TSA Checkpoints Should Get Shorter: More Airlines Added To TSA Pre-Check

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced last week that 6 more airlines have been added to the list of airlines that are available to offer TSA PreCheck.

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Why Is There Only One American Cruise Ship?

If you’ve ever looked at the fine print regarding a cruise ship, you’ll find that the vast majority of the ones that sail to, from and around the United States are registered outside the U.S.. Whether it’s Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian or even as-American-as-apple-pie Disney Cruise Lines, their ships, along with over a thousand other cruise ships, tankers, bulk carriers and cargo ships, are registered in the small Bahamian capital of Nassau, while others may be registered in Panama, Bermuda, Italy, Malta and the Netherlands.

Why this is the case all comes down to one thing – money. Who’s surprised? Anyone? Bueller?

However, there is one (and only one!) ship that’s registered in the U.S. The reason why makes perfect sense, once you hear it. Take a look…

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My Best Car Rental Upgrade Ever

I don’t rent cars nearly as much as I used to. There are several reasons for that, like that we prefer to use public transportation if we can and the availability of UBER and Lyft to get from an airport to the city. The astronomical cost of hotel parking fees also makes renting a car more expensive than just the price of the car itself.

There are some trips where renting a car is necessary, like our road trip through the Southwestern U.S. and our multiple trips every summer to visit Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, TX.

To find the best price for a rental, I always use AutoSlash. For this trip, I saved over $180 from the original price to what I ended up paying for the car. Honestly, I saved even more because our arriving flight was late and I didn’t have to pay for the extra hours’ charge figured in the price for the rental.

I didn’t know when I reserved the car, that it would be the source of the best upgrade I ever received.

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How To NOT Earn Points & Miles, Restaurants’ “Resort Fee,” When Airlines Do Nice & Thoughtful Things, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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You Can Be Denied A Passport Because Of Your Name

It wasn’t something I ever really thought of, but I guess it’s true, depending on the circumstances.

Imagine being a passport holder – in fact, even being a soldier for 8 years! – and when the time came to renew your passport, the government said no, because of your name. That’s exactly what happened to a man in the U.K. not long ago.

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