5 Ways to Save at the Airport

5 Ways to Save at the Airport

I spend a lot of my time in the airport, in fact, I flew over 130,000 miles last year alone. If you're a casual traveler, grabbing an overpriced beer or burger at an airport bar and grill isn't such a big deal. But if you travel as much as I do, buying a burger or a beer twice a week can really add up. Here's how I save money while at the airport.

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Can You Get Compensated for a Canceled Flight? It Depends.

Can You Get Compensated for a Canceled Flight? It Depends.

Delta flights across the world were cancelled yesterday due to an outage of the company's global computer system. While Delta is doing its best to rebook people on different flights, the backlog has left some passengers stranded for days, subsisting on expensive airport food and stuck paying for unanticipated hotel stays.

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Frugal Cruising: How to Avoid Getting Nickel and Dimed on Your Next Cruise

Frugal Cruising: How to Avoid Getting Nickel and Dimed on Your Next Cruise

I love cruises. In my eyes, there's no better resort vacation. I love sailing the open seas and stopping on island after island: the mobile nature of cruises is built-in safegard against getting bored while on holiday.

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Maximize Your United Miles with These 3 Star Alliance Hacks

Maximize Your United Miles with These 3 Star Alliance Hacks

With 28 member airlines hailing from around the world, Star Alliance is one of the biggest airline alliances on the planet. Many people don't know that if you fly one Star Alliance airline, you can credit your miles to another. For loyal United customers, this means that you can earn miles and gain status without so much as booking a single ticket on United. Here are our favorite little-known tricks to help you maximize your miles with Star Alliance.

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Brave the Arizona Heat! 3 Ways to Vacation in Scottsdale for Less This Summer

Brave the Arizona Heat! 3 Ways to Vacation in Scottsdale for Less This Summer

Scottsdale, Arizona is the special place that I call home. Most of the year, the weather is lovely, with winter temperatures rarely dipping below 75 degrees. But the summer is a different story. For three months per year, we deal with extreme heat that often hits more than 120 degrees! While this isn't ideal, it means that the snowbirds, or part-time residents who live in Arizona during the winter, take off for more temperate climates. Once they're gone, the five-star resorts in the area start discounting heavily to attract customers, which means it's prime staycation time for me!

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Why (and How!) to Fly Etihad Airways, the Swankiest Hotel in the Sky

Why (and How!) to Fly Etihad Airways, the Swankiest Hotel in the Sky

Ah the perks of being a travel writer! On Monday, I was invited to attend the opening of Etihad Airways' newest lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. I've flown in business class with Etihad in the past (on miles, naturally), so I knew it would be a classy affair. I was right. Here's how you can visit this lounge and take one of Etihad's star-quality flights, even if you're on a budget. 

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5 Oneworld Hacks to Upgrade Your Travel Experience

5 Oneworld Hacks to Upgrade Your Travel Experience

American Airlines is switching to a revenue-based frequent flyer program on August 1st, 2016, and this means that their miles system is changing. Under the old system, you earned one mile for every mile flown, and elite passengers could collect extra miles based on their status. However, after August 1st, miles earning will be based purely on how much a ticket costs, which means that people who buy a ticket on the cheap will be earning fewer miles than someone who buys the same flight for more money. 

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4 Ways to Explore Norway (Without Going Broke)

4 Ways to Explore Norway (Without Going Broke)

My mom's side of the family hails from Norway, and while I grew up hearing about what a beautiful country it is, I never thought I'd actually get to see it for myself. Surprise, somehow it happened! My husband got a new job, and with it came the opportunity to work from Norway for nine weeks this summer. 

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3 Easy Ways to Score Cheap Summer Flights

3 Easy Ways to Score Cheap Summer Flights

Summer 2016 is upon us, and if you can look away from your Pokémon GO app for a few days, there are lots of opportunities for travel out there. Here are my best tips for flying on the cheap in summer 2016.

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How I Saved $600 Leveraging Air Miles and the Sharing Economy to Attend a Destination Wedding

How I Saved $600 Leveraging Air Miles and the Sharing Economy to Attend a Destination Wedding

I just got back from my cousin's wedding in Lake Arrowhead, California, where I had a great weekend with family I don't see often enough, then extended the trip a few days to visit friends in L.A., and I didn't spend a fortune to do it.

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