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Travel Tip: Apps for Translating Phrases & Tracking Routes
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps for Translating Phrases & Tracking Routes

I have a few dozen travel apps on my phone. Many of them sounded good at the time I installed them, but I’ve never used them. I’ve now deleted most… Read More…

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Museums / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: There’s a Hall of Fame for Everything

Perhaps you’ve visited the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, or the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Those are two of the better-known halls of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Gear You Can Use on Airplanes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Gear You Can Use on Airplanes

With airlines removing more and more seat space between rows—and perhaps worse, between seats—the old question about who owns the armrest has almost become irrelevant. Almost no one can use… Read More…

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Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Traveling Overseas With Prescription Medication

Are you thinking of traveling overseas? Do you regularly use prescription medications? Here’s some basic advice: Keep your medications in two separate packages or plastic bottles and separate them between… Read More…

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National Parks / Summer / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Where You Can Go Stargazing at National Parks This Summer

This summer may be the perfect time for stargazing. Let’s just say—seriously—that the planets have aligned. But it’s not what’s in the sky, it’s where you are on the ground… Read More…

Travel Tip: More Bed & Breakfasts Become Kid-Friendly
Family/Kids Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Bed & Breakfasts Become Kid-Friendly

When you hear the term Bed & Breakfast, it almost always means adults only. But a growing number of B&Bs across America are now becoming kid-friendly. They’re not just a… Read More…

Travel Tip: American Airlines Implements a Fare-Based Mileage Program
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: American Airlines Implements a Fare-Based Mileage Program

Over the past two years, two major U.S. airlines, Delta and United, have revamped their frequent flyer mileage program to not only make it harder to earn miles, but also… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Flash Drives Can Help You Cut Down on Paper
Apps & Technology / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Flash Drives Can Help You Cut Down on Paper

People are always asking me what I pack every time I travel. For years, I’ve given them a list of essential must-pack items. Well, now I’ve added to the list,… Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Questions to Ask Before Booking an All-Inclusive Resort

In a world of increasing nickel and diming by airlines, hotels, and resorts, the term all-inclusive certainly sounds attractive. In theory, all-inclusive means you pay only once and it includes… Read More…

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Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When a Restaurant Has Too Many Specials

The next time you go to a restaurant and look at the menu, your server might approach your table and explain the specials—one or two items not on the menu…. Read More…

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Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Should You Cancel Your Trip Because of the Zika Virus?

Travel is a perception-driven business, and when fear is involved, it often keeps people from going anywhere. Remember SARS, the avian flu, hoof and mouth disease, and the Ebola virus?… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Cities in the U.S. for a Staycation
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Cities in the U.S. for a Staycation

A recent survey revealed that 66 percent of Americans are not planning to travel on vacation this year. So, for many of them, that might mean a staycation in their… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting Enough Sleep When You’re on the Road
Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Getting Enough Sleep When You’re on the Road

How much sleep do you get at night? Not enough? How much do you get each night when you travel? The numbers are a little scary, because your sleep patterns… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Have a Duplicate Passport
Passport, Visa & Customs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Have a Duplicate Passport

It’s sad but true. Most Americans don’t own a passport. Only about 37 percent of U.S. citizens have one. But smart travelers actually have two passports. Yes, U.S. State Department… Read More…