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Travel Tip: Keeping Your Personal Information Safe
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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 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…

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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: Tricks for Finding WiFi at Airports
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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 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 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: Apps to That Can Help You While You’re Traveling
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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: Apps You Can Use When You’re Traveling in Other Countries
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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: Are You Eating Sustainable Fish? Here’s One Way to Find Out
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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 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…

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Travel Tip: New Legislation in Honolulu to Stop “Smartphone Zombies”

We all know about the dangers of texting while driving. But equally dangerous is texting while walking—especially when you’re traveling in unfamiliar locations. Now one popular U.S. vacation city is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Can Help You Budget & Save Money On the Road
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Travel Tip: Apps That Can Help You Budget & Save Money On the Road

It’s hard enough to stay on a budget at home. When you’re traveling it’s even more difficult—but not impossible. Whether you’re going to Cleveland or Cairo, there are now some… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps in Airports Help You Order Food
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Travel Tip: New Apps in Airports Help You Order Food

If you’re like me, you don’t go to an airport to shop, entertain friends, or read a good book. In practical terms, you go to an airport so you can… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Explore Biometric Programs & Facial Recognition
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Travel Tip: Airlines Explore Biometric Programs & Facial Recognition

When we travel, we bring our ID, our passport, our ticket receipt and itinerary, and our boarding pass. But soon, we’ll be able to ditch that boarding pass in favor… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Technology You Can Use While You’re Traveling
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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: Pet Apps & Toys You Can Use When You Travel
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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 Dollar Value of Your Unused Vacation Days
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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 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
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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…