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TPG Tuesday Q&A with Benet features Tariro Mzezewa, New York Times travel writer

Jan. 11, 2021
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TPG Tuesday Q&A with Benet features Tariro Mzezewa, New York Times travel writer
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The next guest on my monthly Facebook Live show in the TPG Women Facebook group on Tuesday, Jan. 12 is Tariro Mzezewa, a travel writer for The New York Times. If you have a bad case of wanderlust, you need to follow Mzezewa's Instagram account.

Mzezewa writes, among other things, about the ways travel intersects with gender, race and the environment. She most recently wrote the article, "When the Pandemic Ends, Don’t Put Off Any More Adventures."

[pullquote source="Tariro Mzezewa"]People keep asking me what it’s like to be a travel writer who can’t travel right now. My answer is that daydreaming about travels past and future — living through old photos and virtual tours of faraway places — is what’s keeping me going.[/pullquote]

Mzezewa has been on the travel team at the Times since 2018, and we'll cover how she got into travel writing. TPG released its own list of the hottest travel destinations of 2021, so I'll be chatting with Mzezewa about what she believes are the must-see places to visit this year.

So, please join us on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at 12 p.m. EDT in the TPG Women Facebook group (members only) and bring your questions!

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There’s a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It’s been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you’re hitting the skies soon, you’ll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there’s no reason that the foodie shouldn’t add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

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  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits.
  • Few travel perks and protections.