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Travel Tip: What the Cruise Industry Boom Means for You
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What the Cruise Industry Boom Means for You

The cruise ship industry is exploding. Virtually every shipyard in the world is now operating at 100 percent capacity. There’s a new record: 56 cruise ships of every size and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Culinary Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships

The next time you go to a big resort or sail on a large cruise ship, you might be initially interested to hear about all the signature restaurants: Italian, French,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Dirtiest Places on an Airplane

What are the dirtiest places on an airplane? Which areas are worse than others? One survey tested four flights and five airports. Surprisingly, the dirtiest spot is not the bathroom…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How Do You Choose a Hotel Brand?
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Do You Choose a Hotel Brand?

When you make a hotel reservation, how do you shop for that hotel room? Do you search by brand, or do you search by price? Will you book a Hilton,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What the Brexit Means for American Travelers

We’ve all seen the immediate airfare fallout in the wake of the United Kingdom Brexit vote to leave the European Union. Airfares—both in coach and in business class—have dropped substantially…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know the Next Time You Rent a Car
Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know the Next Time You Rent a Car

Before renting your next car, you should be aware that renting a car is somewhat more complicated than making a reservation and showing up with your driver’s license. It’s also… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You at the Airport
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You at the Airport

Getting to—and through—airports is getting tougher, especially if you value your time. If you’re like me you want to get to an airport, check your email, and board the flight… Read More…

Travel Tip: Issues that Arise While Flying With Allergies
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Issues that Arise While Flying With Allergies

For airline passengers—especially those with allergies—the environment inside an airplane cabin can be especially threatening. If you’re allergic to peanuts, what do you do on an airline that serves them?… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Using Frequent Flyer Miles to Book Stopover Flights

Every airline frequent flyer program is different, which means some are still more (or less) generous than others. There’s a time and a place to redeem those miles—if you can…. Read More…

Travel Tip: When Exchange Rates Can Help You Save on Plane Tickets
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When Exchange Rates Can Help You Save on Plane Tickets

You don’t have to be an international money trader to take advantage of currency fluctuations between countries, especially when it comes to buying airline tickets. If the U.S. dollar is… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Hotels Made for Millennials
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Hotels Made for Millennials

If you haven’t noticed lately, more and more major hotel chains are creating new brands—all geared toward millennials. Hilton has opened Canopy, Marriott has a hotel brand called Moxy, Starwood… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Problem With Unused Vacation Days
Health & Fitness / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Problem With Unused Vacation Days

Are you planning a vacation this summer? Or, are you planning on taking any time off in 2016? Here’s a sobering thought. Over the past 15 years, American workers have… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Future of Travel to Cuba for Americans

More and more Americans are now going to Cuba. There’s already one U.S.-based cruise ship—the Adonia—sailing there. Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded six airlines the ability to begin… Read More…

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National Parks / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks

As we celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, it’s estimated that a record number of visitors will travel to one or more national parks this summer. The numbers… Read More…