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Travel Tip: The Dirtiest Parts of an Airplane

What’s the dirtiest part of an airplane?   According to the most recent study by Auburn University’s microbiologists, it’s the seat back tray table and safety card holder. The microbiologists… Read More…

Travel Tip: Tourist Attractions That Might Soon Disappear
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Travel Tip: Tourist Attractions That Might Soon Disappear

Would you like to visit the original Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London? The Seven Falls in Brazil and Paraguay? The original Penn Station in New York? Or how about the… Read More…

Travel Tip: The World’s Longest Flight
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Travel Tip: The World’s Longest Flight

Earlier this year, Qantas launched one of the world’s longest flights between Perth, Australia and London, England. It is more than 9,000 miles. Now, that record might be eclipsed by… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Skip the Straw to Help Save the Ocean

We all have heard horror stories about the seas of discarded plastic floating in the ocean. And recently, a whale died after ingesting 80 plastic bags. But it’s not just… Read More…

Travel Tip: Online Resources for Safe Travel
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Travel Tip: Online Resources for Safe Travel

Everyone wants to be safe when they travel and there’s now some online help.   First the U.S. State Department has something called S.T.E.P., which stands for the Smart Traveler… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Busiest Air Routes in the World
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Travel Tip: The Busiest Air Routes in the World

On the road, most of us know the busiest highways and which roads are the most crowded. But what about in the air?    The busiest air routes in the… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Beautiful Subway Stations

Sometimes, you have to go deep underground to see real beauty. I’m talking about the world’s subway stations. In Taiwan, there’s the colorful Formosa Boulevard station. It has 4,500 panel… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Hotel Aliases

Every time you check into a hotel, you’re asked to provide a valid ID. When it comes to celebrities and very public figures, hotels allow them to use aliases once… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Countries Most at Risk for Earthquakes
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Travel Tip: The Countries Most at Risk for Earthquakes

According to the National Earthquake Information Center, there are an average of 20,000 earthquakes happening every year. While many are too weak to be felt, it’s important to know the… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Wild, Weird and Entertaining Races

Whether you are a participant or a spectator, marathons can be grueling and sometimes boring events. But there are a growing number of wild, weird and downright entertaining races all… Read More…

Travel Tip: Space Tourism
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Travel Tip: Space Tourism

At least seven different space tourism companies are about to greet their first clients, and each company has its own proposal ranging from building space hotels and providing space transportation… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Most and Least English Proficient Countries

If English is your first language and also your only language, you’re not alone. Only about 20% of Americans speak a foreign language with some degree of fluency. And if… Read More…

Travel Tip: States with the Worst Road Conditions
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Travel Tip: States with the Worst Road Conditions

If you’ve done any driving lately, you don’t need me to tell you that America’s roads need a lot of work. And just about everyone thinks his or her state’s… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Drop in Demand for U.S. Travel
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Travel Tip: The Drop in Demand for U.S. Travel

If you want to know why domestic airfares have not risen appreciably or why hotels haven’t hiked their rates or why some airlines are suddenly making available more frequent flyer… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hurricane Season 2018
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Travel Tip: Hurricane Season 2018

This may be the quiet before the storms. Each year, the forecasters from Colorado State University give out their predictions for hurricane seasons. And as so many areas are still… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Longest Cruise Trips

Most people who take cruise trips will spend a week on the ship. A smaller number might even opt for a 10-day or two week cruise. Some–who have about 20… Read More…

Travel Tip: Pet Insurance
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Travel Tip: Pet Insurance

If you’re an animal lover and you also love to travel, your pet becomes a special consideration–especially in terms of care and liability when you travel. More and more people… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Airports with the Best and Worst On-Time Summer Performances
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Travel Tip: The Airports with the Best and Worst On-Time Summer Performances

Get ready for more delays this summer as more people will be flying than ever before. So which airports have the best and worst on-time performance for the summer? And… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Amount of Americans Not Taking Their Full Allotment of Vacation Days

The new numbers are out, and they are, to say the least, embarrassing. Americans are still leaving unused vacation time on the table.   In fact, it’s a majority of Americans–54%–who aren’t… Read More…