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Archive for December, 2011

Travel Tip: War of 1812 Events
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: War of 1812 Events

You’ve heard of events commemorating Civil War battles and the American Revolution. But not a lot of people talk about the War of 1812. Until now. This is, after all,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airport Concierge
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Airport Concierge

If you want to fly like a VIP, hiring an airport concierge service can make the travel experience smoother and more streamlined. But is it worth it? The way these… Read More…

Travel Tip: Scenic Helicopter Safety
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Scenic Helicopter Safety

A lot of destinations tout helicopter tours as a way to see the sights from a different perspective. But how can you make it a safe trip? Helicopter safety is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Tax Free Shopping
Shopping / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Tax Free Shopping

If you’re planning to shop when you travel, remember that where you buy is almost as important as what you buy. In the US Virgin Islands, U.S. residents can take… Read More…

Slideshow / Travel News

Slideshow: Top 10 Travel News Stories of 2011

Travel was at the center of some of the biggest news stories of the year. July’s FAA shutdown, the implementation of the passenger bill of rights, and American Airlines filing… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Gift Cards
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Gift Cards

If you’re like me and not the world’s best gift wrapper, then gift cards are a go-to gift. But this year, skip the iTunes and the Starbucks cards and give… Read More…

Icarus Award: The Top Five Travel Failures of 2011
Icarus Award / Travel News

Icarus Award: The Top Five Travel Failures of 2011

We launched our Icarus Award series in the middle of this year and so far we have chronicled more than 100 different travel failures.  From passengers getting kicked off planes,… Read More…

Travel Myths Debunked: A CBS Early Show Report
CBS News / Travel Tools / Videos

Travel Myths Debunked: A CBS Early Show Report

You probably know that cell phones won’t crash a plane even though you can’t use them during take off and landing, but did you also know that pilots are now… Read More…

Travel Tip: Protecting Your Home
Travel Safety / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Protecting Your Home

If you’re spending time away from home, don’t leave your private property unprotected. There are some common-sense ways to keep your home safe. Of course, there are the usual techniques… Read More…

Travel Deals: New Year, New Travels
Budget Travel / Destinations / Travel Deals / Travel News

Travel Deals: New Year, New Travels

Northeast cities may be known for their New Year’s celebrations, but don’t forget about the Caribbean. This year Jamaican and Caribbean properties are still looking to lure guests and are… Read More…

Fat, Smelly & Undressed: How to Get Kicked off a Plane, A CBS Early Show Report
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Travel Tools / Videos

Fat, Smelly & Undressed: How to Get Kicked off a Plane, A CBS Early Show Report

You might think there exists a universal set of rules for appropriate plane behavior, but when it comes to small matters of dress, hygiene and passenger of size every airline… Read More…