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Hosted by Editor-at-Large Zach Honig, Miles Away is all about the destination, and how to get there. Each episode explores either an off-the-beaten-path region or a popular, must-see travel hotspot through first-hand accounts, with TPG experts explaining the best options for using points and miles to visit. Whether you’re looking to book a ski trip for your family of four or planning a tropical getaway for some R&R, Miles Away is the podcast to get you there.

Hosted by Editor-at-Large Zach Honig, Miles Away is all about the destination, and how to get there. Each episode explores either an off-the-beaten-path region or a popular, must-see travel hotspot through first-hand accounts, with TPG experts explaining the best options for using points and miles to visit. Whether you’re looking to book a ski trip for your family of four or planning a tropical getaway for some R&R, Miles Away is the podcast to get you there.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hosted by Editor-at-Large Zach Honig, Miles Away is all about the destination, and how to get there. Each episode explores either an off-the-beaten-path region or a popular, must-see travel hotspot through first-hand accounts, with TPG experts explaining the best options for using points and miles to visit. Whether you’re looking to book a ski trip for your family of four or planning a tropical getaway for some R&R, Miles Away is the podcast to get you there.

Language:

English

Contact:

6036896927


Episodes

Miles Away: Season 1 Finale

10/7/2019
It's here — the final episode of Season 1 of our travel-themed podcast, Miles Away! To close out, we take you on a journey all around the world, as we share some highlights from the first year. Hear from professional travelers as they detail destinations from French Polynesia to Cape Town, and everywhere in between. And, please subscribe and stay tuned for much more to come — Season 2 will be here before you know it! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:12:47

Austin, TX

9/23/2019
We're heading down to the booming capital city of Austin, TX — one of the world's best places to enjoy BBQ, live music and the great outdoors. TPG's resident Austin local Katherine Fan joins to give listeners a taste of her favorite Texas hotspot. Visitors may know Austin as a leading party destination, but the city's also growing as a global tech, food and culture hub, making it a must-see for countless tourists and business travelers alike. For information regarding your data privacy,...

Duration:00:20:45

Battle of the Airlines

9/9/2019
Today is a full-fledged airline battle with JT Genter (American Airlines), Scott Mayerowitz (Delta), Zach Honig (United) and Benet Wilson (Southwest). These TPGers debate the inflight product — things like the seats, fleet, catering and service — airports and lounges, frequent-flyer perks and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:14

Madrid, Spain

8/26/2019
Lori Zaino, senior writer at TPG and Madrid resident, explains why you shouldn't miss out on visiting one of Western Europe's more affordable capitals, and shares her tips for using points and miles to book a a luxury adventure on the cheap. You'll also learn about what makes the city so alluring, which food markets to visit and tastier alternatives to sangria. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:16:22

Turkish Delight Itinerary ft. Nick Ellis

8/12/2019
Giveaway Alert! This week, we're giving you a chance to win the luxury adventure of a lifetime, and the only way to win is to listen to this episode — two round-trip business-class tickets from the US to Turkey and three nights at the Four Seasons in Istanbul! Plus, TPG's Zach Honig and Nick Ellis discuss what makes a visit to Turkey so special, including must-visit sites, such as Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:40

Flying United's Island Hopper and Visiting The Marshall Islands

7/29/2019
We head to the South Pacific to conquer a top item on many an aviation geek's bucket list: United's special Island Hopper flight, connecting the islands between Honolulu and Guam. TPG globe-trotting duo, JT and Katie Genter, share their tips for booking, making the most of each leg and enjoying some stops in paradise along the way. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:47

London Itinerary ft. TPG UK

7/15/2019
TPG UK's director of content Nicky Kelvin details flight and hotel options and debunks those age-old rumors of sub-par British cuisine — Indian food reigns supreme, while global news editor Emily McNutt chats about life as a London expat and permanent tourist having recently relocated from New York City. Learn which neighborhoods to visit and how best to get around. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:43

Road Rules: Four Corners Edition

7/1/2019
If you've been thinking about getting to know America better with a road trip, we've got you covered. Travel expert Lee Abbamonte shares his tips on how to conquer the four corners of the United States. He provides a route suggestion, expenses you should factor in, and how to stay entertained when you have hundreds of miles of road ahead of you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:55

It's Summer; Plan Now for Oktoberfest

6/24/2019
The general manager of TripSavvy, Molly Fergus shares some tips around planning an early Autumn visit to Oktoberfest in Munich. Get the lowdown on the history of the event and where best to fly into and stay. Molly and Zach have got your survival guide for an unforgettable time in the city's famed beer halls and tents. Pro Tip — reserve your seat ahead of time. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:16:51

Solo Female Travel

6/17/2019
Brian Biros, TPG's resident backpacker, closes out his Miles Away Takeover. This time, TPG's senior travel features reporter Katherine Fan joins him in conversation about tips for solo female travelers. Katherine shares advice on how to stay safe, making friends along the way, and what men can do to support their fellow sisters on the road. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:07

Backpacker Takeover: Listener Q&A

6/10/2019
TPG's resident backpacker, Brian Biros, takes over "Miles Away" on this week's episode. We asked our listeners to call in and, boy, did they deliver! This time, Biros answers questions on expert packing tips, making the most of a small budget and maximizing points just for economy. And find out what you can do if you end up with a coveted million JetBlue TrueBlue Points. Show Notes: Ranger Roll Packing Technique How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight in Economy For information regarding your...

Duration:00:17:59

New York City

6/3/2019
We're exploring TPG's hometown today. Our team breaks down all of NYC: You'll learn about the neighborhoods, hear about a handful of the most iconic — and points-friendly — hotels, Paul McCartney's favorite pizza spot and our own restaurant recommendations. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:18

Cape Town

5/22/2019
MSNBC weekend anchor Kendis Gibson joins us for an episode all about Cape Town, South Africa. Gibson explains why this city is perfect for your first trip to South Africa, breaks down the neighborhoods and shares where to find the most delicious food. Stay tuned till the end for flight and hotel options. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:25:30

San Francisco

5/15/2019
Miles Away heads to the Bay Area for this episode. Brendan Dorsey, TPG's associate news editor, breaks down San Francisco; He shares where to stay and how to plan your days. You'll also find out what makes this city suitable for all kinds of travelers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:20

Croatia

5/8/2019
Whether you’re looking to zone out on a relaxing beach vacation or take a more adventurous route, look no further than Croatia. TPG Travel Editor Melanie Lieberman and TPG Social Media Editor Samantha Rosen share their must-have tips on everything you need to know about Adriatic coastal cuisine to Europe’s version of Yosemite National Park. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:52

Disney World 101 with Mommy Points

5/1/2019
Summer Hull, AKA Mommy Points, joins Miles Away to tell you everything you need to know about booking a trip to Disney World. You'll learn how to navigate all four parks, discover resort and hotel options, and walk away knowing if you're better off going to Universal instead. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:44

Alaska: The Last Frontier

4/24/2019
Darren Murph returns to the podcast to share his love of Alaska, detailing the best times to visit, the differences between Fairbanks and Anchorage, and providing recommendations so you can maximize your time in this gigantic, 663,300-square-mile state. And, being the world-class traveler that he is, Darren even manages to mix in some advice for taking your adventure to the next level, with a side trip way down south to Hawaii. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:24:52

Curating Your Trip with Social Media

4/17/2019
TPG's social media editor Samantha Rosen and producer Danielle Vito break down how social media is changing the way people travel. They share tips, explain what to look out for and what to avoid, and offer their strategies for maximizing points and miles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:06

Manhattan Beach with Johnny Jet

4/10/2019
Johnny Jet is the founder of johnnyjet.com, a world traveler and a Manhattan Beach local. We sat down with him while he was in New York City to find out what to do if you have a long layover at LAX. Manhattan Beach is just five miles from LAX, so there is no need to stay in the airport if you have time to kill. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:20

Kauai: The Garden Isle

4/3/2019
Sarah Silbert,TPG's senior credit cards editor, is a Kauai expert. She explains the differences between Princeville and Poipu, shares several hotel and flight options — bookable on points and miles, of course — and offers a few activity and food recommendations. You'll walk away from this episode knowing whether Kauai is the right Hawaiian island for you. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:25