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Travel Tip: A Traveler’s Right to Compensation
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Travel Tip: A Traveler’s Right to Compensation

What happens when your flight is delayed or cancelled, or your baggage is lost, or your cruise ship has a serious problem? What are your rights? And how are you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Destination Fees and What You Can Do About Them
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Travel Tip: Destination Fees and What You Can Do About Them

When it comes to hotel pricing, you’ve heard me talk before about some of the more insidious fees that hotels like to tack on over and above their quoted room… Read More…

Travel Tip: Exchange Fees at Airports
Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: Exchange Fees at Airports

The next time you change your U.S. dollars into foreign currency at an airport overseas, you might want to think about the markup on the exchange rate.    Consider this:… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Resort Sewage–Where Does it Go?

The next time you’re booking at a beach resort, you might want to ask this question before you ever book your trip: when I flush my toilet, where does it go?… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Busiest Airports
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: The Busiest Airports

The new numbers are out for the world’s busiest airports. Guess who’s number one? It’s Atlanta with 104 million passengers last year.   A deeper dive into those numbers reveals… Read More…

Travel Tip: Pay Attention to “Pay for Play” in Some Travel Magazines
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Travel Tip: Pay Attention to “Pay for Play” in Some Travel Magazines

When a respected magazine publishes its list of the best destinations or the top 10 airlines or in the case of Travel and Leisure magazine, their a-list of the best… Read More…

Travel Tip: An Update on Airline Travel Ratings
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: An Update on Airline Travel Ratings

The 28th annual Airline Quality Rating is out, and the results for the best and worst airlines based on overall performance, price and overall customer satisfaction may surprise you. Based… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bermuda’s Latest Social Change
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Bermuda’s Latest Social Change

On Feb. 7, 2018, Bermuda shocked the travel industry by announcing it would no longer make legal same-sex marriages in their country. The fallout from that decision has been cold… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Many Airlines Are Improving Business Class
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: How Many Airlines Are Improving Business Class

While many airlines are cramming more and more –and– narrower seats in coach, some airlines are also focusing on making business class more comfortable, more plush, more luxe–especially on long-haul… Read More…

Travel Tip: Keep Up with Airline Disclosures
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Keep Up with Airline Disclosures

In the last eight months, a number of airline passenger rights we have come to expect have either been ended or are being challenged by the airlines.  First, there’s transparency… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: How to Be a More Responsible Airline Passenger

On the subject of security, there’s an old saying…if you see something, say something…It also applies to simply being a responsible airline passenger, not to mention the concept of sanity and common… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Enjoy Traveling Alone
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Travel Tip: How to Enjoy Traveling Alone

  Solo travel is booming. It’s estimated that one in four Americans will journey alone this year. But it’s one thing to travel to a destination alone. But it doesn’t necessarily mean… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Getting Sick on Planes
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Getting Sick on Planes

It’s hard to avoid germs on a plane.   While it may seem inevitable to get sick while traveling with others who are sick in such close quarters, there are… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Weight Restrictions
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Weight Restrictions

Are airlines restricting passengers for more than just their carry-ons? A traveler’s personal size and weight has become a factor for some airlines. Thai Airways is the most recent to… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Help Save the Coral Reefs
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Travel Tip: How to Help Save the Coral Reefs

We all know sunscreen is a must-have item before visiting a sunny destination. But it has also become a conscious choice. Before cooling off in the ocean, help preserve the… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Kill Time at BWI, DIA, and PIA
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Travel Tip: How to Kill Time at BWI, DIA, and PIA

While you may hate those long layovers or plane delays, there are a few airports that will make your wait fly by. If you’re at BWI, DIA, or PIA, here… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Travel in Luxury By Train

Trains are more luxurious than ever.   If you’re looking for a luxury travel experience that’s not the legendary Orient Express between Paris and Venice, there are many more options… Read More…

Travel Tip: Take Advantage of the Local Public Library
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Travel Tip: Take Advantage of the Local Public Library

If you’re looking for the best local travel information while you’re in a new destination, there’s one place you’ll certainly be able to find it. When you visit a local… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Avoid Dynamic Pricing

What is dynamic pricing? When major airlines collect your personal data, they can predict what you will actually want to pay for a service and then price it directly for… Read More…