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The Best Luggage 2015
Luggage & Packing

The Best Luggage 2015

Whether you’re looking for a new suitcase of your own or want to buy one for your favorite traveler, we’ve rounded up some of the best new luggage. This year,… Read More…

How to Fit it All in One Bag: Carry On Packing Tips
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

How to Fit it All in One Bag: Carry On Packing Tips

Now that most airlines charge for a checked bag, we have all been forced to get creative when packing our free, carry-on bags (be careful, though, because some airlines like… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: A Joan Rivers Story You Haven’t Heard
The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: A Joan Rivers Story You Haven’t Heard

Amidst the outpouring of stories following Joan Rivers’ death, I’m reminded of my own experience with Joan. As sharp and cutting as she was on stage, in person she was… Read More…

What to Consider Before Buying Soft or Hard Shell Luggage
Luggage & Packing

What to Consider Before Buying Soft or Hard Shell Luggage

Can’t decide between soft and hard shell luggage? There are a lot of options out there, and making the right choice can seem tricky. Price points for both soft and… Read More…

11 Best Travel Pillows: Traveler Tested & Approved
Travel Gear

11 Best Travel Pillows: Traveler Tested & Approved

Flying can be difficult at times, especially if you want to rest and avoid jet lag. If you’re the kind of person who needs a pillow to sleep, you’re in… Read More…

4 Ways to Get Around the TSA 311 Rule
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

4 Ways to Get Around the TSA 311 Rule

Traveling light has always been the key to travel. Still, it is not always easy to fit all belongings into a 22″ x 14″ x 9″ bag, especially when it… Read More…

Travel Tip: Carry-On Luggage Restrictions Are Shrinking
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

Travel Tip: Carry-On Luggage Restrictions Are Shrinking

Several of the major carriers have quietly changed carry-on luggage restrictions, which could impact you the next time you’re at the airport. This information isn’t exactly widespread and enforcement can… Read More…

The Best Carry-On & Overnight Bags Under $200
Travel News / Luggage & Packing

The Best Carry-On & Overnight Bags Under $200

As if standing in long lines at the airport and paying additional fees for carry-on bags wasn’t already frustrating, airlines have now quietly changed their carry-on regulations. Effective immediately, passengers… Read More…

Get Unlimited Flights & Avoid TSA Lines
Airlines & Airports / CBS News

Get Unlimited Flights & Avoid TSA Lines

While most frequent flyers are debating between Global Entry or TSA PreCheck or trying to figure out how to find the shortest TSA security line, one new airline has created… Read More…

15 Travel Gear Must Haves for Summer
Travel Gear / Summer

15 Travel Gear Must Haves for Summer

Seasoned travelers know that the right travel gear can make a large trip much easier. Contributing writer Margaret Magnus has been traveling internationally since the 1970s. In that time, she has… Read More…

Travel Tip: Secret Airport Lounge Access
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Secret Airport Lounge Access

There’s a reason frequent flyers love airport lounges…decent seats, Wi-Fi, and snacks make all the difference on a long layover. But you don’t need a first class ticket for airport… Read More…

Catacombs & Ghosts: The Dark Side of Paris
Fall / France & Belgium / Halloween

Catacombs & Ghosts: The Dark Side of Paris

You can make the claim that supernatural activity is everywhere, but what makes a place truly haunted? It’s about the belief, the mystery, and the culture around the myth. But… Read More…

How to Pickpocket Proof Yourself This Summer
Travel Gear / Summer / Luggage & Packing

How to Pickpocket Proof Yourself This Summer

We’re coming up on summer travel season. But with big crowds also comes ample opportunity for petty crime. Pickpockets and thieves now have ways to steal your information beyond simply… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Change Your Flight For Free
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: How To Change Your Flight For Free

One of the biggest moneymakers for airlines is the dreaded change fee. But there are some ways you can change your flight for free, if you plan it right. According… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Fly On A Private Jet
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Luxury Travel

Travel Tip: How To Fly On A Private Jet

Ever thought you could catch a ride on a private jet? Turns out, you don’t have to be a millionaire to make it happen. Here’s how to fly on a… Read More…

Travel Tip: Carry-On Rules are Changing
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

Travel Tip: Carry-On Rules are Changing

By now, we’re all used to checked-bag fees—even if we don’t like them. But the unavoidable consequence is that people now carry everything short of their dead grandmothers onto the… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Theories on What Really Happened to MH370
The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: Theories on What Really Happened to MH370

As the speculation regarding MH370 has expanded to include psychics and theories inspired by the TV drama “Lost,” Peter offers some much-needed perspective and analysis on what most likely happened to… Read More…

Debunking MH370 Conspiracy Theories
The Travel Detective® Blog

Debunking MH370 Conspiracy Theories

As the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now switches to the Indian Ocean, there is every reason to believe it may take many more days to locate the Boeing… Read More…

The Best Time to Book Flights, Airline by Airline
Airlines & Airports

The Best Time to Book Flights, Airline by Airline

There is a best time to book flights: Wednesday at 1 am, just one hour after Tuesday midnight. Why? Turns out, most low airfares seem to appear between Sunday night… Read More…