Most of you have already made your travel plans for the holidays. This year promises to be one of the busiest travel seasons in the last six years according to a report from AAA: Planes will also be fuller than last Christmas. The group’s chief economist John Heimlich expects 86 percent of seats to be […]
Do you use Gmail? If so, you have a Google Plus account as well, and that means you get another chance to enter our “Conquer the World” sweepstakes and a chance to win $5,000 in cash or one of 50 “ultimate travel” bags. And as a Google Plus follower we will share some exclusive tips […]
The more active we are on Facebook and Twitter, the more we find that our followers like what we have to share about your favorite travel destinations. We decided that we wanted to do something special for our Google Plus fans. We have set up an exclusive information page for Google Plus fans where we […]
We are frequently asked about insurance for luggage and things you take on your trip. Trip insurance does protect your luggage, assuming you aren’t carrying the crown jewels, but the first step in protecting your luggage when you travel is knowing how to pack. We have blogged about traveling light in the past, and I […]
We have expanded our latest Conquer the World sweepstakes. Between now and November 30, you can enter for a chance to win a $5,000 on either Facebook or Google Plus with a simple “like” and sharing something about your dream destination. Even if you don’t win the grand prize, there are still 50 chances to […]
When you are traveling in foreign places, you never know what might happen. Take the recent case reported by CNN of two young women backpacking in Vietnam who died under mysterious circumstances. The authorities are still tracing the cause of their death, but the symptoms seem to point to poisoning. However, the source of the […]
Have you ever been ripped off when you were on the road? It’s more common than you think. Even the friendliest destinations have their share of thieves and pickpockets, and in some Eastern, and Central and South American countries, stealing from the tourists is a way of making a living. In Quito, Ecuador for example, […]
Even when you are traveling in Business Class, you never know when someone may covet your iPad, Nook, or Kindle.
Being too large, whether it’s too wide or too tall, for the aircraft is a growing problem that will need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Travel security starts when you leave home. Use common sense and simple precautions starting with airport security.
Like it or not, obesity has become an issue in American society and overweight passengers create real problems when traveling. It’s more of a safety issue than anything else.
Generally, misplaced bags are part of travel, but simple precautions can be taken to keep your suitcase out of the land of lost baggage.
There are new strategies to address the challenges of traveling light, in spite of new airline restrictions. You have to consider what you really need when you travel, and what compromises you are willing to make about what goes with you.
Hotels are being pressured to cut corners, and that means that even in the best hotels, the service staff is being forced to take time to fold the toilet paper and replenish the minibar, but they have less time to actually clean the room. Be proactive, and be prepared. A few simple sanitation precautions can […]
Tipping is one of those things that is misunderstood at home and abroad. There recently was an article in the San Francisco Chronicle not long ago complaining that San Franciscans are among the nation’s worst tippers. But then, San Francisco is the only city with a restaurant tax to fund the city’s health insurance program, […]
No matter how good the service, you still need to be ready to take charge of your own safety in case of an emergency. Here’s some common sense reminders about travel safety.
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How can you navigate airport security more easily? Know the rules of the road and use some common sense. Remember not only do you go through security, but your checked luggage does, as well. Prepare before you arrive at the airport so that you move more quickly and efficiently through the security process. Following are […]
There are quite a few great travel applications available for the iPhone. Here are a few that will keep your flights comfortable and keep you better informed about your flight status. AirportStatusFree – Stay abreast of the latest flight delays in US airports. If you know you are traveling through a hub like Chicago, or […]