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Is it possible to sleep comfortably on an overnight flight?

Overnight flights were never fun, but the pandemic adds some challenges to the mix.

How to get refunds if your flight is canceled

Rescheduling flights may be more difficult while strained airlines continue to recover from the pandemic.

The ultimate travelers guide to Australian food

Where to find the best Australian food, from cafes for avocado toast to local restaurants for Chinese dumplings, Thai fish and Lebanese chicken.
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6 Mexico vacations that check every travel style

Where to go in Mexico, from beach resorts to food capitals to nightlife centers.

The completely correct guide to working remote with your family

How to get ahead of your weird family dynamics and get your work done away from home.
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Need a coronavirus test before your trip? Don’t panic.

Getting a rapid test and having a contingency plan can help alleviate anxiety.

Tips for traveling in the Philippines right now, from people who just went

Prepare to mask in public and register for a digital vaccine pass if you want to travel through Manila, Batangas and elsewhere.

Airports are slammed. Here are 6 ways to manage the chaos.

How to relax at busy airports, from packing and parking to check-in and security.
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What to consider before traveling to Europe

Insurance, research and preparedness can help keep travelers to Europe safe as war rages in Ukraine.

How to use vaccine passports for international travel

Uploading your CDC vaccine card to digital platforms can help you navigate foreign trips.
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What’s the best way to pay when traveling abroad?

For travelers, contactless payment systems are quickly becoming the preferred way to settle bills.

6 Little Free Libraries worth visiting, from D.C. to California

Explore a new city outdoors with free exchange boxes that cater to puzzle fans, pet owners and poetry lovers.

13 places vaccinated travelers can go without taking a coronavirus test

England, Denmark and other locales from Europe to the Caribbean are easing testing rules for foreign travelers.

5 tips for making a postponed trip feel extra special

Honeymoons, birthday trips and other special occasion vacations that were delayed during the pandemic are back on.
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How to handle gratuities when you travel abroad

Researching before you go can make the difference between helping someone make ends meet and committing a faux pas.

7 tips from parents on how to pack lighter with kids

From lightweight car seats to travel strollers and packing cubes, parents share advice on what to pack and what to leave at home.

Tips for traveling in Thailand right now, from people who just went

Thailand's Test & Go program lets travelers avoid a lengthy quarantine if they book an approved hotel and bring the right paperwork.
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Listen to your dad: Get up early on vacation

In this edition of The Upgrade, we break down what many dads already know: Getting up early is the key to vacation.

This airline will let you buy a $49 subscription for West Coast flights

A monthly Flight Pass subscription from Alaska Airlines covers round trips within California, Las Vegas and Phoenix.
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When should travelers call a U.S. Embassy or Consulate?

When emergencies happen to Americans abroad, the State Department has resources to help.
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