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Ways You Can Make the Most of Your Frequent Flyer Miles
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Mileage & Reward Programs

Ways You Can Make the Most of Your Frequent Flyer Miles

According to one study, nearly 60 percent of Americans with frequent flyer miles admit they don’t know how airline reward programs work. The Economist estimates there are 17.5 trillion unused… 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…

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…

Travel Tip: Does Travel Insurance Cover the Zika Virus?
Health & Fitness / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Does Travel Insurance Cover the Zika Virus?

Growing worries over the Zika virus haven’t stopped many people from traveling—except in cases where the traveler is pregnant or considering pregnancy. But as concerns continue to grow over the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting the Most From Your Frequent Flyer Miles Program
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Getting the Most From Your Frequent Flyer Miles Program

It’s getting harder and harder to redeem frequent flyer miles, and for most of us, harder and harder to earn them. Most major airlines have gone to a fare-based system… Read More…

Travel Tip: Possible Issues with Driverless Cars
Apps & Technology / Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Possible Issues with Driverless Cars

We’ve all heard about the concept of the driverless car, the autonomous self-driving vehicle. While the technology exists to get one of these from Point A to Point B, researchers… Read More…

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

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Hackers that Target Hotels

I’ve reported on this before, but it’s time to check in again on hotels as targets for hackers. Cyber thieves love hotels—and not just the front desk. They target hotel… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles Soon
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles Soon

The average American who wants to travel this year is budgeting about $8,400, which is a lot more than last year. But that’s not because we want to spend that… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Stock Your Hotel Mini Bar With Healthy Food
Health & Fitness / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Stock Your Hotel Mini Bar With Healthy Food

If you’re like me, it seems almost impossible to keep to your diet when you’re at home, not to mention when you travel. Every time I fly or stay at… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Track Weather & Exchange Rates
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Track Weather & Exchange Rates

If you define a successful trip by how much you can minimize the abuse, then a whole new wave of travel apps may be there to help rescue your experience…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What the Big Mac Index Means for Exchange Rates
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What the Big Mac Index Means for Exchange Rates

A number of foreign currencies have dropped against the U.S. Dollar, including the Russian Ruble, Argentinian Peso, and the South African Rand. The Economist released its annual Big Mac Index, a… Read More…

Travel Tip: Not All Driver’s Licenses May Be Accepted at Airports
Airlines & Airports / Passport, Visa & Customs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Not All Driver’s Licenses May Be Accepted at Airports

Most of us traveling within the U.S. have done so under the assumption that our driver’s license is an acceptable form of government ID for airport security. Now there’s news… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Resort Fees
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Truth About Resort Fees

If there’s one fee travelers seem to hate the most—especially when on vacation—it’s the dreaded resort fee. It’s confusing, and some would say insulting. Why do hotels do it? It allows… Read More…

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Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Importance of Going On Vacation

It’s a new year and it’s time to reassess the word vacation. Sadly, Americans are using less and less of their allotted vacation time each year. The average number of… Read More…