• Trendy and affordable steps from the French Quarter: My stay at the Canopy by Hilton New Orleans Downtown

    I traveled to New Orleans this spring just months after visiting the city for the first time. I wanted to check out the newest expansion of Hilton’s fast-growing Canopy brand in a prime location just steps from the Big Easy’s iconic French Quarter. Within walking distance of New Orleans’ vibrant party streets, iconic bars and popular …

  • A guide to guest policies for airport lounges

    A recent viral tweet about airport lounges has garnered a lot of attention. It’s also a good reminder to travelers that understanding the specific terms of your credit card benefits is important. Special prize today to @Delta for letting me and my husband into their lounge because we have a specific credit card and informing …

  • 10 reasons the Hard Rock Hotel New York is a teenage dream

    If you’re a parent, you know that traveling with a family requires a different mindset than heading out on a trip with just adults. It’s not just about keeping the kids busy in the backseat or on a plane, although that’s an art form that’s important to master. At least equally important is finding a …

  • Should you get a cruise line credit card? Here's a closer look

    You have a credit card affiliated with your favorite airline, and it gives you free checked bags and extra miles to redeem toward free travel. You have a card associated with your favorite hotel loyalty program, and you earn free nights and elite night credits. If you’re also an avid cruiser, does it make sense …

  • 7 ways to save on your next family vacation

    Traveling with a family comes with some unavoidable expenses. Whether you’re paying for airfare, food or activities, there are more people to cover, driving up the cost no matter where you go, when you travel or what you do. As my kids have gotten older — and are now too old to be lap infants …

  • Bank of America cardholders can enjoy a year of Grubhub+

    If you hold a credit or debit card from Bank of America, you just gained a new perk today: a free year of Grubhub+. As additional credit card issuers tap into the growing demand for food and grocery delivery, Bank of America joins the fray. Let’s look at what Grubhub+ offers and which Bank of …

  • Fly premium economy from more than 150 US cities to Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Warsaw, starting at $900

    In case you missed it, there’s a new player in the premium economy market. Finnair launched a new premium economy cabin in February, and I will be trying it for the first time this fall when flying to Asia. If you too are looking to experience Finnair’s new class, check out this deal, which features …

  • Why United’s expanded Premium Plus rollout isn’t exclusively good news

    United Airlines is betting big on the future of premium economy. The Chicago-based carrier revealed plans this week to outfit the rest of its international wide-body fleet with Premium Plus recliners. Specifically, select Boeing 767-300 aircraft will soon receive a retrofit that’ll install a premium economy cabin on these jets, as first reported by Live …

  • Choosing the best airport lounge at DFW — and how you can get inside

    Editor’s note: TPG staffers visited most of these lounges in late 2021. We’ve updated this guide with four more lounges a TPG staffer visited in June 2022. Here in the U.S., you’d be hard-pressed to find an airport with more diverse lounge options than Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). From American Express and Capital …

  • The Citi Travel portal is getting a complete makeover: Here's what to expect

    Citi is a TPG advertising partner. If you’re sitting on a stash of Citi ThankYou points, you might have noticed that the bank’s travel portal has been offline for some time now. TPG staffers and readers noticed this problem and reached out to Citi to ask what was going on. We have an exclusive first look at …

  • Budget carrier Norse Atlantic adds 3rd city from Berlin with new US route

    Residents of Germany’s capital have a new way to get to the beaches and sun of South Florida. Norse Atlantic Airways, the new long-haul, ultra-low-cost carrier, announced its third route out of the city’s new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER): a flight to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The route, which will operate three days a …

  • Credit card showdown: Citi Double Cash vs. Chase Freedom Unlimited

    Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. You might think you need to pay an annual fee to get a good rewards credit card. But with offerings such as the Citi® Double Cash Card and the Chase Freedom Unlimited from two top credit card providers, you can earn cash back …