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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…

Travel Tip: Apps That Track Your Friends & Grocery Shop on the Go
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps That Track Your Friends & Grocery Shop on the Go

It’s a new year and time to celebrate—or at least acknowledge—some very useful travel apps on the market. One works like a human GPS. It’s called Find My Friends, and… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airline Seating Could Change in the Future

Just when you thought the challenge of airline seats — and airline seating — couldn’t get any more difficult, consider this. A French aircraft maker has announced plans to build… Read More…

Travel Tip: The U.S. Dollar is Still Strong Worldwide
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The U.S. Dollar is Still Strong Worldwide

The U.S. Dollar has been strong since last summer, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. The Euro just neared an eight-month low against the U.S. Dollar…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Mingling Apps for Solo Travelers
Apps & Technology / Solo Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Mingling Apps for Solo Travelers

Are you a single traveler but don’t like traveling alone? There are now some mingling apps that can help you meet new people while you’re on the road. There’s Skout,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Booking Online? Why the Country of Origin Matters
Airlines & Airports / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Booking Online? Why the Country of Origin Matters

Smart travelers have discovered an unspoken disparity in airfares on international flights. Because of different fare categories and foreign exchange rates (such as the power of the U.S. Dollar versus… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Perils of Sitting Down for Long Periods of Time
Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Perils of Sitting Down for Long Periods of Time

Taking a long drive or a long flight? The length of time you sit can carry some huge consequences. The most recent studies about sedentary behavior show that when you… Read More…