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Travel Tip: How to Find Senior Discounts
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Find Senior Discounts

Once upon a time, travel providers really catered to seniors, offering substantial discounts to their silver flyers. But today, those deals are much more limited. Here’s what’s still out there…. Read More…

Your Checklist for International Travel
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Insurance

Your Checklist for International Travel

Preparing for a big international trip means getting credit cards and foreign money in order. But smart travelers know you also need to prepare for anything. Contributing writer Margaret Magnus… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Worst Timeshare Presentation Scams
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Worst Timeshare Presentation Scams

I’ve heard of too many people getting hosed by the high-pressure sales pitch known as a timeshare presentation. So here’s my handy list of red-flag phrases that you should definitely… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Avoid Sales Tax When You Travel
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How To Avoid Sales Tax When You Travel

Tax season has come and gone, but there are ways to get creative with your accounting when you travel. I’m talking about places where you can avoid sales tax altogether. Here… Read More…

Travel Tip: More Credit Cards Remove Foreign Transaction Fees
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Credit Cards Remove Foreign Transaction Fees

You may have heard the news that free checking accounts are going the way of the dodo. But, in brighter news, some credit cards are actually becoming more travel friendly… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Tip When You Travel
Know Before You Go / Money, Currency & Credit / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Tip When You Travel

How much do you tip when you travel? For the average traveler, it probably depends on a number of factors: foreign or domestic travel? Hotel, restaurant or cruise service? No… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting Travel Perks
Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Getting Travel Perks

People always ask me the best way to book hotel rooms or buy airline tickets. What I always tell them is, it’s not just about the price, but the VALUE…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Understanding the Cost of Living Overseas
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Understanding the Cost of Living Overseas

An international travel budget is not just about cost of flight or hotels. You also need to understand the value of local goods and services. Hotels.com measures hotel food and… Read More…

How to Protect Your Personal Information on the Road
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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
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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…