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Travel Detective Blog: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Tools

Travel Detective Blog: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold

In the most recent blizzard to hit the east coast, almost every major airline issued a “weather waiver” for passengers stranded by the storm. What the waivers stipulated was that… Read More…

Travel Tip: Sign Translator Apps and Technology
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Sign Translator Apps and Technology

We’ve talked about using apps to help translate languages in foreign countries. But what about translating signs or menus? Well, that technology is here. Google just released an update to its… Read More…

Travel Tip: What to Know About this Flu Season
Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What to Know About this Flu Season

We’re in the midst of a pretty severe flu season, and for travelers, that can be bad news. Here’s what you need to know about what’s out there. Travelers are especially… Read More…

5 Simple Steps to Avoid Back Pain When You Travel
Health & Fitness / Senior Travel

5 Simple Steps to Avoid Back Pain When You Travel

If you travel frequently, you may experience back pain from time to time. Unfortunately, this is often a side effect from sitting for long periods of time, carrying backpacks, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Best New Laptops for Travelers
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Best New Laptops for Travelers

You might think that between smartphones, tablets, and wearable technology, laptops are on their way out. Not so fast. Computer manufacturers are still in the game, and even though laptops are… Read More…

10 Instagram Travel Accounts to Follow
Apps & Technology / Pop Culture Travel

10 Instagram Travel Accounts to Follow

If you’ve ever wanted to quit your job and travel the world—but for one reason or another, can’t—you can always live vicariously through the photos of others. We discovered ten… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Stay Fit with the Latest Technology
Apps & Technology / Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Stay Fit with the Latest Technology

How are those New Year’s resolutions holding up? It’s not easy to maintain healthy habits on the road, but there are some devices that can help. Here’s how to stay… Read More…

Travel Tip: What to Know Before Retiring Abroad
Passport, Visa & Customs / Senior Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What to Know Before Retiring Abroad

When we’re in the midst of cold weather, a lot of people start thinking about retiring in warmer climates. Here’s what you need to know to make the dream of… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Use Bitcoin When You Travel
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Use Bitcoin When You Travel

We’re hearing more and more about “cryptocurrencies” like bitcoin, and slowly but surely, they’re starting to enter the travel sphere. Cryptocurrency is basically a digital form of payment—one that’s not… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Fine Print of Online Travel Agency Bookings
Apps & Technology / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Fine Print of Online Travel Agency Bookings

You’ll hear me talk a lot about the lost art of the conversation, and why it’s important to talk to a human instead of doing all your travel transactions online…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Grandparent Travel Scams
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Grandparent Travel Scams

Scammers will use almost any opportunity to take advantage of people in their most vulnerable state. But guess which segment of the population is at serious risk? You got it…senior… Read More…