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

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Old Train Tracks Become New Hiking & Biking Trails
CBS News / Hiking & Biking / USA

Old Train Tracks Become New Hiking & Biking Trails

Many of America’s railroads began their decline in the 1960s, leaving behind thousands of miles of abandoned and unused tracks. But thanks to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, started in 1986, these… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Get With Cruise Loyalty Programs
Cruise Travel / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Get With Cruise Loyalty Programs

You’ve heard of loyalty programs for airlines and hotels. But cruise loyalty programs? They’re out there, and if you’re a regular cruiser, it’s worth knowing about. Windstar Cruises automatically enrolls… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to See the World on a Private Jet
Airlines & Airports / Luxury Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to See the World on a Private Jet

Have you ever wondered how the 1 percent prefer to get around? I have two words for you: private jet. In a handful of cases, you can travel that way… Read More…

Logistics Still An Issue for Travel to Cuba
Caribbean / CBS News

Logistics Still An Issue for Travel to Cuba

Ever since President Obama said that he wanted to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba in December, more and more Americans have been clamoring to get there. While Cuba has already… Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Rent Unusual Properties Around the World

It’s not news that you can rent a home as an alternative to a hotel room. But what’s wild is the unusual types of homes on the market—which means where… Read More…

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech
Apps & Technology / CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech

When does—or should—hi-tech take precedence over high touch, especially in the hospitality industry? Welcome to the brave new world of avatars, robots, and smartphones taking the place of room keys…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Hot Summer Travel Deals in Hot Places
Hotels & Accommodations / Summer / Travel Deals / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hot Summer Travel Deals in Hot Places

As the weather warms up, it’s time to look for summer travel deals. The hotter the destination, the more likely you are to find summer discounts. Scottsdale, Arizona, drops its… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Ancillary Fees Aren’t Going Away Any Time Soon
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Ancillary Fees Aren’t Going Away Any Time Soon

The numbers are out and there’s no doubt about it. Ancillary fees aren’t going away. Here’s why: Data from the Department of Transportation has shown that in 2014, airlines collected… Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Family-Friendly River Cruises Around the World

River cruising is one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry, and now families are getting on board. Traditionally, river cruising has attracted an older crowd—usually couples and retirees—and… Read More…

Red, White, and Green Wine in Eastern Europe
Culinary Travel / Eastern Europe

Red, White, and Green Wine in Eastern Europe

On the hunt for something special to wet your palate?  There are some unique finds, whether you prefer red, white, or even “green” wine in Eastern Europe. Contributing writer Rachel… Read More…

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Car Travel / Memorial Day / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Predictions for Memorial Day Weekend 2015

According to AAA’s annual projections, over 37 million people will drive at least 50 miles for vacation between May 21 and May 25. That number is up 4.7 percent from… Read More…