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How to Stay Safe When You’re Traveling Solo
Solo Travel / Travel Tools

How to Stay Safe When You’re Traveling Solo

Want to guess what one of the fastest growing segments is in the travel industry? It’s solo travelers. That’s right, people traveling by themselves. But how do you travel by… 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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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: 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…

Travel Tip: Which Airlines Have the Most Award Seats Available?
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Which Airlines Have the Most Award Seats Available?

When it comes to frequent flyer awards from the airlines, some seats are, well, freer than others. Some airlines are downright stingy when it comes to rewarding you for all… Read More…

All-Inclusive Resorts: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print
CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

All-Inclusive Resorts: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print

All-inclusive resorts have been around for more than 60 years. In a growing world of nickel and diming, the all-inclusive concept is certainly attractive. But if you’re thinking of staying… Read More…

What You Should Know Before Traveling Abroad
Money, Currency & Credit

What You Should Know Before Traveling Abroad

There are some essential things that you should think about before traveling abroad. The problem is that most of us don’t think about them. Then we get overseas, and we… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Benefits of Traveling During an Election Year
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Benefits of Traveling During an Election Year

This election year, as in many past election years, is full of uncertainties. But one thing is fairly certain during national election years around the world. Folks tend to travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers

We’re all addicted to frequent flyer and frequent stay programs. But there are a number of them out there you might not know about. The Leaders Club is a membership… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use the Next Time You Rent a Car
Apps & Technology / Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use the Next Time You Rent a Car

Get ready for some high-tech apps the next time you rent a car. There are wireless hotspots, apps that track the mechanical health of your vehicle, and charging stations inside… Read More…

Travel Tip: Tipping the Unsung Heroes of the Travel Industry
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Tipping the Unsung Heroes of the Travel Industry

It remains one of the most confusing aspects of travel. Do I tip? If so, to whom do I tip, and how much? If you’re looking for me to give… Read More…

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Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Traveling After Terrorist Attacks

We’ve all witnessed the turmoil and instability in many parts of the world, and the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris, Istanbul, and Brussels. Add to that historically low oil prices… Read More…