The neck pillow is not the travel world’s most popular piece of gear. Some people swear by them to help make the best out of a bad sleep situation; most think they’re useless but schlep them around airports
Huge lines at airport security can be a nuisance or a disaster, depending on what time you show up for your flight. To know what you’re up against, Upgraded Points conducted a study that looked at data
After a long-haul flight home from abroad, it is soul-crushing to see a long, snaking line to get through customs when you land at an American airport. If you’re lucky, maybe it moves quickly. If you’re
Jet lag is a shape-shifting affliction that debilitates travelers of all ages. The merciless wrath of desynchronosis — or time-zone-change syndrome — can strike at any time, dragging you down into a pit
The first time an Israeli bartender asked me whether I wanted a shot I hadn’t ordered, I figured he was taking me for an easily duped tourist. He wouldn’t be wrong; I’m not immune to scams, and it was
A traveler looking for global guidance from the U.S. State Department could be forgiven for being a bit confused. Official advisories — 209 of them — from the department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs cover
When trying to sleep on a plane, the obstacles are stacked against you. The environment is loud, bright, crowded and uncomfortable. Although it most likely won’t be the same quality as at home, it is possible
Are giant, controversial cruise ships about to be a thing of the past in Venice? In short: not really. Italy’s transport minister, Danilo Toninelli, said Wednesday at a public hearing that the government
The city of Hong Kong, home to 7.4 million people, has been in the spotlight for weeks because of teeming protests. Experts say the urban hub is still safe for tourists, and the U.S. State Department it
There have been protests against cruise ships in Venice after a crash this month. Workers mounted a strike over crowding at the Louvre. New taxes targeting visitors in New Zealand go into effect soon.
In our visually driven society, we’re expected to come back from our trips with Instagram-worthy evidence. It seems sacrilegious to take a vacation and not document it. But if photography isn’t your strong
In July, Roman officials announced the city would administer fines to those who soil, deface or damage its historic, artistic and monument sites. The rule serves as an attempt to curb unwanted tourist
No one wants to wait for anything in 2019. TV shows come out in full seasons for binge-watching on streaming apps. You can get drones delivered in hours. Yet in a world where you can get just about anything
Some travelers looking to speed up their international security screening are running into roadblocks. And according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a surge in immigration and the government shutdown
It’s not often air travelers get a win, but recent laws and legal decisions are giving passengers a few more rights. Canada enacted the first phase of a new air-passenger protection code that applies overbooked
It can be difficult to navigate the murky waters of the Transportation Security Administration’s carry-on rules. They’re so unclear, you could compare them to something like — oh, I don’t know — gravy?
“We’ll never travel again.” That’s what my wife and I were thinking as the third pregnancy test screamed “positive.” We were having a baby, and our wandering days were over, we thought. Or at least until
To check your bag or not to check your bag before a flight sounds like an innocent question, but the personal travel preference can divide families, destroy new relationships and create rifts in friendships.