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Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Cruise Ships Launching This Year

2017 is becoming the year of the new cruise ship. This year Seabourn Cruise Line launches their new Encore, a 600 passenger ship. Silversea Cruises launches its ultra-luxury Silver Muse… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Millennials are Influencing the Travel Industry
Pop Culture Travel / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Millennials are Influencing the Travel Industry

For a long time, the travel industry tried to anticipate trends by following baby boomers. Not anymore. Today, the industry will be shaped by an almost obsessive focus on millennials… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Survey Finds the Best Rewards Programs for Hotel Chains
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Survey Finds the Best Rewards Programs for Hotel Chains

Are you a loyal member of a hotel frequent stay rewards program? With more consolidation in the hotel industry, which rewards programs are the most generous—and the least? Consider this:… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Feeling the Pinch? Space on Airplanes Continues to Shrink

If your flight seems full, it is. If it feels crowded, you’re right again. The average flight now has 142 seats. That’s compared with 137 seats just 2 years ago…. Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Cruise Lines Open Up Travel to Cuba

While the door is opening to Cuba, the election of Donald Trump and the fear that he might reimpose travel restrictions to the island nation may have resulted in the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families
Airlines & Airports / Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families

Most airports have never been known to provide real, common sense services for travelers. But now, a number of them are coming to their senses. Many airports now offer very… Read More…

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces

If you’re like me, most of the art you find at hotels, especially in guest rooms, is downright awful. It’s just something—anything—the hotel can find to hang on the wall. Thankfully,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Resources You Can Use for Air Travel Mishaps

If necessity is truly the mother of invention, then help may be on the way if you miss your flight connection—or an airline loses or delays your bags. Freebird is… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Phone Travel Scams
Travel Scams / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Phone Travel Scams

We’ve all heard about the growth of phone scams, but nowhere is that more prevalent than in the world of travel. Twice in the last two weeks, I’ve received a… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Airlines Embrace Basic Airfare

If it looks like some airfares are decreasing, they are. If you’re only interested in getting on a flight, don’t care where you sit, have no baggage, or don’t want… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Deals for Booking a Hotel Room by the Hour
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Deals for Booking a Hotel Room by the Hour

Are you trying to book a hotel room? Rather than looking at the day you want, you might want to look at a specific time window instead. There are now… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Some of the Craziest Items Seized by the TSA

Most air travelers remain concerned about which items they can carry on the plane that won’t violate security rules. This includes everything from pocket knives, scissors, nail clippers, and even… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Mileage Runs Actually Worth the Cost?
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Are Mileage Runs Actually Worth the Cost?

It happens every year. Travelers look at the frequent mileage they’ve accrued during the year, and if they’ve fallen short of elite status, many of them go on something called… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel WiFi
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel WiFi

WiFi at hotels remains a common source of traveler complaints, and it’s usually about the cost. More often than not, hotel WiFi is a negotiable charge, and you should ask… Read More…