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Need to Know: Delayed or Canceled Flights

Need to Know: Delayed or Canceled Flights

For frequent flyers, it’s not unusual to experience flight delays or cancellations AND the frustrations that come with them. For instance, you have a tight turnaround time for a connecting flight through Dallas, but your originating flight is significantly delayed or...

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Flying with Pets in Cargo

Flying with Pets in Cargo

The numbers of people who are flying with their pets are on the rise. According to Travel Weekly in 2017, London’s Heathrow airport handled 16,000 dogs and cats, 400 horses, 200,000 reptiles, 2,000 birds and 28 million fish! A few months ago, we offered tips on flying...

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The Travel Working Digital Nomad

The Travel Working Digital Nomad

Whatever you call it: workcation, extended bleisure travel, flex work, remote working, digital nomad, work-life balance or a phrase I might have just invented “travel working’ - it’s a growing phenomenon among both millennials and baby boomers who want to work and...

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8 Steps for Finding Best Vacation Packages

8 Steps for Finding Best Vacation Packages

I notice a lot of articles offering advice on how to find the best flight, car rental, and hotel, but information for finding the best vacation package appears less often. With summer almost over, the time to search out winter vacations is fast approaching. If you...

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Luggage: Lost and Found

Luggage: Lost and Found

Lost luggage is one of the most common fears when traveling. It’s the reason we overstuff a carry-on bag, why we’re afraid to check that carry-on bag and why we hand-carry electronics and important items onboard planes. According to SITA, 5.57 bags per 1000 passengers...

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How to Spot Fake Travel Reviews

How to Spot Fake Travel Reviews

Online reviews have been around a long time. We look for online reviews for everything from new sneakers to new mattresses to new electronics to cars. And travel is no exception. It’s a rare traveler who doesn’t check online reviews for hotel, resort, restaurant and...

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Hotel Price Matching: Hotels vs online aggregators

Hotel Price Matching: Hotels vs online aggregators

Which search sites have the best pricing on the hotel you want to book?  Is it Trivago, Expedia, Booking.com or another online aggregator or is it the hotel itself? What about the ‘best price guarantees’ hotel chains offer? How do they stack up? And if they are the...

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Giving up your seat for a flight voucher? Ask these questions

Giving up your seat for a flight voucher? Ask these questions

As hotels are known to do, airlines also overbook their space to compensate for people who don’t show up for their reservation. Sometimes though, it ends up that everyone who booked the flight arrives. That’s when carriers find a way to entice one or more people to...

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7 Ways to Find Best Hotel Deals

7 Ways to Find Best Hotel Deals

A few 2018 updates: #4 below, Sign up for Price or Sale Alerts:  Google has added a price tracking feature for flight and hotel searches.  And, for additional alerts, browse our blog, 6 Travel Alerts Worth Setting.  For #5 below, Stay at Newly Opened Hotels: Here are...

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