Top 10 travel mistakes and how to avoid them

Top 10 travel mistakes and how to avoid them

Every traveler makes mistakes. Excellent travelers learn from their errors. 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...
These 9 tips make Amtrak long-distance travel better

These 9 tips make Amtrak long-distance travel better

Preparing for scenic Amtrak long-distance routes In the northern tier of the U.S., fall foliage is nearing or at its peak of seasonal colors from New England, across the Rockies to Washington. This is a great time to take a ride on a scenic Amtrak long-distance travel...

When a cruise ship upgrade isn't an upgrade

Check any cruise ship upgrade carefully. It may be what you really want. Recently, during lunch with a friend, he received a call from his travel agent telling him his cruise line was offering him the opportunity to buy a heavily discounted cabin upgrade to a...

8 factors to help decide how early to get to the airport

“Get to the airport early.” How early? A friend asked me tonight how early should you get to the airport for Thanksgiving weekend? The short answer? Probably earlier than you think. Here are eight factors that should go into the decision. While the answer...