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Travel Tip: The U.S. Dollar is Still Strong Worldwide
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The U.S. Dollar is Still Strong Worldwide

The U.S. Dollar has been strong since last summer, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. The Euro just neared an eight-month low against the U.S. Dollar…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Bad Behavior That Can Get You Kicked Off A Plane
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Bad Behavior That Can Get You Kicked Off A Plane

As planes become more crowded, there have been a greater number of reports about passengers being refused boarding or getting thrown off their flights…for bad behavior. So what actually can… Read More…

Travel Tip: Mingling Apps for Solo Travelers
Apps & Technology / Solo Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Mingling Apps for Solo Travelers

Are you a single traveler but don’t like traveling alone? There are now some mingling apps that can help you meet new people while you’re on the road. There’s Skout,… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Status of Desks in Hotel Rooms
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Status of Desks in Hotel Rooms

For about twenty years, almost every time I’d check into a hotel room, I’d search for a functional desk. First off, I’d clear all the tent cards and other promotional… Read More…

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Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Look for When Picking Out New Luggage

It remains one of the big travel quandaries: How do you find the perfect bag to carry everything you need—safely and securely—from point A to point B and beyond? It… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

I’m always asked if there’s a best day to buy airline tickets. The simple answer: not really. But there are some days that are better than others. As a rule… Read More…

Travel Tip: Booking Online? Why the Country of Origin Matters
Airlines & Airports / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Booking Online? Why the Country of Origin Matters

Smart travelers have discovered an unspoken disparity in airfares on international flights. Because of different fare categories and foreign exchange rates (such as the power of the U.S. Dollar versus… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Kids Can Get Extra Credit While They Travel
Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Kids Can Get Extra Credit While They Travel

When I was a kid, my parents always liked to take the family traveling the week after Thanksgiving or the week after New Year’s. That meant skipping a week of… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Find Healthy Food in Airports
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Find Healthy Food in Airports

Healthy food in airports. For years, that was more or less an oxymoron. Every time I’d go to an airport, I played a game of guessing the age of the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Cheaper Jet Fuel Doesn’t Mean Cheaper Airfare
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Cheaper Jet Fuel Doesn’t Mean Cheaper Airfare

With jet fuel being so low, does this mean you can expect lower airfares? The answer: keep dreaming. If you run the real numbers, you’ll discover that while the airlines… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Major Hotel Mergers Mean For You
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Major Hotel Mergers Mean For You

It happened with the airlines—there was a steady stream of mergers and consolidations. Just a few years ago, eight airlines competed to control about 88 percent of the domestic market…. Read More…