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Advice on How Not to Be Hit With Loss of Use Fees on a Rental Car After an Accident?

One of the benefits of renting a vehicle from a rental car company is that you usually get to drive a car, sport utility vehicle or van which typically ranges from fairly new to practically brand new — complete with that “new car” scent which greets you as you enter inside — and that the experience is typically free of cares and worries when all goes well…

…but when that vehicle is involved in an accident, all of the dynamics change. Do you…

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Debunking the Debunking of 3 Points and Miles Myths — At Least, Partially

A video of the debunking of three myths pertaining to frequent travel loyalty program miles and points was created earlier this week by Andy Luten of Andy’s Travel Blog — I always liked the tagline (imagine a more creative title) — and although I generally agree with his thoughts on the topic, there are exceptions about which you should know.

First, please watch the video to…

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Maldives State of Emergency Extended by 30 Days

“The United States is disappointed by reports that Maldivian President Yameen has extended the state of emergency in that country for an additional 30 days. The United States continues to call on President Yameen to end the state of emergency, uphold the rule of law, permit the full and proper functioning of the Parliament and the judiciary, restore constitutionally guaranteed rights of the people of Maldives, and respect Maldives’ international human rights obligations and commitments.”

What you just read was an official statement from…

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7 Types of Foods You Should Never Buy at the Airport?

At one point or another, you might succumb to the temptation of purchasing food items at an airport — even if you eschew the offerings at various establishments — during a long layover; if you have no access to an airport lounge; or if you had been traveling for 12 straight hours on flights which food options were minimal at best.

Think pretzels or peanuts and a small beverage with that last example.

Reasons why travelers may not entertain the option of partaking in airport fare include…

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14 Famous Destinations in Minimalist Travel Posters

Planning a trip to a destination at which you have never been can be exciting, fulfilling and rewarding; but it can also be exasperating — especially when attempting to ensure that the schedule works for you as best as possible while simultaneously the most value for your money…

…but sometimes, the first problem of planning a trip is…

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Cape Town is Running Out Of Water

A water crisis has stricken Cape Town; and what is being called Day Zero — which is the day the city in South Africa is expected to run out of water and taps would run dry — could occur as soon as Saturday, April 21, 2018.

All households in the city will be required to reduce their municipal water consumption to a maximum of…

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Where to Get a Frankfurter in New York?

To be quite frank, the advice pertaining to having “a hot dog at a ballpark during a New York summer” did not quite cut the mustard with me, as I could think of better places where one can relish one of the quintessential culinary offerings which…

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The Worst Case Scenario of Booking a Hotel Room Reservation Early?

During the spate of sales with discounted hotel room rates which have been highlighted here at The Gate in recent days, more often than not, one requirement is that you pay for the reservation at the time of booking it; and no refunds, cancellations, modifications or adjustments to the reservation is permitted without a penalty — or at all…

…but what if you checked on a hotel reservation which you booked months ago and found that rooms are being sold at less than half of the room rate which you paid, as has apparently happened to…

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