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Travel Tip: How Airports Are Preparing in Case of Cardiac Arrests
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How Airports Are Preparing in Case of Cardiac Arrests

Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital. About 20 percent of them happen in public places like airports. When that happens, if someone is trained… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much Hotels Charge for Bottles of Water
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How Much Hotels Charge for Bottles of Water

Every time you check into a hotel room, the hotel has a chance to win your loyalty by giving you a great welcome—a clean room, great lighting, connectivity, and of… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Voluntourism / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: How You Can Donate Your Miles to a Good Cause

It’s one thing to earn frequent flyer miles. It’s another challenge to redeem them. Now there’s an alternative—donating your miles to a worthy cause. In many cases, the airlines will… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: What You Should Pack in a Travel Medical Kit

The next time you travel, have your doctor prepare an emergency medical kit for you. It’s simple. Ask your doctor to give you a small packet containing well-labeled gastrointestinal medication… Read More…

Travel Tip: Alternate Ways You Can Book A Rental Car Online
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: Alternate Ways You Can Book A Rental Car Online

The next time you rent a car, how will you make that reservation? By calling the company’s toll-free number? By going to its website? Consider alternate websites like Costco Travel,… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Legislation in Honolulu to Stop “Smartphone Zombies”

We all know about the dangers of texting while driving. But equally dangerous is texting while walking—especially when you’re traveling in unfamiliar locations. Now one popular U.S. vacation city is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Travel Gadgets for Coach Seats Helpful?
Travel Tips / Travel Gear / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Are Travel Gadgets for Coach Seats Helpful?

They say necessity is the mother of invention. But sometimes, even for the best reasons, those inventions can cause more trouble than they’re worth. A few years ago, after a… Read More…

Travel Tip: Is Your Personal Information On Your Hotel Key Card?
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Is Your Personal Information On Your Hotel Key Card?

When you check into a hotel and receive your key card, is that card itself a security risk? What can a cyber thief do with that key card that can… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Deceptive Pricing at Hotels
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Deceptive Pricing at Hotels

We’ve all heard complaints—in some cases we’re the complainers—when it comes to airlines being accused of nickel and diming their passengers. Many hotels are now following that airline behavior. It… Read More…

Travel Tip: When Americans Drink Too Much at All-Inclusive Resorts
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: When Americans Drink Too Much at All-Inclusive Resorts

You may have heard reports about Americans getting sick or even dying after drinking alcohol at some all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. The charge is that some of these resorts may… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: How You Can Reach Elite Status With Frequent Flyer Programs

In the airline frequent flyer game, it’s all about elite status. I’m talking about earning enough miles or spending enough money to get to that next exalted level. But how… Read More…

Travel Tip: FAA to Investigate Shrinking Airline Seats
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: FAA to Investigate Shrinking Airline Seats

Recently, a federal court judge ordered the FAA to thoroughly investigate the case of the incredible shrinking airline seats. The facts here are true. The width of many coach seats… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: New Ways to Monitor Your Pets While You Travel

If you’re a pet owner, then you know the worries you have every time you leave your dog or cat alone. Even if you’re taking a short or one-day return… Read More…

Travel Tip: Frequent Stay Hotel Programs Remain Competitive
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: Frequent Stay Hotel Programs Remain Competitive

With airline frequent flyer awards becoming much harder to earn and redeem, hotel frequent stay programs are still remaining competitive. Hyatt recently revamped its program, and you can now earn… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Can Help You Budget & Save Money On the Road
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: Apps That Can Help You Budget & Save Money On the Road

It’s hard enough to stay on a budget at home. When you’re traveling it’s even more difficult—but not impossible. Whether you’re going to Cleveland or Cairo, there are now some… Read More…

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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…