Travel Advice

Before embarking on your next big trip, you need to plan. We’ve got some insider tips and tricks to help with packing, navigating the airport and flying the friendly skies.

The First 13 Things You Should Check for in a Hotel Room

Don't commit to a stay until you've scoured the room for these conveniences and health risks.

11 Rude Hotel Habits You Should Stop ASAP

Avoid these rude habits that bother both hotel employees and other guests.

This Is the Right Way to Germ-Proof Your Plane Seat

You may convert your seatmate, too.

12 Things You Should Always Do Before You Leave Your Hotel Room

Do these things before you leave your hotel room and you'll save time and money—and earn the respect of hotel...

What Could Happen If You Don’t Put Your Phone on Airplane Mode During Flights

It's hard to power down for hours—we totally get it. But the mobile phone rules during air travel were put...

Here’s What to Do If You Leave Something on a Plane

Ever step off of the plane, watch the boarding door close, and realize just one minute too late that you...

10 Little Etiquette Rules for Flying on an Airplane

Being a polite passenger starts with just a few easy steps.

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15 Things You Should Never Say to Flight Attendants

Professionally trained and highly experienced, there's not much that can surprise flight attendants—they've seen and heard it all. However, it...

12 Secrets Water Parks Won’t Tell You

Summer means water park visits for many Canadians and their families. But what is lurking underneath those brightly-coloured slides and...

Here’s How to Get Picked for an Upgrade on a Flight

Try this trick to get more leg room without paying more money.

10 of the Dirtiest Things on Cruise Ships

Cruise ships undergo regular inspections for cleanliness before leaving port—but not every cruise line is created equal, and some are...

8 Things You Shouldn’t Wear On a Plane, According to Flight Attendants

Take it from the people who fly for a living—you can look stylish and still travel in comfort with their...

13 Ways Hackers Get You When You Travel

An expert reveals the surprising ways you're more vulnerable to identity theft when you travel—and how to protect yourself.

7 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping This Summer

When's the last time you slept under the stars and cooked dinner over an open fire? You never know—you may...

14 Countries Where You Do (and Don’t) Need to Tip

Tipping is confusing in general, but all bets are off when visiting a foreign country where customs and expectations may...

15 Secret Phrases Pilots Say

Pilots have coded phrases they use to communicate delays, turbulence, and even warnings about annoying passengers.

The Real Reason Hotels Use White Sheets

They're easiest to stain—but that's exactly why it makes sense!

How to Avoid the Line at Popular Tourist Attractions

Vacations are a blast until you hit the dreaded line—and it seems like there are lines for everything. Here's how...

18 Things You Didn’t Know Were Banned from Disney Parks

Disney is the Happiest Place on Earth... unless you had your heart set on bringing your pogo stick.

The Cleanest Airlines in the World, According to Passengers

Grossed out by the conditions on board your last flight? Try booking your next trip with one of these carriers,...

The Real Reason Flights Are Experiencing More Turbulence

You're not imagining it: Your flights really are getting bumpier.

12 Things Smart Travellers Always Do Before a Flight

Frequent fliers share their favourite tips to ensure a smooth travel day.

The 5 Most Punctual Airports in the World

Smoother travels await at these airports.

10 Red Flags You’re About to Stay at a Bad Hotel

No hotel is perfect, but unfortunately, some out there are so imperfect that staying there can turn your dream vacation...

This Is How to Spot Bed Bugs in Your Hotel Room

Bed bugs won’t just ruin your stay—that bad luck could follow you home, because bed bugs can latch onto your...

10 Signs You’re About to Fall for a Bad Airbnb Listing

There are a lot of amazing rentals on Airbnb—and a lot of not-so-great ones. Here, experts shed light on key...

5 Ways to Ensure the Long-Term Success of Your Airbnb

Here’s how to knock your renters’ socks off (and protect yourself in the process).