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It’s Not Too Late to Plan a Mardi Gras Trip

Widely celebrated for its extraordinary music, eclectic cuisine, and festive spectacles, New Orleans is perhaps best known for Mardi Gras. New Orleans expert, Laura Martone lets readers know it’s not too late to make it to the Big Easy.

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The Coolest Traveling Coat Ever

Laura Martone is no stranger to the topic of trip essentials. In this article she reviews the stylish and practical Penny Coat by travel apparel company SCOTTEVEST.

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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.