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Top tips for traveling with AirTags


Travel smarter with AirTags
An AirTag in a bag can find a solution to an absolute calamity.
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Traveling is a lot easier if you can keep track of your luggage with AirTags. It’s been in the news lately: Airlines have lost flyers’ bags and people have recovered them because they had the foresight to put an AirTag in the luggage. You can make sure it’s with you all the way along your journey and quickly find it among the baggage claim at your final destination.

Read on for my tips on traveling with AirTags.

Score dirt-cheap airfare deals with Dollar Flight Club — and maybe win $5,000


Your next vacation might be cheaper than you think with this deal.
Your next flight could be more affordable than you thought possible with Dollar Flight Club.
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Is it really a vacation if you spend half the time recovering from the stress of planning it? With how expensive flights are right now, it’s hard to think of an airline ticket as anything more than another bill, even if you’re flying somewhere incredible.

Luckily, Dollar Flight Club can find you amazing deals on domestic and international airfare so you can focus on fun. For a limited time, you can become a Premium Plus+ member for $99. And if you purchase between June 15 and June 30, you get five entries for a chance to win $5,000 toward flights, hotels, food, adventures and more!

Save big on air travel with a Dollar Flight Club lifetime subscription


This service sends cheap flights straight to your inbox.
Get cheap flights sent to your inbox with this subscription.
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Travel is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. However, everything leading up to your trip can be so stressful you might think planning your next vacation isn’t worth it. If you want your travels to be fun from planning to return, check out Dollar Flight Club.

With a Dollar Flight Club Premium Plus+ lifetime subscription, you can get alerts for cheap travel deals and save up to $2,000 on business, premium economy and economy flights. And it’s all on sale for just $99 (regularly $1,690).

Learn to travel smarter with this awesome bundle


Learn how to be a master traveler with this bundle.
Become world-wise with this ultimate travel bundle.
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Traveling is expensive, so you want to make sure you have a great time while you’re abroad. Sometimes that means hitting the best tourism spots or knowing where the prettiest views are. Or it means knowing the language and being able to talk to the locals and learn where they think the best spots are.

Learn to travel smarter with The 2022 Ultimate Travel Bundle. It will show you how to make your experience one to write home about. And for a limited time, it costs only $29.99 (regularly $2,079).

Save on flights, hotels and rental cars with this discount travel service


Take flight with great travel deals.
Get all kinds of great travel deals with Launching Travel.
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One of the No. 1 stressors about traveling is money, and it’s not just the food at the airport terminal that comes with a sky-high price tag. However, with the right tools, you can save on every part of your travels, from flights to hotels and even the car you rent when you land.

A one-year subscription to Launching Travel will help you save on hotels, rental cars and more. And for a limited time, it’s on sale for just $29.99 (regularly $45).

Eugene Levy will host Apple TV+ travel show The Reluctant Traveler


You'll be able to travel far and wide with actor Eugene Levy via Apple TV+.
You'll be able to travel far and wide with actor Eugene Levy via Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ said Monday that Emmy Award-winning comedy actor Eugene Levy will host and executive produce a new travel series called The Reluctant Traveler.

You may know Eugene Levy from the recent hit comedy Schitt’s Creek. Or, much earlier in the 74-year-old Canadian’s career, from Second City Television. Or from the American Pie movies.

The point is, the man and his impressively bushy eyebrows have been there and done that. But they’ve never hosted a travel series. Until now.

Europe doesn’t plan to make contact-tracing apps mandatory for travel


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Don't expect contact tracing apps to become the next passport.
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Contact-tracing apps could play a key role in lifting border restrictions after the coronavirus pandemic — but don’t expect them to become a mandatory part of future travel. At least not in Europe.

In a European Commission document seen by Reuters, officials stress that such tools can be extremely useful “on a voluntary basis.” While the report, published Wednesday, doesn’t offer 100% confirmation, it does suggest that fears that contact-tracing apps could become a requirement of regular travel may be overblown.

How to use Apple Maps public transit directions


Stockholm's excellent public transit.
Stockholm's excellent public transit.
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Apple Maps offers surprisingly great public transport features. It recently expanded transit directions across Europe, so you can get “turn-by-turn” directions for metro, tram and other modes of public transit.

Even if your city isn’t yet covered by these directions, there’s still a whole lot of really useful information available. For instance, just tap a station on the map, and it will show all upcoming departures.

Let’s take a look at Apple Maps public transit features.

Stay secure on public Wi-Fi networks with a VPN [Deals]


Protect your online activity and browse without restriction for life.
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Whether you travel for the holidays or as part of your everyday life, going online on the road typically means being vulnerable to threats. Snoops and identity thieves love public Wi-Fi networks. For protection and peace of mind on the go, your best bet is a VPN.