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…

Watch a KLM 747 Land at St. Maarten from the Cockpit

St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport (SXM) is arguably the best airport for plane watching due to its idyllic — and challenging — location on Maho Beach. We’ve already posted about a crazy takeoff from the Caribbean airport, but SXM provides an almost endless supply of dramatic aviation videos — so we had to pick one…

Watch Boeing Turn a 747-8 Airliner Into an Enormous Projection Screen

Last month, the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing celebrated its 100th birthday with a huge celebration at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. The company showed off all the latest in its commercial fleet as well as popular aircraft from the past. While any aviation enthusiast would have been fully satisfied gazing at all the aircraft on…

Watch an ANA 787-9 Get Pushed to the Max Before the Farnborough Air Show

Next week, thousands will descend upon Farnborough, England, a small town outside of London to witness one of the biggest events in the aviation world — the Farnborough Air Show. The show features the latest in all things aviation — from small drones to military fighter jets. As you’d expect, both Airbus and Boeing will…

Blast from the Past: Concorde Supersonic Jet Soars into the Night Sky

Few commercial aircraft captured people’s attention like the Concorde. Introduced in the 1970s, the planes flew several routes around the world, most notably from New York (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR) and to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). They were incredibly fast — traveling at twice the speed of sound, passengers could complete a transatlantic trip…

Watch an MD-80 Jet Almost Blow Away Beachgoers in St. Maarten

There are plenty of reasons to visit St. Maarten — crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches, relaxed Caribbean lifestyle and…plane spotting? Yes, plane spotting. The Caribbean island holds a special place in the hearts of aviation enthusiasts everywhere because its main airport, Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is located adjacent to Maho Beach, a sun drenched…

What’s a Good Tropical Destination for 3-Cabin First Class?

TPG reader Esteban sent me a message on Facebook looking for honeymoon ideas: “We’re getting married soon and deciding where we should go on our honeymoon. What’s a good tropical destination that would allow us to experience a full three-cabin first class?” There are plenty of deserted beach locales you could choose from, but one stands…

How Do I Maximize Credit Card Rewards for Large Purchases?

TPG Reader Jaren sent me a message on Facebook to ask about how to maximize a large upcoming purchase: “I’m planning for a $25,000 home remodel. What’s the best credit card strategy to take advantage of this kind of spending? I have SPG Platinum and United 1K status, though I’m interested in the AAdvantage program and am considering a status…