Memorial Day weekend, known as the unofficial start of the summer season, is one of the busiest weekends for travel. Despite gas prices averaging close to $3 a gallon, a record-breaking number of travelers will be hitting the road. As the long weekend begins, here are some highlights of what to expect. Americans are Ready
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Vacation rentals can offer a truly unique experience. Thanks to sites like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO, many travelers are opting to stay at a rental over a hotel on their travels. Staying in a vacation rental is not a new trend, but the internet has made it a lot easier to find a home-away-from-home for
Updated March 14, 2019 Following the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash, there has been a lot of unease and discussion amongst travelers about what this means for their upcoming flights. In a memo issued on Monday, March 11, the Federal Aviation Administration has reaffirmed that the Boeing 737 Max 8, the aircraft involved in the recent
Updated Feb 4, 2019 Another possible government shutdown status is something travelers are keeping a close eye on this month. Following the longest partial shutdown in US history, President Trump announced on Sunday that he would not rule out another shutdown if the bipartisan committee negotiating over agency funding fails to include dedicated money for
Drones are becoming an increasing threat to air travel. If an unmanned aerial vehicle hits an aircraft, it could cause serious damage. Because of this serious safety concern, officials took the rare step of shutting down Britain’s second busiest airport this week. At Gatwick Airport, illegal drones forced the hundreds of flight cancellations, affecting over
A Guide to the Best Hawaiian Island Cruise Vacation If you’re looking to take a cruise to a tropical destination, look no further than the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Hawaiian cruises take you to around the major islands of Maui, Kona, and Honolulu. Some cruise lines also include additional islands and even offer interisland packages.
Medicane is a rare hurricane-like storm that can impact European destinations. Medicane (Mediterranean + hurricane) is similar in structure to a hurricane or typhoon. In September 2018, a huge medicane storm called Zorbas brought heavy rains, flash flooding, toppled trees, mudslides, and strong winds to Northern African and parts of the Mediterranean. The violent nature of the storm also led authorities
Best Mobile Travel Apps for Expenses, Mapping & More Savvy travelers think of their phones as toolboxes. They load them with the best travel apps to make everything from navigating back roads to booking rooms and even saving on flights easier than ever. Because you would need an app to sort through all the thousands
A new report on travel insurance by the office of Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) titled “Flyer Beware” raises questions over the value of “opt in, opt out” policies that are automatically offered by airlines and online travel insurance agencies (OTA). These so-called “opt in, opt out” policies are typically shown to consumers during the booking process.
Make sure your travel insurance covers mental illness with these coverage tips. Learn about plans for travelers who suffer from depression or other conditions.