The downside of booking hotels online

We’ve all done it. Booked a hotel room after conducting a search on Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com or another online travel agency (OTA). The destination had many hotel options. As did each of the hotel listings. We booked the lowest rate, and provided our credit card info to hold the room. Only to realize afterwards, we made a mistake! Unfamiliarity with an OTA site and a hasty decision based on low pricing can lead to a…

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5 Reasons to (still) travel to Cuba

Since the Trump administration imposed greater restrictions on travel to Cuba in June, there have been a lot of disappointed travelers, many cancelled cruises and boatloads of confusion around the topic. Those who missed the chance to visit the island nation under the previously popular “people-to-people” category may be surprised to learn there are still ways to travel to Cuba without breaking the law. There continues to be 12 existing categories under which Americans can…

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