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Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Traveling with a Credit Card

What are the odds that your credit card could be hacked when you travel? Sadly, those chances are increasing in probability. Bank of America loses about $600 million a year… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Hurricane Season / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? How much do local weather conditions and the time of year influence your decision? What should you know before booking that cruise, especially during the… Read More…

Travel Tip: What’s the Best Day to Buy Plane Tickets?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What’s the Best Day to Buy Plane Tickets?

It’s a question I’m asked all the time. Is there really a better day—or time of day—to buy your airline tickets? The answer, quite simply, is that everyone claims to… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Fall
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Fall

Usually at this time of the year, a number of airlines start fare sales to Europe with prices about 20 percent off the regular coach fares. But this fall is… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: CBP Preclearance Could Expand to More Countries

Many of you may not have heard about something called Preclearance, but it’s your best friend when returning to the U.S. from a number of countries overseas. It’s been around… Read More…

Travel Tip: Delta Creates New Tracking System for Checked Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Delta Creates New Tracking System for Checked Luggage

If you’re like me, you believe there are only two kinds of airline bags—carry-on and lost. The airlines appear to be doing a better job when it comes to damaging,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What to Consider Before Traveling to Cuba

The race is on for American travel to Cuba. The first commercially scheduled service in nearly 60 years by a U.S. airline—JetBlue—is the first of what will soon be as… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Ways to Bid on a Seat Upgrade
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Ways to Bid on a Seat Upgrade

When it comes to booking airfares, everyone wants an upgrade, but they’re not always available. Even when they are, you may not always have the mileage status on that airline… Read More…

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Holiday Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Preparing for Holiday Travel This Year

It’s never too early to start Thanksgiving and Christmas travel planning. The good news is that many city hotels will not be full. That includes the possible exceptions of the Caribbean… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are You Getting a Good Deal With Base Airfare?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Are You Getting a Good Deal With Base Airfare?

With a number of budget airlines, the advertised price is a rock bottom base fare that includes no add-ons. The airfare gets your attention and then, cha-ching. In one recent… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Warnings About Visiting North Korea
South & North Korea / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Warnings About Visiting North Korea

You might not realize this, but there are currently many organized tours to places like Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea. But recently the U.S. State Department has issued a… Read More…

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Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When Credit Card Hackers Target Hotels

Computer hackers hit 20 hotels in 10 states. What did the hackers get? Credit card account numbers, expiration dates, three-digit security codes, and the ability to then use those credit… Read More…

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Olympics / South America / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting Olympic Cities After the Games

Every four years, cities around the world fiercely compete to host the summer Olympic Games. Billions of dollars are committed to improving the infrastructure of these cities—Olympic venues, hotels, highways,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Criteria for Ranking the Best & Worst Airlines
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Criteria for Ranking the Best & Worst Airlines

I’m always asked my opinion about what I think are the best and worst airlines. I don’t give a definitive answer because I can’t make those kinds of generalizations. The… Read More…