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How to Protect Your Personal Information on the Road
Money, Currency & Credit / Videos

How to Protect Your Personal Information on the Road

Did you know that 38 percent of credit-card hacking cases involved the hotel industry? It happens because many hotels haven’t—and won’t—spent the money to upgrade their computer systems against hackers,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hidden Travel Fees
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Hidden Travel Fees

It’s no surprise that hidden fees lurk in every corner of the travel industry, but some are sneakier than others. If you have to cancel your non-refundable airline ticket, you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Avoiding Foreign-Transaction Fees
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Avoiding Foreign-Transaction Fees

If there’s one complaint I hear from people almost every day, it’s about those dreaded transaction fees abroad. The first place most people get nailed is the foreign transaction fee… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Travel Safety & Protecting Yourself on the Road
Mexico & Central America / Middle East / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Safety / Travel Tools / Videos

Video Travel Tip: Travel Safety & Protecting Yourself on the Road

Every week, Peter answers tons of travel questions on Facebook, on Twitter, in his weekly Ask Peter column and on air on Peter Greenberg Worldwide. More often than not, those… Read More…

Travel Tip: Does Your Credit Card Have Car Rental Insurance?
Car Travel / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Does Your Credit Card Have Car Rental Insurance?

Ask any frequent traveler, and they’ll tell you that before you rent a car, call your credit card company to find out if they cover insurance. But even that little… Read More…

Travel Tip: Chip Technology in Credit Cards
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Chip Technology in Credit Cards

Whether you’re planning to travel to Europe for the Olympics or beyond, there’s a challenge that not every traveler is aware of. I’m talking about whether credit cards that may… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Block Charges for Hotels & Car Rentals
Car Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Block Charges for Hotels & Car Rentals

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

Ask Peter: Money-Saving Summer Travel Ideas
Budget Travel / Eco Travel / Europe / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Deals / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA / Voluntourism

Ask Peter: Money-Saving Summer Travel Ideas

Don’t worry if you’ve waited until the last minute to put together your summer travel plans, just Ask Peter. The early bird isn’t the only person to get the travel… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Understanding the Big Mac Index
Money, Currency & Credit / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News

Travel Detective Blog: Understanding the Big Mac Index

Exchange rates only tell you so much. Understanding the cost of basic goods and services in a country goes a long way toward creating an accurate travel budget. One of… Read More…

Ask Peter: Exchanging Currency and Credit Card Miles
Ask Peter / Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tools / USA

Ask Peter: Exchanging Currency and Credit Card Miles

If you’re heading out of the country for spring break, pay attention to your wallet. Conversion rates with the euros may be in your favor, but watch out for foreign… Read More…

Travel Tip:  Airline and Cruise Hidden Fees
Airlines & Airports / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airline and Cruise Hidden Fees

The department of transportation recently implemented some new rules to protect us.  As of late January, airlines are required to disclose all mandatory taxes and fees when advertising an airfare…. Read More…