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Travel Tip: How Worldwide Perceptions Could Impact Travel to the U.S.
Travel News / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: How Worldwide Perceptions Could Impact Travel to the U.S.

The words “travel ban” can have a chilling effect on tourism that goes way beyond any affected country on the list. The economic impact can be substantial whenever there’s a… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?

For years, whenever I traveled overseas, I was always advised to never drink the water. I was also warned about the quality of the air in airplane cabins. It’s one… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst International Airports in the World
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst International Airports in the World

It’s time to celebrate the best and worst airports around the world. In the latest research study by AirHelp, only one U.S. airport made the top ten best list—Cincinnati. One… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Destinations / Halloween

Travel Tip: How You Can Learn About History Through Cemetery Tourism

Ever hear about a destination everyone is dying to get in? With all puns intended, welcome to the grave new world of cemetery tourism. Graveyard tourists, who call themselves taphophiles,… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: The Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket

It’s a question I’m frequently asked: when is the best time to buy an airline ticket? Until recently, I had a good answer: Midnight on Tuesday nights. Why? Airlines often… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Passport, Visa & Customs

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Traveling With a Passport

Do you have a passport? Only 37 percent of Americans own one. Still, 72 million Americans traveled abroad last year. If you’re one of them, then you used your passport…. Read More…

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Travel Tips / Budget Travel

Travel Tip: The Questions You Should Ask Before Booking Anything

When planning your next trip, there are a few essential questions you need to ask before booking anything. The first question involves distance. With gas prices stable—or in some cases… Read More…

Travel Tip: Pet Apps & Toys You Can Use When You Travel
Travel Tips / Travel with Pets / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Pet Apps & Toys You Can Use When You Travel

If you’re a pet owner, determining what to do with your dog becomes a challenge every time you travel. Depending on the size and temperament of your pet, taking the… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Relationship Between Credit Card Companies and Airlines
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: The Relationship Between Credit Card Companies and Airlines

Here’s a little-known fact about the airline business. More and more airlines make more money from frequent flyer program than they do from selling seats. The real cash cow for… Read More…

Travel Tip: Buying Plane Tickets? Why You Should Measure Time vs. Price
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Buying Plane Tickets? Why You Should Measure Time vs. Price

The next time you’re searching for a flight online, scroll down from top to bottom. You’ll notice the least expensive flights are posted first. However, you need to look at… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare for Your Next Cruise
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare for Your Next Cruise

If you’re planning a cruise this summer, it pays to plan and pack wisely. I’m someone who believes cruise ship balcony cabins are overrated—and almost always overpriced. Book a middle… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About High-Rise Fire Safety
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About High-Rise Fire Safety

The recent fire tragedy at the Grenfell Tower in London was a powerful wake-up call about high-rise fire safety, whether in a residential building, a hotel, or a resort. I… Read More…

Travel Tip: Despite Outcry, Airline Seat Pitch Continues to Shrink
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Despite Outcry, Airline Seat Pitch Continues to Shrink

Just when you thought airline seats couldn’t be more crunched together or more narrow, American Airlines announced plans to squeeze the space, or seat pitch, between three rows on its… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation

Ever hear of something called a workation? It’s a new concept where you travel abroad and take your work with you. A lot of services now offer this travel/work option…. Read More…

Travel Tip: The Dollar Value of Your Unused Vacation Days
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: The Dollar Value of Your Unused Vacation Days

Let’s face it. We Americans are terrible at taking all of our vacation days. About 73 percent of us get paid vacations. But less than half of us take all… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: How You Can Find Affordable Airfare This Summer

When it comes to airfares, America has become affordable again. No, I’m not talking about flying within the U.S.—I’m talking about flying from the U.S. This summer, thanks to a… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Shopping

Travel Tip: Drop in US Tourism Impacts Hotels, Restaurants & Shops

The numbers are in. If you’re the owner or operator of an airline, hotel, restaurant, or other travel service provider in the U.S., those figures are not pleasant. A new… Read More…

Travel Tip: One New Website Can Help You Plan Your Summer Vacation
Travel Tips / Adventure Travel & Sports / National Parks

Travel Tip: One New Website Can Help You Plan Your Summer Vacation

Looking for a great vacation idea? Believe it or not, the U.S. government might have the answer. Twelve federal agencies, ranging from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Terrorism / Travel Insurance

Travel Tip: Does Travel Insurance Cover a Terrorist Attack?

The recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have prompted more interest in travel insurance. What kind of travel insurance do you need? Perhaps the more important question—what is actually… Read More…