Surprise and (Mostly) Delight: Across the Atlantic in Business Class on Air Europa’s 787-8

Written by Nick Ellis @ The Points Guy

TPG employees are no strangers to doing crazy travel-related stunts. Hawaii for 12 hours? Yep. Singapore for even less? Absolutely. However, I recently embarked on one of my crazier trips since I started working here just over three years ago. As the trip grew closer, my parents and friends would ask, “Where are you going …

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Amsterdam’s Last Floating Florist Is Closing Due to Overtourism

Written by Laura Itzkowitz @ The Points Guy

The last florist at Amsterdam’s floating flower market is shutting its doors, according to Dutch newspaper, De Trouw. And overtourism is to blame. A colorful and fragrant fixture on Amsterdam’s Singel Canal, the Bloemenmarkt claims the distinction of being the world’s only floating flower market. But sadly, it’s not what it used to be. Though the …

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Deal Alert: Nonstop Business Class to Europe on 19+ Routes From 100,000 Miles Round-Trip

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Although Delta hasn’t had a published award chart for years, it does offer award flash sales fairly regularly. Destinations have included Japan from 44,000 SkyMiles round-trip, South America …

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Flygskam: Swedes Are Feeling Guilty About Carbon Emissions From Flights

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Sweden is undergoing a cultural sensation that’s having an impact on travel. It’s called flygskam, or “flight shame,” — a feeling of guilt from traveling via airplane that has spread nationwide. It’s not breaking news that air travel can be detrimental to the environment. In fact, this year, an airline made it into the top …

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Paris Hotels on Points for Families of 4

Written by Kathleen Porter Kristiansen @ The Points Guy

“Paris is always a good idea,” Audrey Hepburn says in the movie “Sabrina.” That may be why Paris often is the first overseas destination for many North American families in pursuit of magic moments, such as seeing their children catch their first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower (or, hopefully soon, a rebuilt Notre Dame Cathedral). …

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Air France-KLM Joins the Recovery Effort to Help Rebuild Notre Dame

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

On Monday, President Emmanuel Macron of France promised in a press conference that “starting tomorrow” they would begin plans for reconstruction on Notre Dame following the devastating fire that ravaged through the iconic Parisian landmark. The fire, though eventually contained, claimed the church’s spire and severely damaged part of the roof. Details on how the …

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Notre Dame Cathedral’s ‘Main’ Art and Artifacts Saved From Fire

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

A devastating fire ripped through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday evening, burning down the landmark’s roof and sending thick smoke across the city’s skyline. The flames took more than 12 hours to completely extinguish, and more than 400 firefighters were part of the effort that eventually contained the blaze. Arson has been …

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Karolyi Chateau – Where You can Experience Hungary’s Amazing Past

Written by Tina @ Retire Early and Travel

Karolyi Chateau gives travelers a chance to experience living in a bygone era in Hungary. The Karolyi Chateau located in the village of Fehérvárcsurgó, in the west of Hungary, is about 80 kilometers from Budapest. Staying at Karolyi Chateau, you will experience the Hungarian countryside living before WWII. The Karolyi family owned this magnificent stately […]

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The Parthenon

Written by Stu Davidson @ Stuck in Customs

#1 on Amazon! Hey thanks everyone for getting the new book! You helped get it to #1 in its category!! 🙂 It’s officially released now, and you can get the paperback version if you want that too. 🙂 Jim Gaffigan Comedy Special Make sure you check out his new special on Netflix. This guy cracks […]

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Unbelievable Castles From Game of Thrones You Can Visit in Real Life

Written by Yolanda Evans @ The Points Guy

The Lannisters, Starks and Tyrells live in remarkable castles that only seem possible in the magical, medieval realm of the Seven Kingdoms. But to bring these ancestral seats of the great Houses of Westeros to life, the production crew of “Game of Thrones” located spectacular palaces and fortresses around the real world for the show. …

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Transatlantic Steal: A Review of Iberia’s A330 in Business From Madrid to Boston

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

After a quick spring getaway to Mallorca, Spain, it was time to return stateside. Naturally, my first choice was to fly the Spanish flag carrier, Iberia, via its hub in Madrid. Iberia is known for offering some of the most competitive award redemption rates between the US and Europe — especially for off-peak flights on its …

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