Should You Give Up Your Seat on an Overbooked Flight?

You may be entitled to extra compensation if your flight is oversold. United Airlines caused a stir last week when footage taken by other travelers of local authorities brutally dragging a passenger from his seat before a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, went viral. While the company’s CEO, Oscar Munoz, apologized and vowed to […]

U.S. Passport Renewal: How to Update an Expired Passport

An easy guide to renewing your U.S. passport. If you’re planning to travel internationally in the next year, it’s time to check the expiration date on your passport. While processing times for passport renewal can vary (it typically takes four to eight weeks, depending on seasonality), travel experts and the U.S. Department of State recommend […]

7 Creative Hotel Room Features to Improve Your Stay

These hotels surprise and delight with innovative perks and amenities to elevate your stay. Hoteliers are getting increasingly smarter about meeting guests’ every need with high-tech amenities and benefits. The days of finding an open plug to charge your electronic devices are on their way out as more properties look for ways to make an […]

9 Things You May Be Surprised to Find at the Airport

These atypical airport amenities can help take the stress out of air travel. Did you know you can watch a movie or unwind in a yoga studio between flights? On your next long layover, you can also kill time by testing Lady Luck at a casino or hitting the links at an indoor golf course. […]

6 Hotel Trends to Watch in 2018

U.S. News consulted industry experts for their take on this year’s biggest innovations. Technology and an emphasis on local experiences will define travel in 2018. The hotel industry is changing in more ways than one. Thanks to a new generation of passionate, millennial travelers and growing competition brought on by the ever-evolving sharing economy, the […]

5 Signs You Should Get a Travel Credit Card

Travel credit cards may be lucrative, but that doesn’t mean they’re ideal for everyone. Travel credit cards offer plenty of generous points and perks. If you’re approved for one of the top travel credit cards and you spend enough to earn a sign-up bonus, you can quickly rack up enough points to pay for hotel […]

6 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Searching for something heartfelt for your favorite jet-setter? Here are some outside-the-box ideas. Still looking for a last-minute gift for your favorite frequent flier? If you’ve procrastinated on booking a romantic retreat this year or you want to ditch roses and chocolates for a more practical present for your wayfaring partner, look no further than […]

5 Reasons to Reconsider a Cruise for Your Next Vacation

Exciting itineraries and innovative amenities may change the way you think about cruising. When you picture a cruise vacation, compact cabins, lackluster onboard cuisine and jampacked port towns may come to mind. While there’s no one-size-fits-all cruise that’s ideal for everyone, with today’s innovative onboard amenities, diverse dining options, wellness offerings, high-tech services and exciting, […]

How to Net Airline Miles on Your Next Hotel or Airbnb Stay

Boost your miles balance on your next overnight stay with these tips and tricks. Do you love collecting airline miles? On your next hotel stay, you can accumulate enough miles for the trip of a lifetime or earn the 110,000 points required to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, which lets one person fly for […]

6 Underrated Caribbean Destinations Worth Visiting in 2018

Explore unexpected, under-the-radar hot spots with superlative sands, surf and scenery. If you’re longing for a Caribbean vacation, there are plenty of idyllic, sun-filled isles to pick from. And fortunately, many hurricane-battered isles have quickly recovered and are ready to welcome tourists. Whether you’re looking for a culinary-focused, adventure-packed or relaxing beach retreat with striking […]