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Travel Tip: The Fine Print of Airline Rewards
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Fine Print of Airline Rewards

It’s not hard to earn airline miles with airline rewards programs: all you have to do is fly or use a branded credit card. But there’s a lot of fine print… Read More…

Travel Tip: Short Haul Train Trips You Can Take Around North America
Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Short Haul Train Trips You Can Take Around North America

You’ve heard me talk about the lost art of train travel. But not everyone can spend several days on a train, which is why it’s worth taking a test drive on… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Take Organized Adventure Tours as a Family
Adventure Travel & Sports / Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Take Organized Adventure Tours as a Family

When someone says “family vacation,” you probably think of loading up the station wagon; and when you hear “organized trip,” you probably think of senior citizens on tour buses. But… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Happens to Your Taste Buds on Airplanes
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Happens to Your Taste Buds on Airplanes

On the rare occasion that you get a hot meal on a plane, you might notice it doesn’t exactly have that home-cooked flavor. Why? Because it’s next to impossible to make food… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Get a Free Hotel Stay Through Social Media
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Get a Free Hotel Stay Through Social Media

There are lots of ways to earn loyalty points at hotels, but did you know that using social media was one of them? Here’s how to get a free hotel… Read More…

Travel Tip: Centennial Celebrations Coming Up This Year
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Travel Tip: Centennial Celebrations Coming Up This Year

There are some major milestones taking place this year, so here’s how—and where—you can celebrate. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. But the big event will… Read More…

Travel Tip: Secret Ways to Earn Hotel Loyalty Points
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Secret Ways to Earn Hotel Loyalty Points

Hotel loyalty programs are free, and most people earn points by staying at the hotel or using a branded credit card. But you might be surprised to learn about other… Read More…

Travel Tip: How the Sharing Economy Works for Business Travelers
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Travel Tip: How the Sharing Economy Works for Business Travelers

The “sharing economy” has been front page news lately. That’s where regular people like you and me share our cars or even our homes, and use mobile technology to get… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Start Planning for Fall Discounts
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Start Planning for Fall Discounts

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. But for travelers, that’s good news because they can find some major fall discounts. Destinations roll out deals to attract business… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Book Activities While You’re Traveling
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Book Activities While You’re Traveling

Okay, so you’ve booked your tickets and your hotel. Wondering how to book activities while you’re traveling? Thanks to technology, there are ways to find and research the best activities… Read More…

Travel Tip: Mushroom Tours Across the Country
Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Mushroom Tours Across the Country

If someone told you they were going on mushroom tours, you’d probably do a double take. But I’m talking about the kind you cook with, and now you can learn… Read More…