Travel Tips

2014 Travel Predictions? Here are 14 + 4

What’s ahead for travelers in 2014? Quite a bit, according to almost everyone we talk to. Here are 14 predictions from Wendy Perrin of Conde Nast Traveler and 4 more of our own. Enjoy!

Need a Visa? Most Countries Require One.

When traveling outside the U.S., it pays to investigate visa requirements for the countries you are planning to visit, sometimes well in advance of your trip. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Traveling with a Laptop or Tablet—8 Tips

Where in the world do people take their laptops and tablets these days? The answer is “just about everywhere.” But, even if they are portable, these devices are not indestructible. Here are 8 tips to assure that they don’t become casualties of travel.

Budget Airlines: Pros, Cons, and Tips

Budget airlines: they’re becoming more and more popular. Here are some thoughts on what’s good about them, what’s not, and what to consider when flying on them.

Ranking Cruise Lines for 2014

What are the best cruise lines for categories such as romance, luxury, and value? After evaluating 15 different lines, here is what one major publication found.

Travel Research Tips

Starting your research in preparation for a big trip? Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.

6 Smartphone Travel Apps

Of all the smartphone travel apps out there, here are 6 many veteran travelers consider their “go-to” tools.

Calling the U.S. Free from Overseas

With the proliferation of wifi around the world, calling the U.S. while abroad can be easy and — to many travelers’ great delight — free. Here’s how you can do it.

Best Airlines for Food

We’ve all heard the jokes about airline food, but some airlines take great pride in bringing “gourmet goodness” to the flying experience. Here are some examples.

Etiquette When Flying

With so many people in such confined spaces on airliners these days, good etiquette is a critical ingredient of a positive flying experience. Here are a few things to consider when flying.

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Strange Cultures

Part of what makes the human race such a fascinating species is our amazing diversity. In fact, each of us sees the world in different ways and, of course, in terms of our own cultural traditions. What might seem strange…

Tips for Better Bargaining When Overseas

When traveling to Southern Europe, the Middle East, or one of the many other places where bargaining is the norm and haggling is considered a high art, here are some tips to sharpen your skills.

Finding the Best Coach Seats for Air Travel

If seating comfort is important to you — especially at a time when coach seats on many flights are shrinking in size — check out several independent online sites created to address issues related to airline seat quality.

Choosing a Tour Company

If you’re considering a tour, what are some things to think about when choosing a tour company? Here are 6 tips the experts have shared with us.

Cut Airline Costs: 5 Novel Ideas

The cost of flying is going up, it sometimes seems, as quickly as an airliner at takeoff. If you’d like to trim some of these extra costs a bit, here are some novel strategies several travel experts recommend.

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Tips to Minimize Jet Lag

While jet lag is unavoidable, there are several things you can do to minimize its negative effects. Here are a few ideas of things to do before you fly, during your flight, and after you arrive at your destination.

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