These cities have the most expensive hotel resort fees

A troubling new report about hotel resort fees suggests mandatory room surcharges are spreading faster than a summer wildfire. It’s sure to stoke the anger of travelers, many of whom are being burned by these nonnegotiable extras when they check out.

In the last 12 months ending in July, the number of hotels charging controversial resort fees has grown by 14%, according to ResortFeeChecker.com, a site that tracks resort fees.
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5 things you wish you knew about divorce

Here’s some divorce advice: It doesn’t have to be painful — or send you into bankruptcy.

At least that’s the consensus of the lawyers and family experts. No need to go all “Kramer vs. Kramer” or “The War of the Roses.” Read more “5 things you wish you knew about divorce”

When you want to get away from it all, but you can’t get away from other travelers

The majority rule — the one that says the needs of a group outweigh those of an individual — has always been a travel industry standard. When there’s a convention group or a wedding, regular guests sometimes feel like second-class citizens when they find attractions, dining areas or other facilities closed to them without apology. Read more “When you want to get away from it all, but you can’t get away from other travelers”

Critics question influence of airline travel perks on Congress

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) canceled most of the Senate’s August recess, lawmakers and staffers didn’t have to worry about one thing: airline ticket change fees. Read more “Critics question influence of airline travel perks on Congress”

How to keep your family together on a flight

Airlines love to play musical chairs with their passengers, a game that pressures travelers to pay extra for assigned seating.

If you don’t believe me, listen to Amy Faust’s story of flying from San Francisco to Paris recently. Although she had initially reserved a seat next to her partner for the 11-hour flight, her airline separated the couple shortly before boarding. Read more “How to keep your family together on a flight”

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