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Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 vs. Air Force One: What’s the Difference?
Airlines & Airports / CBS News

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
CBS News / USA

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…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: United Airlines Introduces Basic Economy Fare

I’ve argued for years that the branding message for many airlines should be “we’re not happy until you’re not happy.” Just about every time we turn around, the airlines are… Read More…

Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now
Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Trains / Budget Travel / CBS News

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
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / CBS News

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
CBS News / Christmas / USA

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…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Destinations

Travel Tip: CHIIC Destinations for 2017

So, what might be the hot new destinations for 2017? At the World Travel Market in London, the most popular destinations for next year are dubbed CHIIC. That stands for… Read More…

Travel Tip: U.S. Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747
Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: U.S. Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747

It’s been called the Queen of the Skies ever since it first rolled off the assembly line in 1969. It’s the iconic, first real jumbo jet—the Boeing 747. Now, after… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Impact Will a Trump Presidency Have on Tourism?
Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Impact Will a Trump Presidency Have on Tourism?

As Donald Trump prepares to become America’s 45th president, the question is posed: what impact will a Trump presidency have on tourism? That’s both in terms of Americans traveling overseas… 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
Culinary Travel / Fall / CBS News / Festivals

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
Cruise Travel / CBS News

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…

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

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…

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Travel News / The Travel Detective® Blog / Health & Fitness

Travel Detective Blog: The CDC Zika Virus Travel Alert in Florida

The CDC Zika virus travel alert for Florida is being called unprecedented. At the very least, it’s certainly unusual. But it is a strong indication of how fast the problem… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: What the Brexit Means for American Travelers

We’ve all seen the immediate airfare fallout in the wake of the United Kingdom Brexit vote to leave the European Union. Airfares—both in coach and in business class—have dropped substantially…. Read More…

After the Brexit Vote: How You Can Save on Travel This Summer
CBS News / Europe / Money, Currency & Credit

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
Hotels & Accommodations / CBS News / Money, Currency & Credit

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…