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Past articles by Sam:

Dirty bathrooms, foul odors, bedbugs, a live bat—what to do when you rent a bad Airbnb

Whether it's just a leaky faucet or serious health hazard, here's the proper path to remedy problems and disappointments with the Airbnb you rented. → Read More

How you can tackle Super Bowl travel prices

Anything that comes within 100 yards of the Super Bowl is bound to be expensive — travel is no exception. → Read More

The highest value airline rewards program is a bit of a surprise

Yes, an airline better known for its low fares and high fees beat out much bigger competitors like American and Delta Air Lines. → Read More

Off-season travel can save you money, but there's more than just weather data to consider

Some places in the shoulder-seasons offer ideal conditions for travel, others not so much. Here’s how to find the sweet spot. → Read More

Which airline elite status should you go for in 2023?

Is your airline loyalty paying off? Or is it time to switch? → Read More

How to avoid hotel resort fees (and which brands are the worst)

You know how you book a room that’s initially advertised at under $100 per night and then it has suddenly ballooned to more than $150? → Read More

How families can get seats together on a plane

Now that airlines charge to select “preferred” seats, such as those near the front or by the aisle or window, families can pay hundreds of dollars simply for the privilege to sit together on a round-trip flight. → Read More

Are you a good guest or a bad guest? Airbnb hosts can review you, too.

It's tougher to book an Airbnb these days, and there's more to it than just paying the cost and fees — it means maintaining a good rating from hosts. → Read More

Holiday travel chaos is coming: How to handle it

The December holiday travel season is rarely easy for travelers, but this year could prove particularly dicey. → Read More

How a vacation-rental bust would affect the home-buying market

Real-estate investors piled into Airbnb properties during the pandemic at a breakneck pace, removing supply for potential home buyers. What happens next? → Read More

Why booking directly with airlines can be more expensive

Booking directly through airlines involves navigating a maze of fees, add-on offers and confusing seat selection choices. → Read More

How the smartest travelers avoid waiting in lines

With staffing challenges continuing to plague the travel industry, travelers are caught waiting in longer lines for everything from rental cars to immigration. But you don’t have to. → Read More

Has Airbnb lost its appeal? The numbers seem to say otherwise.

How much has all this anti-Airbnb sentiment on social media really affected the industry? Could up-and-coming hostels snatch some of Airbnb’s market share? → Read More

There’s actually no need to stand in line when traveling

There are ways to skip lines at hotels, rental car counters and the airport. Some cost money, others are free. → Read More

The surprising effect inflation is having on your points and miles

Recent data suggests that travel rewards have actually increased in relative value, making them a surprising inflation hedge. → Read More

Why booking travel on your phone is a bad idea

While buying a flight on a phone is more convenient, here’s why it could also be more costly. → Read More

There's a new trend in business travel and it’s creating a budding industry

More remote-first companies are bringing entire teams together for regular retreat-style meetings. This has major implications for the industry. → Read More

You can still travel on a budget during inflation. Here's how

Even with inflation, you don't have to put travel on hold. → Read More

Airbnb hosts are sick of Airbnb, too

Is Airbnb itself the problem — or are the guests? → Read More

Travel prices may be dropping—is now the time to book a trip?

Though airline and hotel staffing shortages continue to wreak havoc, recent data suggest that prices for hotels, air travel and rental cars are softening → Read More