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Washington moves to ban citizens’ travel to N. Korea

The U.S. State Department urges Americans to avoid traveling to more than three dozen nations, including such troubled locales as Libya, Cameroon and Venezuela. Read More

Use ‘airfare alerts’ to save cash

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 9:24 am
Search on the web for “best time to book airfare” for the lowest price and you’ll find many conflicting answers. Read More

Tips for keeping road trips fun

Updated on  June 10, 2017 at 10:57 pm
You’ve packed your bags and loaded your family and gear into the car. Now you’re off. Read More

Flying without checked-bag fees

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

Posh public bathroom pops up in Manhattan park

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

Celebrate 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

Beware dodgy deals, iffy prizes

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

Taking trips with the grandkids

Updated on  April 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm
Traveling is all about making memories. Read More

Enjoy frosty fun at Vermont resort

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

Ways to cut back expenses for your next trip

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

Budgeting tips for living abroad

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

Universal parks in California and Florida raise ticket prices

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