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Less than 100 days to ski season, prices increase soon: Comparing Epic, Ikon, Mountain Collective and Indy Pass

If this ski season starts out early, as it has in some recent years, we could be trading in our bathing suits for winter jackets very soon. In fact, while it will obviously depend on the weather, most mountain resorts plan to open in less than 100 days. Yes, you read that right — you might only have to wait a couple more months to strap on ski boots...

Hawaii plagued by flight delays and long TSA lines

If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii anytime soon, expect flight delays and increased lines in airports. You should also account for increased layover times that are required to catch connecting flights. Delays are becoming problematic and “incessant” at Hawaiian airports, particularly Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Maui’s...

Will the drought in Europe affect your river cruise vacation?

Experts are saying that the current drought in Europe could be the worst in 500 years, with water levels dropping, especially along the Rhine River. If have a river cruise planned for the end of the summer or the fall, should you be concerned? Not at all, according to Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder AmaWaterways — as long as you’re willing...

How to get maximum value out of your Citi Double Cash ThankYou points

Citi is a TPG advertising partner. When you’re looking for the best return on your credit card purchases, you have two primary earning categories: points/miles-earning cards or cash-back cards. One of the best cash-back cards around is the Citi® Double Cash Card. Despite having no annual fee, you can earn a solid 2% cash back on all purchases — 1%...

How I went from hostels to hotels with points and miles

When my husband and I started traveling, we often stayed in guesthouses and hostels. We appreciated the low prices and the budget-friendly amenities and activities these properties had to offer. However, as we started traveling more and working remotely, we found ourselves wanting to branch out beyond these affordable accommodations. So, over time,...

How I spent $0 using points and miles on an epic Highway 1 road trip

The Pacific Coast Highway is arguably one of the most iconic and popular road trip routes in the United States. But it’s often synonymous with a hefty price tag. Even before this summer of travel chaos, rental car prices were spiking, and nightly hotel rates up and down California’s scenic coastline have never been cheap. If only there were a way to...

What a combined Spirit-JetBlue loyalty program could look like

Pending regulatory approval, JetBlue will likely be purchasing Spirit in the coming years. A merger between the two carriers would have significant implications for customers, particularly given the different frequent flyers of the two airlines. A couple of weeks ago, TPG’s Zach Griff provided a snapshot of the numbers involved for JetBlue and Spirit,...

Caffeine on the concourse: TPG flew across the US to find the best airport coffee

There are a couple of things that help early morning flyers enjoy a smoother airport experience: a carry-on bag and, most importantly, a cup of coffee. But unfortunately, the idea of “airport coffee” seems to universally elicit an image of watery, weak, bitter coffee served in a plastic foam cup. As a traveler and coffee drinker, I recently became...

Amtrak launches new menu items aboard select trains — including hot meals, nonalcoholic beverages and vegan options

There’s good news for Amtrak riders in the Northeast, along with travelers on Amtrak’s long-distance routes: They’ll be the first to see a variety of new food and beverage options available on board, including bacon-and-cheese egg bites, a vegan noodle bowl and a smoked-turkey-and-havarti sandwich. Enhanced menu options are currently available for...

Soho House is pushing 30 and still isn’t profitable. That could change by the end of this year

Behind all the glitz, glamour, intrigue and notoriously long waitlist of Soho House lies a financial thorn in its side: Twenty-seven years after its first private club opened on London’s Greek Street, the company still remains in the red. Membership Collective Group, Soho House’s relatively new parent company that went public last year, reported an...

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