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Travel Tips / Trains

Travel Tip: Train Rides Around the World Worth the Journey

From now through October, it may be the best time to take a great scenic train trip, where the journey might be more important than the destination. You’ve heard of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Take Unexpected Tours When You Travel
Travel Tips / Culinary Travel

Travel Tip: Why You Should Take Unexpected Tours When You Travel

Too many of us take too much for granted when we travel. We don’t pay attention to the geography around us—or to the goods and services we consume and experience…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Can’t-Miss Rest Stops For Your Next Road Trip
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Road Trips / USA

Travel Tip: Can’t-Miss Rest Stops For Your Next Road Trip

If you’ve done any long-distance driving, you understand the need for a rest stop. In the recent past, that was just a place to pull over for a bathroom break… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Kind Of Tipper Are You?
Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: What Kind Of Tipper Are You?

Do you normally tip for service at restaurants? What about when you take a cab? How about for the Skycap at the airport? If so, what kind of tipper are… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps in Airports Help You Order Food
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Apps in Airports Help You Order Food

If you’re like me, you don’t go to an airport to shop, entertain friends, or read a good book. In practical terms, you go to an airport so you can… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where People are Traveling to See the Solar Eclipse
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Where People are Traveling to See the Solar Eclipse

If you haven’t already heard, there’s going to be a total eclipse of the sun on August 21. If you plan properly, you can be in a perfect position to… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Fish Fraud
Travel Tips / Culinary Travel

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Fish Fraud

If you like going to seafood restaurants when you travel, consider yourself warned. There may be something fishy with your fish. There’s growing evidence that much of the sushi served… Read More…

Travel Tip: U.S. Cities With the Highest & Lowest Divorce Rates
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: U.S. Cities With the Highest & Lowest Divorce Rates

If you’re looking for more harmony when you travel—especially in terms of your relationships—consider this. The good news is that the divorce rate in the United States has fallen from… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: What Different State Department Warnings Mean for You

When it comes to visiting worrisome destinations, keep in mind there’s a huge difference between a State Department Advisory, Bulletin, and an outright ban on travel. It’s important to know… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Cars & Boats Have Entered the Sharing Economy
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: How Cars & Boats Have Entered the Sharing Economy

Airbnb revolutionized, if not defined, the sharing economy. But now the Airbnb concept has been extended to other aspects of the travel industry, including cars and boats. How many cars… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Ultra Long-Haul Flights Around the World
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: New Ultra Long-Haul Flights Around the World

We’re all familiar with long-haul flights. But new generation aircraft are now making it possible to have extreme long-haul flights. One of the longest is Dubai to Auckland, at nearly… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Explore Biometric Programs & Facial Recognition
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Airlines Explore Biometric Programs & Facial Recognition

When we travel, we bring our ID, our passport, our ticket receipt and itinerary, and our boarding pass. But soon, we’ll be able to ditch that boarding pass in favor… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Why You Should Use the Airport Bathroom Before Your Flight

What I’m about to tell you is plain and simple advice when it comes to your next plane flight. It’s not just a good idea—but perhaps an essential one. Visit… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Deals On International Plane Tickets Continue to Soar

It’s been nothing short of an explosion in flights this summer. This increase is not by U.S. airlines, but by foreign low-cost carriers running long-haul flights from their countries to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Unique Hotels With Personality & History
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Unique Hotels With Personality & History

Want to stay in a hotel with some personality—or even history? How about staying in a former prison? The luxury Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul is a former prison. The… Read More…

Travel Tip: United Creates New Plan to Handle Overbooked Flights
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: United Creates New Plan to Handle Overbooked Flights

We all know the perils of overbooking and the controversy about giving up our seats, thanks to the United incident in Chicago. Now United is rolling out something called flex… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Thing to Consider Before Taking a Family Vacation
Travel Tips / Family/Kids Travel

Travel Tip: One Thing to Consider Before Taking a Family Vacation

Thinking of taking a family vacation? Before you all jump in the car or take that flight, consider this. A new research study reveals a somewhat shocking statistic. Children were… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Car Travel / USA

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Cities for Drivers in the United States

Gas prices are dropping to their lowest point in 12 years. But that doesn’t mean the traffic is getting any better. It’s estimated Americans lose $124 billion annually in wasted… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Technology You Can Use While You’re Traveling
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Technology You Can Use While You’re Traveling

In a world of ever-growing, fast-moving technology, new gadgets and applications for travelers are booming. Some are welcome, while others are actually quite alarming in real world scenarios. Let’s start… Read More…