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Travel Tip: How the U.S. Dollar is Making Travel More Affordable
Budget Travel / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How the U.S. Dollar is Making Travel More Affordable

Right now, there’s a worldwide buyer’s market when it comes to travel, and you can thank an incredibly strong U.S. dollar for that. The U.S. currency’s value is up 4.3… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Most Popular Destinations in America?

It won’t come as much of a surprise if I tell you that Americans’ favorite foreign countries to visit are France, Spain, and Italy. But what about foreign travelers—where are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Countries are the Most Corrupt?
Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Which Countries are the Most Corrupt?

Before you take your next trip, you might want to check with the non-profit organization Transparency International. Each year it surveys more than 145 countries and publishes a Corruption Perception… Read More…

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New Year's Eve / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Places to Celebrate NYE 2017

New Year’s Eve is just about a week away. Before you celebrate, consider this survey done by finance website Wallet Hub. Its analysts took a look at the best and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Issues with Posting Photos During Your Vacation
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Issues with Posting Photos During Your Vacation

If you’re like most travelers, you can’t resist posting photos of yourself in different destinations every time you take a trip. When you post a photo from your phone on… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Often Do You Watch the Inflight Safety Video?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Often Do You Watch the Inflight Safety Video?

When was the last time you paid attention to the inflight safety video, or read the placard placed in the seat-back in front of you? Chances are high that both… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Authority of Flight Attendants on Airplanes

This incident recently happened on a Delta Airlines Flight. A woman was carried down the aisle—and taken off the plane—by two police officers. It was captured by another passenger on… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Visiting Cuba Legally

Just about every U.S. airline is now flying to Cuba. They’re not just flying to Havana, but to eight other cities on the island nation. Inaugural fares run about $200… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise
Destinations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise

In a world of global uncertainty and conflict, travelers may be changing their destination choices. Research organization Forward Keys reports that more and more people are seeking out destinations that… Read More…

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Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why More Americans Should Use Their Vacation Days

Have you ever heard of something called vacation deprivation? Well, you should take note. Many Americans are victims of this—not taking full advantage of their allocated number of vacation days…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Pack Too Many Clothes? Here are Some Pointers
Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Pack Too Many Clothes? Here are Some Pointers

Getting ready to pack for the holidays or just another vacation? If you’re like most of my fellow travelers, you overthink—and then you overpack. How many exercise outfits do you… Read More…

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Shopping / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The New World of Shopping Tourism

The Black Friday madness is over. But in many cities around the globe, welcome to the brave new world of shopping tourism. It’s in England, France, and even Minnesota. There… Read More…

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Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Post-Election Uncertainty Creates Travel Deals

In the wake of our presidential election, the world seems to be worried about travel. Fewer folks are boarding planes, renting cars, or staying in hotels. But that’s not just… Read More…

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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 has posted its smallest loss in decades. Is this good news… Read More…