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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.

10 Urban Legends About Flying That Aren’t True

10 Urban Legends About Flying That Aren’t True Oddities Caroline Morse Teel

8 Secrets of Ultralight Packing

ultralight packing Packing Christine Sarkis

10 Foreign Places That Accept U.S. Currency

Where to Use Dollars Money Dara Continenza

10 Tips for Packing a Perfect Beach Bag

10 Tips for Packing a Perfect Beach Bag Beach Caroline Costello

How to Pack for a Summer Road Trip

Packing for Road Trips Road Trip Julianne Lowell

In-Flight Exercises That Aren’t Totally Embarrassing

In-Flight Exercises In-Flight Experience Christine Sarkis

10 Travel Tips We Never Follow

girl in a denim jacket and waist bag walks through the city along the road Adventure Travel Caroline Morse Teel

10 Secret Beaches in Florida

10 Secret Beaches in Florida Beach Annette Thompson

Europe with Just a Carry-on Bag and No Purse

Europe with No Purse Packing Caroline Morse Teel

6 Airport Security Rules the TSA Sometimes Ignores

Rules the TSA Forgets Airport Caroline Morse Teel

10 Safety Tips for Fearless Solo Female Travelers

solo female traveler Solo Travel Patricia Magaña

7 Blunders That Will Make You Miss Your Flight

How Not to Miss Flight Airport Caroline Costello

Tips for Avoiding Seasickness

cruise rip-offs Health & Wellness Christine Sarkis

When to Book, Fly, and More: Tips for Perfect Travel Timing

Travel-Timing Tips Booking Strategy Christine Sarkis

8 Best Small Airlines in North America

Best Small Airlines In-Flight Experience Ed Perkins