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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…

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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…

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 program than they do from selling seats. The real cash cow for… 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…

Travel Tip: The Dollar Value of Your Unused Vacation Days
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: The Dollar Value of Your Unused Vacation Days

Let’s face it. We Americans are terrible at taking all of our vacation days. About 73 percent of us get paid vacations. But less than half of us take all… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Shopping

Travel Tip: Drop in US Tourism Impacts Hotels, Restaurants & Shops

The numbers are in. If you’re the owner or operator of an airline, hotel, restaurant, or other travel service provider in the U.S., those figures are not pleasant. A new… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Terrorism / Travel Insurance

Travel Tip: Does Travel Insurance Cover a Terrorist Attack?

The recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have prompted more interest in travel insurance. What kind of travel insurance do you need? Perhaps the more important question—what is actually… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How Jet Lag Can Affect You While You’re Traveling

Do you suffer from jet lag? Thousands of Americans say they do. There’s growing scientific research to support the effects of long-haul jet traffic on our sleep patterns, our awareness… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Trouble with Flying & Eating Too Much
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: The Trouble with Flying & Eating Too Much

If you’re a frequent flyer, you might not want to hear this news. But it appears that the more you fly, the fatter you get. Is it the airline food? The… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: Which Airlines Make it Easy to Redeem Frequent Flyer Miles

Millions of us are members of at least one frequent flyer program and we earn our miles through our credit cards or by flying. But the real challenge—and it’s getting… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Banks & Airlines Impact Your Frequent Flyer Miles
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: How Banks & Airlines Impact Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Would you believe that some airlines make as much money selling miles to credit card companies as they do selling seats to passengers? It’s true. A little-known fact is that… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Comparing Business Travel Costs Can Help You Budget
Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How Comparing Business Travel Costs Can Help You Budget

If you want to know how expensive your trip might be—even within the United States—it might help to see what U.S. corporations are paying their employees on a per diem… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Shopping

Travel Tip: Fewer International Visitors to U.S. Could Impact Economy

What does a sale at your favorite store or mall have to do with a presidential executive order on immigration and visas? As it turns out, a lot. Beware the… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Auctions on Seat Upgrades Mean for You
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: What Auctions on Seat Upgrades Mean for You

As travelers, we’re all in constant competition for that coveted seat upgrade. For years, you got an upgrade if you had enough miles. Or, if you’d achieved a high frequent… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Tax Form 720
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Tax Form 720

Consider this scenario: you buy a nonrefundable airline ticket but you don’t use it. What happens to the taxes and fees you paid on a ticket you never used? Shouldn’t… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Access to Countries Varies Depending on Your Passport
Travel Tips / Passport, Visa & Customs

Travel Tip: How Access to Countries Varies Depending on Your Passport

Which countries have the most powerful passports in the world? That question actually comes down to which countries have the least amount of visa requirements for their citizens to travel… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Ways You Can Claim Compensation When Things Go Wrong

There are now some sophisticated apps and services to help you claim compensation when things go wrong. Is your flight delayed? Did your bags go missing? Were you bumped? Was… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps & Sites that Can Help You Book a Hotel Room
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Apps & Sites that Can Help You Book a Hotel Room

Looking for a great hotel rate? A number of new apps are now competing to give you instantaneous quotes. These are not just on rates, but on other things you… Read More…