I don’t know which is worse – waiting in line to go through security at the airport or trying to get off the plane when you’re in the last row. When you’re in the back of the plane, there isn’t much you can do to speed things up. However, there are a few things you […]
What can you do when the airline cancels your flight because of equipment failure, or you miss your connection because the airline didn’t have staff for the flight?
Your smart phone can simplify your vacation. Need free wi-fi? Want to find place to eat or even track the migration of wildebeest across the Serengeti? Having problems translating menus and converting currency? There are apps for all of these things, and more. Here are just a few apps that can make your travels both […]
For most of us, as we age, the circles in which we can or will travel become smaller and smaller. Not only that, but health and mobility concerns, have to be addressed and managed. Here are some ways to make your vacation with your parent easier and stress free.
Even though it is unlikely, it only takes one hurricane to ruin your vacation. Here are a few steps you can follow before and during your vacation to lessen the potential impact of a hurricane.
Do you need more space, want to save money, be in a more home-like atmosphere? Consider staying in something other than a hotel or resort.
If you need to take specific medications with you while you’re traveling abroad, there are a number of precautions you need to take. Certain countries not only restrict some prescription drugs, but also a number of over the counter medications. With some simple planning, you should be able to manage your medications abroad.
This week, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers from Auburn University proved that dangerous bacteria can live for up to one week on the areas surrounding your airplane seat.
It’s easier to get into legal trouble or arrested while traveling abroad than you might think. Behavior that is normal and acceptable in the United States can land you in hot water when you’re traveling abroad. Be aware of local laws before you travel. Here are a few unusual foreign laws that you should be […]
20-50% of international travelers develop diarrhea. Most people recover in 1-2 days without treatment, but who wants to spend even one day of a vacation in a bathroom? Here’s some tips to prevent it from happening to you.
When you’re on a long (or even not so long) flight, watching a movie or television show can help pass the time, or, better yet, set the tone for your trip. There are a lot of lists of things you should or should not watch while flying on the internet. But a person’s taste in […]
One of the biggest problems that can happen to you when you’re traveling abroad is for your passport to be either lost or stolen. Getting a replacement can be difficult because you must go to a US embassy or consulate to get it. There are some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.
It’s fairly simple to protect yourself from sunburn, but there are some things you may not have considered when planning your time outdoors.
Packing for a vacation can be stress inducing enough to make you need to take a vacation. No packing rules work for everyone. If you’re willing to lug a lot of luggage your only concern is luggage weight and cost to check. If you’re like me, and travel with a luggage tightwad, here are a […]
In a perfect world, you either get or renew your passport well in advance of your trip. Unfortunately, the world is frequently imperfect. If you do forget to renew your passport all is not lost. Here’s how to get it renewed in the last minute.
Around the world, travelers can take advantage of wonderful experiences without paying a dime…or Euro…or Yen. Here are 5 that top our list…
Taking a road trip in another country—especially after you’ve just deplaned from a long flight—can be a restful and invigorating experience. Here are 4 ideas.
Here are some tips to help make “red eye” night flights more pleasant and, with some luck, get some restful sleep.
For more travelers, the future — at least in terms of tech devices they use on trips — is now. Read about new tech developments that are changing the travel experience.
How do major U.S. airlines compare in terms of service? Here are the results of a recent survey that ranks 9 carriers in 7 key categories.