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Travel Tip: How You Can Get Companion Airline Tickets
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Get Companion Airline Tickets

Does getting a free ticket for your travel companion sound too good to be true? It’s possible, if you pay attention to the fine print. Here’s how you can get… Read More…

Resort Fees Lead to Class Action Lawsuit
CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Resort Fees Lead to Class Action Lawsuit

More and more hotels seem to be following the airlines’ lead of creating—and then charging—fees for everything short of breathing. Some hotels now charge an early check out fee (if… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where You Can Travel While the U.S. Dollar is Strong
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where You Can Travel While the U.S. Dollar is Strong

There’s some good news for travelers this year. The U.S. dollar is strong and holding, which means countries that were once out of your price range may now be within… Read More…

Travel Tip: Tipping Apps That Can Help You On the Road
Apps & Technology / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Tipping Apps That Can Help You On the Road

What’s the hardest part about leaving tips when you travel? Figuring out how much to give, of course. Now some tipping apps can take the guesswork out of it for… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hidden Travel Perks in Your Credit Card
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hidden Travel Perks in Your Credit Card

You probably have a credit card or two in your wallet, and you might be overlooking some perks when you’re on the road. Did you know your credit card could… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotel Rates are (Probably) Going Up
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotel Rates are (Probably) Going Up

Listen up, travelers. Hotel rates may be going up this year, so pay attention before you book. According to the research firm STR, U.S. hotels actually hit a record in… Read More…

Wocket Wallet
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Travel Tip: How to Keep Your Money Safe With Smart Wallets

Almost everyone travels with a wallet of some kind, so it’s no wonder there’s new technology to help protect your valuables. Here’s how to keep your money safe. Hackers can actually… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Peer-to-Peer Scams
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Scams / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Peer-to-Peer Scams

As the sharing economy, or peer-to-peer service, grows bigger, there’s also more room for opportunists. That’s especially true in the world of renting out homes—which can lead to peer-to-peer scams. What’s… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Use Bitcoin When You Travel
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Travel Tip: How to Use Bitcoin When You Travel

We’re hearing more and more about “cryptocurrencies” like bitcoin, and slowly but surely, they’re starting to enter the travel sphere. Cryptocurrency is basically a digital form of payment—one that’s not… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Fine Print of Online Travel Agency Bookings
Apps & Technology / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Fine Print of Online Travel Agency Bookings

You’ll hear me talk a lot about the lost art of the conversation, and why it’s important to talk to a human instead of doing all your travel transactions online…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Grandparent Travel Scams
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Scams / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Grandparent Travel Scams

Scammers will use almost any opportunity to take advantage of people in their most vulnerable state. But guess which segment of the population is at serious risk? You got it…senior… Read More…

How Much are Airlines Making from Ancillary Revenue?
Airlines & Airports / Money, Currency & Credit

How Much are Airlines Making from Ancillary Revenue?

Once upon a time, not so long ago, you bought an airline ticket, you checked your bags, they fed you, and you got to pick your seat. It was all… Read More…

Travel Tip: Avoid Blocked Credit Cards
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Avoid Blocked Credit Cards

Next time you rent a car or check in to a hotel, be careful which form of payment you hand over, or you could find yourself with an empty bank… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out for Hidden Fees
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out for Hidden Fees

Hidden fees are a necessary evil in travel these days. But some charges are nastier than others. Here’s what to watch. If you have to cancel your non-refundable airline ticket, you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Scams / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam

I’m going to start this one with a warning: guys, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When someone says you can save on travel IF… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Others While You’re Traveling

If you’ve ever seen poverty up close while traveling, you might be inspired to help. Here’s how you can help others while you’re traveling. One of the least effective things… Read More…

Who to Tip When You’re Traveling
Money, Currency & Credit

Who to Tip When You’re Traveling

No matter where you’re traveling, figuring out tipping etiquette can be tricky. Who should you tip? Who shouldn’t you tip? How much should you tip? The rules vary depending on… Read More…

Travel Tip: Chip and Pin vs. Chip and Signature Credit Cards
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Chip and Pin vs. Chip and Signature Credit Cards

Many American credit card companies have adopted new technology, but don’t get confused by the terminology. We’re all used to the credit cards with magnetic strips, which are known in… Read More…

How to Get the Best Foreign Exchange Rates
Money, Currency & Credit

How to Get the Best Foreign Exchange Rates

Every seasoned traveler knows it’s important to have cash on hand when you travel. In most cases, it starts the minute you land—you’ll need the right currency for cab fare… Read More…