Sally French

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U.S. Travelers to EU to Face New Fee, Paperwork in 2022

Traveling to some countries in Europe will soon require yet another piece of paperwork — and yet another fee. For Americans, that fee is just under $8 (7 euros) per…

Spider-Man, Matrix: How to Save on Movie Tickets

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” debuted in theaters last weekend to a huge box office win. The superhero film not only beat estimates, grabbing $260 million in North American theaters on…

Winter Storms, COVID: How to Change a Flight Last-Minute

Rerouting, rebooking, diverting, you name it. Making last-minute flight changes can be an enormous stressor amid an already stressful holiday travel season. Hundreds of flights have already been canceled last-minute…

How the Government's Response to Inflation Could Help Savers

Inflation has been surging worldwide for months, and it’s impacting prices of nearly everything, from gas to Oreos. On Dec. 15, the Federal Reserve announced steps to take action. “High…

Southwest to Roll Out a Fourth Fare Type in 2022

Southwest Airlines is set to offer a fourth fare type in 2022, which could give passengers more options concerning how many points they earn per flight, their cancellation policy and…

Omicron, Travel Bans and How They Could Impact Your Trip

As countries rush to impose travel bans to manage the spread of the omicron COVID-19 variant, some travelers have been left stranded. Meanwhile, those with trips planned might not be…

Biden Acts to Ease Gas Prices, But You Can Save Money Now

President Joe Biden is taking steps to wrestle down gas prices, which were nearly 60% higher in October 2021 than they were the same month a year ago. This week,…

Ask a Travel Nerd: How to Avoid the Line at the Airport Bag Check Counter

Air travel during the holidays typically incurs no shortage of lines. Throw in the range of COVID-19 impacts — including more travelers hoping to make up for the past years...

How to Be a 5-Star Traveler This Holiday Season

If you skipped holiday travel last year (or haven’t traveled at all during the pandemic), your travel skills might be rusty. Plus, some travel etiquette has changed. Recent history indicates…

Marriott to Be Upfront About Resort Fees After Lawsuit

While Marriott’s resort fees aren’t going away at this time, the largely loathed, additional — and sometimes hard to spot — fees are set to be less hidden soon. Marriott…

Huge Disney Park Changes for 2022, and How to Fund Your Trip

The holidays have come early for Disney nerds. The company unveiled new shows, attractions, hotels and restaurants coming to its theme parks worldwide during its Destination D23 event held in…

Parts of Europe Return to Lockdown: What Travelers Must Know

If you’re planning to spend the holidays at a German Christmas market or on a beach in Greece, be aware that COVID-19-related safety measures are returning across Europe. This time,…

Ask a Travel Nerd: How to Skip Lines at the Airport

Long airport lines during a holiday travel season that coincide with a pandemic are ruthless. That is, for most people. But you are not most people. You’ve turned to the…

Holiday Travel: The Pros and Cons of Booking Now

For the thousands of travelers who intended to fly on Southwest Airlines during Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day weekend — but instead had their flights canceled — no amount of advance…

Ask a Travel Nerd: How Tech Can Help You Travel This Holiday

Whether it was switching from cash to credit card payments, washing your hands more frequently or donning a mask to hop on the bus, the COVID-19 pandemic likely changed a…

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