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Travel Tips / Caribbean

Travel Tip: Caribbean Islands You Can Visit After the Hurricanes

Many of the Caribbean islands hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria are now open for business again, and that includes St. Barts, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S…. Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: When A Nice Airline Comes in Last

Remember the old saying that nice guys come in last? I really try hard not to believe it, but then there’s the story of British airline Monarch. Last March, the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ways to Feel More Comfortable On Your Next Flight
Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Ways to Feel More Comfortable On Your Next Flight

If you suddenly feel more cramped the next time you take a flight, it may not be the shrinking airline seat and the addition of more passengers. Some of it… Read More…

Travel Tip: Keeping Your Personal Information Safe
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Keeping Your Personal Information Safe

When you make a reservation, how does the travel industry store and then protect that data? The answer: not very well. Hackers can easily access all of your travel records,… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Technology in Hotel Bathrooms

What does artificial intelligence have to do with your next hotel stay? A lot more than you might imagine. At the Irvine Marriott Hotel in California, the company installed an… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why WiFi Accessibility at Airports is Changing
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Why WiFi Accessibility at Airports is Changing

Have you tried to use WiFi at an airport recently? Five years ago, many airports signed contracts with private WiFi providers, which meant there were very few options for free… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Buying Airfare Online

If you’re like most travelers, you book much of your airline travel online. But are you buying your tickets on the web through a third party? Many websites are offering… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Why the Dreaded Airfare Asterisk Might Return

When it comes to advertising airfares, it’s still buyer beware. When you’re motivated by rate, you may be easily misled when you see an advertised airfare. Welcome to the nasty… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Passport, Visa & Customs

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Getting A Passport This Year

Here’s a sobering statistic. Only about 37 percent of Americans have a passport. Even worse, not everyone who has one uses it. But it remains the best and most economic… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel to the U.S. Continues to Drop
Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel to the U.S. Continues to Drop

The numbers are in, and if you’re in the U.S. travel industry, they are not uplifting. Inbound tourism numbers from overseas—foreign travelers coming to the U.S.—are down substantially. That’s due… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why A New Travel Law Isn’t Going Into Effect
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

Travel Tip: Why A New Travel Law Isn’t Going Into Effect

Some of you might remember that Congress ordered a rule that required airlines to refund your checked bag fee if your luggage is late or lost. In fact, Congress passed… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies

Are you allergic to peanuts? This could be a serious medical problem if you’re flying on many commercial airlines that serve peanuts on board. The rules and policies as to… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Airline Rules About Emotional Support Animals

It’s a travel scam that has literally gotten out of hand—the emotional support animal that flies on airplanes. For about $150, passengers can get their animal—not just dogs or cats—certified… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know if Your Flight is Overbooked
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: What You Should Know if Your Flight is Overbooked

The next time you’re either at a departure gate or even seated on your flight and you hear the announcement that the flight is oversold and they are looking for… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Things to Keep in Mind When Booking A Cruise Cabin

Are you thinking of booking a cruise? Destination and itinerary are important, not to mention the fare. Then there’s your cabin—almost everyone wants an outside cabin, or one with a… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Airports Add More Attractions to Keep You Entertained

When it comes to airports, I’m always the one to argue that the less time I spend there, the better. After all, the airport should only be the enabler—the place… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Destinations / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines Expand to More Ports Around the World

It’s a big year for the cruise industry, with many new ships coming online. But it’s also a great new year for cruise ports of call. Currently, there are more… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Some Hotels Are Changing Their Security Policies
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: How Some Hotels Are Changing Their Security Policies

In the wake of last year’s tragic shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, a number of hotels are reassessing their security protocols. Disney Resorts has reevaluated its… Read More…

Travel Tip: Using Public Transportation to Get to the Airport
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Using Public Transportation to Get to the Airport

Getting to and from airports has always been a time-consuming challenge for most of us. But now, slowly but surely, a number of cities are concentrating on building well-designed links… Read More…