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Travel Tip: The Benefits of Booking Unconventional Flight Routes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Benefits of Booking Unconventional Flight Routes

It’s time to be a contrarian traveler, especially when it comes to booking your flights and picking your flight routes. Want to fly from New York to Australia? If you’re… Read More…

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Caribbean / Hurricane Season / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting the Caribbean During the Off Season

It’s now time to anticipate—and then celebrate—the off season as well as the storm season, especially in the Caribbean. Think June through October, and then book accordingly. Yes, the thermometer… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Regulations for US Travel to Cuba

Recently, on the eve of President Obama’s trip to Cuba, the administration changed the travel rules for Cuba again. Until now, Americans have been allowed to travel to Cuba and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines Continue to Build More Ships
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines Continue to Build More Ships

There’s been a growth explosion in the cruise industry, and this can only benefit you. Right now, cruise lines are building new ships at a record pace. Every shipyard around… Read More…

Travel Tip: When You Can’t Find the Airplane Seat You Want
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When You Can’t Find the Airplane Seat You Want

If you’re trying to book a ticket online, the hard part is often finding an available airplane seat that doesn’t require you to pay more than the base fare. Inevitably,… Read More…

Travel Tip: When You Want to Book a Hotel Room During a Big Event
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When You Want to Book a Hotel Room During a Big Event

Whenever you want to go to a city where there’s a big event—the Final Four, a national political convention, the Super Bowl, or the Olympics—there’s a good chance the hotels… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airbnb is Affecting the Hotel Industry
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airbnb is Affecting the Hotel Industry

Most of you have heard about Airbnb, and many of you have tried it as an alternative to the traditional hotel stay. Officially, hotels say that Airbnb has had no… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Problem With Ticket Change Fees
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Problem With Ticket Change Fees

Few things are as frustrating—and costly—as airline ticket change fees. On many flights it’s about $200, and in some cases, that’s more than the cost of the original ticket itself…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What an Increase in Travel to Cuba Means for the Caribbean
Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What an Increase in Travel to Cuba Means for the Caribbean

The race and the jockeying for position has started. U.S. airlines are all competing to get coveted slots to start flying regularly scheduled service to Cuba—not just to Havana, but… Read More…

Travel Tip: When One Flight Has Too Many Boarding Groups
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When One Flight Has Too Many Boarding Groups

It’s become quite a circus at airport departure gates across the U.S.—the passenger boarding protocols have gotten a little silly. On one recent commuter flight on a plane that held… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly
Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly

What do we look for in a supposedly green hotel? You know what they say, the ones that recycle or save energy or don’t wash their towels everyday. That’s all… Read More…

Travel Tip: Avoiding Data Overage Charges When You’re Traveling
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Avoiding Data Overage Charges When You’re Traveling

It’s one of the biggest recurring problems for travelers overseas: getting hit with huge overage charges for wireless data. In the last quarter of 2015, 28 percent of AT&T customers… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airplane Food Might Slowly Be Getting Better

If you’re like me, you find airplane food to be an oxymoron, and you try to avoid it at all costs. And that’s presuming you’re on a flight that actually… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where are the Real Bargains?
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where are the Real Bargains?

When you’re traveling you might be tempted to do a little bargain shopping, but where are the real bargains? The answers might surprise you. A new survey from Deutsche Bank… Read More…