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Our team covers anything in the travel industry that may affect your trip (for better or worse), including new travel tools, changing fees, updated passenger rights, and more. Check out what’s happening now so you can avoid any surprises before you leave.

Travel in the Time of COVID-19—What You Need to Know

coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 in airports. Quarantine and protective measures to stop the spread of the virus around the world. Health & Wellness Ed Perkins

Travelers Are Owed Swift Refunds for Canceled Flights, Department of Transportation Warns Airlines

planes parked at airport in a row. Airplane tail fins from Norwegian, Eurowings, Easyjet on the tarmac Passenger Rights Ed Perkins

How Hotels and Airlines Are Helping During the Pandemic

hotel front desk. Health & Wellness Ed Perkins

9 Most Stylish Laptop Bags for Travel

Stylish Laptop Bags T20 HERO Packing Shannon McMahon

What ‘Force Majeure’ Means, and Why You Need to Know

What ‘Force Majeure’ Means, and Why You Need to Know Passenger Rights Ed Perkins

5 UV-Light Sanitizing Products That Are Less Likely to Be Sold Out

5 UV-Light Sanitizing Products That Are Less Likely to Be Sold Out Health & Wellness Shannon McMahon

The 11 Best Grocery Delivery and Alcohol Delivery Services

grocery being delivered to woman. Food & Drink Caroline Morse Teel

8 Hard-to-Plan Dream Trips to Research at Home While You Have the Time

ecuador galapagos islands seal. Adventure Travel Shannon McMahon

Why TSA Is Accepting Expired Licenses

People going through TSA security screening a busy international airport. Passenger Rights Ed Perkins

Everything Travelers Need to Know About the REAL ID Act

drivers license passport and boarding documents Airport The Editors

REAL ID Documents Can Be Submitted Online

REAL ID Documents Can Be Submitted Online Security Carl Unger

Where to Donate Some of Your Travel Budget to Help Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic

two pieces of luggage by window Health & Wellness Johnny Jet

Global Entry Enrollment and Renewal Halts Indefinitely

woman at global entry kiosk in Boston airport. Booking Strategy Ed Perkins

A Message from the SmarterTravel Team on COVID-19

map planning camera coffee travel Health & Wellness The Editors

Some National Parks Are Free Right Now—But Should You Visit?

Moab, Utah USA - October 19, 2019: Tourists enjoying the natural beauty of the Double Arch in Arches National Park. Active Travel Caroline Morse Teel