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Helpful travel advice for your next trip Before something goes wrong on your next trip, consider taking a little expert technology advice from a guy who specializes in something-goes-wrong scenarios. That guy is Curt Richardson, who founded OtterBox, a manufacturer...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
Fees, of course, are at the center of all this. U.S. airlines began “unbundling” their fares around 2007, and fees have been steadily multiplying ever since. This has meant that passengers pay a bewildering array of new and higher fees for supposedly “ancillary” services that used to be considered the basic rights of a ticket holder, such as checking baggage, selecting seats, changing flight reservations, and even carrying on a small bag.
Culinary travel is a huge trend. About 22 million Americans will take a culinary-focused vacation in the next year, according to a recent AAA study. Three out of four travelers tell pollsters that food and dining are an important part of their travel experiences, and chances are you’re among them. I know I am.
Airlines sick passenger rules force many sick passengers (even with doctor notes) to fly and allow the spread of contagious diseases. We need some common sense.read more
A month after changing Basic Economy rules, AA continues to misinform website users purchasing tickets about whether they need to purchase an upgrade. DOT should take strong enforcement action.read more
When traveling in Europe, airline travelers have more rights than in the USA. Unfortunately, most Americans are not aware of the rights, or are too lazy to force the airlines to respect their rights.read more
The biggest bargains in Europe aren’t found by buying a Eurailpass — that is old news left over from the ’60s and ’70s. Today, the biggest savings come with European low-cost air travel. Here’s where to find these bargains.read more
Getting to each of these tastes of cheese may require some traveling or a wonderful cheese shop, more exceptional than any I have ever found. So, cheese lovers, use this infographic to learn about the top cheeses in various destinations. Make sure to search them out, when traveling.read more
Travelers often find ourselves needing a quiet or energizing (depending on your preference) place to sit down and get done some working on the road. You may travel for business, an unexpected urgent assignment may crop up while you’re on vacation, or you may be a freelancer or location-independent employee who enjoys being able to travel while keeping on top of deadlines. Fortunately for those who love to travel, the Internet and mobile technology make it possible to stay connected to the office from just about everywhere.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...
Helpful travel advice for your next trip Before something goes wrong on your next trip, consider taking a little expert technology advice from a guy who specializes in something-goes-wrong scenarios. That guy is Curt Richardson, who founded OtterBox, a manufacturer...
Before your summer road trip is the right time to check tires When heading on your summer road trip, don’t blow your summer vacation. And I mean that literally. Check your tires carefully. It looks like another big summer for driving. More than seven in 10 Americans are planning a road trip, according to the latest Hankook Gauge Index, a quarterly survey of American motorists.read more
The DOT inspector general (IG) had begun an audit of emergency airplane evacuations. After hearings before the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection (ACACP), scores of articles in the press, testimony before congressional committees, lawsuits demanding to see evacuation test results, visits with the DOT IG’s office, letters to the Secretary of Transportation, and national editorials the FAA and DOT are being investigated for compliance with their own airplane evacuation rules.read more
Here are ten major loss areas that travel insurance policies may or may not cover. Only 21 percent of travelers purchase travel insurance. An amazing 49 percent of travelers polled admitted to not being sure of what travel insurance covers, so it’s not surprising so few people purchase it, especially considering its added cost to a trip.read more
You will lose your phone with more than 29 million other phones that vanish each year. Only 50 percent of people back up the data on their devices and 28 percent of users said if they lost their gadget they would never be able to recover the data.read more
Zika virus risk is still prevelant in almost a hundred countries. Travelers should take precautions to prevent infection from mosquito bites and limit sex.read more
It can be expensive for families sitting together. That is wrong. Few travel issues are more contentious than having families sitting together on airplanes. Sure, nobody wants young children to sit by themselves, but that doesn't mean that travelers who have booked...read more