Did you make a New Years resolution for 2018? If so, you're in good company – an estimated 40% of your fellow Americans resolved to change their lives for the better. One big catch: following through on your resolutions can take a toll on your budget, undermining your odds of success.
As a frequent traveler (over 130,000 miles flown in the past year), my favorite and least-favorite scenarios are flight irregularities. I hate them because obviously I want to get to where I'm going, but I also love them, because they present opportunities to get "free" money because of the airlines. It's usually pretty easy to get travel credit or points back if the delay is the airline's fault, like a mechanical problem. But what if it's delayed for weather or other reasons beyond anyone's control? If you booked your flight with one of these cards, you may be still able to be reimbursed.
It's never too early to start thinking about holiday travel. Take it from me, while this time of year is fun, it's also expensive. The cost of gifts can really add up, and the cost of travel can be just plain scary. But if you follow a few simple tricks, you can cut down the cost of traveling home this holiday season.
Vegas, baby! Sin City is a year-round destination for gamblers, convention attendees, bachelor parties and families who want to spend a few days relaxing in one of the 62,000 hotel rooms that line the city's infamous Strip. Luckily for would-be vacationers, all this demand means that Vegas is home to lots of amazing deals.
With almost 100 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more during this year's holidays, it can be one of the busiest (and most hectic) times of the year to travel. Fortunately, we're here to give you a few helpful tips and reminders of what to do and not to do to make traveling during the holidays a little easier.
You know the feeling: you're standing in line at the airport, nervously shifting your monstrous rolling suitcase, its zippers pulling at the seams, front pockets stuffed, and wheels teetering on the brink of collapse. Hey, if the airline is charging you to check your bag, you might as well get the most out of it, right? Well before you lug that beastly baggage onto the check-in scale, we've got some advice on how to avoid those pesky fees all together, and why even free checked bags, might not be the best deal.
I fly a lot. In 2015, I flew 130,000 miles, so I'm always on the lookout for the best airline prices, whether that means paying out of pocket or using my miles. While there's no definitive answer to the question of when to buy international plane tickets, I've gotten pretty good at finding deals on international flights. Here are my best tips for when to buy when traveling across the pond.
Oktoberfest, the annual German celebration of beer and fun starts this Saturday September 16th at Munich's Theresienwiese. The festival run through the first Sunday in October, and if you're looking to get in on the action – either this year or in 2018 – here are my tips for saving money on the beer-soaked trip of a lifetime.
The scenario: You’re killing time on a lengthy layover, browsing the internet and eating an overpriced a la carte salad. If you’ve got wanderlust, being trapped at an airport terminal is the worst because you’d much rather be out exploring a new city and hunting for street tacos or banh mi rather than scouring the terminal for a seat that’s quasi-comfortable and close to a power outlet.
Each quarter, hotel brands unveil hotel promotions that are aimed to keep customers staying in their respective hotels. The types of promotions vary from quarter to quarter and from brand to brand. All the major hotel brands have announced their end-of-year promotions, so we thought it would be helpful to round them up here so that you can maximize any future hotel stays through 2017.