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Trip Reports

Flight Review: Delta BusinessElite JFK-Milan

May 22, 2013

Last week I was planning on flying from JFK to Rome with a layover in Madrid, then traveling to Florence by train and ending up in Milan. After getting several reader recommendations when I posted my top 10 things I was looking forward to on my trip, I didn’t want to have to split my […]

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Flight Review: LAN 767-300 Premium Business Class MIA-SCL

May 16, 2013

One of the aspects of my Mother’s Day Trip to Chile, I was most looking forward to was flying LAN’s Premium Business Class from Miami to Santiago, which I had gotten for $900 a ticket thanks to an amazing deal back in February. My mom and I flew from LGA to Miami, and our first […]

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Mother’s Day Trip Report: My Mom’s Version of our Easter Island Trip

May 12, 2013

For a special Mother’s Day trip report, I asked my mom to give me her impressions of our mother/son trip to Easter Island and here is her version of our incredible trip. I travel the world and have seen many amazing places, but getting to travel to one of the destinations at the top of […]

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Interview With The Go-To Easter Island Tour Guide: Paul Pownall

May 9, 2013

The few days we spent on Easter Island were the highlight of my mom’s and my Mother’s Day trip to Chile – thanks in no small part to our guide Paul Pownall, who had been suggested by numerous TPG readers. Paul took us all over the island to check out the famous Moai (stone heads) […]

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Hotel Review: Taha Tai Hotel, Easter Island

May 8, 2013

Although we spent a couple of great days in Santiago, the real point of my Mother’s Day Trip to Chile, was to head 5 hours west across the Pacific to Easter Island, which has been near the top of my list of cool places to visit around the world since I was a kid. Easter […]

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Flight Review: AirTran Airways Business Class PIT-TPA

May 6, 2013

I recently had two press interviews in Pittsburgh and then one in Tampa the following day. I didn’t have much flexibility in terms of scheduling and I wanted to fly nonstop from Pittsburgh to Tampa, so my only option was to book on AirTran, which I haven’t flown since college when I got a super-cheap Vegas […]

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Follow Me (And My Mom) On Our Mother’s Day Trip To Chile!

April 30, 2013

Back in February, I bought my mom (and myself) a Mother’s Day present of $900 roundtrip business class tickets from New York to Santiago, Chile, when there was an amazing fare deal on LAN. We just started our trip and we’re on our way to Santiago, so I wanted to reach out to readers for […]

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Flight Review: American Airlines 777-300 New Business Class GRU-JFK

April 9, 2013

After having a great experience flying First Class on one of American’s brand new 777-300′s and spending a whirlwind four days in Sao Paulo I was looking forward to flying back to New York again on American’s new 777-300ER, but this time testing out the airline’s new international business class. Instead of using points for […]

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(Video) Flight Review: AA 777-300ER JFK – GRU in New First Class and a Behind the Scenes Tour of the Plane

April 4, 2013

As I posted the other day, I spent my Tuesday night flying from JFK to Sao Paulo in Brazil aboard one of American Airline’s new 777-300ER’s so that I could experience the airline’s new first class product. I posted in real-time on  Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with live updates from the trip. But I also […]

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My Trip to Sao Paulo Brazil on the New American Airlines 777-300 in First Class

April 2, 2013

Tonight I’ll finally be checking out the American Airlines brand new 777-300ER aircraft from JFK to Sao Paulo, Brazil and thanks to AAdvantage miles, I’ll be enjoying all 4,745 miles in their new First Class cabin. I also reached out to AA to let me on the plane early to snap pics of all cabins, […]

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Trip Report: Eric’s Adventure at Iguazu Falls, Argentina

March 26, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric is spending a month down in Argentina (I’m such a tough boss!) checking out the scene in Buenos Aires and venturing around the country for wine-tasting and adventure. He also just spent a few days up at Iguazu Falls by redeeming British Airways Avios for an award ticket on LAN and […]

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Hotel Review: St. Regis Monarch Beach King Executive “Suite”

March 25, 2013

Miles and I had a pretty extensive trip to California last month, which ended up lasting nearly two weeks. After about 10 days in Los Angeles, we headed down to San Diego for a night to stay at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, and then we decided to visit Laguna Beach for the first […]

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Flight Review: TAM 777-300 MIA-GRU Economy and TAM A330 GRU-EZE Business

March 15, 2013

TPG Managing Editor Eric took advantage of those amazing deals on TAM back in November to book a roundtrip flight from Miami to Buenos Aires via Sao Paulo for just $339. Here’s his review of the flight experience. Although I’ve never flown TAM before and didn’t know what to expect, when I saw the low […]

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Help Me Plan My Trip to Easter Island

March 11, 2013

Last year my Dad and I went on a father/son trip to Rome, Istanbul and Amsterdam on a semi-mileage run-worthy $576 fare. What better way to bond with your parent than requalifying for both of your Medallion statuses! Understandably, my Mom was pretty jealous- especially since we ended up having an incredible time and packing […]

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Visiting the Tiyimiseleni Orphanage in South Africa With Savanna Lodge

January 30, 2013

This is the thirteenth post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the […]

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Trip Report: Safari Highlights at Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa

January 29, 2013

This is the twelfth post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the […]

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Trip Report: South Africa Safari at Savanna Lodge in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

January 28, 2013

This is the eleventh post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the […]

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

January 25, 2013

This is the tenth post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the Cape […]

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(Video) Trekking Up Table Mountain in Cape Town

January 24, 2013

This is the ninth post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the Cape […]

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Hotel Review: Park Inn Cape Town

January 23, 2013

While I was staying at the Hilton Cape Town, TPG Managing Editor Eric was checking out another points property in town, the Park Inn, which is part of Club Carlson. Here’s his review. The Park Inn is located on a major street in the Central Business District called Heerengracht, in what’s known as the Foreshore […]

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Hotel Review: 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa Luxury Room

January 21, 2013

This is the eighth post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the Cape of […]

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10 Things I Love About South Africa

January 18, 2013

This is the seventh post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the […]

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Hotel Review: Hilton Cape Town

January 17, 2013

This is the sixth post of my South Africa Series. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Come Along With Me To South Africa!; Flight Review: South African Airways Business Class JFK-JNB; Hotel Review: Westin Cape Town; Trip Report: Watching African Penguins at Boulders Beach and the […]

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Ryanair Is The Worst Airline in the World

January 16, 2013

Disclaimer: I am fully aware that I am a victim of severe coddling by US airline top-tier elite status and the subsequent culture of getting almost everything for free. I do take responsibility for my lack of planning before flying “LyinAir,” assuming that I’d be able to “figure it out” on the fly. That turned […]

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