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13 Things Airlines Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Flier Should Know)

From how to get the best seats to disgusting airplane habits to avoid, get these insider secrets to a safer, cheaper flight.

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7 Secrets to Avoid Flying on a Crowded Plane

Avoiding the dreaded middle seat carries even more importance in this age of social distancing. Here's how to make sure...


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How I Visited 20 Countries in One Year for $250 a Week

Country-hopping doesn't have to bring you to the brink of broke. You just have to know how to do it.


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Can You Trust Those “Book Now, Fly Later” Promotions?

Months of staring at the same four walls is a powerful motivator to book one of the rock bottom airfares...


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How to Avoid Germs on Fully Booked Flights

For the anxious traveler, here are expert tips on how to be safe during your flight.

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11 Rules the CDC Wants You to Follow Before Traveling Again

Sure, we're all itching to get out of the house and go someplace new. But the question is: how to...


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Here’s What to Do with Travel Points That Are About to Expire

No summer travel plans? Not to worry. Here's how to maximize (or at least not waste) any travel reward points...

14 Beautiful Animals That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime

These beautiful animals are in imminent danger. Read on to find out more about them—and how to help them survive.


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Here’s How to Take the Best Universal Studios Rides Virtually

When you can't make it to Florida, bring Florida to you with all the thrills, but none of the lines.


11 Ways to Get Cash From an Airline Instead of a Voucher

If you’re being inconvenienced, you deserve cash—in fact, you’re often entitled to it by law. Here’s how to get it.


42 Everyday Fixes to Survive Basically Anything

Stay calm. Gather your wits. We’re going to get through this together. Here, our experts’ guide for navigating life’s scariest...

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16 Scary Driving Scenarios and Exactly How to Handle Them

Often when driving, we encounter situations that are out of our control. Make the right decisions when in a tight...


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Flight Attendants Reveal the Right Way to Swap Airplane Seats

Swapping seats is more common than you may think—here's how to do it the right way.


21 Secrets Hotels Won’t Tell You

Everything is negotiable.


Types of RVs: How to Find the Best One for You

Exploring the country in your own RV can be an ideal way to travel—if you've got the right one. This...


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How I Pack for a Two-Week International Trip with Only Carry-On Bags

When traveling, less is more. Here’s how to achieve packing nirvana.

How We Went on 6 Vacations in One Year—For Only $600

This mom of two figured out how to eliminate a good portion of the cost of airfare every time her...


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“Smart Hotels” Are Booming—But Is Your Privacy in Danger?

Is staying in a smart hotel all that smart if you want to keep your information private? Know the risks—and...


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Flight Connections: How to Avoid Missing Your Connecting Flight

Direct non-stop flights are best but sometimes, due to price or departure airport, flight connections are necessary to get to...


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16 Air Travel Tips to Follow for Smooth Flying

With inclement weather delays to in-flight problems, anything can happen when you're traveling via airline. The good news is, being...


The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Fancy signing up for the ultimate road trip? Tackle one of the following, although a word of warning: If you're...


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20 Things You’re Probably Doing on a Plane That Flight Attendants Wouldn’t

Flight attendants know a thing or two about how to travel well. These smart tips will make your future flights...


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What Is a Brake Light Switch and When Should You Replace It?

The brake light switch on your vehicle serves an important safety function. Learn how to test it and determine when...


How Do You Apply for TSA Pre-Check?

Sick of long lines at airport security? Find out what the process is for how to get TSA Pre-Check.

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How to Say “Hello” in 17 Different Languages

For World Hello Day, learn how to greet someone in Spanish, French, Japanese, and many more widely spoken languages.


18 Things Pickpockets Don’t Want You to Know

Whether you’re traveling abroad or in a crowded U.S. city, cunning pickpockets could be watching your every move. Here’s how...


9 Ways to Unplug on Vacation Without Going Crazy

If you want to actually relax and have fun on your vacation, taking a digital detox is key. Here's how...


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13 Travel Secrets Only Flight Attendants Know

You'll want to pack these insider tips from airline cabin crewmembers on how to make the most of your next...


The 13 Best Cruises for Kids

Swimming pools, unlimited soft serve, chicken fingers and pizza galore, glitzy game rooms… ships designed to be the best cruises...


8 Ways to Make It Look Like You’re Home—And Fool Burglars

Any home-security expert will tell you that would-be burglars know how to spot the signs that someone is out of...