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Europe’s Small Airport Connections

Low-cost airlines have revolutionized air travel in Europe, even if they haven’t quite done that in the US. Here’s what that means for you. In Europe nowadays, you don’t have… Read More…

Travel Tips / Asia

Budget Accommodations: Asia

If you’ve been thinking about taking a trip to Asia, in particular China or India, you may be interested to learn that the number of affordable budget hotels is surging.

Travel Tips

What Not to Ship in Cargo

Increasing numbers of travelers are shipping bags instead of checking them. But there are some things you shouldn’t ever ship, even if it may still be legal to do so…. Read More…

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Airbags. . . in Planes

Some airlines are now turning to something that’s standard in cars to help meet new safety regulations: airbags. While they’re already being installed on Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, and Air… Read More…

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Getting Off the No-Fly List

Recently, an 83-year-old Irish grandfather called in requesting help in getting off of the no-fly list. If you’re one of the more than 80,000 Americans on the no-fly list, find… Read More…

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Private Jets With Low Costs

If you’ve ever wanted more options when connecting between smaller cities and airports, you might want to check out one of the new air taxi services, or light jets, springing… Read More…

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Learning a Language In-Flight

Have you ever been headed to an exotic, far-off destination and suddenly felt unprepared because of a language barrier? Well, why not learn the language in-flight? Several airlines have teamed… Read More…

Finding Cheap International Flights
Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Finding Cheap International Flights

While the number of low-cost airlines has proliferated in recent years, finding flights on them can still be a chore. The truth is, most major travel search engines, such as… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hidden Hotel Fees
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Hidden Hotel Fees

More and more hotels are tacking on hidden fees to your hotel bill. According to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, hotels will charge travelers almost $2 billion in hidden fees and surcharges… Read More…

Travel Tips / Travel Safety

Travel Emergency Kit

If you’re planning an international trip, especially to a destination that’s not a developed country, keeping a travel emergency kit can be a lifesaver.

Travel Tips / Women's Travel

Safety Tips for Women Travelers

If you’re a woman who travels alone — or know one who does — check out these important safety tips. Some safety tips for women travelers apply even at home…. Read More…

Travel Tips

Avoiding Bed Bugs in Hotels

Want to make sure the bedbugs don’t bite while traveling? Find out what you need to know about the increase in bedbugs in hotels — and how you can avoid… Read More…

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Where to Get Stats on Delays, Complaints and “Mishandled” Baggage

The official Transportation Department statistics are in and it’s official: 2006 was a pretty bad year to be an air traveler. Delays are up again this year, and again, Hawaiian… Read More…

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Dry Toiletries for Flights

The TSA’s ban on liquids left many wondering if and how to bring toiletries on board flights. Believe it or not, there’s a way to transport your toiletries with you,… Read More…

Converters, Adapters and Transformers, Oh My! – A Guide to Foreign Electricity
Travel News / Travel Tips / Travel Gear / Travel Gadgets

Converters, Adapters and Transformers, Oh My! – A Guide to Foreign Electricity

In this wired age, travelers want to be plugged in, whether it’s a computer, MP3 player, or simply their hair dryer. And even if most Americans know they might need… Read More…

Travel Tips / Budget Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture

Getting a Free Local Guide

Why traipse around an unfamiliar city on your own when you can get a local to guide you instead? And the best part is, in some cities, it’s free. So… Read More…

Travel Tips

Hands-On Learning Vacations

One of the hottest new trends in travel is taking a learning vacation to get hands-on experience. Here are some that are really “hands-on.” The Touchstone Center for Crafts in… Read More…

The Symbol of 21st Century China Travel: Demolish
Travel News / Travel Tips / Asia / China / Olympics

The Symbol of 21st Century China Travel: Demolish

If you’ve visited China with any frequency over the past few years, you may have had the opportunity to personally witness some amazing changes. High-rise buildings are filling out formerly… Read More…

Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Dealing With a Dismal Dollar

The dollar may be down, but did you know there are many places around the world where it still carries some weight?