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Expert Travel Tips

The best way to have a smooth trip? Avoid common travel mistakes. Our expert travel tips will help you save on travel, know where to go (and what to avoid), pack like a pro, breeze through security, and maximize your destination time.

How Much to Tip Hotel Housekeeping

Hotel room with person making the bed in the background Travel Etiquette Jamie Moore

Airplane Etiquette Violations: 7 Ways to Make Enemies on a Plane

man airplane headache Travel Etiquette Caroline Morse Teel

The 10 Cities with the Worst Traffic in the U.S.

The 10 Cities with the Worst Traffic in the U.S. Cities Sarah Schlichter

Do You Have to Switch Seats If Someone Asks?

Do I Have to Switch Seats if Someone Asks? Travel Etiquette Caroline Morse Teel

The 9 Worst Decisions You Can Make on a Cruise

sail things to do in Aruba Booking Strategy Avital Andrews

Hate Turbulence? Here’s How to Know When It Could Strike

Hate Turbulence? Here’s How to Know When It Could Strike In-Flight Experience Carl Unger

5 Destinations with Sunscreen Bans, and What You Need to Know

sunscreen on boardwalk Sustainable Travel Shannon McMahon

Top 25 Ways to Save on Europe Travel

ways to save on europe travel Booking Strategy Independent Traveler

Airline Obesity Policies: Will You Be Forced to Buy an Extra Seat?

airline obesity policies In-Flight Experience Independent Traveler

10 (and a Half) Tips for Road Trips

road trip tips Road Trip Ed Hewitt

8 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Flying

eat before flying In-Flight Experience Caroline Morse Teel

10 Road Trip Essentials: How to Stay Safe, Sane, and on Track on the Road

road-trip-couple Road Trip Patricia Magaña

Hurricane Season 2019: 4 Things You Need to Know

Hurricane Booking Strategy Ed Perkins

What Happens If I Miss My Connecting Flight Through No Fault of My Own?

people walking through airport Airport Jessica Labrencis

The 18 Best Sites and Apps for Last-Minute Travel Deals

last minute trip Booking Strategy Sarah Schlichter