Help! I’m being charged $574 for hotel room damage I didn’t cause


Kevin Kiernan has many memories of his recent trip to Australia, but shattering the TV screen in his Melbourne hotel room isn’t one of them. So why is he being charged for this hotel room damage? Read more “Help! I’m being charged $574 for hotel room damage I didn’t cause”

If you’re on the road 365 days a year, heed this travel packing advice

What should you pack for your next trip?

Well, I’m not a fashion writer, but I do know what kind of clothes travel well. And you’ll want to heed my travel packing tips. Read more “If you’re on the road 365 days a year, heed this travel packing advice”

If hotel alarm clocks set you off, you’re not alone

Mention hotel alarm clocks to a frequent guest and you’ll probably get an earful. Those ever-present digital clock radios frequently evoke feelings of confusion, frustration and even rage. Read more “If hotel alarm clocks set you off, you’re not alone”

Travelers, here’s how to stay safe in 2018

No one ever said travel was easy. But 2017, which featured terrorism, natural disasters and tumultuous politics, has added a new sense of uneasiness.

Not worried yet? Just browse back to the front page if you’re looking for another reason.

Go on. I’ll still be here when you get back. Read more “Travelers, here’s how to stay safe in 2018”

It’s been a wild year for travel. What’s ahead for 2018?

Travel bans. Shootings. Viral passenger videos.

No one will forget the past year in travel. How could they? But what does it all mean for your 2018 trips? Read more “It’s been a wild year for travel. What’s ahead for 2018?”

Salt Lake City acquires a new taste for adventure. Have a bite.

This sure doesn’t feel like Salt Lake City.

My kids had no idea what that meant when I said that as we were strolling the streets of Utah’s capital. They weren’t here decades ago when I saw the old Salt Lake City, a less vibrant and interesting place than the one they were experiencing. Read more “Salt Lake City acquires a new taste for adventure. Have a bite.”

As summer draws to a close, a primer on beating the post-vacation blues

Welcome back.

What’s that? You didn’t want to come home? You might have a touch of the post-vacation blues. Read more “As summer draws to a close, a primer on beating the post-vacation blues”

These global nomads make the world their home

What if your vacation never ended?

That’s a serious — and timely — question. It’s the peak of the summer travel season, and if you’re at the beach right now, you’re probably reading this and thinking, “I don’t have enough vacation time.” Read more “These global nomads make the world their home”

Still checking your work email on vacation? You’re not alone

If you’re planning to leave your smartphone or laptop at home when you go on vacation this month, you might want to think again. The unplugged getaway is so last year. Read more “Still checking your work email on vacation? You’re not alone”