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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…

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Track Weather & Exchange Rates
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Track Weather & Exchange Rates

If you define a successful trip by how much you can minimize the abuse, then a whole new wave of travel apps may be there to help rescue your experience…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Track Your Friends & Grocery Shop on the Go
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps That Track Your Friends & Grocery Shop on the Go

It’s a new year and time to celebrate—or at least acknowledge—some very useful travel apps on the market. One works like a human GPS. It’s called Find My Friends, and… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: How Airline Seating Could Change in the Future

Just when you thought the challenge of airline seats — and airline seating — couldn’t get any more difficult, consider this. A French aircraft maker has announced plans to build… Read More…

Travel Tip: Mingling Apps for Solo Travelers
Travel Tips / Solo Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Mingling Apps for Solo Travelers

Are you a single traveler but don’t like traveling alone? There are now some mingling apps that can help you meet new people while you’re on the road. There’s Skout,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Resources You Can Use While Traveling Solo
Travel Tips / Solo Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Resources You Can Use While Traveling Solo

If you’re traveling solo, you’re not traveling alone. Single voyagers are one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry—and one of the most neglected. But now there are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why It’s Illegal for Hotels to Block Wi-Fi Hotspots
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Why It’s Illegal for Hotels to Block Wi-Fi Hotspots

If you’re like me, what’s the first thing you do when you get to your hotel? After crawling around looking for an electrical socket to plug in your laptop, you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Farecasting Tools That Can Help You Find Low Airfare
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Farecasting Tools That Can Help You Find Low Airfare

It seems that we’re always searching for the lowest airfares—if they exist at all these days. Fortunately, there are still some low fares to be found—you just need to know… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You Plan As You Go
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You Plan As You Go

If necessity truly is the mother of invention, there are a number of really great apps out there that will help you every time you travel. Business travelers should check… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Traveling With A Smartphone
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: The Truth About Traveling With A Smartphone

Most of us love our smartphones. Some of us are obsessed by—and with—them. One recent survey revealed that on average, Americans spend three hours a day just staring at their… Read More…

Travel Tip: A New Way You Can Claim Denied Boarding Compensation
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: A New Way You Can Claim Denied Boarding Compensation

Most of us are somewhat familiar with the rules of denied boarding compensation. This is what happens when you get bumped from your flight even though you have a valid… Read More…