When I hear friends tell horror stories about travel, I find myself wondering why some good people seem to frequently have bad experiences when traveling. Perhaps it is because they have not yet learned how to be a good traveler?read more
From choosing a destination to booking flights to knowing what not to forget (visas, passports, immunizations, travel insurance, etc.), you’ll find all the travel planning tips you need right here. Our most recent posts are below.
Saving money is the ultimate prize for any traveler. Certainly transportation in most any country can be one of the largest expenses of travel, and Germany is no exception. That’s why it’s important to know a few never-fail, simple tips to save money on train travel...read more
If you are traveling to Europe, you need to know about the Schengen Agreement. U.S. citizens may still (at the time of this writing, see below) enter Schengen countries without the need for a special visa for short-term tourism, business or if in transit to non-Schengen countries. But…read more
Because we do fly a lot, and talk with so many other passengers and frequent travelers, we think it is worth pointing out there is another side to the story: Despite the avalanche of news regarding despicable behavior by some airline employees and by some passengers, there are always two sides. We would like to humbly point out that airline acts of kindness can and do happen, on an almost daily yet too often unreported manner.read more
by Ken Lee
Travel surprises can be fun unless it means forgotten passports or gear. Use our essential travel planning checklist to be sure travel surprises are good ones.read more
How do you go about choosing the best flight for your next trip? Allegiance to an airline simply on the grounds of earning status is losing its luster. Prices are going up, benefits are getting harder to earn, miles are becoming harder to redeem, and even once revered higher status may get you little more than advance boarding and a free checked bag these days. Forget airline loyalty.read more
Traveling takes planning and time. But it also takes flexibility, patience and an ability to adapt on the move. Here is our list of essential travel apps we use to keep travel stress to a bare minimum, and up the ante on travel fun and adventure. Keep travel stress down.read more
Consult our traveler’s worldwide travel plug and voltage guide before you travel to ensure you are prepared to plug in and stay connected.read more
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