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Europe / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Europe Without the Euro

The euro is already the currency for 14 countries in Europe, and more are slated to start using it soon. The strong euro is one reason why Europe has become… Read More…

Hurricane Guarantees and “Hurricane-Free” Islands
Caribbean / Hurricane Season / Natural Disasters / Travel Insurance

Hurricane Guarantees and “Hurricane-Free” Islands

When subtropical storm Andrea became the first named storm of the hurricane season–about three weeks before the official hurricane season begins June 1–it raised concerns among many in hurricane-prone areas… Read More…

Don’t Get Stuck at the Border This Summer
Passport, Visa & Customs / The Travel Detective® Blog

Don’t Get Stuck at the Border This Summer

May 17, 2007 If you believe current predictions, 10 million Americans are expected to take a foreign vacation this summer. However, it’s now the end of May, and if you… Read More…

Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Insurance, Yes or No?

A reader from Bellingham, Washington asks “Should I get travel insurance for my upcoming safari vacation?” For big trips like safaris, when you spend a lot, insurance can be a… Read More…

Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Sleep Cheap in London, Despite the Currency

The British pound may be hitting record highs against the dollar, but it’s still possible to get a reasonably-priced place to stay, even in London. And even in some of… Read More…

What If You Don’t Spa?
Adventure Travel & Sports / Family/Kids Travel / Health & Fitness / Hiking & Biking / Travel News / Travel Tools / Water sports / Women's Travel

What If You Don’t Spa?

If you’re sharing this Mother’s Day with mom or the kids, why not skip the traditional pedicures and facials and try out something unexpected and inspiring? We’ve compiled a few… Read More…

Basic Fitness for Travelers on the Road
Health & Fitness

Basic Fitness for Travelers on the Road

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a series of columns about fitness on the road, by personal trainer Annette Lang. It goes without saying that you should always… Read More…

Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Dealing With a Dismal Dollar

The dollar may be down, but did you know there are many places around the world where it still carries some weight?

Peanuts & Planes, Health & Safety
Ask Peter / Health & Fitness

Peanuts & Planes, Health & Safety

Dear [PeterGreenberg.com], I saw “Peanuts on Planes” about peanut allergies on your Web site and wanted to let you know about our situation. My two year-old son Jacob and I… Read More…

NOT Paris in the Spring: Where Your Dollar Stretches Farther
Destinations / Europe / Middle East / Travel News / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

NOT Paris in the Spring: Where Your Dollar Stretches Farther

Paris in the springtime, most of us would agree, has become somewhat of a travel cliche by now. And while Paris is indeed quite lovely at this time of year,… Read More…

Special Needs Summer Camps
Accessible Travel / Health & Fitness / Student Travel / Travel News

Special Needs Summer Camps

It’s nearly that time again. As summer approaches, moms around the country may be shedding tears (or silently cheering) as they begin sewing nametags onto their kids’ underwear. Packing your… Read More…

The Big Snore
Health & Fitness / Travel News

The Big Snore

You are on the trip of your lifetime… the vacation of your dreams. The only thing is, you are exhausted. Dead tired. You can barely keep your eyes open to… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Maximize Your Mobile Phone
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Maximize Your Mobile Phone

Do you want some easy ways to get directions, currency conversion rates, flight updates, and weather info on the go? What if these ways are also free? To access free… Read More…

Travel Tip: Preventing Permanently Lost Luggage
Luggage & Packing / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Preventing Permanently Lost Luggage

If you’re constantly the victim of lost luggage when traveling, there is new hope for you. Services like Boomerang It and Track It Back allow passengers to avoid putting their… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Make Good Vacation Photos Great
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Make Good Vacation Photos Great

You get back from vacation and find out that the digital pictures you took didn’t turn out that well. Don’t despair — here’s how to make good vacation photos great…. Read More…

Travel Tip: The Dangers of Counterfeit Money
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Dangers of Counterfeit Money

Counterfeiting happens across the globe, and with all kinds of currencies. Here are some ways to avoid getting — and passing — counterfeit money when you travel. Counterfeit currency can… Read More…