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Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Rip Currents
Beach Vacations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Rip Currents

Now that it’s beach season, there’s a serious safety concern. I’m referring to rip currents, which are not to be confused with rip tides. These currents kill up to 100 people—… Read More…

Travel Tip: IATA Proposes New Dimensions for Carry-On Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: IATA Proposes New Dimensions for Carry-On Luggage

On June 9, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced something called the Cabin OK initiative, which was immediately met with resistance by many U.S. airlines, not to mention passengers…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Keep Your Home Protected While You’re Traveling
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How To Keep Your Home Protected While You’re Traveling

Being on the road also means leaving your house and its belongings unattended. Here’s how to get a little peace of mind—and keep your home protected—while you travel. Canary is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Intercity Bus Travel Is On The Rise
Bus Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Intercity Bus Travel Is On The Rise

We’ve seen a huge boom in intercity bus travel in recent years, and this summer is no exception. A new survey out of DePaul University predicted record numbers of holiday… Read More…

Travel Tip: No More Cruises to Nowhere
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: No More Cruises to Nowhere

You’ve heard me talk about “cruises to nowhere,” which can be a good way to test out whether you like the cruising experience. Well, it looks like you’ll have to… Read More…

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Pop Culture Travel / Travel Tips / Water sports

Travel Tip: Where You Can Dive With Sharks Around the World

It’s going to a big summer for…sharks? That’s right, not only is Shark Week around the corner, but we’re also celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie Jaws. This September,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room
Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room

Watching movies in a hotel room used to involve overpriced pay-per-view that was charged to your room. But hotel chains are making some changes, and now you can stream movies… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Board a Plane Faster
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Board a Plane Faster

Did you know that for every minute an airplane idles on the ground, it costs the airline about $30? Translation: It’s in the airline’s best interest to get you on… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Fight Human Trafficking While You Travel
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Fight Human Trafficking While You Travel

Most people don’t know about this $32 billion crime industry, and yet it impacts as many as 21 million people worldwide. I’m talking about human trafficking, or modern-day slavery. Here… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out For These Scam Hotel Booking Sites
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Scams / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out For These Scam Hotel Booking Sites

Booking a room may seem as easy as simply going online, but watch out. Things may not be as straightforward as they seem. A new trend is surfacing where booking… Read More…

Travel Tip: Portable Gadgets That Can Help You Stay Healthy
Health & Fitness / Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Portable Gadgets That Can Help You Stay Healthy

Traveling can disrupt your healthy routines or even trigger underlying health conditions. But a few portable gadgets in your hotel room could make all the difference. The dry air in… Read More…