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12 Life-Saving Travel Hacks

Some travel tricks can make your trip better. Others will save you money. But these travel hacks can get you out of a true jam—or even save your life. The following life-saving travel hacks can help you avoid or escape many risks of the road. Display Vital Health Information on Your Phone Certain smartphone apps let you display essential health …

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When to Book a Cruise to Save the Most Money

A study by Cruisewatch, has found that booking the respective cruise destination at the right time can realistically save you up to 71% off your cruise. The site’s massive study examined 18,983 sailings by region with departures in 2017, and found a surprising trend: as the date of departure approaches, cruise prices fluctuate to a greater extent. Some regions even …

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Twelve Tips for Zooming Through Airport Security

Let’s assume you have already enrolled in TSA Precheck. You know the basics, like not getting in line behind a large family with young children and an infant in a stroller. What else should you do? Arrive early: You will need to find parking, unless you’ve taken Uber or a black car. Security lines can get long, especially during holiday …

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Your Passport: Not Expired, But Useless?

If you love to travel, a passport is one of the most important documents you’ll ever possess, as it allows you to visit almost any country in the world without a visa. But what if we told you that your passport could be not expired, but invalid nonetheless? We all know that if your passport is expired, there’s it can’t …

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Six Things Frequent Travelers Should Check by Dec 31

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, here are some tips to help you feel like you’re going into the holiday season with your house in order. 1 – Make sure you’ve used up all of your credit cards’ annual travel credits. Many premium travel cards, such as the Citi Prestige, American Express Platinum, and Chase Sapphire Reserve have …

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3 Habits Corporations Can Learn from Millennial Travelers

The millennial generation has recently become the largest demographic group on the planet. The gap is continuing to grow between Millennial, Gen X, and Boomer generations. It’s important for corporations to stay current on the interests of their largest employee base.  Corporate travel agencies are trying to keep up with the millenials, as they represent 25% of all US business travelers. In the past, luxury and comfort has been prioritized above all else while away from home. …

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Can You Find These 10 Carry-On Mistakes?

There’s a total of 10 errors in the way this carry-on bag has been packed. Test your packing prowess by finding as many mistakes as you can, in terms of both TSA rules and packing strategy. Then scroll down to see the answers. Wrapped Gift Air travelers should never pack wrapped gifts in their carry-on bag or their checked luggage. …

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Save $85 on Your TSA Pre✓ Membership

You’re probably already aware that TSA Pre✓ can save your VIP travelers time and trouble at the airport. But did you know there are numerous credit card companies and loyalty programs that cover the TSA Pre✓ application fee as a member benefit? Some provide a statement credit towards the application fee, while others allow members to use rewards points to pay for …

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A Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Planning business travel to Japan? If you spend much time with Japanese colleagues there may come a time when you are invited to an onsen, a traditional natural-spring bathhouse. While Switzerland has its “terme baden”, Hungary its “furdo”, and Iceland its “hotpots”, Japan is home to the omnipresent onsen, soothing hot spring baths scattered across the archipelago from Hokkaido to …

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Flyer’s Rights: A Primer

What recourse do you have when a flight is canceled or delayed, or the airline changes its schedule, or loses or delays a checked bag or bumps you from a flight? Even though the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and European regulators promulgate and enforce consumer protections, there are probably fewer rights than you think, and these vary depending on …