Google’s New Trips App Helps Simplify Travel-Planning

While planning the trip of a lifetime can be one of the most daunting tasks, figuring out what to do when you actually get to your destination can be just as difficult. Deciding where to go, what to eat and what to see and, on top of all that, keeping all your flight and hotel information in…

How Instagram Saved the Day When Planning a Trip to Dakar

As part of my internship here at TPG, one of the last assignments was to redeem Etihad miles on a partner carrier to travel somewhere off the beaten path. My destination: Dakar, Senegal. When I learned that I’d be traveling to Senegal, I wasn’t sure what to think, considering it’s not a destination that was high…

Android Pay Gets a Big Upgrade, Now Supports Chase Visa Cards

Attention Android fans: Google recently rolled out new improvements to its Android Pay mobile payment platform. Chase Visa cardholders will now be able to use Android Pay for purchases at retailers that accept mobile payments — set up your card (or cards) by opening the Android Pay app and taking a picture of it with your phone’s camera. Purchases…

Why Mobile Passport Can Be an Even Better Option Than Global Entry

When Global Entry first launched, it was a revolutionary way for frequent international travelers to quickly get through immigration upon returning to the US. As the program continued to grow, we watched as many credit cards, like Amex Platinum and the new Chase Sapphire Reserve, offered credits to cover the Global Entry fee — for those who choose to purchase Global…

5 Best Workout Apps to Use While Traveling

Sure, it’s nice to indulge in food and luxury while traveling, but the five-star cuisine can really add up — and not just for your bank account, but also for your waistline. Whether you’re treating yourself to a Caribbean cruise or stuck on a 14-hour long-haul flight, your body can go through long periods of inactivity. Props to…

Is Hyperloop’s Simulated Scenery the Future of Travel?

What would it be like to ride on the Hyperloop — the 700 mph (1,100 km/hr) propulsion-driven transportation of the future? In the video below from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, you can see how it would look to ride in a windowless pod that is zooming through an airless tube and carrying passengers at the speed of sound…

This New App Helps Doctors Deal With In-Flight Medical Emergencies

When you step onto an airplane, there are a few things you have little to no control over: turbulence, talkative seat-mates, whether or not your mixed nuts will be warmed and medical emergencies, just to name a few. Fortunately, there’s an app to help with one of those problems. Dr. Ray Bertino, Clinical Professor of Radiology and Surgery…

6 Bartenders You Should Be Following on Instagram

At its best, Instagram helps us discover people and places we might never get to know otherwise. Here, TPG Contributor Adam Erace shares the users that should be filling your feed. Sometimes you just need a drink. But if you’re, say, at work or riding the subway (or at a really cheap wedding), you might not be able to secure…

This YouTube Vlogger Just Had the Time of His Life in North Korea

When it comes to bucket list vacations, there are a few dream destinations that you’ll hear repeated from one person to the next: taking an African safari, exploring the ancient wonders of Machu Picchu and soaking up the sun from an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, among others. Having the time of your life in…

Can Sharing Your Vacation Photos Online be a Bad Thing? Team TPG Weighs In

We’ve all done it — snapped an amazing photo from wherever we happen to be vacationing and shared it on social media so our friends and family back home could experience the moment along with us. But can this be a bad thing? A recent article in The New York Times got us talking. In…