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Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel WiFi
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel WiFi

WiFi at hotels remains a common source of traveler complaints, and it’s usually about the cost. More often than not, hotel WiFi is a negotiable charge, and you should ask… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Year’s Resolutions for the Travel Industry in 2017
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Year’s Resolutions for the Travel Industry in 2017

It’s a new year, and time for my 2017 new year’s travel resolutions — or in reality, my hopes for the travel industry in the coming year. I’d like some… Read More…

Travel Tip: Have a Fear of Flying? These Aids Might Help
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Have a Fear of Flying? These Aids Might Help

Are you afraid to fly? A surprising number of people report they are still terrified of flying, despite the best 15 years of aviation safety in history. In fact, the… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: FAA May Reconsider Use of Cell Phones on Airplanes

It’s the news that frequent flyers like me hoped would never come. There has been an announcement that the FAA is considering allowing in-flight cell phone calls from airplanes. For… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

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…

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Budget Travel / Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotel Rates in International Cities Get More Affordable

What are the world’s most affordable cities? For the first time in recent memory, based on the average daily rate of a hotel room, things are looking up for travelers… Read More…

Travel Tip: Space on Airplanes Continues to Shrink
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Space on Airplanes Continues to Shrink

In the last few years, airlines have reduced the pitch—the distance between the back of the seat in front of you and your knees. Many narrowed the width between coach… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About ATM Skimming
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About ATM Skimming

Have you ever heard of ATM skimming? It’s a financial crime aimed at travelers who use ATMs, and skimming is a way for criminals to gain access to your ATM… Read More…

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Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What are the Real Threats When You’re Traveling Abroad?

What are the real threats to your safety when you vacation? Shark attack? Getting hit by lightning? Disease? The answers might surprise you. The U.S. State Department tracks the number… Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Questions to Ask Before Booking a Vacation Rental

Are you thinking of renting a vacation property this year? Lots of people do—it’s a $100 billion industry and is often a viable alternative to hotels. But before you agree… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Apps You Can Use on the Road
Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Apps You Can Use on the Road

It’s time to celebrate my favorite new travel apps. First, a shout out to Delta. Its app doesn’t just list airline schedules. It tells you all about your flight during… Read More…

Travel Tip: How the U.S. Dollar is Making Travel More Affordable
Budget Travel / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How the U.S. Dollar is Making Travel More Affordable

Right now, there’s a worldwide buyer’s market when it comes to travel, and you can thank an incredibly strong U.S. dollar for that. The U.S. currency’s value is up 4.3… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Most Popular Destinations in America?

It won’t come as much of a surprise if I tell you that Americans’ favorite foreign countries to visit are France, Spain, and Italy. But what about foreign travelers—where are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Countries are the Most Corrupt?
Destinations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Which Countries are the Most Corrupt?

Before you take your next trip, you might want to check with the non-profit organization Transparency International. Each year it surveys more than 145 countries and publishes a Corruption Perception… Read More…