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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…

Travel Tip: Figuring Out Your Holiday Travel Plans
Car Travel / Christmas / Thanksgiving / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Figuring Out Your Holiday Travel Plans

Right now, most of you are probably trying to figure out your holiday travel plans. But you need to ask some important questions before you commit to a trip. First,… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Most Fun Cities in the U.S.
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Most Fun Cities in the U.S.

What’s the most fun city in the U.S.? The personal finance website WalletHub investigated and compared the 150 largest cities in America across 51 key subjects ranging from number of… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much are Airlines Making from Added Fees?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Much are Airlines Making from Added Fees?

According to The CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany, last year airlines collected $40.5 billion in ancillary revenue—ticket change fees, penalties, and upgraded seat fees. Which airline earned the… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA / Winter Sports

Travel Tip: Alternative Ski Destinations Around the Country

Are you getting ready for ski season? Do you want to avoid the crowds? Consider some ski mountains you’ve never heard of. How about Schweitzer, Idaho? It may not be… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Questions Asked by Airport Security
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Questions Asked by Airport Security

Since 1988, every time an American flies home from overseas, security agents at airports have asked the same three questions. Did you pack the bags yourself? Have they been in… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green
Airlines & Airports / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green

Everyone talks about carbon footprints when we travel, but what are the airlines really doing about it? A number of carriers are trying biofuel. Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Traveling to Other Countries
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Traveling to Other Countries

Before you take your next trip overseas, try to remind yourself that the U.S. Constitution only protects you as a U.S. citizen in this country. Once you’re abroad, local customs… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Can TSA PreCheck Keep Up with Demand?

Just a few months ago, the security lines at many U.S. airports were long and unmanageable. Staffing shortages and bad scheduling on the part of the TSA combined to create… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?
Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?

Just about every hotel takes a public position that it is green, and in many cases it even claims it’s sustainable. But more often than not, it comes down to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting to a U.S. Embassy Overseas
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Getting to a U.S. Embassy Overseas

For most of us a trip overseas is fun, inspiring, and usually includes once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But what happens if you get into trouble overseas? You might lose your money, you… Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Happens When Cruises are Rerouted?

When you book a cruise, you generally look at the brochures or the catalogs to study your itinerary and the various ports you’re scheduled to visit. But it doesn’t necessarily… Read More…