Travel Wise is aimed at helping people travel smart, especially independent travelers seeking good value. The column covers everything from the best resources to how to tap into the local culture. It runs each Sunday in the Travel section.
Pros and cons of key strategies for going online and keeping in touch as you travel.
The Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck airport security screening lanes are opening up to a host of new travelers, some of whom slow down what should be a fast lane.
E-checks — electronic debits to your checking account — can be a convenient and sometimes discounted way to pay, but you give up some important consumer protections.
Linguistic help and knowledge of the rules let travelers claim compensation for flight delays and other travel problems.
After checking in at a Vegas hotel, two guests find fraudulent charges made on their credit cards. What can hotel guests do to protect themselves?
It’s a slow process to get cafes, shops at Seattle’s spiffed-up King Street Station.
Plan ahead to fend off hassles in the air, on the road or by rail.
If you got your flight through an online travel agency, who should help you? The airline or the agency?
The U.S. State Department has gotten more specific, and useful, in its travel warnings on Mexico and other countries.
Carriers are trying to balance the needs of families with those of customers who want a peaceful trip.