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What the Carnival Cruise Quarantine Means for International Travelers
CBS News / Health & Fitness

What the Carnival Cruise Quarantine Means for International Travelers

Last week, a woman who handled specimens from Thomas Eric Duncan—the first man to die of Ebola in the United States—was quarantined on board the Carnival Magic in the Caribbean. I reported for CBS… Read More…

Would A Travel Ban Contain the Spread of Ebola?
CBS News / Health & Fitness

Would A Travel Ban Contain the Spread of Ebola?

On Thursday, Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was questioned at a Congressional hearing about screening protocols for airline passengers who are entering the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Earning Frequent Flyer Miles on Mileage Runs
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Earning Frequent Flyer Miles on Mileage Runs

We’re approaching the year’s end, and traditionally, for frequent flyers, that means one thing: mileage runs. The idea is to fly long distances in order to accrue miles before your loyalty program’s… Read More…

5 U.S. Airports to Begin Ebola Screening
Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness / Travel News

5 U.S. Airports to Begin Ebola Screening

After the death of Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola casualty on American soil, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security Customs & Border… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Mosquito Bites Safely
Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Mosquito Bites Safely

No matter which tropical destination you’re visiting, there’s probably one thing they all have in common: mosquitoes. Here’s how to avoid mosquito bites—the safe way. Depending on where you travel,… Read More…

15 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season
Health & Fitness

15 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

October marks the beginning of cold and flu season, and with concerns growing over the Ebola outbreak, it’s especially important to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy. Sometimes traveling… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much Travel Mishaps Could Actually Cost You
Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Much Travel Mishaps Could Actually Cost You

It’s a no-brainer that a delayed flight, lost passport, or missing hotel reservation can wreak havoc on a trip. But do you know how much it’s costing you? Turns out,… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling

If you’ve ever seen poverty up close while traveling, you might be inspired to help. Here’s how you can help others while you’re traveling. One of the least effective things… Read More…

Raising Awareness: 3 People Traveling by Foot for a Cause
Health & Fitness / Pop Culture Travel

Raising Awareness: 3 People Traveling by Foot for a Cause

It’s hard to believe that just a few hundred years ago, the only way to cross the United States was by foot. Before planes, buses, cars, or even railroads, horse-drawn… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Travel With Your Allergies
Health & Fitness / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How To Travel With Your Allergies

Anyone who suffers from  allergies knows the pain of travel—traces of smoke, dust, even down pillows in a hotel bed can set you off. But things are getting easier. Crystal… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Beat Classic Travel Scams
Travel Safety / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: How To Beat Classic Travel Scams

Travel scams are as old as, well, travel itself. But you can beat some of these scammers at their own game, if you’re prepared. One of the oldest tricks is… Read More…