Travel Tips

Tipping Tips for Travelers

Cash may be king, but figuring out how much of it to tip can leave travelers feeling like paupers. We asked experts and seasoned travelers for their best advice on tipping.

The Savvy Grown-Up's Guide to Spring Break on a Budget

College students aren't the only ones heading south for spring break. Couples and families of all ages want to escape the winter blues too, preferably with a great deal. Here's how to beat the crowds and find the least expensive, most relaxing vacations available.

Travel Trends: The New Joys and Pitfalls of Traveling in 2013

The travel industry is trying win back the hearts of America's traveling public -- but that doesn't mean there's no turbulence ahead. Whether you're planning a weekend jaunt or a trip around the world, here are the travel trends you can expect in 2013.

Are You a Budget-Savvy Traveler, or Just a Cheapskate?

Nowhere is the old adage "A penny saved is a penny earned" more true than when on the road. But some travelers take it too far. But according to your fellow fliers and hotel guests, there are worse travel offenses.

The 4 Most Expensive Travel Mistakes You Can Make

You may not want to think about it while you're on vacation, but every dollar you spend on your trip counts. However, if you avoid these four costly travel mistakes, you'll be able to splurge on the souvenirs.

How to Outwit the Airlines and Score a Cheap Flight

Plane tickets are costing 12% to 15% more this summer, and that's before you tack on luggage fees, taxes, charges for on-board meals, and other extras. But with a little flexibility and creativity, you can still land a good deal.

3 More Travel Tips for Keeping the Cost of Your Flight in Check

Finding a good airfare can be tough, and if you've ever sacrificed convenience for a cheaper ticket, you may have been surprised at the hidden costs that jacked up your overall price. But those fees don't have to be a mystery -- and they're not unavoidable.

Save Time and Money on City Vacations With Tourism Passes

This week in Zagreb, Croatia, I saved 20% on tickets to the ballet. In Paris, I got in free to all the best museums. In London, I skipped the line at Shakespeare's Globe theater. And whether you're traveling to Boston or Berlin, you can do it, too.

Do You Really Need a Credit Card?

Business Insider tapped two of their favorite credit experts, Bethy Hardeman of CreditKarma.com and John Ulzheimer of SmartCredit.com, to weigh in on the pros and cons of carrying plastic.

Trapped Outside Paradise at Denver International Airport

How hard can it be to get a really good chicken walnut sandwich at Denver International Airport? Depending on when you land, a lot harder than you'd guess. And it's not just Denver: The problem of airport restaurants that are closed when passengers are still arriving is irritatingly widespread.

How to beat airline baggage fees

It's getting tough out there to be a major airline. Fuel is expensive and it's hard for those fliers to make any money. As expected, the airlines are...

Four ways to travel for free -- really

Ken and Daria Dolan are widely known as America's First Family of Personal Finance. How would you like to vacation in a dream location and never pay...