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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.

The Essential Carry-On Bag Packing List

The Essential Carry-On Bag Packing List Packing Christine Sarkis

Weirdest Things Found in an Airplane Seatback Pocket

Weirdest Things Found in an Airplane Seatback Pocket Airport Kate H. Knapp

Hidden Florida: The 10 Best-Kept Secrets

Orlando, Florida Adventure Travel Sarah Pascarella

SmarterTravel Editors’ Travel Bucket Lists

SmarterTravel Editors’ Travel Bucket Lists Adventure Travel Kate H. Knapp

Airfare Q&A: How can I cancel or reschedule my flight without penalty?

Airfare Q&A: How can I cancel or reschedule my flight without penalty? Booking Strategy Jessica Labrencis

How to transfer miles between frequent flyer accounts

How to transfer miles between frequent flyer accounts Miles & Points Erica Silverstein

What Do Hotel Star Ratings Really Mean?

fancy hotel entrance Booking Strategy Sarah Pascarella

Minimum Connection Times for International Flights

Minimum Connection Times for International Flights Booking Strategy Jessica Labrencis

Five Ways to Celebrate Your Independence in Style

Small Town Fourth Adventure Travel Kate H. Knapp

The top women-only vacations for adventurous gals of all ages

The top women-only vacations for adventurous gals of all ages Women's Travel Molly Feltner

Wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma on a budget

Wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma on a budget Budget Travel

10 Trips for Under $1,000

trips for under $1,000 Booking Strategy Kate Sitarz

Hiking the Pennine Way, An Epic Walk on the Wild Side of England

The dramatic landscape of High Cup Nick, Cumbria, England Adventure Travel Josh Roberts

Unraveling Southwest’s Mysterious Scheduling Process

Unraveling Southwest’s Mysterious Scheduling Process Booking Strategy Molly Feltner

Hiking to Havasu Falls, the Grand Canyon’s Hidden Jewel

Hiking to Havasu Falls Adventure Travel Josh Roberts