Practical Travel Advice

Whether you’re looking to save money, obtain visas or get from “Point A” to “Point B,” these travel articles assist you with the practical aspects of travel.

Packing

Here’s Why I Haven’t Checked a Bag in Seven Years

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I haven’t checked a bag in over six years, yet I still manage to be stylish, clean and prepared. Here’s how I do it.

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My Dirty Little Airfare Secret

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Looking for cheap flights, but think you’ve already exploited all the ways? Here’s a technique you might not have tried.

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How to Save Money—and Time—When Planning Your Next Trip

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Most travel advice columns focus on helping you save money, but rarely time. Here’s how to kill both of these proverbial birds with one stone.

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The One Thing I Often Forget to Do While Traveling

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Eating as a traveler (especially, as a solo traveler) can be a Catch 22. Here’s one potential solution to that problem.

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Is Travel Hacking All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

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Much has been made of so-called “travel hacking.” Here’s why I mostly avoid travel hacking, and why you should too.

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I Never Thought I’d Fly This Airline Again

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If you’d told me a year ago I would ever fly Southwest again, I’d have laughed in your face. I’m laughing today – but not for the reasons you’d think.

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Trinidad and T.L.C.

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What do a 90s R&B girl group and Cuba’s most touristy town have in common?

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7 Tips for Avoiding Jet Lag

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Also known as desynchronosis, jet lag can affect all travelers, even extremely experienced ones. Here are seven ways to avoid it.

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