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  1. New Study: Planning a Trip Makes People Happier

    New studies show that planning a trip -- not just taking one -- makes people happier than those who don't travel. Check out the findings and share your thoughts below! Related Story: Survey Says: Travel Makes Us Happier

    Started by SarahS, 11-06-2013 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 7,041
    11-15-2013 04:47 PM Go to last post
  2. Your Favorite Trip Planning Site

    What's your all-time favorite Web site to use when planning a trip? Check out a few of our picks below! Related Story Cool Tools for Planning Complicated Trips

    Started by SarahS, 09-07-2012 05:09 PM
    travel sites, trip planning
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 12,800
    09-07-2012 05:09 PM Go to last post
  3. If You Could Tell a Flight Attendant Anything...

    In Flight Attendants at Their Best -- and Worst, we share five things that flight attendants do well, and five areas where they show a little room for improvement. What would you add to our lists? Share your comments about flight attendants below.

    Started by SarahS, 07-11-2012 03:08 PM
    air travel, flight attendants
    • Replies: 0
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    07-11-2012 03:08 PM Go to last post
  4. 10 Things to Do Before You Leave Home

    Are there certain things you do before every trip, such as calling your house sitter or printing out a subway system map for the city you'll be visiting? Check out these must-do's from Traveler's Ed and then tell us what YOU do before you leave home!

    Started by SarahS, 04-18-2008 02:35 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 27,896
    03-01-2012 06:40 AM Go to last post
  5. what are the best travelergadgets?

    What are the best traveler gadgets to take with you on long trips?

    Started by goldparty, 08-06-2007 03:17 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-27-2012 03:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Favorite Travel Apps?

    Which travel apps can't you live without? Traveler's Ed reviews his favorite mobile travel apps below; check out his picks and then post your own here. Essential Travel Apps, Part 1: The Basics (stay tuned for Part 2!)

    Started by SarahS, 09-20-2010 03:54 PM
    cell phone travel, smartphones, staying in touch, travel apps
    • Replies: 4
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    02-27-2012 02:17 PM Go to last post
  7. Angry DO NOT TAKE YOUR PHONE While On Vacation

    Recently iI travel to the Dominican Republic and decide to take my phone with me. That was the worst decision i made. I keep the phone off all the time and when i came to the room for any reason i just turn it on and check if i have any calls. If...

    Started by tazgirl, 10-23-2005 09:02 PM
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    02-27-2012 02:09 PM Go to last post
  8. Jetlag from West to East coast

    I fly often between the west coast and east coast. Returning home to California I have no Jetlag symptoms - I just wake up earlier in the morning each day after I get home. But when traveling in the other direction (from California to New York), I...

    Started by techman49173, 02-15-2012 12:39 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-17-2012 03:16 PM Go to last post
  9. Share Your Hardcore Travel Tips!

    Calling all avid travelers! We've put together a list of 10 hardcore tips for expert travelers (see link below), and now we want to hear your advice. Post your best tips right here. Related Story: 10 Hardcore Tips for Frequent Travelers

    Started by SarahS, 01-18-2012 11:04 AM
    frequent fliers, travel advice, travel tips
    • Replies: 0
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    01-18-2012 11:04 AM Go to last post
  10. Share Your Favorite Photography Apps

    Which photography apps do you like to use when traveling? Share your picks for top travel photo apps! Related Story 7 Amazing Photography Apps for Your Phone

    Started by CarolineC, 11-09-2011 10:39 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-03-2012 09:38 AM Go to last post
  11. What's Ahead for 2012

    What do you think 2012 holds for globetrotters? Traveler's Ed offers his predictions here: http://www.independenttraveler.com/travel-tips/travelers-ed/coming-soon-nine-predictions-for-travel-in-2012 And now we want to hear yours. Post your...

    Started by SarahS, 12-20-2011 04:42 PM
    2012 travel
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 10,897
    01-03-2012 09:37 AM Go to last post
  12. Post Your Best Travel Photo!

    What's the best travel snapshot you've ever taken? Post your favorite here! There are three ways to share your photos on the message boards: 1. Use the "Insert image" button at the top of the response box (it's the yellow one with the...

    Started by SarahS, 11-24-2009 11:24 AM
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    12-30-2011 02:43 PM Go to last post
  13. Hiring a Guide

    When you travel, do you prefer to spend your entire trip exploring on your own or to hire a guide to help you find your way around -- or a mix of both? Let us know when you use a guide and when you go it alone. Related Story: When Do You Need a...

    Started by SarahS, 04-05-2010 03:28 PM
    hiring a guide, tour guide, tour guides
    • Replies: 8
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    11-03-2011 10:18 AM Go to last post
  14. Question CarryOn/GPS

    Does anyone know if there's a problem carrying on a GPS?

    Started by GMarcan920, 12-15-2008 07:34 AM
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    06-30-2011 06:23 PM Go to last post
  15. Travel insurance

    We are taking our daughters and their families on a carrabean cruise in May. We have told by many people to buy travel insurance but do not know which company to use. Looking at a policy with CSA Travel Protection. Does anyone have any experience...

    Started by flyfish, 01-23-2011 04:07 PM
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    05-13-2011 11:02 AM Go to last post
  16. More Rights for Airline Passengers

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has just announced new protections for airline passengers, including fee refunds for lost bags and full disclosures on the total price of your plane ticket. Do you think the new rules go far enough? Read about...

    Started by SarahS, 04-22-2011 02:18 PM
    air travel, airline passenger rights, airlines, passenger rights
    • Replies: 0
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    04-22-2011 02:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Blending in with the Locals

    When you travel, do you try to blend in with the locals and minimize the way you stand out as a tourist? What are your best tips for fitting in better with the local culture? Check out the tips from Traveler's Ed below and then share your own. ...

    Started by SarahS, 04-19-2010 03:09 PM
    blend in with the locals, cultural immersion, locals
    • Replies: 1
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    04-11-2011 06:27 PM Go to last post
  18. Formerly Dangerous Destinations

    Have you ever traveled to a country that used to be considered dangerous but is now generally stable enough to welcome tourists? Examples include Nicaragua, Indonesia, Eastern bloc countries, or even Colombia. What was it like to visit these places?...

    Started by SarahS, 02-20-2009 03:16 PM
    dangerous places, exotic destinations
    • Replies: 1
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    04-11-2011 06:24 PM Go to last post
  19. Hotel Horror Stories

    Have you ever showed up at a hotel only to find a mouse in the shower, a TV on the fritz or, worst of all, no room waiting for you at all? Share your worst hotel horror stories here! Related Story What's in a Hotel Guarantee?

    Started by SarahS, 11-19-2007 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 20,086
    04-04-2011 09:54 AM Go to last post
  20. Protecting Your Belongings When You Fly

    How do you keep your belongings safe at the airport and on the plane? Check out our ideas and then share your own. Related Story Seven Ways to Keep Your Stuff Safe When You Fly

    Started by SarahS, 03-28-2011 04:28 PM
    air travel, safety
    • Replies: 0
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    03-28-2011 04:28 PM Go to last post
  21. If you could go anywhere in the world...

    So, I'm spending some time with my Grandfather and we start talking about how much we love geography. We were looking through this great book called "Earth" (I think it's by the Smithsonian) when he stops for a sec and says, "Everyone should see a...

    Started by Tish, 10-19-2004 05:41 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    03-28-2011 11:57 AM Go to last post
  22. Info before going to the US

    Hi all, I've just seen this article (http://blog.netflights.com/2011/02/16/before-you-travel-the-united-states-esta-scheme/) about having to apply for some thing in order to enter the states - I was thinking about booking a last minute trip to...

    Started by travellersjoy, 02-21-2011 11:40 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-22-2011 01:26 PM Go to last post
  23. Airfare Booking Wars -- What's Your Take?

    American Airlines is locked in a battle with Orbitz and Expedia, neither of which is showing the airline's fares. And Google is looking to purchase ITA Software, which powers the airfare searches on many major booking sites. Are you worried about...

    Started by SarahS, 01-10-2011 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 11,812
    01-13-2011 10:05 AM Go to last post
  24. New Airline Passenger Bill of Rights

    Are the days of being stuck on the tarmac for four or six or eight hours finally over? On April 29, 2010, a new law went into effect that makes it illegal for airlines to keep passengers on a plane for longer than three hours while stuck on a...

    Started by SarahS, 05-03-2010 02:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 16,049
    12-24-2010 08:41 PM Go to last post
  25. Travelocity..watch out

    Best of luck if you think you have reservations....you may not. Customer care can't help, they don't know if you have them either. Most people find out at the ticket counter that Travelocity doesn't follow through on confirmations. NOT WORTH THE...

    Started by gerrard, 07-22-2001 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 37,676
    09-16-2010 04:56 AM Go to last post

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