The dark web and other hazardous places you should avoid

Think the real world is a dangerous place for travelers? Try visiting the virtual one, a destination filled with shady travel offers and criminals who want to steal your personal information.

It’s the time of year when people start planning their summer vacations, and with everyone watching the bottom line, the temptation to save a few dollars by booking online is strong. That might include searching the underside of the internet for a bargain. Read more “The dark web and other hazardous places you should avoid”

This is what happens when your travel agent never paid for the cruise

Peggy Wimberly got a big surprise when she showed up in Barcelona for her Mediterranean cruise aboard MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia. Although she had made full payment for the trip to her travel agent, the agent never paid for the cruise. As a result of the nonpayment, MSC canceled Wimberly’s reservation weeks before the sailing. But no one informed her.

And although MSC eventually allowed Wimberly to board the ship, it cost her an unexpected additional $1,633 — and the loss of her preferred cabin. Read more “This is what happens when your travel agent never paid for the cruise”