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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12 Tips to Make Weekend Travel Count

Think a two-day trip is too short to make a weekend getaway count? Think again.
A woman stands on the shore with her Alaskan cruise ship in front of her.

First Cruise? Here’s What You Need to Know

Find out what cabin to book, when to arrive, and more.
roller-coaster riders enjoying the ride at Six Flags in Vallejo, California

Plan an Awesome Theme Park Vacation

Try these tips to help keep your amusement park trip on track.
A large cruise ship sails into Geiranger Fjord, Norway.

Don’t Fall for These 6 Cruise Myths

Modern cruises might not be what you think.
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How to Avoid Unexpected Travel Expenses

Stave off sticker shock when flying, cruising, calling home, and more.
Panoramic autumn view of Amsterdam's colorful row houses along a canal.

New Entry Requirements for European Travel Explained

Planning a trip to Europe? Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming ETIAS authorization.
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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.
A dog and his family check in at La Quinta by Wyndham.

Travel Your Way with Pet-Friendly Hotels by Wyndham

Hit the road and bring your furry friends along on your next trip.
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.
Customers pick up their rental cars at the Hertz service counter.

Why You Should Rent with Hertz for Your Family Road Trip

Renting a car can make family road trips more comfortable.
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.
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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.