United Revolutionizes the World of Airline Elite Status

United made a dramatic change to the way MileagePlus members qualify for elite status. The changes go into effect on January 1 and are applied to earning for status in 2021. This may turn out to be one of the most important stories of the year, depending on how it …

London: Free and cheap things to do for Christmas

London: Free and cheap things to do for Christmas

The Christmas lights are sparkling, the temperature has dropped and London town is starting to feel oh so very festive. While there are tons of “official” Christmas activities to partake in over the next few weeks, you’ll find that many (like the plethora of ice rinks that have popped up …

Paris: 6 ways to celebrate the holidays (without blowing your budget)

Paris: 6 ways to celebrate the holidays (without blowing your budget)

There’s a nip in the air, but with Christmas right around the corner, Paris always seems to shine a bit brighter during the holiday season. But all those extra bobbles and balls do not mean you can’t still find some affordable cheer around town. It’s not too late to book …

Germany: Our 7 favorite Christmas markets in Bavaria

Germany: Our 7 favorite Christmas markets in Bavaria

Germany lights up the holiday season every year with 140 different Christmas markets across the country. And Bavaria gets into the spirit with dozens of markets from Munich to Nuremberg. These community celebrations, known as Christkindlmärkte in German, transform center cities into holiday wonderlands. Locals and visitors come out to shop for …

Traveler Gifts That Will Actually Get Used – From $10 to $130

Traveler Gifts That Will Actually Get Used – From $10 to $130

Want to buy traveler gifts that are actually useful? This is the time of year when seemingly every magazine and travel blog has some kind “ultimate travel gift guide” or “100 great ideas for the traveler on your list.” Many of the magazine ones are written by desk jockey editors …

The Best Credit Cards to Have in Your Pocket When Traveling Overseas

Are you looking for a new travel companion that will pay you back with robust rewards, open the doors to exclusive perks and answer the phone if you hit a snag during a visit to a foreign country? It may be time to track down a new credit card that’s …

What to Get Your Favorite Traveler for the Holidays

It’s that time of the year. Time for you to look at someone special and ask yourself what the heck do I get someone who travels often and probably has everything they need? Well slap them right in the holiday with these fun, functional, and useful travel items. The post …

4 surprisingly affordable New York hotels for Christmas

4 surprisingly affordable New York hotels for Christmas

The holiday season is a wonderful time to visit New York City. The city shines even brighter, and despite chilly temperatures, a festive atmosphere takes hold across Manhattan. Go ice skating in Central Park, pick up unique gifts at the many holiday markets, and view the dazzling window displays along Fifth Avenue. …