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Travel Insurance with Repatriation & Medical Evacuation Coverage
Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance with Repatriation & Medical Evacuation Coverage

Travel insurance remains one of the most confusing aspects of the travel process. Are you covered, for what, and for how much? Now most people know—or think they know—about something… Read More…

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Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When Credit Card Hackers Target Hotels

Computer hackers hit 20 hotels in 10 states. What did the hackers get? Credit card account numbers, expiration dates, three-digit security codes, and the ability to then use those credit… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Theft on Airplanes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Theft on Airplanes

Airline passengers are usually justified to be cautious about their belongings—briefcases, purses, and other hand luggage—when they’re at an airport. But all too often, many of those same airline passengers… Read More…

Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel

When you check in to a hotel, you’re probably already used to the routine. You walk up to the front desk and announce yourself as having a reservation. Generally, the… Read More…

Travel Tip: What a New Law Could Change About Travel
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What a New Law Could Change About Travel

Well, Congress finally did the impossible—it actually agreed on a piece of legislation regarding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Officially, it was the agency’s Reauthorization Bill, and travelers are going… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Airfare Deals You Can Book Right Now
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: Airfare Deals You Can Book Right Now

No one expected it, but it’s happening—and just about all over the world. Plus, it’s happening during high summer season. Travel is being discounted almost everywhere at a time of… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Dirtiest Places on an Airplane

What are the dirtiest places on an airplane? Which areas are worse than others? One survey tested four flights and five airports. Surprisingly, the dirtiest spot is not the bathroom…. Read More…

What You Should Know About Personal Safety in Hotels
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

What You Should Know About Personal Safety in Hotels

Your personal safety in hotels is your responsibility—and it all starts at the front desk. If the front desk clerk verbally announces your room number when handing you your key,… Read More…

Luggage Made in the USA
Luggage & Packing

Luggage Made in the USA

When it comes to luggage, we’re all looking for different things, and it often comes down to size, weight, reliability, and price. If you’re looking for luggage or travel gear… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Have a Duplicate Passport
Passport, Visa & Customs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Have a Duplicate Passport

It’s sad but true. Most Americans don’t own a passport. Only about 37 percent of U.S. citizens have one. But smart travelers actually have two passports. Yes, U.S. State Department… Read More…

The Science Behind Airplane Food
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / The Travel Detective Exclusive

The Science Behind Airplane Food

Now I know what some of you think about airline food. You don’t eat it because you’re hungry, you eat it because you’re bored—or you just don’t like it. But… Read More…

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico
Caribbean / Hotels & Accommodations / Mexico & Central America

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

Are you thinking of staying at an all-inclusive beach resort? While most include perks beyond an average hotel stay, some all-inclusive resorts are not as inclusive as you might think…. Read More…

Secret Airlines You Might Not Know About
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective Exclusive

Secret Airlines You Might Not Know About

When it comes time to book an international flight, you probably go to the major carriers. But it turns out that there are other options—if you know where to look…. Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: The Continuing TSA Delay Saga
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: The Continuing TSA Delay Saga

Here’s an update to my story on excessively long waits, delays, staff shortages, and mismanagement by the TSA—and my own ordeal at LAX last week. Shortly after my story appeared,… Read More…