11 Ideas for How To Save on Flights

I’ve always heard conflicting advice on paying  for a flight. Some swear you need to book as early as possible to get the best price, while others say last-minute deals are the best bargain. Even though this remains unpredictable, there are still gr … [Read more...]

How to Find a Great Last-Minute Hotel Deal

When you're on the road, last minute doesn't have to mean full-price. It’s a common misconception that you’re going to end up overpaying if you don’t have the chance to book your hotel room in advance. You can actually save money by booking last mi … [Read more...]

Q&A: I Want To Travel Before Starting A Career, But What About My Student Loans?

Q: I am about to start paying off my $30,000 of student loan debt and am wondering how to approach this. Should I go with the most aggressive [repayment plan] or not? I am a waitress, so I never know what my income is going to be. I do have about … [Read more...]

Can’t Afford that Trip? Think Again: Experts Reveal 10 Tips for Thrifty Travel

Winter begins in just a few weeks and with that change of season, folks across North America will get bitten by the travel bug--especially those from colder climes seeking relief from blizzards and wind chill. For those flyers, drivers and riders of … [Read more...]

Best Miles Rewards Credit Cards

Fantasizing about your next vacation can get you through a long day at the office, but when you're choosing a miles rewards credit card, you should decide based on the facts, not dreams of waves lapping at your toes under swaying palms. But that's w … [Read more...]

Last-Minute Travel: 5 Tips to Finding Deals and Saving Money

  In most cases, the best way to plan for travel is to do it well in advance: Check flight prices months ahead, look for promotions at your favorite hotels, or wait for coupons to pop up in your e-mail inbox for a great limited-time package … [Read more...]

Avoid Tourist Traps (Your Wallet Will Thank You)

You can hear the sound of ocean waves crashing in next to you, the sun is kissing your cheeks, a salty breeze is cooling your skin, and a polite waiter is slipping an icy drink into your hand while softly saying, “that’ll be sixteen dollars, miss…” Wa … [Read more...]

Using Credit Cards and Debit Cards Overseas

When I moved to the UK and opened a bank account, I had no idea that anything but a Visa or Mastercard logo could be on a debit card (in other parts of the world, there are other kinds of debit cards). I should have looked into this before hand, but … [Read more...]

How to Open an International Bank Account

My first job outside the United States was in London. I worked for a travel company in Maine with international locations, so when an opportunity came up for me to hop the pond, I grabbed it. After making the move, the most important detail I had to … [Read more...]