What are the major differences between tipping in America and tipping in the U.K.?
Frank Laino has been working in European hotels since he was a teenager. The British-Italian dual citizen started working alongside his uncles at the Hotel San Pietro in Positano, then moved back home to London, where he worked his way up before landing at The Stafford, where
Tokyo ready for lunch, or that induce a fatigue so great it's difficult to keep your eyes open, even walking down La Rambla. Yes, we're talking about jet lag—but thankfully, solving it may not be too far off.
TSA Lines: Why They're So Long, and What You Can Do About It
With travelers increasingly frustrated, the Transportation Security Administration has finally spoken.
Long lines at airports are nothing new. Yet in recent weeks, understaffing, heightened periods of travel, and stricter security measures have created a perfect storm and brought the issue to a boiling point: Port Authority has threatened to replace the TSA with private contractors, and airlines have spoken out on behalf of the traveler. There's even a designated hashtag—#IHateTheWait—and viral videos of passengers stuck in long lines, and at airports overnight. Now, the TSA is finally addressing the issue
How to Travel With an Engagement Ring
You've picked a proposal location—now how do you get the ring there without ruining the surprise?
There are all kinds of reasons to propose while you're on a trip—perhaps it’s a place that has sentimental meaning for you and your significant other, or it’s when he or she will least expect it. Or maybe you just want a spectacular backdrop for the big moment. Regardless, additional complications come up when you’re surreptitiously traveling with a ring—what happens if TSA rifles through your baggage? Or if you set off a metal detector? Where in the hotel room do you hide an engagement ring? We lay out the logistics of traveling with a ring—so you can focus on the rest of the proposal.
Like many, you likely use Internet access while traveling. In fact, many travelers choose their hotel because it offers free high-speed WiFi Internet access. One of the most popular hotel and cruise line loyalty program benefits is free high-speed WiFi Internet access.
How to Avoid Feeling Bloated on Planes
Try these doctor-approved fixes for the common stomach trouble linked with air travel.
Jet belly—it’s a term flight attendants use to describe the not-so-pleasant (and all-too-common symptom) of air travel: a heavy, bloated stomach. But what’s the reasoning behind our pants tightening up in the air?
Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world, renowned for its rich history, generated by 800 years of viticulture, commerce and trade. But these days, there’s much more to this city than lush vineyards and delicious grapes.
It’s a great fusion of big city life but contained in a village-like atmosphere – Gordon Ramsay
Consumer Traveler Today: Senator calls for FAA investigation of runaway fees
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) late last month, called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to investigate hidden, runaway fuel surcharges and airline fees that can double passenger fares despite plummeting fuel costs.
This is a part of the long-running effort to have airlines be more transparent