Gate to gate tips for unaccompanied minors flying solo

Last August, the whole family was enjoying a Laguna Beach vacation. The only thing missing: my son Calvin, age 11, who was attending a soccer team event in Portland, OR. We wanted him to join us when his obligation was over, so we booked him a … [Read more...]

Travel tip: Benefits of booking an airport transfer service

After booking your air travel tickets and your hotel, sometimes, it's easy to forget you need to link these two destinations together. I've been guilty of not giving much thought to how my family and I will get from the airport to our hotel, an … [Read more...]

Apple Watch Series 2 travel tips

I bought my Apple Watch Series 2 for heath and GPS exercise tracking. I regarded its travel uses with skepticism. After all, I have a phone, which already accompanies me on trips, and saw no need to carry two devices for the same purpose. However, … [Read more...]

How to find the lowest airfare for any trip (and every trip)

I hate the process of securing low airfare. It's frustrating, stressful, and sometimes feels futile. So many elements are out of the traveler's control: oil prices, airline policies, and other reasons for day-to-day fluctuations in the market. But … [Read more...]

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5 homeopathic remedies for family travel that should be in your bag

Have you tried homeopathic remedies for family travel? We've written about the best first aid kits for family travel, and even about items that should be in your bug-out bag for road trips. But the items we use most often to cure common illnesses and … [Read more...]

How to save money on travel

My family and I are lucky enough to travel quite extensively for my job. However, we travel just as often on our own dime, and when we do, we're always on a budget (travel writer's salary...hello!). Need to save money on travel as well? What I've … [Read more...]

Tips for booking airfare

With airfare at a new low, now is the time to book that last minute trip! Here's what you need to know, with all our top tips for booking airfare:   Use the 24-hour cancellation rule. After booking, check the fare the next morning. … [Read more...]

Tips for buying airfare using a third-party booking site

Many travel experts agree that in the second half of 2016, we'll experience the lowest airfare rates we've seen in years, thanks to crude oil prices around $49 a barrel paired with the competitive summer travel season. If you'll be among the many … [Read more...]

Dealing with jet lag in kids

On my kids’ first cross-Atlantic journey, we did everything we could to ease the effects of jet lag. We drank a lot of water, got as good a night’s sleep beforehand as possible, and established a ‘bedtime’ on the plane. And everything went well…until … [Read more...]

Factors that can contribute to a fear of flying

For some people, traveling is part of their life and something that they usually have to do for work. There are a variety of different types of transportation, but none are as effective and fast as flying. Flying in one of the most used forms of … [Read more...]