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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.

California’s Best-Kept Secret Is This Beachside Wine Region

San Luis Obispo, California, coastline. Food & Drink Shannon McMahon

How to Book a Ski Vacation: A Definitive Guide to Ski Packages

How to Book a Ski Vacation: A Definitive Guide to Ski Packages Active Travel Zak Patten

7 Things You Should Never Do in the Caribbean

Swimming in the Caribbean. Beach Caroline Morse Teel

10 Germiest Places You Encounter While Traveling

10 Germiest Places You Encounter While Traveling Health & Wellness Caroline Morse Teel

How to Get Travel Insurance in Under 5 Minutes

woman on phone at airport. Booking Strategy Jamie Ditaranto

Flying with Back Pain? Here’s How to Help Alleviate It on Flights

woman stretching in airport Health & Wellness Ashley Rossi

The Best and Worst Days to Fly

airplane wing at sunrise. Booking Strategy Caroline Costello

Are These Flyers Abusing the Southwest Seating Policy?

Man on airplane wearing headphones - hero Travel Etiquette Caroline Morse Teel

First Class for Free: How to Get an Airline Upgrade

airline upgrade Airport Ed Hewitt

G Adventures Launches New National Geographic Family Journeys Trips

G Adventures National Geographic Family Journeys Vietnam Family Travel Caroline Morse Teel

The Busiest Summer Travel Destinations for 2019, According to AAA

The Busiest Summer Travel Destinations for 2019, According to AAA Booking Strategy Carl Unger

Renting a Car Under Age 25 Is Possible, But Pricey

Renting a Car Under Age 25 Road Trip Molly Feltner

10 Engrossing Audiobooks for Your Summer Road Trip

10 Engrossing Audiobooks for Your Summer Road Trip Arts & Culture Shannon McMahon

How Dirty Is Your Cruise Ship? The CDC Will Tell You

cruise ship at sea Health & Wellness Ashley Rossi

Cruise Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

cruise ship deck at night Booking Strategy Ed Perkins