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9 things I wish I had known before taking a Galapagos cruise

After a long pandemic of being landlocked in my suburban New Jersey home, my family and I were ready for an adventure. We wanted an adventure that felt both COVID-19 safe and would be equally appealing to myself, my husband and my teenage son. The solution came in the form of a bucket-list idea that suddenly became attainable: a small ship cruise through...

The final piece of the transformed LaGuardia Terminal B is now open

Believe it or not, New York’s LaGuardia airport is well on its way to being one of the nicest in the country. The final piece of the construction puzzle for Terminal B officially opened on Thursday: a passenger bridge connecting the main departures and arrivals hall with the Western Concourse. (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy) This pedestrian...

8 business credit cards that can replace your Amex Business Platinum

Earlier this month, American Express raised the annual fee of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express from $595 to $695 (see rates and fees). In other words, the most expensive business card on the market somehow got even more expensive. This $100 difference may leave cardholders wondering if it’s time to ditch the card for good. However,...

Buckle up: 11 tips for taking a safe winter road trip

Snow, ice, sleet, slush — unless you’re planning a winter road trip specifically to avoid snow, you need to know how to deal with the season’s inclement weather, preferably before you turn the key in the ignition. Not all winter road trips will involve extreme weather conditions. However, you don’t need to be driving in Alaska to run into snow-covered...

Waitlists and limited hours: It’s getting harder to enjoy an Amex airport lounge

Some folks look forward to visiting airport lounges and love to linger as long as possible, watching planes maneuver on the tarmac, potentially with a stiff cocktail in hand. Others prefer to spend as few minutes as possible in the airport and usually skip lounges altogether, even if they have complimentary access. I fall in the middle. After skipping...

5G doomsday never came, but US airlines are not out of the woods yet

Last Monday, it sounded as if the U.S. aviation system faced imminent doom due to the activation of 5G C-band cell phone service. “Immediate intervention is needed to avoid significant operational disruption to air passengers, shippers, supply chain and delivery of needed medical supplies,” airline executives said in a letter to the Biden administration....

Meet the man responsible for bringing tourists back to New York City

It’s a cool December afternoon as Fred Dixon and I sit down for an outdoor lunch and discuss New York’s resiliency. We’re at one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants, Cafe Luxembourg. A plexiglass wall and overhead heat lamp keep us warm enough that jackets come off. Pre-pandemic, an outdoor meal during a New York winter was unheard of, but it’s...

France has a new vaccine pass: Here’s what we know

France has announced yet another change to its ever-evolving vaccine pass. I’ve written a lot about France and how its COVID-19 protocols have affected eager American tourists seeking entry to the country. As of this week, the rules for the “pass vaccinal” for travelers have changed and will change yet again on Feb. 15, marking the fifth and sixth...

Bye bye, Bally’s: This iconic casino is returning to Las Vegas in its place

The Las Vegas Strip is changing yet again, as Caesars Entertainment announced it’s transforming Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino into the Horseshoe Las Vegas. Set to be completed by the end of the year, Bally’s will undergo a transformation that includes a new exterior, new food and entertainment options — including a venture called Ole Red from...

Carnival Jubilee cruise ship to sail 18-day transatlantic voyage in 2023

Carnival Jubilee, a new ship from Carnival Cruise Line, will take its maiden voyage from British shores next year. The Excel-class ship is set to depart from Southampton, England, in October of 2023 on an 18-day transatlantic voyage. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for TPG daily newsletter. Carnival Jubilee will...

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