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Travel Tip: How to Avoid Getting Sick on Planes
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Getting Sick on Planes

It’s hard to avoid germs on a plane.   While it may seem inevitable to get sick while traveling with others who are sick in such close quarters, there are… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Weight Restrictions
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Weight Restrictions

Are airlines restricting passengers for more than just their carry-ons? A traveler’s personal size and weight has become a factor for some airlines. Thai Airways is the most recent to… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Help Save the Coral Reefs
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Travel Tip: How to Help Save the Coral Reefs

We all know sunscreen is a must-have item before visiting a sunny destination. But it has also become a conscious choice. Before cooling off in the ocean, help preserve the… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Kill Time at BWI, DIA, and PIA
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Travel Tip: How to Kill Time at BWI, DIA, and PIA

While you may hate those long layovers or plane delays, there are a few airports that will make your wait fly by. If you’re at BWI, DIA, or PIA, here… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Travel in Luxury By Train

Trains are more luxurious than ever.   If you’re looking for a luxury travel experience that’s not the legendary Orient Express between Paris and Venice, there are many more options… Read More…

Travel Tip: Take Advantage of the Local Public Library
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Travel Tip: Take Advantage of the Local Public Library

If you’re looking for the best local travel information while you’re in a new destination, there’s one place you’ll certainly be able to find it. When you visit a local… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Avoid Dynamic Pricing

What is dynamic pricing? When major airlines collect your personal data, they can predict what you will actually want to pay for a service and then price it directly for… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Caribbean

Travel Tip: Caribbean Islands You Can Visit After the Hurricanes

Many of the Caribbean islands hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria are now open for business again, and that includes St. Barts, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S…. Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: When A Nice Airline Comes in Last

Remember the old saying that nice guys come in last? I really try hard not to believe it, but then there’s the story of British airline Monarch. Last March, the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ways to Feel More Comfortable On Your Next Flight
Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Ways to Feel More Comfortable On Your Next Flight

If you suddenly feel more cramped the next time you take a flight, it may not be the shrinking airline seat and the addition of more passengers. Some of it… Read More…

Travel Tip: Keeping Your Personal Information Safe
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Keeping Your Personal Information Safe

When you make a reservation, how does the travel industry store and then protect that data? The answer: not very well. Hackers can easily access all of your travel records,… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Technology in Hotel Bathrooms

What does artificial intelligence have to do with your next hotel stay? A lot more than you might imagine. At the Irvine Marriott Hotel in California, the company installed an… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why WiFi Accessibility at Airports is Changing
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Why WiFi Accessibility at Airports is Changing

Have you tried to use WiFi at an airport recently? Five years ago, many airports signed contracts with private WiFi providers, which meant there were very few options for free… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Buying Airfare Online

If you’re like most travelers, you book much of your airline travel online. But are you buying your tickets on the web through a third party? Many websites are offering… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Why the Dreaded Airfare Asterisk Might Return

When it comes to advertising airfares, it’s still buyer beware. When you’re motivated by rate, you may be easily misled when you see an advertised airfare. Welcome to the nasty… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Passport, Visa & Customs

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Getting A Passport This Year

Here’s a sobering statistic. Only about 37 percent of Americans have a passport. Even worse, not everyone who has one uses it. But it remains the best and most economic… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel to the U.S. Continues to Drop
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Travel Tip: Travel to the U.S. Continues to Drop

The numbers are in, and if you’re in the U.S. travel industry, they are not uplifting. Inbound tourism numbers from overseas—foreign travelers coming to the U.S.—are down substantially. That’s due… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why A New Travel Law Isn’t Going Into Effect
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

Travel Tip: Why A New Travel Law Isn’t Going Into Effect

Some of you might remember that Congress ordered a rule that required airlines to refund your checked bag fee if your luggage is late or lost. In fact, Congress passed… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies

Are you allergic to peanuts? This could be a serious medical problem if you’re flying on many commercial airlines that serve peanuts on board. The rules and policies as to… Read More…