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How Much are Airlines Making from Ancillary Revenue?
Airlines & Airports / Money, Currency & Credit

How Much are Airlines Making from Ancillary Revenue?

Once upon a time, not so long ago, you bought an airline ticket, you checked your bags, they fed you, and you got to pick your seat. It was all… Read More…

Travel Tip: Avoid Blocked Credit Cards
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Avoid Blocked Credit Cards

Next time you rent a car or check in to a hotel, be careful which form of payment you hand over, or you could find yourself with an empty bank… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out for Hidden Fees
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out for Hidden Fees

Hidden fees are a necessary evil in travel these days. But some charges are nastier than others. Here’s what to watch. If you have to cancel your non-refundable airline ticket, you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam

I’m going to start this one with a warning: guys, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When someone says you can save on travel IF… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling

If you’ve ever seen poverty up close while traveling, you might be inspired to help. Here’s how you can help others while you’re traveling. One of the least effective things… Read More…

Who to Tip When You’re Traveling
Money, Currency & Credit

Who to Tip When You’re Traveling

No matter where you’re traveling, figuring out tipping etiquette can be tricky. Who should you tip? Who shouldn’t you tip? How much should you tip? The rules vary depending on… Read More…

Travel Tip: Chip and Pin vs. Chip and Signature Credit Cards
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Chip and Pin vs. Chip and Signature Credit Cards

Many American credit card companies have adopted new technology, but don’t get confused by the terminology. We’re all used to the credit cards with magnetic strips, which are known in… Read More…

How to Get the Best Foreign Exchange Rates
Money, Currency & Credit

How to Get the Best Foreign Exchange Rates

Every seasoned traveler knows it’s important to have cash on hand when you travel. In most cases, it starts the minute you land—you’ll need the right currency for cab fare… Read More…

Travel Tip: When to Book Through Your Travel Credit Card
Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When to Book Through Your Travel Credit Card

It’s a no-brainer that you can earn points or miles by booking travel WITH a travel credit card. But what about booking travel THROUGH your credit card website? Many credit… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Find the Perfect Travel Credit Card
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Find the Perfect Travel Credit Card

There are travel credit cards that get you points, cash back, airline miles, and free hotel nights. So how can you figure out what works best for you? The real… Read More…

Three Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a Travel Credit Card
Money, Currency & Credit

Three Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a Travel Credit Card

It seems like before the plane even takes off these days, the cabin crew is reminding you of an airline’s latest credit card offer. You could get a free checked… Read More…