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How the Travel Industry Has Changed Since 9/11

Since the September 11th attacks, for most travelers, much has changed, including an increase in costs, inconveniences, and security measures. Laura Martone interviews travel industry veteran Bob Diener for more insights into fees and changes to expect in the future.

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Avoiding Hidden Airline Fees

Laura Martone is more accustomed to talking cross-country travel by road and not air, but in this piece she goes over some tips and tricks for making a flight more affordable.

In a railcar with the desert visible outside sits, from left to right, Phil, his wife, two boys, and father-in-law.

Cross-Country Adventures via RV, Part 2

In Laura’s last article, she introduced readers to Phil Bryant, a technical shift lead for a major electric utility, who recently experienced an eye-opening RV adventure with his family. Continuing in this segment, is Laura’s interview of Phil recalling his family’s memorable three-week journey.

A van converted into an RV is parked lakeside.

Cross-Country Adventures via RV, Part 1

Laura interviews traveler Phil Bryant, who struck out with his family on a very ambitious three-week road trip in a small RV. Phil discusses some of the costs involved and Laura offers up the sights she recommended to Phil during the planning stage.