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Always Carry a Spare Credit Card When Traveling

There I was at the ATM in a big airport, getting my cash out to use the next few weeks for tips, roadside meals, and whatever else I couldn’t put on a card. I got my cash, I got my receipt, hit the “No” button indicating that I didn’t need another transaction and…that was it. [&hellip

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Get Flight Delay Compensation WHILE You’re Delayed in the Airport

As I write this it’s barely December, but tens of thousands of people have been hit with flight delays because of winter storms. It was a rough Thanksgiving weekend in the USA. With climate change continuing to wreak havoc worldwide and the country’s infrastructure years behind on improvement funding, who knows what’s in store for [&hellip

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Watch for Teetering Travel Companies in Trouble

Imagine you have flown halfway around the world, after laying out thousands of dollars for your vacation, then being kicked out of your hotel with your flight home canceled. That was the fate this month with more than 150,000 customers of Thomas Cook of London, a once-proud institution that has been around for 178 years, [&hellip

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What’s the Impact of Galapagos Land Tours vs. Ship Tours?

If you are visiting the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador because you love nature and care about the environment, then one choice you make will support that stance with actions, not just words. Pass up the land-based tour options and book a trip with a responsible ship operator instead. You’ll have a better experience and you’ll [&hellip

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Your American Dollars Are Worth Plenty in Latin America

The worldwide currency markets are volatile and this can have a major impact on your travels. Some years the U.S. dollar is up overall, sometimes it is down. The ups and downs usually aren’t so dramatic in Latin America since some of the currencies are tied to the greenback. Ecuador and Panama even use it [&hellip

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“Set It and Forget It” Annual Travel Insurance Policies

If you’re a frequent traveler, sooner or later your number will come up and something is going to go wrong. Even if you lead a charmed life and don’t go for extreme sports, there will be an accident, lost luggage, a canceled flight, or a medical emergency at some point. Can you say with confidence [&hellip

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