Highs and Lows of 2019 Air Travel, the Best Family Ski Resorts, Where to See the Northern Lights and More

Dec 29, 2018

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.

The 19 Best and Worst Airline Moments of 2018

These were 2019’s most heart-wrenching and heart-warming stories of air travel.

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Showdown in Tropical Paradise: The St. Regis Bora Bora vs. The St. Regis Maldives

Leave it to TPG to pit the best St. Regis resorts against each other.

(Photo by Jonatan Pie via Unsplash)

The Trendiest Places to See the Northern Lights Now

. . . So you can finally cross it off your bucket list.

Image by Getty Images / Imgorthand

Best Ski Resorts for Families in North America

Make good use of this chilly season with a family vacation to one of these ski resorts.

PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: A close-up of a packaged Amazon Prime item in the Amazon Fulfilment centre on November 15, 2017 in Peterborough, England. A report in the US has suggested that over half of all online purchases this Christmas will be made with Amazon. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Are Your Hilton Points About to Become More Valuable on Amazon?

This has the potential to be a solid deal.


10 of the Coolest Travel Gadgets of 2018

From smartphones to photography equipment, TPG tech-lover Zach Honig breaks down the must-have travel gadgets of the year.

(Photo by Sasha Stories via Unsplash)

5 Credit Card Predictions for 2019

Among other things, we foresee lots and lots of contactless payments.


Points and Miles Predictions for 2019

There’s good news, and there’s the introduction of basic economy award redemptions.


Reminder: Major Delta Sky Club Changes Go Into Effect Next Week

We knew it was coming: Delta Sky Clubs are tightening up.

The Best Restaurants in Disney World in 2018

You can’t beat these magical dining experiences at Disney.

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