By Andrew Harper Who wants to go through the time and expense of planning a trip that no one enjoys? I suspect all of us can recall a moment on vacation when we thought, “This is not why I am here.” Time is our most precious...

One of the biggest mistakes I see travelers make, over and over, is to unnecessarily cancel a trip or rule out a country because they’ve misconstrued a U.S. State Department travel advisory. A Travel Alert does not mean don’t go. And sometimes that’s true for...

Women and their partners who are thinking about pregnancy—and, of course, women who are already pregnant—should not travel to countries where Zika virus is a risk. But the rest of us? Let’s keep things in perspective. Mosquitoes have been carrying nasty diseases for centuries. And...

Oysters in Positano, that boutique hotel in London, the souvenir you bought in Cabo — they could be costing you more than you think. These additional charges showing up on your credit card statement are called the foreign transaction fee. So how do you avoid...

Leave it to frequent fliers to come up with creative ways to make overnight flights comfortable. These unusual recommendations come from assorted travel experts and friends on Facebook. They’re not all what you’d expect, but they’re all very clever. What items do you take on...