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Ten reasons why it is better to drive than fly

I did not realize how topical this story would become when I started it. The strange treatment of passengers has been a dream for comedians but a nightmare for the airlines. Who would have thought they’d see a doctor dragged… (more)

Traveling with Toddlers:Essentials every parent should pack

To say that traveling with children under school age is a challenge might be the understatement of the year. However, traveling with toddlers can also be some of the most rewarding, heartwarming travel you’ll ever experience. To see the world… (more)

Is Haute Worth the Hype?

The Monnaie de Paris is what it sounds like — the Paris Mint. These days, the manufacture of Euros and circulating coins takes place off site, but the iconic building will soon host exhibitions including artisan workshops revealing the secrets… (more)

Insider’s California Getaway: Lake Arrowhead

The final leg of the journey from Los Angeles to Lake Arrowhead should be, as the cliché would have it, a walk in the park:  Once off the sea level freeways and interstates (a little over an hour), there’s… (more)

Tanning: Fake Bake is a Safe Alternative

All you have to do is checkout the Skin Cancer Foundation website to realize just how dangerous tanning beds and overexposure to sunlight can be. The facts: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United… (more)

“The Anxious Traveler” – Guidebook to Successful Travel

Part autobiography and self-help; part workbook, Rita Anya Nara’s The Anxious Traveler: How to Overcome Your Fear to Travel the World, covers all the bases whether you have anxiety issues or not. Everyone — even the most experienced travelers —… (more)

Naughty or Nice Valentines

Naked and Naughty Valentine’s Fantasies Naked RebelNew wine brand. Naked Rebel Winery began where the winemakers started bootlegging their wine in the dorms of Cal Poly. Now they are barely legal and making a pretty solid Oakville Cab/Syrah… (more)

Know Your Sign/Follow Your Destiny

What’s your sign? That may be easy for you to answer, but do you know what your Chinese Zodiac sign is? Chinese New Year celebrations begin Feb. 10th, welcoming in the Year of the Snake running until Jan. 30,… (more)

An App for Stress

“Some of you might recall the fun poked at vacation hassles by Chevy Chase in the National Lampoon’s ‘Vacation’ movies. Some of those dark jokes have a way of becoming reality on trips gone wrong.” A master hypnotist has created… (more)

Get Your Groove On — Mardi Gras Style

What better way to add some color and fun to the gray, gloomy days of winter than to join in Mardi Gras or Carnival festivities? This year Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday) falls on February 12th with many… (more)

What Not to Wear on a Plane

While you’re sitting for hours in a metal tube flying 35,000 feet in the air, comfort trumps style. Wear an outfit that keeps you cozy and relaxed, and you’ll likely appear more chic than the traveler struggling with heavy bags… (more)

Merrier Travels this Holiday Season

Top 10 Holiday Season Travel Mistakes and Ways to Keep Them from “Scrooging” Up Your Trip It’s that time again when excitement and anticipation are paired with the stress and hassles of traveling to be with family and friends. Airports… (more)

Six Holiday Shopping Tips from Loyalty Program Experts

Hidden Tricks for Using Points and Miles to Stretch Your Gift-giving Budget  Tapping your loyalty accounts for holiday purchases is like finding extra money under the sofa cushions at Christmastime — but consumers need to know the hidden tricks… (more)

BritRail offers 1st Class Service at Coach Prices

I have traveled to England and Wales many times and, without fail, I always use a BritRail Flexi Pass. From Gatwick Airport to Suffolk, Hartlepool to Birmingham or London to Bath, all you have to do is show your pass… (more)

Forever frequent flyer miles on American Airlines will expire

The only Advantage might be that  you get a bonus  American’s frequent flyer miles earned before July 1, 1989, were never supposed to expire. They’ve even set aside the old award chart—frozen in time—for folks with miles that… (more)