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Travel Tip: More Bed & Breakfasts Become Kid-Friendly
Family/Kids Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Bed & Breakfasts Become Kid-Friendly

When you hear the term Bed & Breakfast, it almost always means adults only. But a growing number of B&Bs across America are now becoming kid-friendly. They’re not just a… Read More…

Travel Tip: American Airlines Implements a Fare-Based Mileage Program
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: American Airlines Implements a Fare-Based Mileage Program

Over the past two years, two major U.S. airlines, Delta and United, have revamped their frequent flyer mileage program to not only make it harder to earn miles, but also… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Flash Drives Can Help You Cut Down on Paper
Apps & Technology / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Flash Drives Can Help You Cut Down on Paper

People are always asking me what I pack every time I travel. For years, I’ve given them a list of essential must-pack items. Well, now I’ve added to the list,… Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Questions to Ask Before Booking an All-Inclusive Resort

In a world of increasing nickel and diming by airlines, hotels, and resorts, the term all-inclusive certainly sounds attractive. In theory, all-inclusive means you pay only once and it includes… Read More…

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Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When a Restaurant Has Too Many Specials

The next time you go to a restaurant and look at the menu, your server might approach your table and explain the specials—one or two items not on the menu…. Read More…

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Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Should You Cancel Your Trip Because of the Zika Virus?

Travel is a perception-driven business, and when fear is involved, it often keeps people from going anywhere. Remember SARS, the avian flu, hoof and mouth disease, and the Ebola virus?… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Cities in the U.S. for a Staycation
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Cities in the U.S. for a Staycation

A recent survey revealed that 66 percent of Americans are not planning to travel on vacation this year. So, for many of them, that might mean a staycation in their… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting Enough Sleep When You’re on the Road
Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Getting Enough Sleep When You’re on the Road

How much sleep do you get at night? Not enough? How much do you get each night when you travel? The numbers are a little scary, because your sleep patterns… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Have a Duplicate Passport
Passport, Visa & Customs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Have a Duplicate Passport

It’s sad but true. Most Americans don’t own a passport. Only about 37 percent of U.S. citizens have one. But smart travelers actually have two passports. Yes, U.S. State Department… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Incorporating Voluntourism Opportunities
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Incorporating Voluntourism Opportunities

Voluntourism—or giving back when you travel—is one of the fastest growing trends in the travel industry. More and more hotels—at the corporate level—are getting involved in supporting local communities in… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Consequences of Charging for Coach Seats
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Consequences of Charging for Coach Seats

Last year, traveler complaints jumped 34 percent to the highest level since 2000. One particular growing complaint comes from parents who are finding it increasingly difficult to sit next to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotels with Dog-Friendly Perks
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Hotels with Dog-Friendly Perks

When it comes to traveling with your pet, the travel industry has finally discovered something that many of us have known all along. Our pets are part of our family,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Airlines Have the Most Award Seats Available?
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Which Airlines Have the Most Award Seats Available?

When it comes to frequent flyer awards from the airlines, some seats are, well, freer than others. Some airlines are downright stingy when it comes to rewarding you for all… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Current Gas Prices Mean for Your Summer Road Trip
Car Travel / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Current Gas Prices Mean for Your Summer Road Trip

Are you taking a road trip this summer? You’ll enjoy the cheapest gas prices in 12 years, with estimates of $2.04 per gallon nationwide. That’s 59 cents less per gallon… Read More…