You can't rely on a flight attendant to help you get your bag in an overhead bin so what do you do if you're too short or not strong enough? Some ideas to ease your way.
For many unaware customers, Wow became an "ow." It raises this issue: Should ticket price be the primary driver in booking an airfare? Or should you consider your well-being, financial and physical, be a part of the decision?
The Department of Motor Vehicles is still trying to come up with solutions to problems it didn't know it had with the federally compliant license.
Here's what's hard to admit: that you messed up and missed your flight and that it's your fault. Here's what's harder: losing the entire value of your ticket.
An update on the complicated issue of whether states are meeting Real ID requirements, and what it means for air travelers.
Soon you won't have to eyeball that fuel gauge to tell you whether you have put enough gas in your rental car. Welcome to the age of telematics, where data can improve your experience. But is your information safe?
The cut-rate cattle herding with subpar food and generic sightseeing is so yesteryear; now it's value pricing on carefully curated excursions.
It's not coming home that triggers a cold or a stomach upset. Generally, it something you pick up on the road. Here's how to avoid falling ill--and when it's serious enough to see a doctor.
My family's Portland hotel stay was marred by a plumbing crisis. When the hotel kept mum on refunds, the guests who got busy got the best results.
You've always wanted to learn French or Mandarin? Don't be afraid. Do know that it's not easy, but it is life changing.
The Marriott data breach is the most recent example of compromised information. If you think large companies will protect you, think again. It's up to you, security experts say.
A travel agent's reluctance to book a double cruise for fear of violating a law leaves traveler and maritime lawyers flummoxed.
When flying, vaping is as illegal as any other kind of smoking. If you spot someone doing it, notify a flight attendant.
A Los Angeles grandma-to-be plans to fly to New York around Thanksgiving for the baby's arrival. Airfare experts offer advice.
When it comes to traveling with cremated remains and later scattering the ashes, seek out the rules from each airline and country.
Trying to mix frequent flier miles and points when booking a flight can be a complicated business, though it can often pay off.
Thermostats linked to motion detectors can leave guests cold or way too warm. Some turn to Mylar balloons, others to communication.
The easing of travel restrictions to Cuba creates opportunities for travelers but also misunderstandings over current regulations.
What's even more pressing for credit card users traveling abroad than conversion rates? Being aware of foreign transaction fees.
Oceania's visa fees don't float with one cruiser. You can do it yourself, but it's better to use a third-party agent, especially if problems surface.
Options include requesting seat mate put shoes back on. Best bets are with flight attendants and carrier's rules on offensive odors.
Price differences can crop up even with code-share partners and merged airlines like US Airways-American, so always compare fares.
Most world ATMs support up to 12-digit PINs, but some do only four. PIN too long? Consider changing it or your bank, or try a different ATM.
On the Spot: For bargains, look for package discounts and 'flash sales' on social media, and check out Expedia, AARP and other websites for last-minute deals.
On the Spot: If you must take valuable items on a trip, and they go missing, report losses immediately. And remember, not all is covered.
On the Spot: Knee and hip replacements can sound alarms at airport screenings. Will Transportation Security Administration ever adopt a standard exam?
On the Spot: Solo travel can be difficult, but it is getting better, with single cabins on cruise lines, travel-matching services and specialized tours.
On the Spot: TSA's Global Entry program works as advertised: Quick entries back into the U.S., plus easier security screens at some U.S. airports.
When your travel plans are disrupted, sometimes it's best to call the airline, and other times it's best to call the online travel agency.
A 1970 pot arrest that resulted in an acquittal resurfaces at Miami airport customs after a trip abroad. How can you expunge a record that doesn't exist?
On the Spot: A hotelier wonders about the right way to suggest an accessible room without being offensive or running afoul of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
On the Spot: When it comes to fixing errors on an airline ticket, it's not what you know but whom that can save the day. That's where travel agents can come in handy.
On the Spot columnist Catharine Hamm writes of a company that can't regain a nontransferable airline ticket booked by an employee who then resigned.
Travel: Headaches at high altitudes are common, especially if there's been no time to acclimate. Are some people prone to more serious reactions? What about jet rides?
Airlines will usually try to locate the owner of a lost passport, but once the document is given to the State Department, there's little to be done but reapply.