Archive | March, 2013

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Seeing London in a Day

There’s absolutely no way you can see all there is to see in London in a day. But, if your time is limited, here are some ideas to make the most of precious hours in one of the world’s great cities.

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When Should I Buy Travel Insurance?

One facet of travel insurance many people don’t consider is the huge benefit of buying a policy within 14 days of making your major trip purchases. When you do this, you are eligible for both a pre-existing condition waiver and cancel-for-any-reason coverage.

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First-Time Cruiser? Here Are 6 Key Questions to Ask.

Even for the seasoned traveler, a cruise is a different kind of travel experience. And, to make sure that the first cruise you choose is also a good fit for you, here are a few “proper prior planning” questions to ask that will, hopefully, guide you toward the right decisions.

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Catch of the Day: An Alaskan brown bear enjoys a salmon dinner at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park. (NPS)

5 Greatly Under-Appreciated U.S. National Parks

With so many spectacular destinations to choose from in America’s national park system, a few wonderful destinations are often overlooked in discussions and ultimately in vacation plans. What are some of these very under-appreciated parks—the places that, while not as well known, are well worth the journey?

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Travel Scams—Yes, They Can Happen to You

Surveys repeatedly confirm that we are usually safer in most popular destinations than we are in our own hometowns. But American tourists, unsure of themselves in foreign lands, remain prime targets for scammers, and it’s always good to keep an eye out for certain activities. Here are a few scams that—no matter where you travel […]

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