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Allow extra time. If you’re already booked for this year it might be too late, but in general, you really want to book a flight with more than usual connecting time. It’s not just winter weather that can cause problems, but around the holidays since flights are particularly full, the “next available flight” may be a long time day, possibly even the next day.read more
In recent weeks, I've written about the massive Marriott data breach in which the accounts of 500 million of its guests were compromised. I've written about what actions affected guests should take and about how and why the U.S. should create a comprehensive...read more
Passengers are “worth” different amounts of money in different countries. The value of life varies. The line-up of the value of life is not what many would expect, though a US life does register higher in value than other countries.
Personal history and rural tradition that find a voice in these quilt blocks bring to life customs, folklore and artistic expression reminiscent of the whole Valley.
Consumer groups: DOT’s aviation consumer protection advisory committee tilted in favor of industry Washington, DC—America’s leading consumer and passenger rights organizations today expressed deep concern at the lack of appropriate balance in the new membership of the...read more
With facial recognition being tested at more and more airports and being rolled out across the nation, the basics need to be accurate and understood by all American citizens.read more
Sec. Chao strips Consumer Protection Advisory Committee of all aviation consumer experts. If you were around in 1975, you may remember that New York City was in dire financial straits. The Ford administration rejected the city's bailout request, reported by the New...read more
America’s scenic trips are unlike any other drive you’ll take. And that’s especially true if you’re doing it with your family. Don’t take the planning lightly. Both you and your family will get more from the trip with these steps.read more
When it comes to vacation trouble, the worst is the kind that you don’t see coming. I’m talking about insects, rodents, and other creepy-crawlies that decide to join you on your getaway. Add kids to that mix and you have the soundtrack for a horror movie.read more
There is more to Cozumel that partying. Discover Mayan ruins and sleepy Caribbean beaches.read more
Even with security layers, TSA banned items get through airport security. Did you hear about the guy who tried to spirit a .40 caliber rifle past Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents in Baltimore? He blamed his mother for packing the weapon in his...
Allow extra time. If you’re already booked for this year it might be too late, but in general, you really want to book a flight with more than usual connecting time. It’s not just winter weather that can cause problems, but around the holidays since flights are particularly full, the “next available flight” may be a long time day, possibly even the next day.
Over the years, I’ve been collecting a list of the travel mistakes I’ve made and ways to avoid them, when planning for a trip and while traveling. I’ve also saved a list of the advice that readers have taken the time to send me over the years. I’m very grateful for that advice.read more
Do travelers smuggle guns by TSA? A new survey that puts the issue into troubling perspective. The research found that a shocking 88% of passengers smuggled prohibited items onto domestic flights. Among the most popular items: marijuana, alcohol and unauthorized weapons like the .40 caliber rifle Mom packed.read more
Rental car hacks to get a better deal There are many choices that car renters must make for their road trips. There are also hidden issues car renters should consider to ensure they have a cost-effective journey in their rental cars. I've got 16 rental car hacks for...read more
You won’t find this holiday travel advice anywhere else. It includes tips on how to behave, how to book, what to pack and how to travel. Be nice to everyone. You trip will go a lot smoother and take plenty of patience.read more
This story about problematic airline delays shows how important it is to look for alternative flights in case your flight doesn’t take off at all.read more
A data-protection plan is needed by all consumers, including travelers. If a data breach occurs, the public needs to know about it sooner than later, because in the end, consumers are their own first line of defense against hackers.read more