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navigating the airport
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Remember Navigating the Airport? These Tips and Tools Can Help

By On June 9, 2021

This time last year I boarded my first flight since the start of the pandemic. Since then, I’ve flown on a dozen flights within the U.S. Each trip varied slightly from the… Read More

LBGTQ+ books
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10 Books That Illuminate the LGBTQ+ Experience Around the World

By On June 1, 2021

From London to Lebanon, these 10 books set around the world illuminate the enormous range of the LGBTQ+ experience. Thanks to the immersive power of storytelling, readers can better understand the myriad… Read More

points and miles
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Your Back-to-Basics Guide to Points and Miles

By On May 19, 2021

TripIt is teaming up with our friends at Thrifty Traveler, a site that helps you travel more for less, to share helpful strategies for planning a trip with points and miles in… Read More

taking a staycation
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4 Tips for Taking the Ultimate Staycation

By On May 5, 2021

While many of us have mastered the art of the staycation (thanks, 2020), we’ve also been able to recognize the value of taking a break from the daily grind—even when said break… Read More

REAL ID
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Updated: What U.S. Travelers Need to Know About Real ID

By On April 27, 2021

More news for U.S. travelers: The deadline for Real ID has once again been extended—this time to May 3, 2023. "Extending the Real ID full enforcement deadline will give states needed time to… Read More

how to travel responsibly
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How to Travel More Responsibly (and Take Better Care of the Earth)

By On April 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic pressed pause on global travel, temporarily causing aviation-related carbon emissions to decrease 48 percent from 2019 totals. Unfortunately, the pandemic also caused global tourism to falter. Many businesses that… Read More

booking a vacation rental
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8 Pro Tips for Booking a Vacation Rental

By On April 14, 2021

A stay at a vacation rental can take your trip to new heights, allowing you to explore under-the-radar neighborhoods and mix in with the locals—all while having a temporary place to call… Read More

destinations in Europe
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5 Destinations in Europe Americans Want to Visit Most (Plus 5 More If You Want to Avoid the Crowds)

By On April 7, 2021

Updated with new reopening plans of April 21, 2021. Did you know that planning a trip—that is, just thinking about travel—can boost your mental health? And yes, given the current state of… Read More

Stretch your travel budget
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6 Tips to Stretch Your Travel Budget

By On March 24, 2021

You’re probably ready for a trip—and you’re not alone. 94 percent of Americans are planning to take a trip this year. If you’re getting back in the trip planning saddle, setting your… Read More