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Travel Tip of the Day: The “Call from the Front Desk” Scam

The "Call from the Front Desk" Scam Yesterday, I wrote about the “Let’s have a drink” scam. Well, here’s another one … Read More

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What To Do: Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations

Here are my go-to tips, websites and apps for all you need to know about weather delays and cancelations: 1. … Read More

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Travel Tip of the Week: Beware the “Let’s Have a Drink” Scam

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Beware the "Let's Have a Drink" Scam I’ve been scammed before in Budapest and there’s a good chance I'll be scammed again since I travel so much. But my colleague Tom Brosnahan, in his travel guide from Turkey, just alerted me to the "Let's have a drink" … Read More

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 23, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: The Official Flight Manifest For MH17 Malaysia Airlines offers refunds until Thursday Netherlands opens war crimes investigation into airliner downing Michael Bloomberg flys to Israel on EL AL to protest FAA … Read More

Travel Contests: Week of July 23, 2014

Granite Gear

This week’s contests include: Win a Cross-Trek 22” Wheeled Carry-On Duffel from Granite Gear! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a week-long vacation for two in Tuscany Win a trip to The Galapagos Islands Win a free Iceland vacation Win a trip for two to … Read More

Glacier tennis and chocolate in Roger Federer’s Switzerland

Good lord, this is a real view

Last week, I went to Switzerland. Why? The world's tallest chocolate shop by elevation—Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven—was opened with great pageantry at Jungfraujoch, the "Top of Europe." Why else? As part of that pageantry, Lindt ambassador and pride of … Read More

Earn 40,000 Points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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If you ask any savvy frequent traveler to list his or her top three travel credit cards, chances are good that the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card will be on that list. Chances are very good, actually. Different travelers have different lists, and have … Read More

Travel Product of the Week: LyveHome

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Here’s an interesting new product for travelers who love to take photos (ahem, me and everyone I know). LyveHome is a sleek wireless device that could be the ultimate resource for travelers as it “collects, protects, manages and rediscovers all photos and … Read More

Travel Video of the Week: The Dirty Truth: Airline Travel

Dirty Truth

Before you watch this video, let me say that I’m not trying to make you paranoid. I’m just trying to keep you and your family healthy, and that’s why I’m featuring it as our Travel Video of the Week. TODAY’s correspondent Jeff Rossen and his national … Read More

Travel Website of the Week: StatusMatcher

StatusMatcher

StatusMatcher has been around since 2007 but I was only just turned onto it by my buddy ThePointsGuy. The concept is simple: maximizing the use of loyalty programs. Through experimentation the founder realized that status levels, and the valuable benefits they … Read More