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An illness forces a traveler to cancel her trip to Costa Rica. Was the retreat center right to charge her a cancellation fee that wasn't disclosed at the time of booking?
Murky crime statistics aboard cruise ships mean that travelers may not have access to the best safety information before planning cruise vacations.
Is travel insurance tricky for a reason? Here's how the fine print tripped up these travelers' insurance claims, and how you can avoid repeating their mistakes.
Two travelers didn't buy insurance on the full cost of their Italy dream vacation. Will they lose more than $10,000 because they didn't read the fine print?
Is it ever a good idea to buy flight insurance through the airline's site? This traveler learns this lesson the hard way after her vacation is canceled and rescheduled.
Passengers who are nervous about sailing will find that most cruise lines aren't issuing penalty-free refunds.
Wi-Fi hotspots in airports and cafes may seem ubiquitous, but when you're traveling it's often tough to find a place to get online. Here are six apps that get you what you need, no matter the connection.
When it comes to deciding whether or not to take your pet on a trip, don't fall into the trap of thinking that they're people too.
Location-based web services can be a boon for travelers, but there are steps you should take to avoid creeps and other unwanted intrusions.
Television broadcasts show a London in flames and police out-manned. Here's what visitors should know about seeing the city.
Despite the violent attacks by a religious fundamentalist, Oslo is open to visitors and operating almost as normal as usual.
Given the ongoing economic problems in Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain, is it safe to travel to Europe this summer?
A traveler's wife dies before the couple can use their plane tickets. Why won't the online travel agency or airline refund the money?
Cell phones can certainly make traveling easier, but recent health reports may have you doubting the necessity of staying connected on the road. Should you be worried?
Travelers with plans to visit Bariloche, Argentina, may have to reschedule their upcoming ski trips -- a blanket of volcanic ash has covered the resort town.
If you're the type of traveler who optimistically believes you'll always sink into a hotel bed with freshly laundered sheets, brace yourself for these dirty-hotel stories from readers. (Do not read while eating.)
Should there be a law that requires hotels to meet a certain level of hygiene?
Experts help debunk five common myths about bedbugs, so you can enjoy a worry-free vacation.
Follow these practical tips for a pest-free vacation, so you don't inadvertently bring back bedbugs as a souvenir.
What travelers need to know about visiting Egypt now that the dust of the revolution has settled.
Whether you're with a group of friends for college-style partying or with your kids for some family bonding, there are a few simple strategies that can keep your Spring Break safe and drama free.
Once a natural disaster happens, when can tourists think about going back? Here's how to tell the difference between helping and hurting.
Recent catastrophes in Japan and Christchurch have demonstrated that troubles can arise no matter where you are. Here are a few guidelines to follow, should the worst happen while you're on the road
A traveler cancels her condo rental about a month before her scheduled vacation. Does the vague cancellation policy leave her refund out in the cold?