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Travel Tip: Credit Cards With Rewards for Gas and Groceries

It’s one thing to use a credit card to rack up air miles, but what if your main transportation is a car? A credit card that earns points at the… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Travel Insurance with Crisis Response Service
The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Insurance

Travel Detective Blog: Travel Insurance with Crisis Response Service

Travel insurance continues to be one of the more misunderstood essentials. When do you buy it? What kind? Of equal importance is WHERE you purchase it. I’m a big fan… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Order Food at the Airport
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Order Food at the Airport

Amazingly enough, airport food is finally improving, and now it’s even easier to get that food without waiting in line. San Francisco airport just launched a new app called AirGrub…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What to Do If You Lose Your Phone
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What to Do If You Lose Your Phone

For many travelers, their smartphones have become digital wallets that contain everything from banking information to expense reports. So if your phone is lost or stolen, your personal details are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Will Resort Fees Ever Go Away?
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Will Resort Fees Ever Go Away?

I’m the first one to nail hotels that charge mandatory fees without disclosing them. You know the story: $30-a-day resort fees for the privilege of using the gym, mandatory bellman… Read More…

Travel Tip: Would You Book A Trip On Your Smartphone?
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Would You Book A Trip On Your Smartphone?

You might research travel on various devices, but what device do you prefer to actually book your trip? Travel providers are now paying attention to “cross-platform” options. People can start their… Read More…

Travel Tip: Should You Be Worried About MERS?
Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Should You Be Worried About MERS?

If news of the recent outbreak has you worried about MERS or other infectious diseases, pay attention. While I always recommend practicing caution, I can say with confidence that I’ve… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why More Airports are Using Beacon Technology
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why More Airports are Using Beacon Technology

Airports are investing big money into making the travel experience a little better. Why? Because they’re counting on captive audiences to spend money. Hong Kong International Airport is doing a… Read More…

Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room
Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room

Watching movies in a hotel room used to involve overpriced pay-per-view that was charged to your room. But hotel chains are making some changes, and now you can stream movies… Read More…

Travel Tip: Portable Gadgets That Can Help You Stay Healthy
Health & Fitness / Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Portable Gadgets That Can Help You Stay Healthy

Traveling can disrupt your healthy routines or even trigger underlying health conditions. But a few portable gadgets in your hotel room could make all the difference. The dry air in… Read More…

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Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Features of New Hotel Apps

Your smartphone can probably do a lot more than you’d expect, and that’s especially true when you get to your hotel. More and more hotels are coming out with brand-specific… Read More…