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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…

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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…

Tools for the Traveler: Taking Advantage of Shoulder Season
Travel Tools / Destinations

Tools for the Traveler: Taking Advantage of Shoulder Season

Contributing writers Natalie Compagno and Greg Freitas find the best Tools for the Traveler each month, mapping out the most efficient ways to see a destination and the best techniques… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Way to Find Out if You Need Travel Insurance
Travel Tips / Travel Insurance

Travel Tip: One Way to Find Out if You Need Travel Insurance

Recent natural disasters, such as earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, raise the issue of travel insurance. What do you need? When you should you buy it? Is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps to That Can Help You While You’re Traveling
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps to That Can Help You While You’re Traveling

If necessity is truly the mother of invention, then these three travel apps are worthy of your attention. First is something called Jetradar. Very few low cost airlines are displayed… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much Airlines & Hotels Make Off Your Added Fees
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How Much Airlines & Hotels Make Off Your Added Fees

It’s a safe bet to describe our airline and hotel experience as living in the home of the brave and the land of the fee. The latest numbers are out,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use When You’re Traveling in Other Countries
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use When You’re Traveling in Other Countries

The numbers are, to say the least, staggering. By the end of this year, 30 percent of all travel sales in the U.S. will be made on mobile devices. There… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out For These New Airline Fees
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: Watch Out For These New Airline Fees

Welcome to the home of the brave—and the land of the fee. Just when you thought all those extra airline charges had reached a saturation point, think again. Consider this:… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel Rates & Fees
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Hotel Rates & Fees

If you’re like most travelers booking a hotel, you’re driven by rate. You want the best rate you can get for your room. Hotels are very competitive when it comes… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are You Eating Sustainable Fish? Here’s One Way to Find Out
Travel Tips / Culinary Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Are You Eating Sustainable Fish? Here’s One Way to Find Out

If you’re like me, you want to sample different local foods and cuisines every time you travel. I’m not just talking about going out to eat. I try to visit… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps That Can Help Make Your Dinner Plans Easier

What’s worse, a restaurant that insists on reservations but then makes you wait, or a restaurant that refuses all reservations and still makes you wait? If necessity is the mother… Read More…

Tools For The Traveler: Where to Go During the Last Days of Summer
Travel Tools / Destinations / Summer

Tools For The Traveler: Where to Go During the Last Days of Summer

Contributing writers Natalie Compagno and Greg Freitas find the best Tools for the Traveler each month, mapping out the most efficient ways to see a destination and the best techniques… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airports Are Preparing in Case of Cardiac Arrests
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How Airports Are Preparing in Case of Cardiac Arrests

Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital. About 20 percent of them happen in public places like airports. When that happens, if someone is trained… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much Hotels Charge for Bottles of Water
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How Much Hotels Charge for Bottles of Water

Every time you check into a hotel room, the hotel has a chance to win your loyalty by giving you a great welcome—a clean room, great lighting, connectivity, and of… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Voluntourism / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: How You Can Donate Your Miles to a Good Cause

It’s one thing to earn frequent flyer miles. It’s another challenge to redeem them. Now there’s an alternative—donating your miles to a worthy cause. In many cases, the airlines will… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: What You Should Pack in a Travel Medical Kit

The next time you travel, have your doctor prepare an emergency medical kit for you. It’s simple. Ask your doctor to give you a small packet containing well-labeled gastrointestinal medication… Read More…