Tips to Consider When Traveling


To experience the world as a traveler, and not as a tourist, you need the freedom to explore beyond the landmarks. But how can you travel around without actually breaking the bank? Below are some financial tips that may help you save money and enjoy a vacation more than once a year. Continue Reading…

Would You Like a Do-Over on Your Family Vacation?


Half of the Americans recently surveyed by MasterCard said they wished they could redo a past family vacation. Given the stress involved in planning and taking the typical vacation, it’s a wonder that number isn’t higher.

In fact, MasterCard found that nearly 90% of Americans surveyed are “plagued” by the amount of time and effort it takes to plan a successful trip.

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Vacation Pictures: Tips for Staying Safe!

Vacation Pictures

Don’t Share Vacation Pictures Until You’re Home Safe

You may already know that crooks make use of social media sharing to gain access to victims. Now, there’s some new research that sheds light on the dangers facing vacationers from social media over-sharing.

Specialty insurance company Meemic wants everyone to know the dangers of sharing vacation pictures and details about a vacation while that vacation is still in progress.

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Is Home Swapping Right for You?

iStock_000026062262SmallMore people are choosing the option of home swapping these days as an alternative to the traditional vacation ritual of booking a hotel, according to one of the firms that arranges these short-term relationships.

Los Angeles-based HomeExchange say they’ve experienced a 13% jump in summer travel for 2013 vs. 2012, and are on track to post 16% year-end annual growth. The company predicts their members will complete 75,000 home exchanges by the end of 2013. They completed 70,000 last year. Continue Reading…