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Best way to Redeem Travel Miles and Points

POSTED February 28th 2020 BY Travel Writer
The question is; what is the best way to redeem travel miles you earn? You can earn miles by being loyal to an airline and receiving miles in an account or by using a credit card from an airline that also rewards you with miles from purchases you make with that card. You can also earn hotel points towards free stays at that hotel chain...
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Will Your ID be Valid for Your Next Flight?

POSTED February 10th 2020 BY Travel Writer
Update! Due to the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak, the Mandatory Deadline for Presenting a REAL ID-compliant license is now October 1st, 2021. How the Real ID ACT Will Affect How You Board a Plane Come October 1st, 2020 Will the TSA accept your driver’s license as ID? The Real ID Act is a piece of legislation that imposes much stricter measures on how people can obtain...
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What People Steal From Hotels

POSTED February 7th 2020 BY Travel Writer
What People Steal From Hotels Have you ever taken something from a hotel? How about the travel-sized shampoo or unused soap? Hotels expect that and even see it as advertising for the hotel you take home. However, what some people steal from hotels goes beyond that. Some hotel guests steal large and expensive items like towels and robes. No doubt you’ve found a card placed...
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Travel Health Is Your Travel Destination Safe?

POSTED January 30th 2020 BY Travel Writer
How You Can Track the Spread of Any Illness Around the World Concerned about where to travel or if where your plans are taking you are safe from a health perspective?  Now you have a couple of tools to help you learn about your destination with up to the minute advice. The following two websites show where the Coronavirus has spread and where there are...
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How Much Should You Tip-Guidelines for Hotels, Restaurants, and More

POSTED January 20th 2020 BY Beth Williams
How Much Should You Tip? Guidelines for Hotels, Restaurants, and Bars One question most travelers ask is how much should you tip?  Typically the one place you end up tipping most frequently is in your hotel. There is the bellstaff, housekeeping, the concierge and dining room personnel. If they provide a service, they typically should get a tip. How much you should tip for those...
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Airlines With the Most Legroom

POSTED November 8th 2019 BY Travel Writer
You want the best of both worlds from your airline, the most legroom you can get and the best economy airfare available. Both of these become increasingly important, particularly if you’re flying a long distance.  Most airlines offer various levels of seating and service on their aircraft, this is particularly true for longer flights. When booking your next flight be sure to understand the various...
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USPS Informed Delivery -Sign Up Before ID Thieves Do

POSTED May 10th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Do you get checks, tax documents, bank statements, credit cards, or legal documents in the mail? Sign up for USPS informed delivery on the USPS website. If you don’t, thieves could sign up first in your name and be informed before you are as to what is being delivered to you and whether it is worth stealing before you have a chance to get to...
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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

POSTED May 1st 2019 BY Beth Williams
Better Safe than Sorry – International Travelers Should Register with the Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) While many travelers may be aware that most countries abroad have a US embassy to contact in case of emergency, they may not be aware of a program run by the US State Department for travelers who travel outside of the United States.  The Smart Traveler...
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