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Travel Tip: TSA Seized Record Number of Firearms in 2015
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: TSA Seized Record Number of Firearms in 2015

Every year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) releases the number of prohibited items it has seized at security checkpoints at U.S. airports. This year, they’ve set a record: they intercepted 2,653… Read More…

Travel Tip: The New Cruise Ship Five Times Bigger Than The Titanic
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The New Cruise Ship Five Times Bigger Than The Titanic

Just when you thought cruise ships couldn’t get any bigger, get ready for a new cruise ship that’s five times bigger than the R.M.S. Titanic. Weighing in at 227,000 tons, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Track Weather & Exchange Rates
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Track Weather & Exchange Rates

If you define a successful trip by how much you can minimize the abuse, then a whole new wave of travel apps may be there to help rescue your experience…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What the Big Mac Index Means for Exchange Rates
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What the Big Mac Index Means for Exchange Rates

A number of foreign currencies have dropped against the U.S. Dollar, including the Russian Ruble, Argentinian Peso, and the South African Rand. The Economist released its annual Big Mac Index, a… Read More…

Travel Tip: How History Can Be A Travel Guide
Travel Books / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How History Can Be A Travel Guide

When planning a trip, many of us want to go where the smart travelers go. But what about going where the smart people already live? There’s an argument that cities… Read More…

Travel Tip: Not All Driver’s Licenses May Be Accepted at Airports
Airlines & Airports / Passport, Visa & Customs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Not All Driver’s Licenses May Be Accepted at Airports

Most of us traveling within the U.S. have done so under the assumption that our driver’s license is an acceptable form of government ID for airport security. Now there’s news… Read More…

Travel Tip: Factors That Can Make Flying Better—Or Worse
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Factors That Can Make Flying Better—Or Worse

The results are in, and you’d better fasten your seat belt, that is…if it can actually fit around your waist. North Americans are the world’s heaviest flyers, with nearly one… Read More…

Travel Tip: Will We See the Return of High Speed Travel?
Airlines & Airports / Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Will We See the Return of High Speed Travel?

High flying frequent travelers have been lamenting the end of Concorde flights more than ten years ago, and wondering if true high speed air travel will ever return. Well, never… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Americans Should Keep in Mind Before Going to Cuba
Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Americans Should Keep in Mind Before Going to Cuba

Everyone, it seems, is jockeying to jump on the Cuba travel bandwagon. The U.S. and Cuba just concluded agreements to resume regularly scheduled airline service. Some cruise lines are also… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Resort Fees
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Truth About Resort Fees

If there’s one fee travelers seem to hate the most—especially when on vacation—it’s the dreaded resort fee. It’s confusing, and some would say insulting. Why do hotels do it? It allows… Read More…

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Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Importance of Going On Vacation

It’s a new year and it’s time to reassess the word vacation. Sadly, Americans are using less and less of their allotted vacation time each year. The average number of… Read More…