A satellite phone can be a lifesaver in remote regions or in emergency or disaster situations where cellular networks crash or become overloaded.
In Southeast Asia your travel dollar stretches far. Experience exotic luxury on a budget by choosing the right hotels in the right locations.
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For some day trips from Florence—say, to Lucca and Pisa—you can take the train. For others—say, the hill towns of Chianti—you may want a private driver.
How do you decide whether the inconvenience and sleep deprivation are worth the savings of an early or late flight?
Even with all his miles and expertise, Randy Peterson (founder of Milepoint, FlyerTalk, BoardingArea, and InsiderFlyer) still relates to ordinary travelers. Here, he shares some of his wisdom.
A couple needs a credit card that works in Europe and at home.
If piloting your own small plane to the edge of the earth sounds like your kind of fun, or like a great gift for a significant other, I’ve got an idea for you.
Wendy shares her favorite sunrise spot.
Wendy shares a romantic travel surprise that her husband planned for their anniversary.
The fact that I managed to achieve my goal of relaxation surprises everyone who knows me. Even more surprising is where I achieved it: on a Disney cruise.
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