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Travel Tip: The World’s Oldest Hotels

Most hotels market themselves by location, by rate or by amenities. But a number of hotels–with great stories to tell–are simply selling histories. And the older the better. In Freiberg,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Will Congress Pass Industry-Wide Rules for Emotional Support Animals?
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Travel Tip: Will Congress Pass Industry-Wide Rules for Emotional Support Animals?

A new bill in Congress, which has an excellent chance of passing, may finally result in industry-wide rules about emotional support animals flying on airplanes. More and more animals are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Low-Cost Carriers’ Expected Growth Rate
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Travel Tip: Low-Cost Carriers’ Expected Growth Rate

Do you think your plane is crowded now? According to new research from Euromonitor International, travel arrivals will reach 2.4 billion people by 2030. And China, France and the U.S…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Helpful Translation Tools
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Travel Tip: Helpful Translation Tools

If you’re like most American travelers, “Donde esta el bano?”–or where is the bathroom?–may be the extent of your foreign language repertoire.   But now, there are a host of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Costs of Ground Transportation
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Travel Tip: Costs of Ground Transportation

Whenever I’m traveling out of town, whether it’s in a United States or foreign city, I’ve made the calculations about ground transportation.   And with few exceptions, it’s actually cheaper… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Saving Money With One-Way Tickets

Not that long ago, if you wanted a cheap, or perhaps cheaper flight, you’d book at least two weeks in advance and stay over that required Saturday night.   But… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Movie Based Destinations

Are you trying to pick your next travel destination?   A growing number of people are heading for their favorite movies–or at least where the movies were shot.   And,… Read More…

Travel Tip: A Look At Canceled Flights This Past Summer
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Travel Tip: A Look At Canceled Flights This Past Summer

It’s one thing to measure or try to measure an airline’s average on-time performance.   But the real defining metric is which airline does the best in bad weather. Which… Read More…

Travel Tip: American Accents That Appeal to Foreigners
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Travel Tip: American Accents That Appeal to Foreigners

Americans are often fascinated by foreign accents. Some might say we are seduced by them. I’ve often believed that someone using a soothing British or French accent can often be… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Apps to Help You Tour With Locals

It’s one thing to visit a destination and go on a guided tour. It’s quite another to be able to immerse yourself and explore your new location with a local… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Greeting Etiquette Around the World

It’s one thing to greet a close friend or family member with a kiss on the cheek . Let’s face it, Americans like to hug. We like to touch. But… Read More…

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Travel Tip: States and Countries With the Most Smokers

The statistics are still alarming. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, six million people across the globe die each year because of cigarette smoking. And in the U.S.,… Read More…

Travel Tip: European Cities with Free WiFi and Where to Find it
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Travel Tip: European Cities with Free WiFi and Where to Find it

When you travel abroad, roaming charges can get very expensive. But in many European cities, you can easily do without the sticker shock and stay in touch with your friends… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Visa Requirements for Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iraq
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Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Visa Requirements for Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iraq

It’s getting easier to enter most countries with your U.S. Passport.   But there are still a number of countries where getting a visa can still be a huge hurdle. That… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Alternatives to Uber and Lyft Around the World

Chances are you’ve either heard about or used on demand ground transportation services like Uber and Lyft, which can be less expensive than traditional taxis. But these aren’t your only… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Odds of Dying While Traveling

The next time you’re thinking of buying travel insurance, you might also want to consider the odds of dying on your next trip.  So what are the real chances that… Read More…

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Travel Tips: Prisons You Can Tour and Even Spend the Night

Next time you’re considering your hotel choices, you might want to think about jail as an option. A growing number of former prisons are now being converted to accommodate a… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Dollar’s Current Worth Abroad
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Travel Tip: The Dollar’s Current Worth Abroad

It may seem early, but it’s actually the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping, if you don’t mind traveling to do so. And you can thank the strong position… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Reason Your Plane Feels More Crowded
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Travel Tip: The Reason Your Plane Feels More Crowded

Consider this. More than 201 million additional passengers boarded U.S. airlines flights in 2017 than they did back in 2005. But U.S. carriers actually operated 1.6 million fewer flights last… Read More…