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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
Travel insurance can be a life-saver, or at least a trip-saver. But, extra time before a cruise is the best insurance. But beyond insurance, travelers can also help themselves by not cutting things too close for arrival before a cruise or a tour departs.read more
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.
The World Food Campionship is the largest culinary competition on the planet. The event brought together over 1500 chefs from 42 states and 13 countries preparing almost 6000 dishes in 10 categories hoping to share in over $350,000, the largest prize purse in the Food Sports industry.
I’m not expecting any Valentine’s Day gifts from the airlines. After taking a look at the world of airline and DOT customer service I’ve come up with 10 ways that airlines and DOT, which enforces airline regulations, are showing no love of their passengers.read more
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is holding its first full committee hearing today. Chairman Peter Defazio (D, OR) has already proposed a “solution” to funding airport improvement projects. He is asking airline passengers to foot the bill. For years, Travelers United has stood firmly against increased taxation of airline passengers.read more
From February 2014 through April 2018, the FAA collected more than six thousand reports of potentially unsafe drone use sightings, a large majority of which came from pilots. With U.S. UAS ownership surpassing one million registered drones, an increase in unsafe drone use can be expected.read more
When traveling in the 21st century, each of us has a responsibility to ourselves, our families, and the rest of the world, to travel responsibly and as sustainably as possible. To put it succinctly, I’ll use the words attributed to one of the most famous Native Americans, Chief Seattle, “Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.”read more
This region is spectacularly scenic and the drive looping around the western side of Lake Garda is one of Europe’s best and least visited itineraries. However, this region is packed with medieval sights and wonderful restaurants.read more
Less-visited National Parks filled with nature and adventure Everyone has heard of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, The Great Smokeys, Grand Canyon, and Acadia National Parks. But what are the under-the-radar national parks, where nature comes with a lower dose of...read more
Can secure clothes keep you safe when you’re traveling? The answer is a qualified yes. They can deter opportunistic thieves. They can make you feel safer as a traveler, giving you peace of mind that your passport, cash, credit cards, and other valuables are zipped in a secure compartment.
Travel insurance can be a life-saver, or at least a trip-saver. But, extra time before a cruise is the best insurance. But beyond insurance, travelers can also help themselves by not cutting things too close for arrival before a cruise or a tour departs.
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
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...read more
Don't forget these 9 tips when planning for better holiday travel With Thanksgiving later this week, we're entering the holiday travel season in the U.S. For many others across the globe, the countdown to Christmas holiday travel has begun. For frequent travelers and...read more
While I don’t always take the airlines’ side of things, I am somewhat sympathetic to the problem they have when passengers don’t show up. But these days, many of those no-shows are to my mind their own fault. The recent Lufthansa issue is a prime example. Here are the explanation and an overbooking solution.read more
Here’s what I’ve discovered about cleaning fees: While they can vary, the actual cost to the hotel or vacation rental owner is usually low. The difference can add up to a tidy profit, but you can also negotiate your way out of some cleaning fees.read more
More and more travelers on the nation’s highways are finding tolls on roads that have no system for manual toll collection — only electronic toll collection systems. Out-of-state traveler without a local FastPass, EZ-Pass, SunPass, or other local toll-collection passes should not be penalized.read more