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Know Before You Go: National Park Camping
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Know Before You Go: National Park Camping

Our national parks have it all, but that doesn’t mean they do all the work for you. Summer is prime time for the parks, so preparation is essential for a… Read More…

Know Before You Go: What to Bring on an Airplane
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Know Before You Go: What to Bring on an Airplane

A carry-on will have all the items you need for your trip, but what about the other “personal item” you bring on the plane?  It’s not just for your computer… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Travel Cool as Temperatures Rise
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Know Before You Go: How to Travel Cool as Temperatures Rise

As the temperatures crawl up, you might be surprised to learn that it’s actually still ski season in Europe’s highest peaks and other parts of the world. This week, we’re… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Airline Fees
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Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Airline Fees

Bad news: TravelNerd looked at the numbers and US airlines have changed 52 fees since 2012. But you don’t have to pay them all.  Checked bags, carry-on bags, boarding passes, even… Read More…

Know Before You Go: 5 Money-Saving Secrets for Summer Travel
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Know Before You Go: 5 Money-Saving Secrets for Summer Travel

We’re headed into the peak summer travel season, but you don’t have to pay a high-season premium. The secret to saving money on the road is to Know Before You… Read More…

Know Before You Go: The Top 5 Airport Travel Secrets
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Know Before You Go: The Top 5 Airport Travel Secrets

We’re headed into the peak summer travel season, but you can beat the crowds. The secret is to Know Before You Go. This week, we’re trying something a bit different…. Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Plan a Road Trip
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Know Before You Go: How to Plan a Road Trip

Road-trip season is almost here, but proper preparation is the key part of any driving vacation.  It might be fun to jump in the car and hit the open road,… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Speed through Airport Security
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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
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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
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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
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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…