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Travel Tip: Traveling with Medicine
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Travel Tip: Traveling with Medicine

Most of us travel with some form of medicine that range from mild headache and pain relievers to prescription medication. It’s important to know what you can bring with you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Airlines Padding Flight Schedules?
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Travel Tip: Are Airlines Padding Flight Schedules?

Every once in a while as your flight is descending, the pilot might announce, “Will the flight attendants prepare for an early arrival?” Early arrival? My question is always, early… Read More…

Travel Tip: Seat Reservation Fees
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Travel Tip: Seat Reservation Fees

Just when you thought the airlines couldn’t come up with another fee, think again. Welcome to the brave new world of seat reservations fees. Some airlines are now charging you… Read More…

The Travel Detective: Travel By Freighter
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The Travel Detective: Travel By Freighter

When most of you think about taking a cruise, you’re typically on a well-known cruise ship. But if you’ve got the time, the flexibility and a little imagination, how about… Read More…

The Travel Detective: Modern Travelers
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The Travel Detective: Modern Travelers

Travel is an unnatural act. For the last 200,000 years, we were hunter-gatherers. For the last 200 years, we’ve been modern tourists. We’re not opening any new trade routes. We’re not fighting any… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Increasing Number of Flight Delays

If it seemed that your flights were delayed this summer, you were not alone. Air traffic control delays in the U.S. are up substantially over last year. Not only is… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Latest on Airlines and Emotional Support Animals

The controversy surrounding emotional support animals continues. Currently there are no Department of Transportation rules on the issue, but many airlines are now issuing their own individual rules concerning which… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How to Trade Your Flight Ticket or Hotel Reservation

Have an unwanted birthday present or Christmas gift? There are websites to help you unload them. But what about travel? There are now a number of online platforms that let… Read More…

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Travel Tip: What People Really Want On Long-Haul Flights

What do you look for in a long-haul flight? Great food and wine? Comfortable seats? According to one recent airline survey, most Americans—89%—say no to cellular phone service on flights…. Read More…

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Travel Tip: Websites To Help You Plan a Camping Trip

Are you planning a camping trip? It has become a lot more complicated, because you not only need to find a campsite. The campsite also has to be more compatible… Read More…

Travel Tip: Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flight Airports
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Travel Tip: Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flight Airports

Looking for a cheap flight? Why not look for the airports that offer the lowest cost long-haul flights first? The International Air Transport Association analyzed the schedules for the peak… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Avoid Distraction Travel Scams

Summer is here, and more people will be traveling. It’s not a coincidence that this is also the season for travel scams. Many of these scams are simple crimes of… Read More…

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Travel Tip: What You Can Take From the Hotel

The last time you stayed at a hotel, did you steal anything from the room? If you took the shampoo, soap or conditioner, the body lotion or the slippers that… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Be Cautious About Diving Into Unfamiliar Water

If you’re visiting an unfamiliar ocean, lake, bay, or even a swimming pool, it’s probably ok to put your toe in the water. But diving in? Don’t do it. And… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel That Supports Animal Rights
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Travel Tip: Travel That Supports Animal Rights

We’ve all heard of environmentally responsible travel. But what about travel that respects and supports animal rights? In Europe, travel operator Thomas Cook just announced it will stop selling tickets… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How Record-Breaking Heat Affects Travelers

It’s shaping up to be one of the hottest summers in history, and in some locations around the world, to be one of the hottest summers….ever. And in places you’d… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Airport Codes

It’s time once again to celebrate the often confusing, always entertaining, world of the 3-letter airport code. Most of you know that JFK means John F. Kennedy International Airport in… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Recent Worldwide Events Impacted Travel to the U.S.
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Travel Tip: How Recent Worldwide Events Impacted Travel to the U.S.

So how do worldwide events impact travel, especially travel to the United States? The data science team at the travel website, Hopper.com analyzed more than 6 billion flight searches from… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Stargazing Locations in the United States

Summer is a great time for stargazing around the world, and it might surprise you to learn that, according to the International Dark Sky Association, 70% of the best locations… Read More…