Travel

How to Avoid Airline Fees This Summer

I said some very unkind things when I heard that US Air is now charging for water in coach class. Water! On top of the baggage fees, fuel surcharges, booking fees, change fees, and breathing fees they’ve come up with recently, this one really burns me. I’m trapped in their airplane. They least they can do is spend three cents to give me a cup of water. The…
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How to Take an Affordable National Park Vacation

One of the best trips my husband and I ever took was our National Park loop. We started in Sedona, where we stayed two nights, then we traveled up to the Grand Canyon National Park for two nights. From there we proceeded to Bryce Canyon National Park for another two, and then finally hopped over to Zion National Park for two more nights. Even though we accidentally went…
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Cheapest Sources for Foreign Currency While Traveling

Before my honeymoon, my dad gave me great advice for avoiding hefty foreign transaction fees and ATM charges. The advice has served me well, and served several friends well. Now I’ll share it with you. Best Places to Get Foreign Currency You’ll need some cash while traveling in a foreign country. If you’re traveling in the Caribbean or parts of Central America, you can usually use US dollars…
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How to Plan for Holiday Travel Delays

‘Tis the season of holiday travel delays. From closed roads to cancelled flights, it can be challenging to travel anywhere during the winter holidays, but millions of us will do it anyway. I’ve posted several times about planning for holiday travel, but this post is more specific: how to plan for nearly inevitable holiday travel delays. Preparing for Road Delays A freak winter storm, heavy fog, a rockslide, an…
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