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Travel Tip: When Credit Card Hackers Target Hotels

Computer hackers hit 20 hotels in 10 states. What did the hackers get? Credit card account numbers, expiration dates, three-digit security codes, and the ability to then use those credit… Read More…

Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel
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Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel

When you check in to a hotel, you’re probably already used to the routine. You walk up to the front desk and announce yourself as having a reservation. Generally, the… Read More…

Travel Tip: When Exchange Rates Can Help You Save on Plane Tickets
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Travel Tip: When Exchange Rates Can Help You Save on Plane Tickets

You don’t have to be an international money trader to take advantage of currency fluctuations between countries, especially when it comes to buying airline tickets. If the U.S. dollar is… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Problem With Unused Vacation Days
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Travel Tip: The Problem With Unused Vacation Days

Are you planning a vacation this summer? Or, are you planning on taking any time off in 2016? Here’s a sobering thought. Over the past 15 years, American workers have… Read More…

After the Brexit Vote: How You Can Save on Travel This Summer
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After the Brexit Vote: How You Can Save on Travel This Summer

When the vote came in and Brexit prevailed, the impact on financial markets was quick. But no industry felt the sting quite like the travel sector. In one 24-hour period,… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Questions to Ask Before Booking an All-Inclusive Resort

In a world of increasing nickel and diming by airlines, hotels, and resorts, the term all-inclusive certainly sounds attractive. In theory, all-inclusive means you pay only once and it includes… Read More…

All-Inclusive Resorts: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print
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All-Inclusive Resorts: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print

All-inclusive resorts have been around for more than 60 years. In a growing world of nickel and diming, the all-inclusive concept is certainly attractive. But if you’re thinking of staying… Read More…

What You Should Know Before Traveling Abroad
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What You Should Know Before Traveling Abroad

There are some essential things that you should think about before traveling abroad. The problem is that most of us don’t think about them. Then we get overseas, and we… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Benefits of Traveling During an Election Year
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Travel Tip: The Benefits of Traveling During an Election Year

This election year, as in many past election years, is full of uncertainties. But one thing is fairly certain during national election years around the world. Folks tend to travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: Tipping the Unsung Heroes of the Travel Industry
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Travel Tip: Tipping the Unsung Heroes of the Travel Industry

It remains one of the most confusing aspects of travel. Do I tip? If so, to whom do I tip, and how much? If you’re looking for me to give… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Traveling After Terrorist Attacks

We’ve all witnessed the turmoil and instability in many parts of the world, and the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris, Istanbul, and Brussels. Add to that historically low oil prices… Read More…

How to Avoid Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees
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How to Avoid Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees

Convenience is important when you’re traveling, which is why many of you take your credit cards with you to shop abroad. But then you return home—and receive a serious sticker… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where are the Real Bargains?
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Travel Tip: Where are the Real Bargains?

When you’re traveling you might be tempted to do a little bargain shopping, but where are the real bargains? The answers might surprise you. A new survey from Deutsche Bank… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How to Avoid Hackers that Target Hotels

I’ve reported on this before, but it’s time to check in again on hotels as targets for hackers. Cyber thieves love hotels—and not just the front desk. They target hotel… Read More…

Travel Tip: What the Big Mac Index Means for Exchange Rates
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Travel Tip: What the Big Mac Index Means for Exchange Rates

A number of foreign currencies have dropped against the U.S. Dollar, including the Russian Ruble, Argentinian Peso, and the South African Rand. The Economist released its annual Big Mac Index, a… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Resort Fees
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Travel Tip: The Truth About Resort Fees

If there’s one fee travelers seem to hate the most—especially when on vacation—it’s the dreaded resort fee. It’s confusing, and some would say insulting. Why do hotels do it? It allows… Read More…

Travel Tip: The U.S. Dollar is Still Strong Worldwide
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Travel Tip: The U.S. Dollar is Still Strong Worldwide

The U.S. Dollar has been strong since last summer, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. The Euro just neared an eight-month low against the U.S. Dollar…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Booking Online? Why the Country of Origin Matters
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Travel Tip: Booking Online? Why the Country of Origin Matters

Smart travelers have discovered an unspoken disparity in airfares on international flights. Because of different fare categories and foreign exchange rates (such as the power of the U.S. Dollar versus… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: The Dangers of Going Over Your Travel Budget

It’s not just holidays or popular travel periods that pose a problem for budgets. It’s the month after. Why? Vacations and holidays come with a lot of baggage—otherwise known as… Read More…