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Travel Tip: How You Can Download Books When You’re On The Road
Travel Tips / Travel Books

Travel Tip: How You Can Download Books When You’re On The Road

If you’re like me, you love to read when you’re traveling. But more and more of us don’t want to lug heavy books when we’re on the road. Fortunately, there… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: The Dangers of Walking and Texting

Just a few weeks ago, Honolulu became the first major American city to make it illegal to text or even look down at any electronic device while crossing the street…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How Overtourism Affects Popular Destinations
Travel News / Travel Tips / Destinations

Travel Tip: How Overtourism Affects Popular Destinations

It’s called overtourism. That’s when a popular place may be loved too much. Talk to the Mayor of Maui, Hawaii, or the Premier in Bermuda, or the Mayors of Venice… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Rushed When Booking Online
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Rushed When Booking Online

If you like to book your flights or hotel rooms online through an OTA (online travel agency, such as Expedia or Orbitz), then you’ve probably seen these alerts posted next… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airport Layouts That Don’t Account for the Schlep Factor
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Airport Layouts That Don’t Account for the Schlep Factor

It’s the 21st century, but those who design airports seem to be living in the steamship age. There is very little understanding about the way people actually travel, as well… Read More…

Travel Tip: Discount Airlines Disrupt Seasonal Savings
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Discount Airlines Disrupt Seasonal Savings

You’ve heard the terms high season and low season. But thanks to airlines like Air Asia, Norwegian Air Shuttle, WOW, and Hainan Airlines, among others, there’s very little seasonality left… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ski Resorts With Free Perks
Travel Tips / Winter

Travel Tip: Ski Resorts With Free Perks

It’s almost ski season, but what you pay for lift tickets, ski rentals, and apr├Ęs-ski cocktails might destroy your travel budget. A number of ski resorts are now throwing in… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Is TSA PreCheck Faster than Regular Security Lines?

If you like short security lines, then you should be a fan of the TSA PreCheck program. It vets trusted travelers and puts them in a special security line where… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Fewer Travelers Are Bumped Off Flights

Want to hear a little good news? The airlines have gotten better at controlling and managing their inventory as well as their schedule and their passenger loads. There have also… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Effective is Airport Security Screening in the US?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: How Effective is Airport Security Screening in the US?

So how good is airport security in the U.S.? The latest report shows that the TSA is sorely lacking in its core mission to intercept weapons, explosives, and ammunition. About… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Destinations / Winter

Travel Tip: Survey Finds the Best Winter Travel Destinations for 2017

With winter and cold weather approaching, it’s time to select the best winter holiday destinations. The finance website WalletHub looked at 60 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas and then… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: How Unbundling Airline Fees Affects Plane Ticket Prices

Transparent airline pricing: does it exist? Not really. Airlines began unbundling fees and services from the airline portion of your ticket when they started charging for checked bags in 2008…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Passports With the Easiest Access to Other Countries
Travel Tips / Passport, Visa & Customs

Travel Tip: Passports With the Easiest Access to Other Countries

Here’s a question that doesn’t get asked very often. Which country has the most powerful passport for travel? Meaning, which passport grants you the easiest access to more countries around… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Staying Competitive for Your Business
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Staying Competitive for Your Business

There’s a big battle going on between major hotel companies and the online travel agencies. The hotel companies want you to book directly with them to avoid paying commissions, but… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Way You Can Rent Luxury Cars When You Travel
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: One Way You Can Rent Luxury Cars When You Travel

Here’s the ultimate test drive for new luxury cars. A number of different automakers are letting people rent luxury cars by the month. Since 2015, Audi has a program called… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: Travel Credit Cards With the Most Rewards & Travel Deals

More and more Americans are applying for credit cards than ever before. That also means Americans now carry more than one credit card. But which cards offer the most travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: Drop in Foreign Tourism to US Continues to Hurt Economy
Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Drop in Foreign Tourism to US Continues to Hurt Economy

The most recent numbers are in, and they are not positive. Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the U.S., and the American economy is losing billions in the process. According to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Should You Book a Temperature Guarantee at a Hotel?
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Should You Book a Temperature Guarantee at a Hotel?

It’s that time of year for the temperature or weather guarantee offered by a number of hotels and resorts. It’s an interesting stunt, but some smart travelers play the game… Read More…

Travel Tip: More Airlines Try to Fit Even More People on Airplanes
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: More Airlines Try to Fit Even More People on Airplanes

Just when you thought your coach seat couldn’t get more uncomfortable, think again. A number of airlines are quietly trying to squeeze more seats into the back of the plane…. Read More…