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What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend
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What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend

Are you traveling this year for the Fourth of July? AAA estimates that 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, which is 1.25 million more travelers than last… Read More…

How US Railways are Working to Update America’s Aging Infrastructure
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How US Railways are Working to Update America’s Aging Infrastructure

More than 50 years after the Japanese inaugurated the bullet train, America is still nowhere near a high speed rail. Watch Peter Greenberg’s report on CBS This Morning on Amtrak and… Read More…

Hotels Compete with Online Booking Sites for Your Business
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Hotels Compete with Online Booking Sites for Your Business

Hotel chains have been losing customers to online travel booking sites like Expedia and Hotels.com. Now they’re fighting to win back your business. How did it get to this point?… Read More…

Disruptor Airlines Create Deals on International Airfare
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Disruptor Airlines Create Deals on International Airfare

It is perhaps the biggest travel sale in years—and one that could extend through 2017. It’s happening as a result of a perfect storm of the continuing fallout from Brexit,… Read More…

How Uncertainty Over Travel Ban is Hurting the U.S. Travel Industry
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How Uncertainty Over Travel Ban is Hurting the U.S. Travel Industry

There’s a fallout in the travel industry with the unintended consequence of a global buyer’s market as a result of President Trump’s executive travel ban order. While the order is… Read More…

Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 vs. Air Force One: What’s the Difference?
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Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 vs. Air Force One: What’s the Difference?

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office in two days, he’ll become the first president entering the Oval Office to already have his own plane. But as of Friday,… Read More…

How Presidential Libraries Provide Historical Perspective
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How Presidential Libraries Provide Historical Perspective

There are only 13 of them in the United States, and one is being planned. They are the U.S. presidential libraries, built for and named after 13 U.S. presidents, ranging… Read More…

Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now
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Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now

It happens every four years leading up to a U.S. presidential election—domestic and international travel tends to drop off as Americans stay home. This year, we’ve also experienced global disruptions such… Read More…

The Importance of Following Emergency Landing Procedure
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The Importance of Following Emergency Landing Procedure

Flying is arguably the safest way to travel, but when it comes to runway emergencies and safe airplane evacuations, there are still challenges and real risks. Two Southwest jets made emergency landings… Read More…

Towns Across America Where You Can Celebrate the Holidays
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Towns Across America Where You Can Celebrate the Holidays

Christmas villages, sleigh rides, caroling, parades, and lights. Yes, there’s even a special Polar Express train. It’s all part of how many towns across America celebrate the holidays. Watch Peter… Read More…

Princess Cruises Fined $40 Million for Illegally Dumping in the Ocean
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Princess Cruises Fined $40 Million for Illegally Dumping in the Ocean

Princess Cruises will pay a 40 million dollar fine for illegally and intentionally polluting the ocean. Federal attorneys say the plea agreement is the result of the largest criminal prosecution… Read More…

Is Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign Hurting His Hotel Empire?
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Is Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign Hurting His Hotel Empire?

To what extent has Donald Trump’s presidential campaign impacted his hotel empire? See Peter Greenberg’s report from Washington, D.C. today on CBS This Morning. For more of Peter Greenberg’s reports… Read More…

Food Festivals You Can Visit Around the Country this Fall
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Food Festivals You Can Visit Around the Country this Fall

Labor Day may signal the official end of summer, but it doesn’t mean the end of fun or some long standing American traditions—food festivals. Many of them continue through October… Read More…

How One Cruise Ship is Navigating the Northwest Passage
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How One Cruise Ship is Navigating the Northwest Passage

In 1903, one explorer tried to navigate the difficult Northwest Passage—from Seward, Alaska all the way to the East Coast. It took him three years to do so. This week,… Read More…

How an 88-Year-Old Woman Made a Cruise Ship Her Home
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How an 88-Year-Old Woman Made a Cruise Ship Her Home

This year, an estimated 24 million people are expected to take a cruise. Part of the popularity of cruising is that you don’t have to unpack and pack, and cooking,… Read More…

After the Brexit Vote: How You Can Save on Travel This Summer
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After the Brexit Vote: How You Can Save on Travel This Summer

When the vote came in and Brexit prevailed, the impact on financial markets was quick. But no industry felt the sting quite like the travel sector. In one 24-hour period,… Read More…

All-Inclusive Resorts: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print
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All-Inclusive Resorts: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print

All-inclusive resorts have been around for more than 60 years. In a growing world of nickel and diming, the all-inclusive concept is certainly attractive. But if you’re thinking of staying… Read More…

What’s Behind the TSA Delays?
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What’s Behind the TSA Delays?

We’ve been hearing about long delays at the airport at TSA security lines. There’s a good chance if you’re flying this holiday weekend—or for that matter, the rest of the… Read More…

Why You Might Have to Pay to Avoid the Dreaded Middle Seat
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Why You Might Have to Pay to Avoid the Dreaded Middle Seat

Some veteran travelers have a name for it: agony by design. There are first class, business class, premium economy, and economy seats. If you happen to get stuck in the dreaded… Read More…