Travel

Get the Best Exchange Rate

Between commissions, credit card surcharges, ATM fees and other expenses, you’ll almost always have to pay a little extra for the privilege of exchanging one currency for another. How can you minimize these expenses and get the best exchange rate when traveling in a foreign country? Read on to learn how to evaluate exchange rates, avoid pesky fees and stretch ...

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Traveling in a Developing Country: 11 Dos and Don'ts

Visiting a developing country can provide some of the most authentic cultural experiences and human interactions on the planet. But it also can pose challenges, especially to those unaccustomed to the rigors of traipsing through countries with modest economies, or widespread poverty, or few tourism facilities. Or all of the above. More so than travel through Western nations with well-established ...

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Where to Stay in Canada: Lodging Tips

Canada lodging is similar to that of the United States, ranging from business-class hotels and luxurious spa resorts to small inns and B&Bs. But what Canada has that its neighbor to the south is missing are the grand, early-20th-century railway hotels that were part of the charm of train travel across the sprawling nation. Canada is among the countries of ...

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Beyond Restaurants: 8 Ways to Savor a Local Food Scene

Eating in a Michelin-starred restaurant or rubbing shoulders with the natives at their favorite beachfront fish shack can give you a memorable taste of a new place — but if you’re looking to experience the full flavor of a local food scene, why not look beyond restaurant meals alone? On your next trip, consider sampling the wares at a farmer’s ...

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International Car Rental Tips

Requirements and tips for renting a car abroad Need wheels for your next trip abroad? There’s more to consider than driving on the “other” side of the road. From international driving permits to liability insurance, renting a car abroad can be a bit more complicated than renting one at home. Our international car rental tips will help you get a ...

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Getting Around Canada: Transportation Tips

Visitors wanting to explore multiple places in America’s sprawling neighbor to the north will likely require several forms of Canada transportation. Flights allow travelers to span the miles quickly, while buses offer a wider variety of destinations at affordable prices. Driving a car, meanwhile, gives the freedom of flexibility, and traveling by train and ferry reveals some of the world’s ...

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9 Cute Passport Holders for Your Next Trip

Searching for a cute passport holder? We’ve found nine intriguing options, from simple covers to multi-purpose wallets that also protect cell phones, credit cards and cash. We’ve also found a variety of price points to suit any budget. Consider one of these cute passport holders for your next international trip. We love the simplicity of this passport holder, with a ...

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Overbooked Flight? How (Not) to Get Bumped

You arrive at the airport, pass through security and head to your gate, only to find that your plane is overbooked. Someone — or several someones — won’t make it onto your flight. Could that someone be you? An overbooked flight can be a mixed blessing. If you’re the type of traveler who loves to reap the rewards of forfeiting ...

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