months of the year on the road, much of that traveling abroad for weeks at a time. Over the years, he has come up with a handy checklist that makes traveling international easier and more efficient. Here are his tips. When it comes to travel, heading abroad…

List Calories on Airline & Airport Menus: the Weekly Wish

Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen continues his series The Weekly Wish, looking at flaws, shortcomings, and room for improvement in the world of travel and loyalty programs. Today’s wish: include calorie counts in airline and airport menus. Eating healthy on the road isn’t easy. Sometimes your only option is the drive-thru of a local fast food joint in between meetings,…

Should There Be a Minimum Seat Width Size for Long Haul Travel?

You can often find me giving tips on how to get the best economy seats on a plane – a consideration that’s more important than ever now that nearly every airline seems intent on squeezing as many passengers as possible into their planes in order to increase profit margins. I’m not the only consumer advocate…