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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…

Travel Tip: 56 Cities in the World Ranked By Reputation
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Travel Tip: 56 Cities in the World Ranked By Reputation

When making your travel choices; do you ever stop and think about the reputation of the destination you want to visit? A new study just did that. The study released… Read More…

Travel Tip: Unusual Tours in Paris, Stockholm and Munich
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Travel Tip: Unusual Tours in Paris, Stockholm and Munich

If you’re going to Paris, chances are you’ll want to tour the Louvre or visit the Eiffel Tower.  But how about a tour of the sewers of Paris? It’s one… Read More…

Travel Tip: Adopting Pets Overseas
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Travel Tip: Adopting Pets Overseas

More and more travelers return home with an unexpected souvenir. Travelers are adopting pets overseas. And with few exceptions, it has become easier for you to bring home a dog… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Are More U.S. Citizens Moving Abroad?

The United States may be a nation of immigrants, but more U.S. citizens are now moving abroad. Last year, a record number of U.S. citizens renounced their citizenship and left…. Read More…

Travel Tip: States with the Lowest Life Expectancy
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Travel Tip: States with the Lowest Life Expectancy

Each year, thousands of Americans change jobs. And in the process, they travel–often changing states. Other than the job itself, part of the consideration of moving to another state may… Read More…

Travel Tip: Traveling with Medicine
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Travel Tip: Traveling with Medicine

Most of us travel with some form of medicine that range from mild headache and pain relievers to prescription medication. It’s important to know what you can bring with you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Airlines Padding Flight Schedules?
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Travel Tip: Are Airlines Padding Flight Schedules?

Every once in a while as your flight is descending, the pilot might announce, “Will the flight attendants prepare for an early arrival?” Early arrival? My question is always, early… Read More…

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Travel Tip: It’s Not Just Apple Picking Season

Fall is almost upon us. For a number of travelers, that means it’s almost apple picking season. There are dozens of farms where you can pay between $10-$25 for an… Read More…

Travel Tip: Seat Reservation Fees
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Travel Tip: Seat Reservation Fees

Just when you thought the airlines couldn’t come up with another fee, think again. Welcome to the brave new world of seat reservations fees. Some airlines are now charging you… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Increasing Number of Flight Delays

If it seemed that your flights were delayed this summer, you were not alone. Air traffic control delays in the U.S. are up substantially over last year. Not only is… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Special Amusement Parks for Special Needs Kids

We all have our favorite amusement parks, but for the nearly 3 million families in the United States raising kids with a disability, finding one suitable that offers a fully… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Worst U.S. Cities for Allergies

Travelers with allergies already know the bad news–there’s no off season for problems. There’s tree pollen in spring and summer and ragweed in fall. And then there’s dust and mold… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Latest on Airlines and Emotional Support Animals

The controversy surrounding emotional support animals continues. Currently there are no Department of Transportation rules on the issue, but many airlines are now issuing their own individual rules concerning which… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How to Trade Your Flight Ticket or Hotel Reservation

Have an unwanted birthday present or Christmas gift? There are websites to help you unload them. But what about travel? There are now a number of online platforms that let… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Least Walkable Cities
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Travel Tip: The Least Walkable Cities

Everywhere I travel, I try to walk my destination. It’s often the best way to see a new city, town or village and not just because of the things you… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Free Museum Days

What are your favorite museums in America? The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.? The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York? Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts? Or the Los Angeles County… Read More…