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Travel Tip: Exchange Fees at Airports
Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: Exchange Fees at Airports

The next time you change your U.S. dollars into foreign currency at an airport overseas, you might want to think about the markup on the exchange rate.    Consider this:… 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…

Tools For The Traveler: Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Festivals
Travel Tools / Destinations

Tools For The Traveler: Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Festivals

Travelmania manifests itself in compulsive list making—places to go, packing lists, things to see, and of course where to go next. If you have a touch of travelmania, mark your… 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: 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…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: How Facial Recognition is Used Around the World

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will soon begin to use facial recognition technology to screen incoming passengers. But the technology is already being used in many other locations. In China,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Comparing the Cost of Taxi Rides in Different Cities
Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: Comparing the Cost of Taxi Rides in Different Cities

While most taxis in the U.S. take credit cards, that’s still not the case overseas. Since necessity is the mother of invention, welcome to an app called World Taximeter. If… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Way to Pop Your Ears on an Airplane
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: One Way to Pop Your Ears on an Airplane

Do you ever notice your ears popping during takeoff and landing, when the pressure quickly changes inside the cabin? That can often explain why babies tend to cry more. So… Read More…

Travel Tip: Tricks for Finding WiFi at Airports
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Tricks for Finding WiFi at Airports

If you’re like me, you’re always scrambling to find available free WiFi at airports around the world. In many cases, the WiFi is either incredibly slow, or it’s free but… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Peter Greenberg’s Tactic for Beating Jet Lag

Taking any long haul flights in the near future? Chances are you’re either worried about or anticipating jet lag. People always ask me about it, and I tell them I… Read More…

Tools for the Traveler: The Best Last-Minute Gifts are Always Books
Travel Tools / Christmas / Travel Books

Tools for the Traveler: The Best Last-Minute Gifts are Always Books

Travel books are what travelers want when they’re not traveling—they thirst for knowledge and love the latest tips. If you’re running out of time, you can head to a local… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Chain Has the Best Rewards Program
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Chain Has the Best Rewards Program

Chances are you’re a member of a hotel chain’s frequent stay program. Perhaps you’re a member of more than one. But which hotel rewards program is the best? After all,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Access to Toilets is a Health Concern
Travel Tips / Voluntourism / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Why Access to Toilets is a Health Concern

Perhaps you didn’t notice it on your calendar, but it was recently World Toilet Day. But don’t snicker. On a global scale, a lack of toilets is a very serious… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Survey Shows Internet is a Top Priority for Hotel Guests

The next time you check into a hotel, what do you look for in terms of special touches the hotel might be offering in the way of amenities? A designer… 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: 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…