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Catalina Island: Southern California’s Ecotourism Playground
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Catalina Island: Southern California’s Ecotourism Playground

Catalina Island is one of the best-kept secrets among Southern Californians. It was once the stomping ground of celebrities like Charlie Chaplin and John Wayne. Today, Catalina Island is the go-to… Read More…

One-Tank Trip: Los Angeles to Del Mar
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One-Tank Trip: Los Angeles to Del Mar

Ask someone for an easy drive out of Los Angeles and they may say Santa Barbara, Anaheim, or Palm Springs. But if you head south, and stop 20 miles short… Read More…

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The Real Reason for Flight Cancellations

Remember the days when you could often fly on a plane with the seat next to you empty? And every once in a while you got a whole row to… Read More…

How to Complain (Successfully!) When You Travel
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How to Complain (Successfully!) When You Travel

In the travel industry, good service isn’t just about delivering the best, all the time. It’s about how you recover when things go wrong. And travelers, when things do go… Read More…

Aircraft Recycling: You Won’t Believe What Was Once a Plane!
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Aircraft Recycling: You Won’t Believe What Was Once a Plane!

In the next five years, 8,000 to 10,000 aircraft will be retired. So what’s going to happen to the planes? It used to be that retired aircraft were sent to… Read More…

Video Christmas Card: The Travel Detective Is Coming to Town!
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Video Christmas Card: The Travel Detective Is Coming to Town!

Santa isn’t the only one making his list and checking it twice. The Travel Detective is, too! Watch as Peter and his staff, including canine mascots Jean Luc and Buttons, put… Read More…

What Makes an Airport Work & Why the US Isn’t Keeping Up Globally
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What Makes an Airport Work & Why the US Isn’t Keeping Up Globally

In the annual Skytrax awards, not one U.S. airport showed up in the the top 25 list. We’re being outpaced by airports in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Yes,… Read More…

Travel Detective Tip: How to Avoid Hotel Bed Bugs
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Travel Detective Tip: How to Avoid Hotel Bed Bugs

Chances are, you’ve heard of the bed bug outbreak in recent years. Well guess what? If you look at the real numbers, this is a story that’s been over reported…. Read More…

Don’t Be That Guy! The Worst Travelers Flying Today
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Don’t Be That Guy! The Worst Travelers Flying Today

When you travel you can choose your seat, but you can’t always choose your seat mate. And that’s where the trouble starts. Travel etiquette appears to be a lost art,… Read More…

How to Choose a Security Line
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How to Choose a Security Line

When you’re at the airport, how do you choose which security line to go through? Most people would pick the shortest line, but that’s not always the best tactic. The… Read More…

Travel Detective Exclusive: 3 Biggest Travel Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
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Travel Detective Exclusive: 3 Biggest Travel Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

On the Travel Detective, you’ll learn the insider secrets to travel. Get a sneak peek at 3 tricks you can use to avoid the most common travel mistakes.