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Beware of This Hot Vacation Rental Scam

Be careful the next time you go to book a vacation rental property from the owner. I've uncovered a fraud that could be the tip of the iceberg on a national scandal level. If you listen to me, you know I love to travel. By following my #1 rule of ...

What's Up With Travel Clubs Promising Free Travel?

I've been getting a steady drumbeat of calls about something I thought died 6 years ago: Travel clubs promising free or discounted travel. Vacation club sales being pushed by postcard, e-mail, and telephone This is a pitch that can come to you in a variety of ways, either by phone ...

Avoid These Fees If You Want Truly Cheap Car Rentals

Many people only rent cars about twice a year, once during a summer vacation and once during the Christmas holidays. That leaves a lot of unsuspecting motorists open to common rip-off fees that the car-rental agencies like to push. Here are some simple ways to make sure you get cheap ...

Are online Flash Sales really a deal?

Are online Flash Sales really a deal?

Seen any travel deals online that require you to buy within an hour or two? Think twice. Here's why.

The truth behind Spirit Air's low prices

The truth behind Spirit Air's low prices

As leisure travel season ramps up, you may see tantalizing low fares on Spirit Air. But Clark has a warning about those eye-popping deals!

The #1 Mistake People Make At Hotel Checkout

There's an ugly ongoing problem when you check in or out of a hotel. At the desk, you're always asked to give a form of payment like a credit card or a debit card so if you trash the room, they have something on you. But then a lot of ...

Hottest Scams Targeting International Travelers

Americans are set to travel overseas this spring and summer in what could be record numbers. That's great news because I love international travel so much. But there are some dangers you need to be aware of. Before you go, you'll want to brush up on some of the hottest ...

International Travel Tips: Money, Mobile & Booking

In this Overseas Travel guide, you'll learn how to use cell phone, mobile, and wifi overseas; the best ways to exchange and handle money; and I'll give you my tips for finding great deals on accommodations. With my background in the travel industry and a lifelong passion for travel, I've ...

Beware of hotel booking scam sites

Beware of hotel booking scam sites

Planning a summer vacation? Here's a special warning to keep you out of harm's way when you're booking a hotel online.

Using Cell Phones Outside the United States

Since the first iPhone was introduced, consumers have been going overseas and coming back home to exorbitant cell phone bills. The worst I ever heard was from someone who went to Costa Rica and got a $30,000 bill for 3 days! As a close second, I heard from another person ...

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