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Olympics / South America / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting Olympic Cities After the Games

Every four years, cities around the world fiercely compete to host the summer Olympic Games. Billions of dollars are committed to improving the infrastructure of these cities—Olympic venues, hotels, highways,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Criteria for Ranking the Best & Worst Airlines
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Criteria for Ranking the Best & Worst Airlines

I’m always asked my opinion about what I think are the best and worst airlines. I don’t give a definitive answer because I can’t make those kinds of generalizations. The… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Problem With Inebriated Airline Passengers
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Problem With Inebriated Airline Passengers

Does it seem that there are more inebriated airline passengers this summer? My airline sources report an increase in flight diversions, detentions, and arrests of drunk passengers. Many board planes… Read More…

Travel Tip: Changes for Frequent Flyer Miles Affect Stopover Flights
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Changes for Frequent Flyer Miles Affect Stopover Flights

One by one, some great frequent flyer mileage perks are disappearing. We already know it’s harder to earn as well as redeem miles. But some airlines had some great options… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Theft on Airplanes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Theft on Airplanes

Airline passengers are usually justified to be cautious about their belongings—briefcases, purses, and other hand luggage—when they’re at an airport. But all too often, many of those same airline passengers… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Airline Compensation Vouchers
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Airline Compensation Vouchers

Airlines hate to part with cash when they make a mistake. They almost always offer you compensation in the form of a voucher. If you’ve been denied boarding, if the… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airline Interline Agreements Can Affect You
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airline Interline Agreements Can Affect You

The recent computer failure at Delta Air Lines, following similar breakdowns at United, Southwest, and JetBlue, stranded tens of thousands of passengers. While the airline resumed full operations within about… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Could Get You Thrown Off a Plane
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Could Get You Thrown Off a Plane

You might be surprised to learn what could get you thrown off a plane these days. In airline terminology, it comes under the heading of “non-compliance.” What does that mean?… Read More…

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National Parks / Summer / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Americans are Going Camping This Summer

What’s one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry? The answer might surprise you. It’s camping! According to a survey conducted by Kampgrounds of America, about 28 percent… Read More…

Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel

When you check in to a hotel, you’re probably already used to the routine. You walk up to the front desk and announce yourself as having a reservation. Generally, the… Read More…

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Trains / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Can’t-Miss Train Rides You Can Take Around the Country

If you’re like me, you’re a train fan and love traveling by rail. This summer–and in many cases throughout the year—there are some great train excursions you can take in… Read More…

Travel Tip: What a New Law Could Change About Travel
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What a New Law Could Change About Travel

Well, Congress finally did the impossible—it actually agreed on a piece of legislation regarding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Officially, it was the agency’s Reauthorization Bill, and travelers are going… Read More…

Travel Tip: Rules for Frequent Flyer Programs Continue to Change
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Rules for Frequent Flyer Programs Continue to Change

As the airlines continue to change the parameters of their frequent flyer programs—none of which benefit you—you can still play the mileage game if you know all the rules. For… Read More…

Travel Tip: Food Halls You Can Visit Around the World
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Food Halls You Can Visit Around the World

Welcome to the brave new world of food tourism. When visiting a foreign country, it might be a good idea to visit a food hall or outdoor food market—especially for… Read More…