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Articles written by: Stephanie

Dutch Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report About MH17 Debris
Airlines & Airports

Dutch Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report About MH17 Debris

Last week, the Dutch Safety Board released a preliminary investigation report based on the debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The Boeing 777-200ER was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Track New Airline Fees
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Track New Airline Fees

It’s another day, which means yet another round of airline fees. American Airlines is now targeting “tweens” with its latest fee. Kids ages 12 to 14 who are flying without… Read More…

Six Flags & the Smithsonian: Visiting Washington, D.C. As A Family
Family/Kids Travel / Museums

Six Flags & the Smithsonian: Visiting Washington, D.C. As A Family

Family travel is often a challenge—on so many different levels—ranging from budget to the sheer logistics of traveling/transporting children to places and experiences that are meaningful as well as fun…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Catch Fall Foliage at the Right Time
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Catch Fall Foliage at the Right Time

There are lots of places around the country where you can catch fall foliage, but the key is to go at the right time. Otherwise, you might end up taking… Read More…

Travel Tip: Museum Sleepovers Across the Country
Family/Kids Travel / Museums / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Museum Sleepovers Across the Country

If you’ve ever had a hard time convincing your kids to visit a museum, listen up. They might just pay attention if you tell them to pack their sleeping bags…. Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: A Joan Rivers Story You Haven’t Heard
The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: A Joan Rivers Story You Haven’t Heard

Amidst the outpouring of stories following Joan Rivers’ death, I’m reminded of my own experience with Joan. As sharp and cutting as she was on stage, in person she was… Read More…

How to Get the Best Deals During September Shoulder Season
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Deals

How to Get the Best Deals During September Shoulder Season

About this time every year, friends and family get wistful about the waning days of summer, but savvy travelers know that we are entering the absolute best time to pack… Read More…

Voluntourism: Work With Local Communities in France
France & Belgium / Voluntourism

Voluntourism: Work With Local Communities in France

If you’re planning a trip to France, consider going beyond the big tourist destinations and exploring local communities. The non-profit organization Volunteers for Peace has multiple opportunities for volunteers, which… Read More…

Travel Tip: Robots are Taking Over Travel
Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Robots are Taking Over Travel

A couple of weeks ago, I joked about how robots are taking over customer service. Well, guess what, folks? It looks like the future is already here. Over in Cupertino,… Read More…

A Shoe Lover’s Guide to the World
Museums / Pop Culture Travel

A Shoe Lover’s Guide to the World

Fabulous footwear doesn’t have to be worn to be appreciated. If you love shoes, you can indulge that passion for fashion in unusual ways almost anywhere you travel. Here is our… Read More…

Travel Tip: Running Late? Check Out These Traffic Apps
Apps & Technology / Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Running Late? Check Out These Traffic Apps

We all know that texting and driving is a big no-no. But what if you’re stuck on the road and running late? Well, if you can operate your phone safely,… Read More…