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  • Speeding your Way Through Airport Security

    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…

  • How Airlines Handle Flight Delays or Cancellation

    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?

  • Smartphone Apps For a Better Vacation

    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 simpler and more enjoyable.

  • Traveling with your Parents

    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.

  • Safe Travel During Hurricane Season

    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.

  • Cheaper Alternatives to Hotels

    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.

  • Managing Medications While Traveling

    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.

  • Airplanes are Full of Harmful Germs (You Already Knew That)

    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.

  • International Laws You Should Know When Traveling

    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 aware of before you go.

  • How to avoid traveler's diarrhea

    Don’t Make the Bathroom Your Most Visited Vacation Spot

    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.

  • Guide to the Best Movies/TV shows to Watch on a Plane

    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 movies, as in books, is very personal. A must see for me could be a must miss for you. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to view while en route or returning from your vacation.

  • Keeping Your Passport Safe – at Home and Abroad

    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.

  • Don’t Ruin Your Vacation with Sunburn

    It’s fairly simple to protect yourself from sunburn, but there are some things you may not have considered when planning your time outdoors.

  • Woman's Guide to Packing Light.

    Woman’s Guide to Packing Light for a Trip

    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 few tips that might help.

  • Last Minute Passport Renewals

    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.

  • 5 of the World’s Best Free Travel Experiences

    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…

  • 4 Great Road Trips That Start at Major Airports

    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.

  • 7 Night Flight Strategies

    Here are some tips to help make “red eye” night flights more pleasant and, with some luck, get some restful sleep.

  • Futuristic Tech for Travel You Can Get Now

    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.

  • Best U.S. Airlines for Service: How 9 Carriers Compare

    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.