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How to Apply for a US Passport
If you plan to visit another country, you'll need to get a passport. Find out how to apply for your U. S. passport.
How to Renew Your US Passport
If your U.S. passport is about to expire or has expired within the last five years, you can easily renew it by mail. Find out how to renew your passport by mail or in person.
Where to Find Tours and Cruises for Single...
Single senior travelers don't have to pay high single supplements on tours and cruises. Learn about single-friendly tour operators and cruise lines.
Where to Park Your RV for Free or Cheap
Save money while you enjoy RV travel. Find low-cost and free places to park your RV in the U. S. and Canada.
Can I Carry Liquids in My Checked Bag?
TSA rules allow only a few small containers of liquid in carry-on luggage. If you need to bring larger bottles of liquid with you on your trip, what is the best way to pack them? Find out how to bring liquids in your checked baggage and learn how to pack them properly.
Where Is Your Closest Passport Office?
If you are a first-time US passport applicant, or if you applied for your last passport more than 15 years ago, we'll help you find a passport office.
Currency Exchange
Exchanging your money in a foreign country can be a very confusing experience. Get the scoop on currency exchange and find out how to use exchange rates and currency converters.
When Should I Renew My Passport?
All passports have an expiration date, but you probably need to renew your passport well before it expires. You may have to renew your passport as much as eight months in advance of its expiration date. Find out when you should renew your passport.
5 Flattering Bathing Suits for Mature Women
Whether you're packing your bags for a Caribbean cruise or a week by the lake, you'll need a comfortable, flattering bathing suit. Take a look at our top picks and start shopping!
Can You Take Prescription Meds Through Airport...
Flying with your prescription drugs doesn't have to be complicated. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations aren't as restrictive as you might think. Find out how to take your prescription drugs through airport security.
Why You Should Pack Your Own Food the Next Time...
Food options are very limited on domestic US flights. Packing your own airplane meal is a healthy and affordable option, particularly for travelers who follow special diets. Our tips for preparing and carrying airplane travel meals will help you choose the best foods to take.
Will Your Debit Card Work Overseas?
Find out if you can use your debit card away from home, and learn how to safeguard your banking information when using ATMs overseas.
How to Charge Your Devices When Traveling...
Learn about plug adapters and voltage converters and find out what to do if you are having difficulty charging your electronic devices during your trip.
How Long Are Airplane Seat Belts? An Airline-by...
All airline passengers must wear seat belts when directed to do so by the flight crew. But just how long is that airline seat belt? What happens if it is too short? Learn about your airline's seat belts and seat belt extenders.
What Is a U.S. Passport Card?
The wallet-sized U.S. passport card is an alternative to the traditional passport book. The passport card can only be used for certain types of travel. Find out where and how to get a passport card and decide whether it's the right option for you.
Which Travel Money Should You Use?
An important part of travel planning is deciding how you will pay for day-to-day travel expenses. Senior travelers can choose from several travel money options. Find out which one is best for you.
Can You Add Another Driver to Your US Rental...
If you're planning to reserve a rental car and want to add another driver to your contract, you might end up paying a fee for the privilege. Find out which U.S. rental car companies charge a fee to add another driver to their rental agreements.
How to Use the Airport's Self-Service Check-In...
Checking in for your flight is often a do-it-yourself process. Here are some tips to help you check in for your next flight.
Find Senior Train Travel Discounts in Europe
Senior discounts on European train travel are available in several countries. Each rail system has different terms and conditions for senior discounts. Find out more about senior train travel discounts in Europe.
Tips for Packing Your Carry-On Luggage
The TSA's new rules for international flights state that passengers may only bring one piece of carry-on luggage with them. If you're used to packing both a carry-on bag and a personal item, it's time to rethink your packing strategy. Our tips for packing carry-on luggage will help you decide what to take on the airplane and what to put in your checked bags.
What Is the CDW, and Do You Need to Purchase It?
Deciding whether or not to pay for Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) coverage is one of the most confusing and stressful parts of renting a car. Find out more about the CDW and learn about possible alternatives to paying for Collision Damage Waiver coverage.
Driving the Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail is a road, not a hiking path, that takes visitors on a scenic drive along Cape Breton Island's stunningly beautiful coastline. If you plan to visit Nova Scotia and drive the Cabot Trail, our useful, road-tested tips will help you make the most of your experience.
Pay Your Travel Tolls Automatically With E-ZPass
The E-ZPass® automatic toll collection system isn't just for commuters. If you travel to the Northeast, Midwest or mid-Atlantic U.S. fairly frequently, using an E-ZPass® can save you time and money. Our E-ZPass® tips will tell you how the E-ZPass® works and where you can use it.
Senior Discounts for Train Travel in North...
Senior travel discounts are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Fortunately, senior train travel discounts are alive and well in North America, at least in the U.S. and Canada. Our guide to North American senior train travel discounts will help you start planning your next rail journey.
How to Pay Tolls – Cash, Transponders,...
Around the world, states, provinces and countries are turning to toll roads to manage traffic congestion and pay for transportation projects. While toll roads are basically the same around the world, toll payment methods vary widely. Electronic transponders, automatic collection baskets and toll stickers are just a few of the payment methods you might encounter on your next driving vacation. Find out more about toll payment methods and plan ahead for your upcoming road trip.
What to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag
Choosing the right carry-on bag and filling it with essential travel items can make or break your trip. Find out which items should go in your carry-on bag on your next airplane journey.
Bus and Motorcoach Travel 101
Learn about bus and motorcoach tours. Find out what questions to ask your bus tour operator before you choose an itinerary.
What Happened to Elderhostel and Exploritas?...
Road Scholar, founded as Eldherhostel in 1975, is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable learning adventures in 90 countries.
How Much Time Do You Need to Get to Your...
When booking airline tickets, how much time should you allow between connecting flights?
How to Find Travel Companions
Many mature travelers want to see the world, but are held back by the high cost of solo travel. Finding a travel companion is the obvious solution, but how, exactly, does one do this? Learn about places to meet like-minded travelers, both in person and online.
How to Choose Comfortable Walking Shoes
If you are shopping for comfortable walking shoes and don't know where to start, check out our tips for finding the right walking shoes.
Do You Need an International Driving Permit?
If you're planning to drive in another country, you may need to obtain an International Driving Permit before you travel. Some rental car companies require you to have one. Learn about the IDP application process and find out where to acquire an international driving permit.
Tips for Traveling With Prescription Drugs
Traveling with prescription drugs requires advance planning. If you take prescription medications regularly, you will need to consider how you will store and take them each day. Our tips for traveling with prescription drugs will help you stay organized and stick to your dosage schedule.
Traveling With Electronic Devices
Traveling with electronic devices, such as laptops, e-readers, PDAs and cell phones, is a mixed blessing. You have the convenience of instant communication and information, but you also have to recharge and protect your electronic items. Take a look at our tips for traveling with electronic devices.
Countries That Require a US Passport Valid for...
Many countries require US travelers to present passports valid at least six months past their date of entry. Find out which countries require you to have a passport valid for at least six months.
Do European Rental Car Companies Charge Dropoff...
While renting a car in one European city and dropping it off in another might be the most convenient way to explore several countries, you are likely to encounter dropoff fees. Find out about one way car rentals in Europe, look at a cost comparison example and read tips for reducing your European rental car costs.
Rent a Mobility Scooter for Your Next Trip
Even if you already own a mobility scooter (also known as an electric convenience vehicle or ECV), you may want to consider renting one for your next trip. Whether you are taking a cruise or traveling independently, renting a mobility scooter can help you get around without assistance and give you access to places and sights you might not otherwise see. Learn more about mobility scooter rentals.
Why You Need Travel Insurance
Find out whether purchasing travel insurance will give you the coverage you need.
How to Recognize and Avoid Taxi Scams
We've all heard about taxi scams, whether from friends, articles or guidebooks. Find out about common taxi scams and learn how to protect yourself from them.
Comfortable Walking Shoes for Women
Comfortable walking shoes are a travel essential you can't leave behind. There's nothing worse than reaching your dream destination, only to end up with sore feet. Take a look at our top walking shoe picks.
Profile of Tauck
Travelers have enjoyed Tauck's award-winning tours and cruises for over 90 years. This family-owned company prides itself on its innovative approach to cruises, river cruises, small group tours and traditional escorted travel.
Birth Certificate Requirements for US Passport...
On April 1, 2011, the US Department of State changed the requirements for birth certificates used as proof of citizenship for purposes of applying for a passport. Learn about these new birth certificate requirements and read about work-arounds if your own birth certificate does not meet them.
Are You Safe From Pirate Attacks on Your Cruise?
Pirate attacks on cruise ships and cargo ships are becoming more frequent. Find out which waters are known for pirate attacks and learn how to get information on recent piracy activity.
Rental Cars, Parking Tickets, Speeding Tickets...
What happens when you break traffic laws while driving a rental car? Find out how your rental car company handles parking tickets, speed camera notifications and red light violations.
Which Countries Require a US Passport Valid for...
Many countries, including Schengen agreement nations, require US passport holders to present passports valid for at least three months beyond their date of entry. Find out which countries have this requirement.
Why You Should Consider the Bus for Long-Distan...
You can travel economically by long-distance bus across the United States and Canada. Learn about bus travel, and Greyhound Lines in particular, and decide if long-distance bus trips will work for you.
How to Speed Your Way Through Customs
Traveling abroad is typically a wonderful experience, but returning from your overseas trip involves one last scheduled stop – at the Customs and Border Protection booth. Going through Customs does not have to be a terrible experience. If you know what to expect and how to prepare in advance, your meeting with a Customs and Border Protection agent will be brief and businesslike.
What Is a Single Supplement, and Who Must Pay It?
What is a single supplement, and why do hotels and cruise lines charge extra for single occupancy?
Do Larger Airline Passengers Need to Buy a...
: Do Larger Airline Passengers Need to Buy a Second Seat? Recently, some U.S. air carriers have announced
Top 10 Travel Essentials
As you pack for your next trip, take a look at our list of 10 essential travel items you won't want to leave behind.
Profile of Overseas Adventure Travel
Overseas Adventure Travel specializes in small-group adventure travel experiences for vacationers aged 50 and up.
Is My GSM Cell Phone Locked?
If you need to phone home while traveling internationally, your first step should be finding out whether your GSM cell phone is locked or unlocked. Page 2.
Do You Have to Pay Customs Duty on Alcoholic...
In the US, adults over age 21 may bring one liter of alcoholic into the U. S. duty-free, regardless of whether or not it was purchased in a duty-free shop.
Space-Saving Packing Tips
Deciding what to pack can be a challenge. Our packing tips can help you decide what to take on your next trip - and what to leave behind.
Prepare for Airport Security Screenings
Going through airport security is tedious and annoying, but necessary. You can speed up your airport security experience by planning ahead, organizing your baggage and knowing the TSA rules. We'll show you how.
Will Your US-Issued Credit Card Work in Another...
Learn about the chip-and-PIN credit cards now used in much of Europe and elsewhere, and how and when to use your magnetic stripe cards in those countries.
Money Belts and More
Money belts and waist pouches help you keep your travel money safe. Many travel security pouches are large enough to hold your passport and credit cards as well as your cash. Take a look at our top picks for travel pouches and money belts.
Get Real-Time North America Border Crossing...
As you plan your driving trip to Mexico, Canada or the US, you will want to plan ahead for long waits at the border. Fortunately, you can get real-time border crossing wait time information online. Learn how to get real time border crossing wait times online, via mobile phone or even through Twitter.
Types of Tours for Senior and Baby Boomer...
Learn about different types of tours for senior and Baby Boomer travelers.
Take Your Wheelchair, Walker, Cane or Scooter...
It's easier than ever to travel by air these days, even if you use a wheelchair, walker, cane or scooter. Going through airport security with your wheelchair or other mobility device is a simple process. Here's what you need to know about taking your wheelchair, walker, scooter or cane through airport security.
Air Travel With Portable Oxygen Concentrators
If you need supplemental medical oxygen, traveling by air requires advance planning. You will need to use an FAA-approved portable oxygen concentrator (POC) during your flight. We'll explain which portable oxygen concentrators are FAA-approved for use in flight and help you plan for air travel with a POC.
The Best of West Virginia
There's a lot more to West Virginia than the mountains which give the state its nickname. Whether you're a sports fanatic, railroad enthusiast or science buff, you'll find plenty to do in the Mountain State. Our list of West Virginia's best activities and adventures will help you plan your mountain adventure.
Scenic Railroad Adventures in West Virginia
Railroad travel is both relaxing and enjoyable. You can stare out the window of your railroad car to your heart's content without worrying about traffic. Even better, you can take a trip back in time to pre-interstate days, when trains hauled people and goods across the country. West Virginia's historic trains will carry you through some of the state's most beautiful areas to see wildlife, historic towns and the state's splendid fall foliage. Find out more about West Virginia's scenic trains.
Pet Birds and Air Travel: What You Need to Know
Bird owners may wonder whether they can travel by air with their feathered friends. Find out which US airlines accept birds in the airplane cabin or in the baggage hold.
Best Ways to Avoid Thieves and Pickpockets
Pickpockets can be a problem wherever you travel. Find out how to protect your valuables and convince pickpockets that you're not worth bothering.
Currency Exchange Alternatives
Many travelers assume that the only place they can exchange their money for foreign currency is at a bank. Today's traveler has many currency exchange alternatives, including ATMs. Find out where to exchange your money and learn how to stay safe while exchanging currency.
Do You Need a Travel Visa?
Many governments require visitors to apply for a travel visa before their trip begins. Find out what a travel visa is, how to apply for one and which countries require you to obtain a visa.
How to Pack for Air Travel
Packing smart and planning ahead for the possibility of lost baggage can minimize difficulty if your suitcase does get misplaced. If an airplane trip is in your future, take a look at our packing tips.
More About Finding Rental Car Bargains
Renting a car doesn't have to break the bank. If you're planning to rent a car on your next trip, learn how to look for the best rental car discounts, deals and rates. Page 2.
Find Your Best Rental Car Deal
Find your best rental car deal using our road-tested bargain hunting tips. Learn to search for a rental car bargain and discover how to find car rental discounts.
How to Get There
Planning a trip? You'll need to decide how to get to your destination. Consider the pros and cons of cars, trains and other transportation options.
Should You Travel Abroad?
Visiting another country can be the experience of a lifetime. If you're feeling intimidated by the challenges of language barriers and unfamiliar customs, take a look at some of the pros and cons of international travel.
Budget Branson - Budget Branson for Senior...
Branson is a popular destination for senior travelers in the U.S. Branson is an extremely senior-friendly city, with affordable accommodations, an array of entertainment and dozens of attractions and events. Find out how you can join in the fun and make the most of your travel budget.
How to Survive an Earthquake When You Are Away...
If you are traveling to an earthquake-prone region, you should be prepared in case disaster strikes. Find out how to prepare for an earthquake when you're away from home and learn what to do if an earthquake occurs.
Youth Hostels 101
Most travelers know that youth hostels are inexpensive. Hostels aren't just cheap places to stay; they also offer leisure activities and social interaction. Find out why some travelers return to hostels again and again. Page 2.
Use Skype to Make International Telephone Calls
If you regularly travel with your laptop computer and need to make long distance or international telephone calls, consider setting up a Skype account. Using your laptop and high-speed internet access, you can use Skype to make inexpensive or even free international telephone calls.
Rental Cars 101
Renting a car on your vacation may provide freedom of movement, but it can also be a frustrating, confusing experience. Learn more about the car rental process and discover how to find cheap rental cars, navigate your rental car contract and make sense of rental car fees.
7 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Vacation...
Don't let your vacation rental dream turn into a nightmare. Before you rent a vacation cottage or apartment, take a look at our 7 tips for avoiding vacation rental fraud.
What You Need to Know About Rental Car Fees and...
Airlines aren't the only travel providers assessing fees to boost revenues. Rental car companies have come up with ways to charge customers for everything from filling up the gas tank to returning rental cars early. Find out more about rental car fees, how much they'll cost you and what to do if you are billed in error.
Top US Budget Destinations for Seniors
Budget travel is popular again, and with good reason. Travelers want to maximize value, whether they're heading out for a month or escaping for a weekend. Vacation bargains abound in the U.S., especially for senior travelers. While most airlines discontinued senior discounts long ago, seniors can still find discounts at hotels, museums and other attractions. Take a look at our top picks for U.S. budget travel.
Hotel Discounts for Senior Travelers
The senior discount is alive and well in the hotel industry. Hotel chains throughout the US offer discounts to seniors. Find out more about hotel discounts for senior travelers and view a list of discounts offered by hotel chains.
Get Ready to Go Through Airport Security
Every person and item on an airplane must pass through airport security. Find out what to expect at the airport security checkpoint. Our tips will help you prepare for the airport security screening process.
Connect With Fellow RVers to Find Free RV Parking
Boondockers Welcome is a membership club that connects North American RVers who are looking for free dry-camping sites where they can park their RVs with RV owners who have boondocking spaces to share. Learn more about Boondockers Welcome.
Is a Tour Group the Right Choice for You?
Tour groups offer many advantages. Discover the pros and cons of senior tour groups.
Can I Get a Senior Discount on Rail Passes?
If you're planning to tour one country for several weeks, buying a rail pass may be your best option. You'll have the freedom to travel whenever you like. If your travels take you to Europe or Canada, consider buying a senior rail pass.
Profile of Go Ahead Tours
Go Ahead Tours provides good-value travel experiences on six continents. Whether you prefer traditional escorted tours, city stays, land / sea experiences or walking tours, Go Ahead Tours probably has an itinerary to meet your needs.
Top Tips for Beating the Airlines' Checked...
Many airlines charge checked baggage fees, and these fees can significantly increase your travel costs. Avoid or reduce your checked-bag fees by using our simple tips.
9 Irritating Hotel Fees – and 4...
Hotels, like airlines, have unbundled services so they can charge fees for amenities such as WiFi, fitness center use and early check-in. Learn about the various fees you might be charged during your next hotel stay and read our tips for avoiding irritating hotel fees.
Travel Gift Card - Should You Buy One?
Give your favorite travelers a travel gift card they can use for airfare, accommodations, restaurants or sightseeing. You can buy a plastic, electronic or even a customized travel gift card for that special someone. Find out about the different types of travel gift cards.
What Is a Hotel Resort Fee, and Do I Have to...
In today's world, travelers are increasingly aware of the fees that air carriers are adding to the price of an airline ticket. But did you know that this trend is spreading through the hotel community as well?
Should You Pay for Your Rental Car With a...
When you rent a car, should you pay with your credit card or your debit card? Find out whether rental car companies accept debit cards and learn about deposits, holds and restrictions associated with debit card and credit card payments.
Profile of Grand Circle Travel
Grand Circle Travel offers affordable tours and excellent service, whether you plan to take a land tour, river cruise or ocean cruise.
More Tips for Speeding Up Airport Security...
Going through airport security is tedious and annoying, but necessary. You can speed up your airport security experience by planning ahead, organizing your baggage and knowing the TSA rules. Here are more tips for getting through airport security quickly. Page 2.
Buying a GSM Cell Phone
Frequent travelers may wish to buy an unlocked GSM cell phone and purchase SIM cards for the countries they visit. Learn more about buying a GSM cell phone and SIM card. Page 4.
Should You Hire a House Sitter?
Hiring a house sitter is a good way to make sure your home remains safe during your absence. Leaving your home unoccupied may be less expensive in the short term, but you might just return from your trip to discover a leaky pipe, dead lawn or other costly issue. Find out whether hiring a house sitter during your next vacation is a good option for you.
Trips and Tours for Senior Couples
The perfect romantic getaway is only a few clicks away. Jump-start your planning by reviewing our couples-only travel options.
New Visa Application Process for Turkey
Turkey has long required tourists from most countries to obtain a visa and present a passport valid for at least six months past their entry date. Find out about Turkey's new online e-Visa application process.
Why You Should Check Travel Visa Requirements...
It's never too early to start researching travel visa application requirements. Find out why you should apply for your travel visa as early as possible.
Research and Compare Tour Operators
To help you plan your next trip, we've compiled a list of tour operators that specialize in senior travel. Find out about companies that arrange grandparent / grandchild trips, adventure travel and more.
Places You Can't Take Photographs
If you've ever been approached by a gruff security guard and asked to delete images from your camera's memory, you probably wonder where you may and may not take photos. Photography laws and rules vary from place to place and country to country. Find out where you can - and where you can't - take photographs.
Review of the Rick Steves Travel Guidebook Series
Rick Steves' travel guidebook series takes you to sights that most tourists never see. Learn more about the Rick Steves travel guidebook series and decide whether you should use Rick's books to plan your European vacation.
One Way Car Rental in the United States
One way car rentals in the United States tend to be very expensive. Not all car rental companies charge the same rates, however, so it is possible to save at least a little money on one way car rentals. Find out more about one way car rentals in the US.
Is Train Travel Right For You?
As fuel prices skyrocket and airfares climb accordingly, train travel looks better than ever. Take a look at the pros and cons of train travel and find out if rail travel is a good transportation option for you.
Can US Citizens Travel to Cuba?
For many years, United States citizens were not allowed to spend money in Cuba, making travel to the island nation legally impossible. Under President Obama, regulations were changed to permit US citizens to visit Cuba under specific conditions. Find out how United States citizens can legally travel to Cuba.
Is Renting a Car in Ireland More Trouble Than...
Renting a car in Ireland isn't for the faint of heart. Learn about damage waivers, insurance options, fees, taxes and cancellation charges, and find out which extra documents you'll need to bring to the rental car office if you are age 75 or over.
Lost or Stolen US Passport? Here's What to Do
If your passport is lost or stolen, you should immediately take steps to report your loss. Find out whom to notify and how to apply for a replacement US passport.
Harvest Hosts – Agri-Tourism for North...
Harvest Hosts is a membership club for North American RVers who would like to dry-camp at farms, orchards, wineries and outdoor attractions. Members agree to purchase a bottle of wine, jug of cider, small basket of fruit or something else from their Host; in return, the Host offers them a place to boondock (dry-camp) overnight for free. Learn more about Harvest Hosts.
Airport Parking Options
Airport parking options have changed and expanded in recent years. Today's airports offer long and short term parking, cell phone lots and daily parking. Some airports even offer valet parking. Learn about airport parking options and decide which type of airport parking is best for you.
Profile of Collette Vacations
Collette Vacations offers 150 different itineraries, including river cruises, train journeys and escorted tours. This family-owned company, founded in 1918, can take you to Alaska, Antartica, and many places in between.
How Can I Find Cheap Travel Insurance?
Buying cheap travel insurance may save you money up front, but will it help you if you have a problem during your trip? Get the facts about cheap travel insurance.
Cruise Packing Tips
Packing for a cruise can be a very stressful experience. It's hard to anticipate every single event and possibility and save packing space at the same time. Our cruise packing tips can help you weed out unnecessary items and put together a packing list that will truly work for you.
Can You Put Duty-Free Liquors and Perfumes Into...
If you buy duty-free liquids, such as liquors and perfumes, and want to bring them into the U.S. by air, there are some things you need to know. Find out more about bringing duty-free liquids into the U.S. as carry-on baggage.
The Best of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty make this Canadian province an ideal vacation destination. Learn more about Nova Scotia attractions and destinations and discover the top sights in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Find the Right Vacation Care for Your Pet
Pet owners planning vacations need to carefully consider their pet care options. Pet boarding is one of the most popular options; your pet stays at a professionally-run pet kennel while you travel. Find out more about pet boarding kennels and other pet boarding options.
Take a Photo Tour of Cape Breton Island's Cabot...
The Cabot Trail, one of eastern Canada's best-known drives, is justifiably famous. If you drive the Cabot Trail, you will experience several cultures and languages and travel through a Canadian national park - all on the same day.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower D-Day Quote
Eisenhower D-Day Quote, National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC. Page 6.
Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico?
Many travelers wonder whether it is safe to travel in Mexico. Find out about the latest U.S. State Department Mexico travel alerts and about security information for travel to Mexico.
How to Register Your Trip With the US...
If you are a US citizen, consider registering your next overseas trip via the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Registering your trip will help the State Department find and help you if an emergency occurs. Learn how to register your trip using the State Department's STEP process.
Use SeatGuru.com to Improve Your Air Travel...
SeatGuru.com is a highly useful website that provides air travelers with detailed seating information and helpful travel hints. Learn more about SeatGuru's features and use them to enhance your next air travel experience.
Profile of Trafalgar Tours
If you're looking for a tour company with decades of experience, inside knowledge of Europe's top travel destinations, and a large selection of popular domestic and international itineraries, Trafalgar Tours may be a good choice for you. Trafalgar offers bus and rail tours, as well as river cruises, in Europe, China, the Americas and more.
Renting a GSM Cell Phone
Many travelers choose to rent a GSM cell phone for international trips. Renting a cell phone is easy, but you'll pay higher per-minute charges in many cases. Find out which companies rent GSM cell phones and look at the pros and cons of cell phone rental. Page 3.
Beyond the Tour Group – Alternatives for...
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Should I Rent or Buy a GSM Cell Phone for My...
Will your cell phone work in another country? If you're from the U.S., it may not. You'll need to rent or buy a GSM cell phone if you want to call the States while you're on an international vacation. Find out about GSM cell phones and take a look at your options for renting or buying an unlocked GSM phone and SIM card.
Photo Tour of Amsterdam's Canals
No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without a boat tour of the city's many canals. The canals are so important to Amsterdam's history and economic development that they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Take a photo tour of Amsterdam's canals.
How to Add More Pages to Your US Passport
Some travelers are faced with a happy problem - their passport pages are filled with visa stamps. If you have only a few pages left in your U.S. passport book, you can have extra pages added. Find out how to add extra visa pages to your U.S. passport.
How Can I Find Out if My Tour Bus Is Safe to...
When you book a bus tour or long-distance bus trip, you may wonder about tour bus safety. If you're traveling in the United States and will be crossing state lines, you can check on your bus company's safety record before you travel.
What Should You Do if Your Rental Car Breaks...
What happens if your rental car breaks down? Find out which repairs you might have to pay for and what you should do if your rental car can't be driven.
Pros and Cons of Vacation Rentals
If you're trying to decide whether to rent a vacation cottage for your next vacation, you're not alone. Vacation rentals have both advantages and disadvantages. Find out more about the pros and cons of vacation rentals.
Emergency Supplies for Road Trips
Hitting the road? Don't forget to pack emergency supplies for your trip. Prepare for a roadside disaster before it happens with our list of emergency supplies.
Should You Pay for TSA PreCheck?
Is applying for the TSA's PreCheck® program worth your time and money?
Road Trip Pros and Cons
Taking a road trip is a great way to see the countryside. Road trips offer flexibility and freedom of choice. Consider the pros and cons of road trips before deciding how to get to your destination.
What to Do When the TSA Finds a Prohibited Item...
While you are going through airport security screening, the TSA finds a prohibited item, such as a pocket knife or pair of scissors. What should you do? Do you have options besides turning in your prohibited item? Find out what your alternatives are and read a list of airports with Mail It Home self-service kiosks.
Traveling by Car Ferry - What You Need to Know
Traveling by car ferry is a great way to get both you and your vehicle from one place to another relatively quickly. While some ferry boat trips are fairly short, others may last overnight or longer. Our car ferry travel tips will help you plan your next ferry boat trip.
Should You Pack Your Souvenirs or Ship Them Home?
Many travelers enjoy shopping for souvenirs, but finding the best way to get them home is another story. Should you pack them in your luggage or find a way to ship them home? Will it be more expensive to pay for an extra checked bag or to mail souvenirs from a local post office or shipping company? Our tips will help you decide whether to ship your souvenirs home or pack them in your suitcase.
What Should I Take on My Trip?
It's hard to decide what to pack for your trip. You may need to pack medical equipment, sporting goods or formal wear. Regardless of your destination, think through your needs and activities before you pack.
Insight Vacations - Profile of Insight Vacations
Insight Vacations focuses on providing both value and comfort. The company promises extra leg room on all tour buses and builds plenty of free time into its tour itineraries.
I’m Planning a Trip to Canada’s...
If you plan to drive in Canada's maritime provinces, you'll want to know what the roads are like. Find out more about road conditions in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and, most importantly, learn what to do if you spot a moose in the road.
Budget Washington, DC for Senior Travelers
Washington, DC is one of the most popular destinations in the U.S. Washington is also a senior-friendly city, with affordable accommodations, excellent public transportation and dozens of free attractions and events. Learn more about visiting Washington, DC on a budget.
London Transportation, Attractions and Events
Find out about free and low-cost London attractions and learn about London's seasonal festivals and events. Page 2.
Preventing Laptop, Cell Phone and PDA Theft
Our useful tips will help you keep your electronic devices safe from theft and damage while you travel. Page 2.
What Is a River Cruise?
River cruises become more popular every year. There are several differences between river cruise and ocean cruises. Find out what to expect on a typical river cruise and decide if river cruising is right for you.
Air Travel and Damaged Baggage
Most air travelers dread the thought of luggage damage; filing claims and replacing ruined bags are annoying, time-consuming processes. Airlines' damaged baggage policies can be confusing; understanding airlines' liability limitations and claims processes will help you cope if your bags are mishandled. Learn what to do if your suitcase is damaged during your flight.
Learn to Ride a Bicycle in an Adult Cycling Class
If you have always wanted to take a bicycle tour or ride a bike trail, but do not know how to ride a bicycle, you are not alone. Adult cycling classes are both extremely popular and widely available. Learn more about adult Learn to Ride classes and find out how to register for a class near you.
Eight Annoying Airline Fees
Just when you thought the airlines could not come up with any more fees, they've managed to do just that. Air travelers need to check the fine print on each airline's website to find out exactly which fees they might have to pay. Our list of eight annoying airline fees highlights the variety - and absurdity - of the fees air travelers must pay.
Top New Brunswick Attractions
New Brunswick is Canada's only officially bilingual province, and you'll find evidence of the area's French heritage wherever you go. New Brunswick is home to warm beaches, outstanding living history museums and the world-famous Bay of Fundy. Take a look at New Brunswick's top attractions, both natural and man-made.
Visit the Battleship USS Wisconsin in Norfolk,...
Visiting a battleship leaves an impression that lasts a lifetime. The battleship's sleek lines disguise the immense size of the vessel. If your travels take you to Norfolk, Virginia, you can tour the main deck of USS Wisconsin (BB 64), one of four Iowa-class battleships built for the U.S. Navy, and learn about the history of this amazing, beloved battleship.
Don't Let Speed and Red Light Cameras Add to...
Getting a speeding or red light violation ticket on your vacation is both annoying and expensive. Find out how to get information on speed and red light camera locations before you go on your next trip.
National Museum of the United States Air Force,...
The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located in Dayton, Ohio, is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. The museum showcases the history of the U.S. Air Force and is packed with historic aircraft, memorabilia, aviation equipment and weapons.
What to Do When Your Flight Is Diverted
If unruly passengers or weather problems cause your flight to be diverted to another airport, what should you do? Read our tips for coping with flight diversions and find out whether you might be eligible for compensation.
The Best of Indiana
Indiana has much to offer the traveler. Whether you're driving cross-country and looking for a place to take a break or planning a weekend getaway from Chicago or Louisville, you'll find plenty to do and see in Indiana. Find out more about Indiana's top attractions and museums.

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