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Travel Tip: Why Homeland Security Cracked Down on Mobile Devices
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Homeland Security Cracked Down on Mobile Devices

In the past few weeks, you may have noticed travelers facing a lot more security regarding their cell phones and other electronics. Here’s what’s happening…and why. Passengers entering the U.S…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Make International Calls
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Make International Calls

In theory, communicating when you’re abroad is easier than ever. But for technophobes—yours truly included—the information can be hard to navigate. Here’s how to make international calls. Data, browsing, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Vetting Your Community Based Tourism Program
Cultural Immersion / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Vetting Your Community Based Tourism Program

There’s a growing trend of community based tourism, where you travel to villages or communities to immerse yourself in the culture. The idea is that you’re helping by contributing to their… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Read a Map Offline
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Read a Map Offline

There are several ways get directions on your smartphone or tablet. But until recently, you needed a Wi-Fi signal or 3G connection to access that information. Here’s how to read… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Preventive Care Helps You Save
Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Preventive Care Helps You Save

So many of us take decent care of ourselves at home—diet, vitamins, going to the doctor, etc. But when we travel, good habits and preventive care tend to take a… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps to Help You Book Bus & Train Travel
Apps & Technology / Bus Travel / Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps to Help You Book Bus & Train Travel

There are dozens of websites and apps to help you search, compare and book air travel. But what about bus and train travel? Technology is starting to catch up there… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Save Money on Theme Parks This Summer
Theme Parks / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Save Money on Theme Parks This Summer

It’s theme park season and that can mean spending big money. But there are some ways to save on theme parks this summer. Disney has raised its ticket prices, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airline Code Sharing Affects You
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airline Code Sharing Affects You

Ever looked at your ticket and realized you’re at the wrong check-in counter? You’re probably on a code share flight, and once in a while, that can have some consequences…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Book A Repositioning Cruise for Fall 2014
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Book A Repositioning Cruise for Fall 2014

If you haven’t heard of a repositioning cruise, listen up, because it’s one of my favorite ways to sail. This is when cruise ships migrate to their winter ports. Instead… Read More…

Travel Tip: When to Book Through Your Travel Credit Card
Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When to Book Through Your Travel Credit Card

It’s a no-brainer that you can earn points or miles by booking travel WITH a travel credit card. But what about booking travel THROUGH your credit card website? Many credit… Read More…

Travel Tip: Small Ship Cruises for Nature Lovers
Cruise Travel / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Small Ship Cruises for Nature Lovers

There’s a lot of news about mega cruise ships, but taking small ship cruises is also becoming wildly popular, especially among nature lovers. These niche cruises really are small, so… Read More…