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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…

Travel Tip: How Worldwide Perceptions Could Impact Travel to the U.S.
Travel News / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: How Worldwide Perceptions Could Impact Travel to the U.S.

The words “travel ban” can have a chilling effect on tourism that goes way beyond any affected country on the list. The economic impact can be substantial whenever there’s a… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?

For years, whenever I traveled overseas, I was always advised to never drink the water. I was also warned about the quality of the air in airplane cabins. It’s one… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst International Airports in the World
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst International Airports in the World

It’s time to celebrate the best and worst airports around the world. In the latest research study by AirHelp, only one U.S. airport made the top ten best list—Cincinnati. One… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Destinations / Halloween

Travel Tip: How You Can Learn About History Through Cemetery Tourism

Ever hear about a destination everyone is dying to get in? With all puns intended, welcome to the grave new world of cemetery tourism. Graveyard tourists, who call themselves taphophiles,… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: The Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket

It’s a question I’m frequently asked: when is the best time to buy an airline ticket? Until recently, I had a good answer: Midnight on Tuesday nights. Why? Airlines often… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Passport, Visa & Customs

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Traveling With a Passport

Do you have a passport? Only 37 percent of Americans own one. Still, 72 million Americans traveled abroad last year. If you’re one of them, then you used your passport…. Read More…

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Travel Tips / Budget Travel

Travel Tip: The Questions You Should Ask Before Booking Anything

When planning your next trip, there are a few essential questions you need to ask before booking anything. The first question involves distance. With gas prices stable—or in some cases… Read More…

Travel Tip: Pet Apps & Toys You Can Use When You Travel
Travel Tips / Travel with Pets / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Pet Apps & Toys You Can Use When You Travel

If you’re a pet owner, determining what to do with your dog becomes a challenge every time you travel. Depending on the size and temperament of your pet, taking the… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Relationship Between Credit Card Companies and Airlines
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: The Relationship Between Credit Card Companies and Airlines

Here’s a little-known fact about the airline business. More and more airlines make more money from frequent flyer programs than they do from selling seats. The real cash cow for… Read More…

Travel Tip: Buying Plane Tickets? Why You Should Measure Time vs. Price
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Buying Plane Tickets? Why You Should Measure Time vs. Price

The next time you’re searching for a flight online, scroll down from top to bottom. You’ll notice the least expensive flights are posted first. However, you need to look at… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare for Your Next Cruise
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare for Your Next Cruise

If you’re planning a cruise this summer, it pays to plan and pack wisely. I’m someone who believes cruise ship balcony cabins are overrated—and almost always overpriced. Book a middle… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About High-Rise Fire Safety
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About High-Rise Fire Safety

The recent fire tragedy at the Grenfell Tower in London was a powerful wake-up call about high-rise fire safety, whether in a residential building, a hotel, or a resort. I… Read More…

Travel Tip: Despite Outcry, Airline Seat Pitch Continues to Shrink
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Despite Outcry, Airline Seat Pitch Continues to Shrink

Just when you thought airline seats couldn’t be more crunched together or more narrow, American Airlines announced plans to squeeze the space, or seat pitch, between three rows on its… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation

Ever hear of something called a workation? It’s a new concept where you travel abroad and take your work with you. A lot of services now offer this travel/work option…. Read More…