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Know Before You Go: 5 Steps to Take Control of Your Travels
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Know Before You Go: 5 Steps to Take Control of Your Travels

This week, TSA announced a major expansion for Pre-Check, but you don’t necessarily need to pay $85 to beat the crowds and travel like a pro. The secret is to… Read More…

Know Before You Go: 4 Steps to Better Packing
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Know Before You Go: 4 Steps to Better Packing

How do you start the packing process? Do you make lists? Head to your closet for inspiration? Poor packing can derail a trip, but it’s one of the easiest bad… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Tip When You Travel
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Know Before You Go: How to Tip When You Travel

How much do you tip when you travel? For the average traveler, it probably depends on a number of factors: foreign or domestic travel? Hotel, restaurant or cruise service? No… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Get & Replace a US Passport
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Know Before You Go: How to Get & Replace a US Passport

If you’re even thinking of traveling overseas, there’s one essential item: a passport. But right now, more than 60 percent of the U.S. population is ineligible to fly overseas because… Read More…

Know Before You Go: What to Do When Your Flight is Canceled
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Know Before You Go: What to Do When Your Flight is Canceled

Bad news travelers, you can’t count on your flight to take off and arrive on time. Delays and cancellations happen, perhaps more frequently than you might expect. In fact, according… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Protect Yourself from Travel Theft
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Know Before You Go: How to Protect Yourself from Travel Theft

Here’s the bad news, you have to be careful when you travel. Theft happens. And sometimes it’s when you least expect it. There’s luggage theft at the airport, pick pockets… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Pick Seats on the Plane
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Know Before You Go: How to Pick Seats on the Plane

Face it – no one likes being stuck in a middle seat at the very back of the plane. And not all seats are equal – in fact there are… Read More…

Know Before You Go: What to Ask Before Traveling Together
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Know Before You Go: What to Ask Before Traveling Together

People who get along at home don’t always travel well together. If you’re planning your first trip a friend or significant other, it helps to get a sense of the… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Jet Lag
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Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Jet Lag

When you’re switching time zones, jet lag is your biggest enemy. The good news is that there are proven ways to avoid feeling like a zombie for your entire trip…. Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Make Frequent Flyer Miles Work for You
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Know Before You Go: How to Make Frequent Flyer Miles Work for You

The average traveler doesn’t fly very often so cultivating loyalty with an airline mileage program might seem like a challenge. However, frequent flyer programs don’t apply only to business travelers…. Read More…

Know Before You Go: Traveling Home for Summer Vacation
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Know Before You Go: Traveling Home for Summer Vacation

Summer is one of the biggest seasons for travel, as well as prime vacation time from work.  Pressures to travel home to see the family are at an all-time high…. Read More…