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Chicago’s Neighborhoods Not to Miss

Photos by Jeff Marini Head to Hyde Park for live music and great jerk chicken. Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, has been called a big city with a small-town feel, mostly for its numerous neighborhoods that seem to bring things a bit closer together. Since the city’s inception, immigrants have set up enclaves—Swedes in Andersonville, Poles in West Town and then up Milwaukee Avenue, Czechs and then Mexicans in Pilsen, Puerto...


This traveler’s costly night in Amsterdam is good reminder to book with right card

We’ve all been there. You have the perfect setup on the couch with your laptop or tablet, and would like nothing more than to avoid getting up as you surf the web, perhaps doing some shopping … or booking a trip. Then a site asks for your credit card, but your wallet is across the …


A Guide to Barbecue Around the World—in All Its Tangy, Spicy, and Charred Glory

A roadmap for exploring tasty traditions in more than 20 countries.


Enchanting fairy-tale castles you can stay in

Ever wanted to dive straight into the pages of a fairy tale? These most fantastical hotels let their guests do exactly that. From age-old historic strongholds that have stood to majestic modern structures, these castle stays are sure to fire the imagination. Here's our pick of some of the most amazing castles to spend the night in. Always check travel restrictions and local COVID-19 guidance before booking.


38 Things To Do in Boston

Consider this the ultimate guide to the de-facto capital of New England.


It's Impossible Not to Smile at These Adorable George and Amal Clooney Moments

From red carpet to royal wedding, this A-list couple makes hearts melt whenever they step out together.


The Ideal Outer Banks, North Carolina, Beach Vacation

Photo by Lorenzo D'Angelo / Shutterstock A lovely village feel meets miles and miles of undeveloped seashore on Ocracoke Island. As a born-and-bred Tar Heel, I often struggle with recommending just one North Carolina destination to visiting friends and family. Do they crave craft beer, crisp mountain air, hiking, biking, and whitewater kayaking? I send them to Blue Ridge mountain towns like Asheville and Blowing Rock. If a hip college town and...


18 Top Finger Lakes Wineries to Visit

In New York's winemaking region, riesling reigns supreme.


Live the Billionaire Life at a Resort That’s Literally Called ‘The Billionaire Resort’

What was once reserved for the billionaires and celebrities of the world, has now opened up as a resort for the masses.


These Home Decorating Trends That Are Back and Better Than Ever

Yep, we thought macramé was gone for good, too.


Unexpected places to find Roman ruins

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or a temple – it’s likely that you’ll have heard of the famous Roman ruins of Pompeii and the ancient architectural gems of Rome. At its peak, the Roman Empire covered nearly two million square miles (more than five million sq km) – spanning large swathes of western Europe, Africa and even parts of Asia – so there are plenty of lesser-known wonders to explore without the crowds.


Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City 2022

Parties on hotel rooftops and on river cruises for the best vantage points of the sparkling skyline event.


These 4th of July Barbecue Recipes + Sides Are Just What You Need

Happy birthday, America!


7 Iconic Frank Gehry–Designed Buildings You Can Visit

Photo by Checubus/Shutterstock Frank Gehry's unconventional designs often evoke a strong love or hate response in viewers. For more than half a century, Frank Gehry has been shaking up the architectural world with his revolutionary designs that blur the line between sculpture and architecture. In 2010, a Vanity Fair article described him as “​​the most important architect of our age.” However, his avant-garde buildings, which thumb their nose at...


10 Key Travel Advisories Announced in June

The US State Department issued more than 50 updated travel advisories over the past month.


These American rivers are still full of gold

Locations where you can hunt for the precious metal.


How Early Should You Get to the Airport?

In a time of long security lines, delays, and cancellations, there's no such thing as getting to the airport too early.


Thousands of flights delayed as biggest crowds in years hit airports

With U.S. transit officials keeping a close eye on airline performance this Fourth of July weekend, Mother Nature did not help operations. Flight cancellations didn’t reach the levels we’ve seen in recent weeks, but five of the largest domestic carriers saw more than 4,000 flights delayed on a day that the TSA shattered the record …


Shoppers Say 'Don't Think Twice' About Grabbing This Cute Amazon Dress While It's on Sale Ahead of Prime Day

The customer-favorite Milumia Button Up Split Flowy dress is currently on sale for up to 32 percent off as an early Prime Day deal. Shop it now before the price goes back up.


16 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest!) time to visit.


Why you have to see Egypt's many ancient wonders

Home to spectacular desert landscapes and millennia-old monuments, Egypt is quite unlike anywhere else in the world. From elaborate tombs to dazzling pyramids, these are just some of the incredible treasures the Ancient Egyptians left behind.


5 reasons why Disney cruises aren’t just for kids

Editor’s note: TPG writer Ashley Kosciolek sailed on Disney Wish on a free trip provided by Disney Cruise Line. The opinions expressed below are entirely hers and weren’t subject to review by the line. Gourmet French dinners, $5,000 cocktail experiences, serene infinity pools and penthouse suites that cost thousands of dollars a night might not …


The Witch's House and more mysterious real homes around the world

Enigmatic homes that will mess with your mind


Deal alert: NYC travelers can fly business-class to Paris or Milan for $2,300

To celebrate summer, all-business-class airline La Compagnie currently has a deal offering a limited number of business-class flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Paris or Milan starting at $2,300. This deal is only available to the first 500 people that book and flights have to be taken in August 2022, so be sure …


How I skipped the cruise ship tour in Italy and had a better, cheaper adventure on my own

Cut and bleeding, with a dead cell phone and no map, my friend and I began to wonder if adventuring on our own in the cruise port of Trapani, Italy, was still a good plan, and if we would actually make it back to our Windstar Cruises ship before it sailed. Half an hour later, …


Cash, miles or status: TPG analyzes reader’s options for his 500-mile American upgrades

American Airlines is retiring its 500-mile upgrades, and if you have any unused 500-mile upgrades in your AAdvantage account, each unused upgrade will automatically post 250 Loyalty Points to your account by taking no action. Personally, I’m thrilled that American is offering Loyalty Points for my unused 500-mile upgrades, which I can’t use since I’m …


Revealed: the world's most polluted cities

These 20 countries have been the most polluting over the past 170 years,


In photos: America's best beaches for seaglass lovers


41 Photos of U.S. Presidents Cutting Loose on Vacation

Inspiration for your weekend plans.


40 Things You Didn't Know About 'Downton Abbey'

Like it got VERY smelly on set. Downton Abbey took the world by storm when it first premiered in 2010. Viewers couldn't get enough of the Crawleys, their relationships, and all the drama that took place inside those castle walls. To this day, fans can still visit a traveling exhibition that brings them behind the scenes of the show and back in time. In celebration of the second movie, Downton Abbey: A New Era, we're looking back at every bit of trivia from the original show. Watch Now on Amazon Prime Watch Now on Netflix


Travelers Love These Sleek, Noise-canceling Earbuds — and They're More Than 50% Off Right Now

They’ve earned more than 12,000 five-star ratings and are just $36.


9 Quality Tennis Rackets to Buy Now, According to Serena Williams' Former Coach

Legendary instructor Rick Macci shows us what to look for in a quality tennis racket.


Never Travel Without This Item, Flight Attendant Says

Getting ready for a big trip? According to flight attendants, you should never, ever travel without this one important item.


13 Top Brazil Beaches

Explore the best spots for iconic sandy beaches and picture-worthy sunsets.


The 6 Best Off-The-Radar Destinations in the U.S. That Need to Be on Your Bucket List

From tiny towns in Arizona to California, these tourist-free spots are some of the best under-the-radar vacation destinations in America.


Has an Iconic Book Series Been Completely Ruined?

The storied '80s and '90s favorite is getting a revamp for the next generation. But does that ruin the fun?


Amtrak hires firm to plan major track and infrastructure improvements into NYC

As train travel bounces back from the lower-demand days of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s big news about the future of a critical section of the Northeast Corridor in and around New York. Amtrak announced it reached a contract with a design firm to begin planning improvements at New York Penn Station and to railroad infrastructure …


The Best Airbnbs Within Driving Distance of New York City

In just three hours you can get to these homes in the Catskills, Hamptons, Poconos, and more.


15 Killer Amazon Prime Day Home Deals You Can Score Early

Prime Day dates are out, but you can already deck out your kitchen, bedroom, and living room for less.


How Turkish Airlines is growing outside of Istanbul

Over the last few years, Turkish Airlines — soon to rebrand as Türkiye Hava Yolları — has consolidated its position as one of the world’s major international airlines. It’s a global super-connector that flies to more international destinations than any other airline in the world from its hub at Istanbul Airport (IST). In addition to …


Monster of Rock Cruise announces 2023 lineup and Port Canaveral as departing port

Tesla, Winger, Queensrÿche, Saxon, Extreme, Autograph are among the biggest names that will perform on the 11th voyage of the Monsters of Rock Cruise, organizers have announced. The five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 through May 4, 2023 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral. More […] The post Monster of Rock Cruise announces 2023 lineup and Port Canaveral as departing port...


Amazon Is Having a Fantastic Fire Pit Sale to Shop ASAP

This backyard essential is key for creating a cozy outdoor space—and now you can score one at a discount.


Every State’s Top Fourth of July Fireworks Show

The best July 4th Fireworks in America.


Stunning landmarks and natural wonders at risk of disappearing

In 2020, a coastal reserve home to the world’s rarest marine mammal became one of the most recent sites to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage in Danger List, which calls for the safeguarding of cultural and natural treasures. And there are many more besides. In total, the UN department has identified 52 sites that are at risk due to climate change, armed conflict, development, poor management or a combination of issues. We take a look...


The Wilderness Is Harsh and Unforgiving — and These 10 Shocking Survival Stories Prove It

The wilderness is harsh and unforgiving. These brave souls faced it head-on and lived to tell the tale.


Priceless treasures countries say other countries stole

From Benin Bronzes to the Elgin Marbles, famous artifacts countries want returned.


The ‘Queen of Beach Reads’ on Her Favorite Beach Town

Her guide to the ultimate summer destination.


Unmissable RV trips all over America

An RV affords you the freedom to take to the open road and the USA has a staggering number of tried-and-tested routes perfect for a motorhome adventure. From scenic byways looping through national parks to epic multi-state expeditions, we've ranked the top journeys for RV road-trippers in the States.


These Are the Most Expensive Cities in the World to Live In

#3 jumped 42 spots in just one year.


Great Florida Beaches for Camping

From Bahia Honda to St. George Island, these spots are perfect for camping fans. The post Great Florida Beaches for Camping appeared first on Florida Travel + Life.