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Travel Tip: Why Homeland Security Cracked Down on Mobile Devices
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Travel Tip: Why Homeland Security Cracked Down on Mobile Devices

In the past few weeks, you may have noticed travelers facing a lot more security regarding their cell phones and other electronics. Here’s what’s happening…and why. Passengers entering the U.S…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Make International Calls
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Make International Calls

In theory, communicating when you’re abroad is easier than ever. But for technophobes—yours truly included—the information can be hard to navigate. Here’s how to make international calls. Data, browsing, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Read a Map Offline
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Travel Tip: How to Read a Map Offline

There are several ways get directions on your smartphone or tablet. But until recently, you needed a Wi-Fi signal or 3G connection to access that information. Here’s how to read… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps to Help You Book Bus & Train Travel
Apps & Technology / Bus Travel / Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps to Help You Book Bus & Train Travel

There are dozens of websites and apps to help you search, compare and book air travel. But what about bus and train travel? Technology is starting to catch up there… Read More…

Travel Tip: Use These Boating Apps Out on the Water
Apps & Technology / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Use These Boating Apps Out on the Water

Boating safety is serious business, and there are some tools you definitely want to have with you. One of them is your cell phone! Here’s why. Most mobile phones now… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Protect Your Digital Privacy
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Travel Tip: How to Protect Your Digital Privacy

There’s a lot of talk about our digital privacy, and who’s watching what we do online. It all starts with what’s literally visible on your screen. 3M has privacy screen… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Travel Booking Tools
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Travel Tip: New Travel Booking Tools

When it comes to travel planning, there are basically two ways to go about it: book as much as possible in advance, or figure it out as you go along…. Read More…

Make the Most of Summer With These Outdoors Apps
Apps & Technology

Make the Most of Summer With These Outdoors Apps

There’s nothing like a good hike. It’s just you, nature… and your phone? For a lot of outdoorsy types, going hiking doesn’t necessarily mean unplugging. Your phone can actually mean… Read More…

Travel Tip: Rent, Don’t Buy, With These New Travel Apps
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Travel Tip: Rent, Don’t Buy, With These New Travel Apps

Thanks to technology, one of the newer trends is renting out your personal property on a short-term basis: owners make a few bucks, and travelers can cut serious costs by… Read More…

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference: New Tech to Change Travel
Apps & Technology / Travel Gadgets

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference: New Tech to Change Travel

It is not often that the wizards behind the magic of Apple provide the public with a sneak-peak into the future of technology. But now is one of those rare… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Travel Without Ever Leaving The House
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Travel Tip: How To Travel Without Ever Leaving The House

If there’s one term I dislike, it’s “armchair traveler.” But I do believe in aspirational travel. Of course, there are tools to make travel possible without ever leaving the house…. Read More…