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Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Amtrak Transported Record Number of Passengers

The results are in, and the numbers might surprise you. Amtrak has transported a record number of passengers and at the same time posted its smallest loss in decades. Is… Read More…

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Destinations / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: CHIIC Destinations for 2017

So, what might be the hot new destinations for 2017? At the World Travel Market in London, the most popular destinations for next year are dubbed CHIIC. That stands for… Read More…

Travel Tip: U.S. Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: U.S. Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747

It’s been called the Queen of the Skies ever since it first rolled off the assembly line in 1969. It’s the iconic, first real jumbo jet—the Boeing 747. Now, after… Read More…

Travel Tip: The One-Way Car Rental
Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The One-Way Car Rental

If you haven’t noticed lately, the cost of getting from your home or from a hotel to the airport has gotten very expensive, whether you’re going by taxi or Uber…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Websites that Can Help You Save on Hotels & Airfare
Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Websites that Can Help You Save on Hotels & Airfare

Are you looking to save money on both hotels and airline tickets when you  travel? Two new services are offering innovative ways to beat hotels and airlines at their own… Read More…

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Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why ATM Fees Should be Included in Your Travel Budget

There are about a dozen costs associated with just about every trip you might take, and most of us are either not aware of them or forget to account for… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Peanuts are Served on Airplanes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Peanuts are Served on Airplanes

Why do airlines serve peanuts? Well, it all began in the early 1970s when Southwest Airlines first launched. It didn’t want to spend money on in-flight meals. Most flights were… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Loyalty Program is the Most Generous?
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Loyalty Program is the Most Generous?

While the airlines are making their frequent flyer programs tougher—both in earning miles and then trying to redeem them—many hotels seem to be making their frequent stay programs easier to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Buying an Open Jaw Plane Ticket
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Buying an Open Jaw Plane Ticket

When it comes to airline travel, most of us think in terms of round trip or one-way tickets. But there’s another approach: the open-jaw plane ticket. Think of it as… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Impact Will a Trump Presidency Have on Tourism?
Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Impact Will a Trump Presidency Have on Tourism?

As Donald Trump prepares to become America’s 45th president, the question is posed: what impact will a Trump presidency have on tourism? That’s both in terms of Americans traveling overseas… Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Rules Change for Smoking on Cruise Ships

For many years, smokers who couldn’t light up in airplanes or hotels had at least one last point of refuge—cruise ships. And that freedom didn’t just apply to the passengers,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airlines May Refund You if Luggage Delays Exceed 12 Hours

Consider this: an airline charges you to check your luggage, but doesn’t refund that fee when it loses the bag. You hold a first class ticket, but you’re bumped to… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Most Empathetic Countries in the World
Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Most Empathetic Countries in the World

Which is the most empathetic country in the world? Researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Chicago, and Indiana University recently surveyed more than 104,000 people from 63 countries… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Hackers are Targeting Frequent Flyer Miles
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Hackers are Targeting Frequent Flyer Miles

It’s hard to earn airline frequent flyer miles, and even harder to redeem them. But now you need to protect your hard-earned miles from theft. Frequent flyer miles have become… Read More…