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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 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 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…

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Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Using a Smartphone While You’re Traveling Internationally

Here’s a little news bulletin. Just because you have a smartphone, it doesn’t make you smart—especially when you travel outside the U.S. International calling charges on cell phones remain the… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: More Airports Offer Helpful Apps for Travelers

The world of apps has landed at the airport. In fact, 90 percent of airports worldwide are now developing individual information-driven apps. Fifty percent already offer them. More and more… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Resources You Can Use for Air Travel Mishaps

If necessity is truly the mother of invention, then help may be on the way if you miss your flight connection—or an airline loses or delays your bags. Freebird is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Apps You Can Use on the Road
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Travel Apps You Can Use on the Road

It’s time to celebrate my favorite new travel apps. First, a shout out to Delta. Its app doesn’t just list airline schedules. It tells you all about your flight during… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Ways to Bid on a Seat Upgrade
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Ways to Bid on a Seat Upgrade

When it comes to booking airfares, everyone wants an upgrade, but they’re not always available. Even when they are, you may not always have the mileage status on that airline… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: A New Tool to Help You Get Around Europe

There are literally dozens of apps out there that can search for the best airfares. Others can find cruise bargains. There’s even an app that measures the agony index of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You at the Airport
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You at the Airport

Getting to—and through—airports is getting tougher, especially if you value your time. If you’re like me you want to get to an airport, check your email, and board the flight… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps for Translating Phrases & Tracking Routes
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps for Translating Phrases & Tracking Routes

I have a few dozen travel apps on my phone. Many of them sounded good at the time I installed them, but I’ve never used them. I’ve now deleted most… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Flash Drives Can Help You Cut Down on Paper
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology / Luggage & Packing

Travel Tip: How Flash Drives Can Help You Cut Down on Paper

People are always asking me what I pack every time I travel. For years, I’ve given them a list of essential must-pack items. Well, now I’ve added to the list,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use the Next Time You Rent a Car
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use the Next Time You Rent a Car

Get ready for some high-tech apps the next time you rent a car. There are wireless hotspots, apps that track the mechanical health of your vehicle, and charging stations inside… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps for Packing, Lost Luggage, and Food Allergies
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps for Packing, Lost Luggage, and Food Allergies

It’s now time to celebrate even more useful travel-related apps. And these apps get down to basic common sense—as well as necessity. PackPoint is an app that makes customized packing… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps That Can Help You Navigate Airports
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Apps That Can Help You Navigate Airports

If you’ve booked a connecting flight lately, you may have noticed that the airlines often give you very little time between those connections. At many airports, where the walk between… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Paying to Access WiFi on Cruise Ships

Let’s be honest. For most of us, we don’t change our lifestyle when we change our location. If we’re Type A in New York, we’re just as likely to be… Read More…

Travel Tip: Avoiding Data Overage Charges When You’re Traveling
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Avoiding Data Overage Charges When You’re Traveling

It’s one of the biggest recurring problems for travelers overseas: getting hit with huge overage charges for wireless data. In the last quarter of 2015, 28 percent of AT&T customers… Read More…

Travel Tip: Possible Issues with Driverless Cars
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Possible Issues with Driverless Cars

We’ve all heard about the concept of the driverless car, the autonomous self-driving vehicle. While the technology exists to get one of these from Point A to Point B, researchers… Read More…