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Know Before You Go: How to Speed through Airport Security
Airlines & Airports / Know Before You Go / Travel Tools / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Speed through Airport Security

This summer, one of the effects of the sequester may be long delays at airport security. If you’re not one of those lucky travelers who has priority status or TSA… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East
Cultural Immersion / Etiquette / Know Before You Go / Middle East

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East

Does traveling to the Middle East as a woman mean wearing a burqa (or an abaya)? Not necessarily. In the Middle East, following dressing etiquette can be essential to your… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Behave When You Fly
Airlines & Airports / Etiquette / Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go: How to Behave When You Fly

When it comes to air travel, we’re all in it together. And one bad traveler can ruin a flight for everyone. Bad travel etiquette can be as noticeable as loud… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Choose the Right Hotel
Hotels & Accommodations / Know Before You Go / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Choose the Right Hotel

A hotel might look great online, but in real life it’s another story. Beyond the obvious problems like outdated features or poor location, there are also a few safety concerns… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Cruise Safely
Cruise Travel / Know Before You Go / Travel Safety / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Cruise Safely

There’s no question the cruise industry is having a rough couple months, especially Carnival Cruises.  But it’s not worth abandoning cruising based on a few isolated incidents. Let’s talk about… Read More…

Know Before You Go: The Best Travel Apps & Technology
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Know Before You Go: The Best Travel Apps & Technology

Technology has always been an essential part of our Know Before You Go series. We’ve talked about travel apps, luggage, websites, gadgets, and gear. But, it’s not just about finding… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Travel with Your Pet
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Know Before You Go: How to Travel with Your Pet

Traveling with your pet can be stressful for both of you, but it doesn’t always have to be. Proper information and preparation can go along way toward having a seamless… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Spring Break Mistakes
Beach Vacations / Festivals / Know Before You Go / Student Travel

Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Spring Break Mistakes

Let’s face it, college spring break is a breeding ground for rookie travel mistakes: rip-off packages, questionable accommodations and, of course, the inevitable bad behavior. Yes, there are alternatives to… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Airline, Cruise & Hotel Fees
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Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Airline, Cruise & Hotel Fees

All too often, you come back home from a trip with a credit card bill that is much bigger than you expected. What’s to blame? Unanticipated fees and hidden costs…. Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Travel Solo
Know Before You Go / Solo Travel / Travel Safety / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Travel Solo

You don’t always need a companion to go on your dream trip. On the surface, it may seem like the travel industry is not entirely welcoming to single travelers. If… Read More…

Know Before You Go: Travel Style and Beauty Essentials
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Know Before You Go: Travel Style and Beauty Essentials

Believe it or not, everything you need to look good on the road can actually fit in one small bag. From wardrobe to makeup to hair styling, smart packing techniques… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Prevent & Recover Lost Luggage
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Know Before You Go: How to Prevent & Recover Lost Luggage

Peter likes to say there are two kinds of bags: carry-on and lost. Yes, shipping a bag can be an easy solution, but it’s not the only option. These days,… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Sightsee on Public Transportation
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Know Before You Go: How to Sightsee on Public Transportation

When you’re traveling to a new city and want to see the sights, opt for experiences designed for locals, not tourists. Don’t jump on the tour bus or boat that… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How To Avoid International Data Charges
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Know Before You Go: How To Avoid International Data Charges

When roaming charges add up they add up fast, and if you’re not careful it could happen without you even realizing it.  If you’re headed overseas, Travel Correspondent Alyssa Caverley… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Find the Best Gifts for Travelers
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Know Before You Go: How to Find the Best Gifts for Travelers

Are you still searching for the the perfect gift for the traveler in your life?  They probably own luggage, a laptop, a tablet and all the necessities. So if  you… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Pack Everything into a Carry-On
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Know Before You Go: How to Pack Everything into a Carry-On

Holiday travel crowds mean oversold flights, long airport lines, and longer waits at baggage claim. There is a better way. Believe it or not, you can pack for a vacation… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Find Free Wi-Fi on the Road
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Know Before You Go: How to Find Free Wi-Fi on the Road

Smartphones and laptops have become our go-to resources for researching information, finding directions, and even staying connected to those back home. But keeping it low cost all depends on finding… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Road Trip on a Budget
Budget Travel / Car Travel / Know Before You Go / Travel Tools / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Road Trip on a Budget

If you’re traveling home for the holidays, be it Thanksgiving or Christmas, don’t spend all your time looking for cheap flight. Driving can often be a viable option. This year,… Read More…