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Six Rules for Dining Out. Leif Parsons A bad or mediocre meal is more than just an unpleasant taste, it is an unnecessary negation of one of life’s pleasures—a wasted chance to refine our palates, learn about the world, and share a rewarding experience.

Six Rules for Dining Out

Virtually every locale offers some good meals at a good price. But too often, amidst the clutter of our days, we don’t find them—at least not consistently. 50 Best Apps and Websites for Travelers. Everyone has an airport horror story.

50 Best Apps and Websites for Travelers

But you can make the most of a bad situation with apps like Flight+, which will keep you abreast of the latest delays and gate changes. And if you need a shower, unlimited Wi-Fi, or a work space during your extended layover, LoungeBuddy will alert you as to which free and pay-as-you-go lounges are available. These are just two of the digital tools that can improve your experience on the road—among the 100,000-plus travel apps on the market. Save on Cheap Flights, Cheap Airfares, Cheap Tickets. Financial Travel Tip #55: How Many Debit and Credit Cards To Carry.

Heather writes: I’m planning a RTW trip and am having trouble wrapping my head around how to manage finances while traveling.

Financial Travel Tip #55: How Many Debit and Credit Cards To Carry

I’ve read several blogs on this but still have two questions:1) Is it best to carry a minimum of two cards (eg a debit and a credit or two debits etc) from different financial institutions to abate risk? Financial Travel Tip #71: How Much Money You Need to Start Traveling. Here we go; the million dollar question (for which hopefully the answer isn’t “a million dollars”): How much money do you need to start traveling?

Financial Travel Tip #71: How Much Money You Need to Start Traveling

If I could give you a number, I would. But as you may have guessed, it’s not that easy. Instead, here are some questions to ask yourself that will help you define your travels, set a travel budget, and figure out how much to start with: How long will my trip be? The Best Sites for Booking Last-Minute Travel. If you're the spontaneous sort – or if you've left it late yet again - fear not, booking last minute travel isn't necessarily going to break the bank.

The Best Sites for Booking Last-Minute Travel

While airlines, hoteliers and tour operators would love you to believe that booking in advance is the only way to save, consider that when seats and rooms are left unfilled, the laws of supply and demand come into play at times pushing down the price for the savvy, plan-procrastinating traveler. We checked out several popular travel sites, both last-minute-geared and otherwise, and rated them for ease of finding last-minute deals and value of said deals.

When to Book Your Plane Ticket: A Guide. How airlines price tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends.

When to Book Your Plane Ticket: A Guide

These include tips about the best day of the week to buy a ticket, last-minute discounts offered by the airlines, and the conspiracy theories suggesting that the carriers use cookies to increase prices for their passengers. None of these three statements is entirely true.