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  • Take your tech -- but have a Plan B

    Take your tech -- but have a Plan B
    These days, most of you overseas travelers take high-tech gadgets: a smartphone as a minimum, and often a tablet or notebook. For reading materials, either a tablet or a Kindle has replaced the traditional stack of paperback "penny dreadfuls." You include...
  • Seniors on the Go: Finding the winter deals

    Seniors on the Go: Finding the winter deals
    Whether you're an active skier, snowboarder, or skater, or just enjoy the great mountain sightseeing and ski-lodge atmosphere, many of you will be heading for winter sports centers over the coming months. And several online sources are eager to help you...
  • Travel scams use pizza and midnight calls to get card numbers

    Travel scams use pizza and midnight calls to get card numbers
    The Watchdog is still in vacation mode. I just got back from a family trip to Florida. We had a blast. This is the time of year when your mind may be on vacations, too. If you're looking ahead to a lazy summer trip, don't relax too much because...
  • Four-Star hotels less than $100 — Opaque helps; fees hurt

    Four-Star hotels less than $100 — Opaque helps; fees hurt
    You can still find four-star hotel accommodations for less than $100 a night in many big U.S. cities. Opaque buying helps cut costs; fees add to costs. That's the overall take-away from a recent report from Hotwire, the big online travel agency (OTA)...
  • Contrasting Cabos

    Contrasting Cabos
    LOS CABOS, Mexico — Much of what you need to know about Cabo San Lucas happens during the first weekend of October. It's Sammy Hagar's birthday. Yes, that Sammy Hagar, the second-best singer Van Halen ever had and the rock 'n' roll wordsmith...
  • Seniors on the Go: Summer travel, hotwire version

    Seniors on the Go: Summer travel, hotwire version
    This summer, you can look for hotel rates in the U.S. to be up some 7 percent over last year, airfares to be up only 2 percent, and car rental rates to be down 8 percent, if you buy now. That's the current finding from Hotwire, the big online agency...
  • Seniors on the Go: 2013: That was the year that was

    Looking back, I'd conclude that 2013 wasn't a great year for travel, but it wasn't a bad one, either. Here are some of the highlights Senior Deals Remained Marginal. Travelers age 60 or over didn't find much in the way of deals this year. Yes, you...
  • Hotel Upgrades -- sometimes, at a price

    Hotel Upgrades -- sometimes, at a price
    When suppliers have something you want, these days they have some pretty sophisticated ways of getting you to pay for it -- and that includes standby upgrades on your hotel room for a lot less than the original asking premium-room rates. Because they're...
  • Seniors on the Go: Beware nonrefundable hotel deals

    Seniors on the Go: Beware nonrefundable hotel deals
    A traveler I know recently reserved a room at a hotel in Florence, Italy at a discounted -- but nonrefundable -- price through Booking.com. He thought he had scored a very good deal: good price, good location, good-looking rooms. Good, that is, until he...
  • Detroit: Grit and pride

    Detroit: Grit and pride
    DETROIT — Many people can't see past this city's abandoned buildings and overgrown lots, and that's sort of fair. A city once boasting 2 million people and an unbreakable auto industry is down to 700,000 and apocalyptic decay in every direction. The...
  • Hyatt charged me for my canceled hotel room and now I'm stuck

    Hyatt charged me for my canceled hotel room and now I'm stuck
    Fallon Speaker cancels a hotel room she doesn't need at a job fair, but the cancellation doesn't go through, and now she's stuck in New York. Can this trip be saved? Q: I recently attended a job fair in Marietta, Ga. Because I was unsure of the number...