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Tami Alloway needs to cancel her hotel stay because of “extenuating” personal circumstances. Just one problem: the reservations are non-refundable.

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For just $89 a night, the all-suite hotel in Killeen, Tex., promised Steven Hoybook and his family “European-style luxury” – an offer that seemed too good to pass up.

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It’s been five short years since the airline industry, led by an ailing American Airlines, quietly stripped the ability to check your first bag at no extra cost from the price of an airline ticket — an act given the antiseptic name “unbundling.”

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Many people who haven’t cruised, or have had a bad experience on an early cruised, have written off cruising as a viable travel choice. Ned Levi discusses some potential alternatives to mainstream cruising, which may be worth considering by travelers who’ve decided, to date, to never consider cruising.

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A two-night stay at the Driftwood Inn in Chestertown, Md., was supposed to cost Bruce Romano $138 through a Web site called HotelPlus Destination Portal, as long as he prepaid for his accommodations. That seemed like a good deal. After all, it was Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year.

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Hotels turn away guests for all kinds of reasons, but here’s one you don’t hear every day: You’re not gay enough.

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These thought provoking stories start with a question about who owns the data created by your automobile such as functionality and tracking your movements. When can possible future deaths influence federal policy? Should it? And, onerous fees spread from airlines to other areas of travel.

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The deadly storms that left large swaths of the East Coast without power just before the Fourth of July holiday provided an uncomfortable lesson to hotel guests like Ken White: Always call to confirm your reservation — especially when the place you’re visiting is reeling from a natural disaster.

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The Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a warning about cyber attacks on traveler laptop computers connected to hotel guest Internet networks. Ned Levi discusses the problem and outlines 8 steps travelers can take to prevent damage from cyber attacks to their laptop computers connected to hotel and publicly accessible Internet networks.

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A few days before Eric Kimmel flew from Montreal to San Francisco for a recent conference, he checked to see if he could find a better deal on a hotel.

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