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Travel Tip: Frequent Stay Hotel Programs Remain Competitive
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: Frequent Stay Hotel Programs Remain Competitive

With airline frequent flyer awards becoming much harder to earn and redeem, hotel frequent stay programs are still remaining competitive. Hyatt recently revamped its program, and you can now earn… Read More…

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

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: What Kind Of Tipper Are You?
Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: What Kind Of Tipper Are You?

Do you normally tip for service at restaurants? What about when you take a cab? How about for the Skycap at the airport? If so, what kind of tipper are… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps in Airports Help You Order Food
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

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
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

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
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

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: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?

For years, whenever I traveled overseas, I was always advised to never drink the water. I was also warned about the quality of the air in airplane cabins. It’s one… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Passport, Visa & Customs

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Traveling With a Passport

Do you have a passport? Only 37 percent of Americans own one. Still, 72 million Americans traveled abroad last year. If you’re one of them, then you used your passport…. Read More…

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 Relationship Between Credit Card Companies and Airlines
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: The Relationship Between Credit Card Companies and Airlines

Here’s a little-known fact about the airline business. More and more airlines make more money from frequent flyer programs than they do from selling seats. The real cash cow for… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How You Can Travel & Earn Money on a Workation

Ever hear of something called a workation? It’s a new concept where you travel abroad and take your work with you. A lot of services now offer this travel/work option…. 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 News / Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Shopping

Travel Tip: Drop in US Tourism Impacts Hotels, Restaurants & Shops

The numbers are in. If you’re the owner or operator of an airline, hotel, restaurant, or other travel service provider in the U.S., those figures are not pleasant. A new… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Terrorism / Travel Insurance

Travel Tip: Does Travel Insurance Cover a Terrorist Attack?

The recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have prompted more interest in travel insurance. What kind of travel insurance do you need? Perhaps the more important question—what is actually… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How Jet Lag Can Affect You While You’re Traveling

Do you suffer from jet lag? Thousands of Americans say they do. There’s growing scientific research to support the effects of long-haul jet traffic on our sleep patterns, our awareness… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Trouble with Flying & Eating Too Much
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: The Trouble with Flying & Eating Too Much

If you’re a frequent flyer, you might not want to hear this news. But it appears that the more you fly, the fatter you get. Is it the airline food? The… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: Which Airlines Make it Easy to Redeem Frequent Flyer Miles

Millions of us are members of at least one frequent flyer program and we earn our miles through our credit cards or by flying. But the real challenge—and it’s getting… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Banks & Airlines Impact Your Frequent Flyer Miles
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: How Banks & Airlines Impact Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Would you believe that some airlines make as much money selling miles to credit card companies as they do selling seats to passengers? It’s true. A little-known fact is that… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Comparing Business Travel Costs Can Help You Budget
Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How Comparing Business Travel Costs Can Help You Budget

If you want to know how expensive your trip might be—even within the United States—it might help to see what U.S. corporations are paying their employees on a per diem… Read More…