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Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Airline Fees
Airlines & Airports / Know Before You Go / Videos

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
Car Travel / Know Before You Go / Road Trips / Travel Tools / Videos

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
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
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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…