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Travel Tip: Hotels Using Scents in Lobbies & Guest Rooms
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotels Using Scents in Lobbies & Guest Rooms

More and more hotels are trying to improve the feel of their hotels by scenting them. The hotels are pumping floral, minty, woodsy, and vanilla fragrances into their lobbies, guest… Read More…

Travel Tip: What One New Bill Could Change About Travel
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What One New Bill Could Change About Travel

The U.S. Senate recently passed a long-delayed bill reauthorizing funds for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). While the bill is yet to be signed, it contains provisions that will actually… Read More…

Travel Tip: TSA Delays Begin Before Summer
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: TSA Delays Begin Before Summer

We’ve all seen reports about predicted TSA delays at security checkpoints in airports around the U.S. But at a number of airports, the problem is already here—before summer. Consider my… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Benefits of Traveling During an Election Year
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Benefits of Traveling During an Election Year

This election year, as in many past election years, is full of uncertainties. But one thing is fairly certain during national election years around the world. Folks tend to travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: Giving Travel as a Wedding Present
Travel Tips / Weddings & Honeymoons

Travel Tip: Giving Travel as a Wedding Present

June, the most popular wedding month, is almost upon us. If you’ve been invited to a wedding, chances are you’ve been invited to the wedding registry—to select gifts. Slowly but… Read More…

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers

We’re all addicted to frequent flyer and frequent stay programs. But there are a number of them out there you might not know about. The Leaders Club is a membership… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use the Next Time You Rent a Car
Apps & Technology / Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use the Next Time You Rent a Car

Get ready for some high-tech apps the next time you rent a car. There are wireless hotspots, apps that track the mechanical health of your vehicle, and charging stations inside… Read More…

Travel Tip: Stressed at the Airport? Therapy Dogs are Here to Help
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Stressed at the Airport? Therapy Dogs are Here to Help

We’ve all heard reports of upcoming delays at airports and the stress those will inevitably cause. At least one airline is doing something about it, in a very interesting way…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Who is Responsible When a Flight is Delayed?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Who is Responsible When a Flight is Delayed?

Who is liable when a flight is delayed or canceled? What if the airline didn’t cause the problem? A recent court case in England ruled that the airline is still… Read More…

Travel Tip: Tipping the Unsung Heroes of the Travel Industry
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Tipping the Unsung Heroes of the Travel Industry

It remains one of the most confusing aspects of travel. Do I tip? If so, to whom do I tip, and how much? If you’re looking for me to give… Read More…

Travel Tip: United Airlines Promises Better On-Time Performance
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: United Airlines Promises Better On-Time Performance

Every airline likes to boast they are the on-time carrier. We all know those claims mean nothing if you’re on a flight to Cleveland and it’s three hours late. Now,… Read More…

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Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Traveling After Terrorist Attacks

We’ve all witnessed the turmoil and instability in many parts of the world, and the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris, Istanbul, and Brussels. Add to that historically low oil prices… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Shouldn’t Make Jokes at the Airport
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Shouldn’t Make Jokes at the Airport

There’s a great story about the late American comedian Groucho Marx. As he returned to New York from a trip to Europe in 1933, he filled out his customs arrival… Read More…

Travel Tip: Changes for Airport Security After Terrorist Attacks
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Changes for Airport Security After Terrorist Attacks

After the terrorist attack at the airport in Brussels, the subject of airport security became Topic A. No surprise there. It’s also no surprise that more solutions are being suggested… Read More…