Travel Tips

Tips from travel sites and travel experts. Please note that some of this content may be slightly outdated (but still useful!) due to circumstances related to the pandemic.

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By Mary Jo Tarallo,, April 17, 2023

The word timeshare may send chills up one’s spine. For others, perhaps a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Travel Insurance

By Mary Jo Tarallo,, June 18, 2023

Travel season is kicking into high gear. If you have any significant trips planned, especially international trips, have you also considered travel insurance?

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15 of the Best European River Cruises

By Patricia Doherty,, August 9, 2022

Explore France, Germany, and more on these European river cruises.


What to Do If you Test Positive for COVID-19 While Traveling

By Rachel Chang,, September 5, 2022

These tips will help prevent a positive test from turning into a negative situation.


How to Minimize COVID-19 Risk on a Plane As Passengers Ditch Masks

By Alison Fox,, May 13, 2022

“We can take measures to protect ourselves but also explore.”


Why Travelers are Encouraged to get TSA Pre Check instead of Global Entry

By Alison Fox,, August 30, 2022

Applications for Global Entry are currently taking anywhere from 6-18 months to process.

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Flight Attendants Share Their Biggest Pet Peeves About Fliers

By Stacey Leasca,, September 13, 2022

In U.S. airspace alone, there are more than 45,000 flights and nearly 3 million passengers in the air a day, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Travelers Ask, Cash, What’s That?

By Beth Harpaz,, June 8, 2022

In a transition hastened by the pandemic, increasingly you can travel abroad and barely ever handle a physical bill or coin, whether pounds, kroner or euros. A guide to going cashless overseas.

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32 Carry-on Must-haves T+L Editors Always Bring With Them. Every Time. No Matter Where.

By Travel + Leisure Editors,, July 09, 2021

The proper packing of a carry-on bag is a skill that takes time to perfect. Unless, of course, you’ve got access to a comprehensive list from a group of frequent fliers — say, Travel + Leisure’s editors?

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22 Best Travel Apps Every Traveler Should Know About

By Talia Avakian and Evie Carrick,, November 22, 2021

Using the right travel apps can help you save both time and money, while making the journey much less stressful. Many of these apps also provide local recommendations and hidden gems tourists don’t often get to see — and some are completely free.

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50 Travel Tips T+L Editors Swear By

By Travel + Leisure Editors,, July 20, 2021

Ever wondered how the professionals travel? The Travel + Leisure editors collectively bank a lot of miles, and we’ve tried every travel hack in the book (packing cubes and apps that let you skip the line at immigration are just the tip of the iceberg). While we’ve learned a lot from our jetsetting lives, we’ve also made our fair share of mistakes.


The Biggest Packing Mistakes to Avoid, According to a Professional

By Travel + Leisure Editors,, August 26, 2021

When Lydia Mansel started Just Packed — a website dedicated to, you guessed it, packing — she wanted to take the stress out of preparing for a trip. Whenever she searched the internet for the perfect packing list for her upcoming trip, she told Travel + Leisure, she came up empty handed.


How to Pack Lighter, Smarter, and Faster, According to T+L Editors

By Travel + Leisure Editors,, December 14, 2020

No matter the length of the trip — be it a weekend beach getaway or a three-week Himalayan trek — you’ll need to pack a bag, and you’ll want to pack it right.


25 Things You Should Do Before Boarding a Plane, According to a Frequent Flier

By Eric Rosen,, November 18, 2020

Between making sure your suitcase isn’t an ounce over 50 pounds and rushing to your gate before the doors close, air travel can be a stressful experience — but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve rounded up 25 things you should do before your next flight, so you can relax and know that you’re totally prepared.

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Frequent Travelers Are Sharing Seriously Smart Travel Tips, And I Can’t Wait To Use Them

by Hannah Loewentheil,, July 17, 2021

Traveling can be one of the most rewarding experiences…especially if you know a few useful tips and tricks. So redditor u/empmccoy asked, “What is your most useful uncommonly known travel tip?” Here are some of the responses.

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22 ways to be a healthier traveler in 2021

By Jordi Lippe-McGraw, Jan 31, 2021

Though travel is on hold for most due to COVID-19, hopefully, the end is in sight.

Once the world opens up again, most of us will be booking a vacation as soon as we can. So with that in mind, we’ve come up with some ways to be a healthier traveler in 2021, especially in this new age of masks, sanitizer and social distancing.

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15 Expert Tips for Eating Healthy on Planes

By Jordi Lippe-McGraw,

Airplanes are great for many reasons. They help travelers reach destinations fast and catch up on the latest films, and frankly, they’re one of the few places left on earth where you can reasonably slip off the grid.

But they’re not so great when it comes to staying healthy.