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How to Fly Through the Airport Security Line

How to Fly Through the Airport Security Line
Get through airport security as quickly as possible by using checkpoint-friendly laptop bags, understanding the carry-on rules, and joining TSA PreCheck. Getting stuck in an endless airport security line may feel like a frustrating situation. While travelers are generally at the mercy of the...

Avoid Extra Charges! Common Airline Baggage Fees and Luggage Size Restrictions

Avoid Extra Charges! Common Airline Baggage Fees and Luggage Size Restrictions
What’s the key to beating the airlines’ fees for checked bags and oversized luggage? By understanding how airline policies differ and making savvy ticket purchases. Here’s how. Our new infographic describes some best practices for traveling with only a piece of carry-on luggage . But how large can...

TSA Carry On Rules: What Can You Pack in Your Travel Bag?

TSA Carry On Rules: What Can You Pack in Your Travel Bag?
Save yourself a lot of time and hassle at the airport by knowing exactly what you can pack inside your carry-on. These days, savvy travelers often head to the airport with nothing more than a carry-on bag. Not checking luggage saves time and money—and it’s easier than ever to travel without checked...

Caribbean Without Crowds: Visit these Quiet, Beautiful Beaches

Caribbean Without Crowds: Visit these Quiet, Beautiful Beaches
There are still some Caribbean beaches where you can relax in relative solitude. Check out these quiet beaches before everyone else finds out about them! With its soft sand and beautiful scenery, the Caribbean is one of the most popular destinations in the world for beach vacations. But despite the...

Travel Safety: What To Do if You Get Robbed on the Road

Travel Safety: What To Do if You Get Robbed on the Road
It may sound like a travelers worst nightmare, but you can minimize the impact of getting mugged or robbed on the road with these four smart strategies. Getting robbed while traveling sounds like every tourist’s worst nightmare, but you can minimize the damage to your property—and your good time—by...

5 Coolest New Winter Sports to Try

5 Coolest New Winter Sports to Try
Skiing and snowboarding? Been there, done that. Mix things up by trying out one of these retro-cool—or newly popular—cold weather pursuits. Snowboarding and skiing remain two of the most popular cold-weather sports, but they’re not the only ways to raise your heart rate as the mercury plunges...

What to Do if You Get Sick While Traveling

What to Do if You Get Sick While Traveling
Falling ill on vacation can be a real bummer, but it doesn’t have to ruin your entire trip. Get back on your feet fast with these four recovery tips. You’ve been planning your vacation for months and took all the necessary precautions to stay healthy while traveling, but you still got sick. Now...

Surviving Holiday Travel: Getting Home for Thanksgiving

Surviving Holiday Travel: Getting Home for Thanksgiving
Heading out of town for your family’s annual turkey fest? Don’t stress! Find out how you can deal with (or avoid) super-crowded airports, gridlocked highways, and other Thanksgiving travel annoyances. Millions of Americans take advantage of the extra days off during Thanksgiving week to visit their...

Beyond Oktoberfest: Coolest Fall Festivals from Around the World

Beyond Oktoberfest: Coolest Fall Festivals from Around the World
Whether you’re seeking music, culture, beer, or food, we’ve got you covered with our rundown of autumn’s best events. Any list of the coolest autumn festivals has to start with Oktoberfest. But even if you can’t make it to Germany for the renowned beer-slugging event, there are dozens of other cool...

Road Trip: The Weirdest American Landmarks

Road Trip: The Weirdest American Landmarks
America has no shortage of strange roadside attractions. These six are the wackiest we’ve ever seen. You won’t believe your eyes! As you drive across the U.S., you’re likely to pass some strange landmarks. If you’re into weird stuff, then you’re going to love this roundup of the top six roadside...

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