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Airline Miles for Beginners

While those first-class chairs look comfortable (they sure do) and that champagne looks tasty (it sure does), a first-class ticket is out of reach for most of us thrifty travelers. You can get a sweet seat on an airplane, or at least build a decent travel budget, if you can make sense of travel rewards.

23 Ways That Studying Abroad Changes You

Study abroad and your life will never be the same. Here are 23 ways that you’ll be forever changed after your study abroad experience.

How to Save Money on Flights

Finding the best priced airfare can be a stressful task – especially when you’re trying to stick to a strict travel budget. Thankfully, there are some tips you can follow to cut down on the financial investment of your next flight.

Infographic: Public Transportation Statistics

As I was riding the D.C. Metro a couple of weeks ago, I was reminded of the metro tickets I keep as mementos of places I’ve traveled: San Francisco’s BART, Atlanta’s MARTA, and New York City’s subway system. That got me thinking about stories of families who’ve saved a bundle by becoming one-car (or no-car) households.

If you have one luxury in your yearly budget, it should be a vacation. You get some relaxation, some fun, and a lifetime of memories all in an all-too-short amount of time. Plus, you get a much needed break from work – something some employers ...



New Tips for Travelers

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    23 Cruise Ship Industry Statistics That Will Surprise You

    December 4, 2014 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Travel
    Whether you're a seasoned cruiser or you prefer to keep your feet firmly on land, here are 23 things that might surprise you about the cruise industry.

    23 Ways to Remember Names

    December 2, 2014 - By Cassy Parker - Tips for Career Advice
    How good does it feel when someone you barely know remembers your name? And how bad do you feel when you forget their name? Never forget again. Learn the 23 tricks to remembering someone's name here.

    Best Time to Buy Skis

    November 30, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Deals
    Have you been hankering for a new pair of skis, or are you tired of plunking down rental fees every time you go to the slopes?

    Best Time to Buy Christmas Flights

    November 21, 2014 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Airline
    The holidays are a tricky time for travel: airfares skyrocket and travelers who didn’t take a moment to plan their trip with care will pay dearly for their tickets.
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    23 Reasons Why Traveling is Good for You

    November 18, 2014 - By Michelle Smith - Tips for Travel
    We all need to get away sometimes. And if the only thing standing between you and your next trip is a good excuse, start packing because we've got you covered. Here are 23 reasons why traveling is good for you, on both a personal and professional level.

    23 Ways That Studying Abroad Changes You

    November 17, 2014 - By Cassy Parker - Tips for Student
    Study abroad and your life will never be the same. Here are 23 ways that you’ll be forever changed after your study abroad experience.

    23 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad

    October 22, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Tips for Student
    While leaving the familiarity of the U.S. might seem daunting at first, an increasing number of college students are studying a semester or two abroad before they graduate. There are many benefits to this experience, which, just a couple of decades ago, was deemed more for the eclectic and adventurous than the primarily studious.
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    Best Places to Study Abroad

    October 5, 2014 - By Josh Durso - Tips for Student
    There’s a huge difference between studying a language, a culture, or facts about global business and actually seeing it for yourself. College students who are able to study abroad get to immerse themselves in another way of life and learning that can enrich them on a personal level and also, ideally, on a professional level one day.

    Study: Best Travel Insurance

    September 1, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Travel Accident Insurance
    If you always have sweaty palms in the weeks before your vacations, feeling constant fear that something will go wrong – and all your hard-earned travel money will go to waste – you may have a more pleasant experience by signing up for travel insurance. By letting go of some cash that you likely won’t get back (chances are your trip will go just fine), travel insurance does offer peace of mind, which for some people doesn’t have a price.

    Study: Best Car Rental Company

    June 30, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Car Rental Insurance
    You need a rental car either for a very good reason – you’re on vacation – or a not-so-good one, like when your own car breaks down or you’re on the road for business. Armed with knowledge about which rental car company is the best can save you (or your company) some money and heartache, no matter why you need the rented wheels.

Travel Card Deal

Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard
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Our Review: If you want to earn 2x miles with all purchases and have the flexibility to redeem miles toward any airline purchase, consider the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard. The $89 annual fee card lets you earn miles quickly with no mileage caps. In addition, a 40,000 bonus mile offer makes this card an attractive choice... Read full review
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