What To Do: Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations

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Here are my go-to tips, websites and apps for all you need to know about weather delays and cancelations: 1. Research: I don’t leave home without knowing the weather where I am and where I’m going—including at layover airports. I use Weather.com and this handy traveler’s weather page I made that even includes the turbulence forecast. If […]

5 ways to get hot and chill down at The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona

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“Ummm, are those desert boars a part of our villa?” I half-heartedly joked with the transportation gentlemen as he pulled up to our Pueblo Villa at the The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona. Five allegedly friendly wild Havalinas were our official welcoming committee to the Sonoran Desert. I leaned back in the passenger […]

One Way to Make International Travel Smoother

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Great news for international travelers! My favorite rewards card Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard—formerly the Barclaycard Arrival(TM) World MasterCard® – Earn 2x on All Purchases—just got even better. It now comes with PIN capability, which is huge since pin capability makes traveling internationally so much easier. Most international automated ticket machines require credit/debit cards […]

8 Tips For Traveling During MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)

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The night before I boarded my British Airways flight to Europe I read a news story on MERS that really scared the crap out of me. MERS—an acronym for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome—is a virus that’s slowly gaining stamina and has infected more than 500 people since it was first identified in 2012. It’s now spread […]

Eight Ways to Make Summer 2014 Your Season to Travel

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I’m so sick of hearing my friends excuses for not having enough money to travel, and then seeing them get $5 coffee drinks every single day! I do the math in my head: $5 times 30 (days) equals $150 and $150 x 12 (months) is (okay, I need a calculator for this one) $1,800. Now why don’t […]

Booking Mileage Ticket Tricks to Europe

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I fly over 100,000 miles a year but I don’t play the mileage game (paying more and/or making a stop just to fly one particular airline) anymore since I learned that it’s not worth it, and that the airlines really don’t care about their “frequent fliers” unless they spend the big dollars on full fare […]

Travel Scams Mentioned on The Social TV Show

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I’m in Toronto right now, where yesterday I was a guest on The Social, which is Canada’s version of The View. It was fun—even though it was freezing out! Can you believe the temperature went from 72F to 18F (and snow) in about 36 hours? Yikes! Here’s a link to the segment, in which I […]

10 Things You Don’t Need to Pack

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You’ve probably read plenty of articles about what to pack before you take a trip but less often do professional travelers tell you what NOT to pack in your suitcase. Ready to pack smarter? Here are 10 things you don’t need to pack and should leave at home to make your suitcase lighter and more […]