Travel Tips

Travel as much as you can, as well as you can, as long as you can.



Your rights for flights departing the European Union, Norway and Switzerland: 

EU Regulation 261/2004 requires airlines to provide the following notice: If you are denied boarding or if your flight is cancelled or delayed for at least two hours, ask at the check-in counter or boarding gate for the text stating your rights, particularly with regard to compensation and assistance.


Top 5 Ways You're Wasting Your Money on Cruises (Yahoo Travel, 11/24/2015). The article raises good points, but a good travel agent can help you to make an apples-to-apples price comparison of different cruise lines.


Claim Airline Compensation for delayed or canceled flights, missed connections or denied boarding in Europe (reported by Peter Greenberg, 10/15/15)


"Beware the New Airport ATM Scam" (Smarter Travel , 12/9/2014)


"How to Get Money Back for Delayed Flights in Europe" (Huffington Post , 11/5/2014)


"Don't Pay in US Dollars Abroad" (Map Happy, 10/21/2014)









This video shows why it's important to shred your boarding passes after use. You may want to make sure your reward points get posted first. (12/15/2015).


"How Natural Disasters Affect Travel" (Yahoo Travel Article, 10/23/2015). This article gives advice on how to stay safe during weather disasters while traveling.


"Beware 7 Scams Every Traveler Needs to Know About" (Yahoo Travel article, 12/16/2014) -- excellent advice!


"Electronic Pickpocketing Targets Credit and Debit Cards with RFID Technology" (WREG News 3, 2010). This video shows how easy it is for pickpocketers to scan your credit cards and passport without your knowledge. We recommend metal-lined sleeves or wallets for all RFID cards and passports (whether or not you're traveling).





"The Guide to Sleeping in Airports," a wonderful guide to international airports, their lounges, nearby hotels, what to do there, best & worst airports, etc.

"Flying with Children" (written by a flight attendant who's also a mother)


"My 55 Best Travel Tips" (The Everywhereist Blog)


"The Ultimate Packing List" (Smarter Travel blog)


"Packing for the Travel-Savvy Woman" 


"13+ Things Your Pilot Won't Tell You" (Reader's Digest). This includes such tips as the following: less turbulance is felt in the seats over the wing; if you're a nervous flyer, book a morning flight (fewer thunderstorms); and if you want to breathe the freshest air, sit as close to the front as possible.