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                                While airlines differ on types of charges (seat selection, carry-on luggage), there’s one thing airlines agree on — charging for regular ol’ checked baggage.

Flying without checked-bag fees

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                                While airlines differ on types of charges (seat selection, carry-on luggage), there’s one thing airlines agree on — charging for regular ol’ checked baggage.

Updated on  May 14, 2017 at 12:39 am
Airfare is expensive enough as it is, but the added fees make things worse. Read More
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                                Inspired by visits to the city’s priciest hotels, the posh public bathroom cost nearly $300,000 and comes complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.

Posh public bathroom pops up in Manhattan park

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                                Inspired by visits to the city’s priciest hotels, the posh public bathroom cost nearly $300,000 and comes complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.
In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tile, classical music and artwork. Read More
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                                April is National Poetry Month.

Celebrate National Poetry Month

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                                April is National Poetry Month.

Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 9:08 pm
In April, join the world’s largest literary celebration, National Poetry Month, in honoring the wonder of words. Here are five ideas to consider: Read More
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                                Travel discount sites can offer some pretty crazy deals. “Buy this six-night all-inclusive stay for $399 for the next 12 hours,” they’ll say, tempting you into a quick decision. What they won’t tell you is all the hoops you need to jump through to put this “deal” to use.

Beware dodgy deals, iffy prizes

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                                Travel discount sites can offer some pretty crazy deals. “Buy this six-night all-inclusive stay for $399 for the next 12 hours,” they’ll say, tempting you into a quick decision. What they won’t tell you is all the hoops you need to jump through to put this “deal” to use.

Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm
Just like any other component of business, the travel industry has its own share of scams. Read More
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                                Vacations are perfect in this day and age for grandparents raising their grandchildren or who are looking for a way to bond with kids attached to their tech devices. However, it takes some planning to make sure the trip is something you’ll all enjoy.

Taking trips with the grandkids

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                                Vacations are perfect in this day and age for grandparents raising their grandchildren or who are looking for a way to bond with kids attached to their tech devices. However, it takes some planning to make sure the trip is something you’ll all enjoy.

Updated on  April 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm
Traveling is all about making memories. Read More
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                                The slopes open early, making it easy to get in full days of wintry fun.

Enjoy frosty fun at Vermont resort

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                                The slopes open early, making it easy to get in full days of wintry fun.

Updated on  April 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm
Is your family’s idea of the perfect holiday gift several feet of fresh powder beneath their feet? Read More
 
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                                Planning your activities ahead of the trip through your travel agent can minimize unexpected in-destination expenses, says Mark Noennig, executive vice president at the Mark Travel Corp.

Ways to cut back expenses for your next trip

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                                Planning your activities ahead of the trip through your travel agent can minimize unexpected in-destination expenses, says Mark Noennig, executive vice president at the Mark Travel Corp.

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Traveling costs money, but there are ways that you can cut back on your expenses and leave more cash for your next trip. Read More
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                                The Earth Awaits website helps you get a picture of how much money it takes to live abroad. You can see a gallery of destinations, save favorites, view ratings and check a general cost breakdown.

Budgeting tips for living abroad

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                                The Earth Awaits website helps you get a picture of how much money it takes to live abroad. You can see a gallery of destinations, save favorites, view ratings and check a general cost breakdown.

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm
Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here’s help. Read More
 
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                                Universal Studios raised ticket prices a week after Disneyland raised its prices. Above, Main Street in Disneyland at Anaheim, Calif.

Universal parks in California and Florida raise ticket prices

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                                Universal Studios raised ticket prices a week after Disneyland raised its prices. Above, Main Street in Disneyland at Anaheim, Calif.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 11:54 pm
About a week after Disneyland raised its ticket prices, Universal Studios Hollywood hiked attendance prices an extra $5 per visitor. Read More

Disneyland’s Fastpass, on an app

Disneyland’s Fastpass ticketing system, which lets visitors avoid the long lines for crowded attractions by booking a ride time, has been a free feature since it was created in 1999. Read More

What’s in your suitcase?

More travelers may be asking this question in the near future if this newest wrinkle in the sharing economy catches on. Read More

Airport satisfaction up slightly

U.S. airports are bursting at the seams with travelers, and yet fliers are giving airports high satisfaction ratings. Read More

TSA PreCheck suffers setback

The Transportation Security Administration has set a goal of registering 25 million Americans for a security program that lets fliers use an expedited screening line at U.S. airports. Read More
Updated on  November 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm
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                                A visitor to the American Museum of Natural History viewed a display of a tobacco harvest in the exhibit “¡Cuba!” during an unveiling Tuesday in New York. The show of Cuban biodiversity, people and culture officially opens Monday.

Exhibit on Cuba celebrates country’s diverse culture

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                                A visitor to the American Museum of Natural History viewed a display of a tobacco harvest in the exhibit “¡Cuba!” during an unveiling Tuesday in New York. The show of Cuban biodiversity, people and culture officially opens Monday.
The American Museum of Natural History is presenting a bilingual exhibit that explores Cuba’s biodiversity and culture. Read More

Disney to end Electrical Parade

The Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World will soon come to an end. The last glowing procession down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom will be Oct. 9. Read More
Updated on  August 14, 2016 at 12:16 am

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