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Travel Tip: Be Cautious About Diving Into Unfamiliar Water

If you’re visiting an unfamiliar ocean, lake, bay, or even a swimming pool, it’s probably ok to put your toe in the water. But diving in? Don’t do it. And… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel That Supports Animal Rights
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Travel Tip: Travel That Supports Animal Rights

We’ve all heard of environmentally responsible travel. But what about travel that respects and supports animal rights? In Europe, travel operator Thomas Cook just announced it will stop selling tickets… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How Record-Breaking Heat Affects Travelers

It’s shaping up to be one of the hottest summers in history, and in some locations around the world, to be one of the hottest summers….ever. And in places you’d… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Recent Worldwide Events Impacted Travel to the U.S.
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Travel Tip: How Recent Worldwide Events Impacted Travel to the U.S.

So how do worldwide events impact travel, especially travel to the United States? The data science team at the travel website, Hopper.com analyzed more than 6 billion flight searches from… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Stargazing Locations in the United States

Summer is a great time for stargazing around the world, and it might surprise you to learn that, according to the International Dark Sky Association, 70% of the best locations… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Weird World Festivals

Get ready for this year’s installment of the world’s weirdest festivals. And if you want to get beyond the traditional beach, museum and restaurant vacations, you now have opportunities to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Document the Condition of Your Rental Car
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Travel Tip: Document the Condition of Your Rental Car

Every time you rent a car, do you ever read the fine print when you sign that rental car agreement? You are accepting the car and acknowledging that it is… Read More…

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Travel Tip: America’s Wettest Cities

When it rains, it pours, especially if you happen to travel to America’s wettest city. And it might surprise you to learn which city that is. According to the numbers… Read More…

Travel Tip: Unusual Ice Cream Flavor Destinations
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Travel Tip: Unusual Ice Cream Flavor Destinations

I scream, you scream and we all still scream for ice cream. But if you want to get beyond vanilla, chocolate or strawberry, head to Maine. That’s where you can… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Zoos and Aquariums of the Future

What has been your experience at most zoos and aquariums? When you visit, you view animals or sea life from a protected fence or glassed-in area. But now, welcome to… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Water on Airplanes

I’m always encouraging you to drink water–to hydrate–when you fly. But I am also encouraging you to not drink the tap water that’s carried on your flight. Back in 2004,… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Themed Planes

Airlines have been pretty good at branding and livery. You know a United Airlines plane looks different from an American Airlines one, and the American Airlines one looks different from… Read More…

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Travel Tip: World’s Most Reputable Countries

When was the last time you booked a trip based on the ethics and values of a country? Well, the latest rankings are out–issued by the Reputation Institute–of the world’s… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotels with Unusual Designs or Themes
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Travel Tip: Hotels with Unusual Designs or Themes

Welcome to the brave new world of cutting edge and independent hotels that truly distinguish themselves either because of a unique design or theme. How about the Library Hotel in… Read More…

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Travel Tip: States with the Worst Drivers

According to the National Safety Council, there were 40,000 deadly vehicle accidents in the U.S. last year. And now, one insurance company has ranked each state based on which has… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Fruit on International Flights Back to the U.S.

Consider this story.   A woman was flying from Paris back to the U.S. on Delta Airlines and part of the inflight meal was a piece of fruit. She didn’t… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Pay Your Taxes to Travel

What does the freedom of travel have to do with filing and paying your income taxes on time? It turns out–a lot.     More than 360,000 Americans with overdue tax… Read More…

Travel Tip: Unusual Laws You May Not Know About
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Travel Tip: Unusual Laws You May Not Know About

It has been said that forewarned is forearmed, and when it comes to traveling the world, there are some laws you may not know about–and most people don’t know about–that… Read More…

Travel Tip: Dangerous Diving Sites Around the World
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Travel Tip: Dangerous Diving Sites Around the World

The good news of the rescue of the trapped schoolchildren in the cave in Thailand has brought into focus the real dangers of some diving sites around the world. And… Read More…