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Travel Tip: Apps for Packing, Lost Luggage, and Food Allergies
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps for Packing, Lost Luggage, and Food Allergies

It’s now time to celebrate even more useful travel-related apps. And these apps get down to basic common sense—as well as necessity. PackPoint is an app that makes customized packing… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Lack of Sleep Can Affect Your Diet
Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Lack of Sleep Can Affect Your Diet

If you’re a frequent traveler, you know valuable sleep is on the road. You also understand how tough it can be to get enough rest when you’re traveling. Plus, you… Read More…

How to Avoid Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees
Money, Currency & Credit

How to Avoid Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees

Convenience is important when you’re traveling, which is why many of you take your credit cards with you to shop abroad. But then you return home—and receive a serious sticker… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps That Can Help You Navigate Airports
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Apps That Can Help You Navigate Airports

If you’ve booked a connecting flight lately, you may have noticed that the airlines often give you very little time between those connections. At many airports, where the walk between… Read More…

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Apps & Technology / Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Paying to Access WiFi on Cruise Ships

Let’s be honest. For most of us, we don’t change our lifestyle when we change our location. If we’re Type A in New York, we’re just as likely to be… Read More…

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…