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Windy Chicago beckons

Ask any American, and they will tell you to hurriedly pack your bags - the season to visit Chicago is nigh.

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FLICKR.COM

Do you have anything to declare?

During his career as a Customs specialist, Jon Frost had "to politely listen to people lying through their teeth".

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AP

Have passport, will travel… or maybe not

Owning a passport opens up a world of possibility and freedom for travellers - or so you would think.

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Using new technology to plan trips
November 14 2014 at 12:55

A new study revealed that more travellers will eat local, stay in posh hostels and use new technology to plan their trips.

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What hotel cleaners really get up to
November 14 2014 at 08:02

It's not just dusting as guest's secret camera shows. [VIDEO]

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Taking the sting out of tipping
November 13 2014 at 13:26

Tipping is de rigueur for anyone who provides a service. But the question is how much is appropriate and how often should one tip?

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Put these apps on your packing list
November 12 2014 at 12:01

The latest apps can protect you from a frivolous car-rental damage claim or connect you with your friends without racking up high roaming charges.

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When your travel company says 'no'
November 10 2014 at 08:43

'No' doesn't have to be the final answer, but if it is, you should get a reasonable explanation, says Christopher Elliott.

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Don't panic… this is perfectly normal
November 7 2014 at 13:15

What really happens when a plane hits turbulence? A pilot reveals all.

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Sunday fares are cheapest
November 7 2014 at 13:11

New research suggests that the lowest fares are found on Sundays, regardless of the domestic or international destination.

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Citymapper points the way
November 6 2014 at 12:16

Doris N. Truong tests out an awesome transport app and puts it through its paces in London, New York and Washington.

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Hotels test smartphone room keys
November 5 2014 at 13:53

Hotels don't want guests to have to linger at the front desk - or even stop by at all.

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Flick your wrist to board
November 4 2014 at 11:27

Iberia and Samsung have developed a wearable boarding pass using a new app that can be installed on Samsung smartwatches.

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