Expert Travel Tips

Check out travel tips from experts, and get advice on topics like packing, travel safety, traveling alone, saving money, and more. Via helps you outsmart the challenges of travel in the U.S. and abroad so you can travel better and experience more.

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Best Time to Book a Cruise

The best time to book a cruise depends on your travel needs.
A traveler puts their hard suitcase into the overhead bin of an airplane.

How to Avoid Bedbugs While Traveling

From packing precautions to post-vacation elimination, here’s how to stay bug-free.
A Hurtigruten Cruise sails under the northern lights.

6 Tips for Viewing the Northern Lights

Head to Alaska to catch this natural wonder in its peak season.
Disneyland's "It's a Small World" Holiday ride decked out in thousands of lights for the holidays.

What’s New at Disneyland for the Holidays This Year

Plus get tips on when to go and how to save money on your trip.
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How to Stay Comfortable on Long Flights

Here are a few tips to make extra-long plane flights less taxing.
An airport lounge employee sets down a tray of drinks in front of a traveler.

Are Priority Pass Lounges Crowded?

And everything else you need to know about airport lounge memberships.
A woman walks with her luggage at a train station outside an airport.

Can Bluetooth Trackers Really Help You Recover Lost or Stolen Items?

Here's why you may want to put a tracker in your checked luggage or inside your car.
A little girl takes a break from coloring to look out the airplane window.

10 Tips for Flying with Kids

Ease stress and keep your infant, toddler, preschooler, or school-aged child happy from security to landing.
A hiker puts on a rain coat near a fjord in Norway.

How to Stay Dry and Comfortable Outdoors

From hot-weather camping clothes to special snow gear, here’s what to bring for every climate.
Family walks down a street in New York with a young girl and a baby in a stroller.

11 Tips for Traveling with a Baby

Sidestep the stress and worry that can come with traveling with a baby.
A woman stretches on her bed as morning light streams through the windows.

7 Tips to Sleep Better While Traveling

Make those z’s more restful to recharge for those on-the-road adventures.
A father and son put a cooler into the back of an SUV.

How to Pack a Cooler for a Road Trip

Keep your food dry and safely chilled, whether you’re going on a picnic or week-long trip.
Bags are piled up behind an SUV to be loaded into the car before a road trip.

14 Things to do Before You Leave on a Road Trip

Follow these strategies to keep your home safe and have a smooth experience on the road.
A woman looks a park map while planning a camping trip.

How to Get a Campsite When Everything is Booked

Follow these 5 tips to secure a spot and ensure you have the best camping experience possible.
Brothers stand in Disneyland Resort's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Insider Tips for Visiting Disneyland with Kids

From park hacks to top rides for toddlers to teenagers, make the most of a family trip to Disneyland.