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Know Before You Go: 5 Money-Saving Secrets for Summer Travel
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Know Before You Go: 5 Money-Saving Secrets for Summer Travel

We’re headed into the peak summer travel season, but you don’t have to pay a high-season premium. The secret to saving money on the road is to Know Before You… Read More…

Know Before You Go: The Top 5 Airport Travel Secrets
Airlines & Airports / Know Before You Go / Videos

Know Before You Go: The Top 5 Airport Travel Secrets

We’re headed into the peak summer travel season, but you can beat the crowds. The secret is to Know Before You Go. This week, we’re trying something a bit different…. Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Plan a Road Trip
Car Travel / Know Before You Go / Road Trips / Travel Tools / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Plan a Road Trip

Road-trip season is almost here, but proper preparation is the key part of any driving vacation.  It might be fun to jump in the car and hit the open road,… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Speed through Airport Security
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Know Before You Go: How to Speed through Airport Security

This summer, one of the effects of the sequester may be long delays at airport security. If you’re not one of those lucky travelers who has priority status or TSA… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East
Cultural Immersion / Etiquette / Know Before You Go / Middle East

Know Before You Go: How to Dress in the Middle East

Does traveling to the Middle East as a woman mean wearing a burqa (or an abaya)? Not necessarily. In the Middle East, following dressing etiquette can be essential to your… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Behave When You Fly
Airlines & Airports / Etiquette / Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go: How to Behave When You Fly

When it comes to air travel, we’re all in it together. And one bad traveler can ruin a flight for everyone. Bad travel etiquette can be as noticeable as loud… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Choose the Right Hotel
Hotels & Accommodations / Know Before You Go / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Choose the Right Hotel

A hotel might look great online, but in real life it’s another story. Beyond the obvious problems like outdated features or poor location, there are also a few safety concerns… Read More…

FAA to Lift Ban on Electronic Gadgets? A CBS This Morning Report
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / CBS News / Travel Gear / Travel News / Videos

FAA to Lift Ban on Electronic Gadgets? A CBS This Morning Report

Last year, the FAA allowed pilots to begin using iPads inside the cockpit. This opened up the question, if pilots are allowed to use these electronic devices, why are passengers… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Cruise Safely
Cruise Travel / Know Before You Go / Travel Safety / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Cruise Safely

There’s no question the cruise industry is having a rough couple months, especially Carnival Cruises.  But it’s not worth abandoning cruising based on a few isolated incidents. Let’s talk about… Read More…

Wi-Fi on Planes: International Wi-Fi & Improved Service
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Travel Gear / Videos

Wi-Fi on Planes: International Wi-Fi & Improved Service

Right now, more than half of US carriers offer Wi-Fi on board. Wi-Fi service is growing, but the process is more complicated than you might expect. For United Airlines to… Read More…

Know Before You Go: The Best Travel Apps & Technology
Apps & Technology / Know Before You Go / Travel Gear / Videos

Know Before You Go: The Best Travel Apps & Technology

Technology has always been an essential part of our Know Before You Go series. We’ve talked about travel apps, luggage, websites, gadgets, and gear. But, it’s not just about finding… Read More…

The 5 Best Luggage Innovations of 2013
Luggage & Packing / Travel Gear / Travel Tools / Videos

The 5 Best Luggage Innovations of 2013

Last week was the 63rd annual Travel Goods Show. While a trade show about luggage might seem to be an industry-only story, we found real innovations that will matter to… Read More…

How Airlines Are Preparing for the Sequester & What to Expect
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Videos

How Airlines Are Preparing for the Sequester & What to Expect

Facing $600 million in budget cuts from the sequester, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood does not sugarcoat the message and warns that the cuts will be very painful for the flying… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Travel with Your Pet
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Know Before You Go: How to Travel with Your Pet

Traveling with your pet can be stressful for both of you, but it doesn’t always have to be. Proper information and preparation can go along way toward having a seamless… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Spring Break Mistakes
Beach Vacations / Festivals / Know Before You Go / Student Travel

Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Spring Break Mistakes

Let’s face it, college spring break is a breeding ground for rookie travel mistakes: rip-off packages, questionable accommodations and, of course, the inevitable bad behavior. Yes, there are alternatives to… Read More…

Carnival Triumph: Passenger Rights & Cruise Industry Changes
CBS News / Cruise Travel / Videos

Carnival Triumph: Passenger Rights & Cruise Industry Changes

Now that the passengers of the Carnival Triumph have reached land, stories about the conditions onboard are starting to hit the press. The experience has been compared to “Lord of… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Airline, Cruise & Hotel Fees
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Know Before You Go: How to Avoid Airline, Cruise & Hotel Fees

All too often, you come back home from a trip with a credit card bill that is much bigger than you expected. What’s to blame? Unanticipated fees and hidden costs…. Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Travel Solo
Know Before You Go / Solo Travel / Travel Safety / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Travel Solo

You don’t always need a companion to go on your dream trip. On the surface, it may seem like the travel industry is not entirely welcoming to single travelers. If… Read More…

5 Secrets of Hotel Safety: A CBS This Morning Report
CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel News / Videos

5 Secrets of Hotel Safety: A CBS This Morning Report

Far too many people let their guard down when traveling, especially when it comes to their hotel. The fact is, hotels are extremely vulnerable to crime, whether it’s the risk… Read More…