Our “Your Layover Guide” series features airports and destinations around the world where you’re likely to be stuck between flights, offering tips on navigating and spending time in the airport, as well as some things to do if you find yourself with time to explore the nearby city. Today, TPG Contributor (and longtime Portland resident) Jessica Spiegel guides us through the award-winning Portland International Airport.
Even if budget isn’t the sole consideration when you’re planning a trip, knowing you’re saving money because of a favorable exchange rate almost feels like you’re winning the lottery. The U.S. dollar is currently experiencing a growth period at the same time as some other countries are slumping into recessions, and while we wouldn’t wish a recession on anyone—not really—one country’s economic downturn can be another country’s invitation to travel.
Aside from a lovely cathedral and one of the most famous frescoes on Earth, Milan is mostly known for being Italy’s banking and fashion capital, a business-centric city where travelers spend little to no time as tourists. That’s all going to change this year, however, when Milan Expo 2015 draws millions of visitors from all over the globe for six straight months, from May to October. If you plan to be one of those visitors, TPG Contributor Jessica Spiegel of Italy Explained offers you this guide to Milan during Expo 2015.