Smart Traveler

How do you make the journey by air a little more bearable? By paying attention to the details. Here are five tips to make your next flight more comfortable. USE YOUR PHONE TO CHANGE YOUR TICKET What do you do if you’re in the airport and your flight is canceled

  When publicist Rob Kulat traveled from Chicago to the Paris Air Show last year, he did what he always does to combat jet lag. "I reset my internal clock several days before I left," Kulat says, "progressively going to bed earlier and earlier, and waking up earlier and earlier."

When my wife Gayle and I contemplated taking our then six-month old daughter Emma to Villars, Switzerland a few winters ago, I wasn’t thinking of Alpine pistes and lazy slope side lunches. I was dreading the thought of the three of us crammed into a standard-size European hotel room. I

     What’s the worst part of sitting in a cramped coach seat on flight after flight? For me it’s filing past the lucky handful of first-class (Photo courtesy of Air France) passengers in their comfy leather seats, champagne in hand. Especially when I suspect that few of them actually

  How do you keep the pounds off when you’re on the road? Traveling is arguably one of the most difficult times for anyone who’s trying to maintain a diet or simply continue the fight with a waistline that wants to expand. So I’ve gathered 15 tips from three experts

Whether it’s lost luggage, a noisy hotel room or a rental car snafu, travelers have an awful lot to complain about these days. Take the airlines, whose mishaps are tracked by The Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT receives thousands of complaints every year, about everything from mishandled baggage and

The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac overlooks Quebec City. Americans will soon need a passport to visit this and other Canadian cites. (Photo courtesy of Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac) Planning a ski trip to the Canada or a spring break trip to Mexico? You’ll soon need a US passport to travel

While the new airline security measures are being assessed and adjusted, another safety net is coming under scrutiny: travel insurance. (Courtesy: American Airlines) If you had been stuck at Heathrow Airport during last week’s lengthy delays and missed your flight — or it was cancelled, as many flights were —