Jessica Spiegel

Jessica Spiegel

I'm a writer & a tourist.

I'm a freelance writer, copywriter, & editor who specializes in travel (especially Italy), makes logistical details easy to understand & fun to read, & produces clean work in a timely manner.

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Your Layover Guide to Portland, Oregon (PDX)

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.

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Best Value Destinations for 2015 - The Points Guy

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.

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Milan Expo 2015: Where to Eat, Play and Stay

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.

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5 Great Easter Destinations in the U.S.

Looking for Easter fun? Head to these five cities around the country for their egg-cellent holiday parades and celebrations....

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5 Inspiring Spots for an International Easter

Traveling to Florence, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow or Vienna for Easter can reveal a magical holiday full of music, fireworks, treats and more....

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Flying Direct to Greek Islands

Planning a trip to the islands of Greece, but short on time? Maximize your vacation by flying direct to these airports in the country's island groups....

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Best Business Class Amenity Kits in the Skies

On airlines around the world, here are the finest amenity kits you'll find in business class—from their bags/cases to the skincare products tucked inside....

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Best First Class Amenity Kits in the Skies

Aboard carriers around the world, these are the TPG picks for the best amenity kits in first class—so take a peek inside....