An Insider's Guide to Travel: News, Tips, Information & Inspiration

Archive for March, 2008

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Green Travel Gadgets

When you’re traveling and nowhere near a power outlet, you face the likelihood of your cell phone, PDA, MP3 player, or digital camera dying. But there are some unique gadgets… Read More…

Road Work: Unusual Jobs Abroad
Budget Travel

Road Work: Unusual Jobs Abroad

We get it—a cubicle and a time card just aren’t doing it for you any more. If you’re tempted by the idea of working abroad, but aren’t interested in slinging… Read More…

Traveling, And Lose Your Phone Charger? No Problem.
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Traveling, And Lose Your Phone Charger? No Problem.

If you’ve ever lost your cell phone charger when you’re traveling, you know how problematic that can be. After all, without your charger, your mobile phone will die a slow… Read More…

Woman Forced by TSA to Remove Nipple Ring With Pliers
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Woman Forced by TSA to Remove Nipple Ring With Pliers

A Texas woman has claimed that the Transportation Security Administration forced her to remove her nipple ring with pliers before she was allowed to board her flight from Lubbock to… Read More…

Heathrow Terminal 5 Opening Day Fiasco
Airlines & Airports / Europe / Luggage & Packing

Heathrow Terminal 5 Opening Day Fiasco

The official hype for Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 5 has been building for months. Heathrow’s reputation for problems — from passenger delays to delayed baggage — is well-known. But it… Read More…

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Avoiding Unhealthy Airport Food

Long delays at airports don’t have to mean gorging on unhealthy foods. An increasing number of U.S. airports are now offering relatively healthy food options. A recent Physicians Committee for… Read More…

Credit Cards As International Bargaining Tools
Shopping

Credit Cards As International Bargaining Tools

Especially when traveling, it’s apparent that many Americans like to shop. But what Americans seem to like even more is a bargain. Here’s how you can use your credit cards… Read More…

Top 10 Reasons for Travel Insurance
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Top 10 Reasons for Travel Insurance

The following is an excerpt from Peter’s book, The Complete Travel Detective Bible. Check it out … Since I’m an advocate of purchasing travel insurance, people are always coming up… Read More…

Today Show: All-Inclusive Vacations
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Today Show: All-Inclusive Vacations

Are all-inclusive vacations worth the price tag? What does “all-inclusive” really mean, anyway? Peter appeared on the Today show to talk about what makes a good deal on an all-inclusive… Read More…

Budget Travel

Unexpected Affordable Foreign Destinations

Not sure where to go on your next big trip? Here are some up-and-coming—and affordable—destinations that probably aren’t on your list, but should be.

News Analysis: FAA Inspection-Gate Causes Cancellations
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News Analysis: FAA Inspection-Gate Causes Cancellations

It began with Southwest getting caught flying “unsafe” planes, resulting in 42 planes grounded, thousands of passengers temporarily stranded, and a record fine. Then came the promise that the FAA… Read More…