This is how she quickly lost $1,300 to a stranger on Venmo!

Cindy Baker thought she understood how to use Venmo. She didn’t. Her misunderstanding of the money transfer app led her to send $1,300 from her bank account directly to a virtual stranger. And that person refuses to return it.

Read more “This is how she quickly lost $1,300 to a stranger on Venmo!”

This is how to easily spot fake online reviews!

If you’re buying something online during the holidays, chances are you’ll get to a point where you’ll wonder if there’s a way to easily spot fake online reviews. Read more “This is how to easily spot fake online reviews!”

My flight was on time. How did I arrive on the wrong day?!

Evan Hunt recently made an embarrassing self-ticketing mistake on American Airlines that forced him to miss a business meeting. His time zone confusion led him to take a flight to Hong Kong that landed as scheduled but one day too late for the important meeting.

So why is he contacting a consumer advocacy organization about this blunder? Read more “My flight was on time. How did I arrive on the wrong day?!”

How to find the right travel adapters and converters for your next trip abroad

Are your travel adapters and converters ready for your next vacation?

When John Gasink plugged his continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device into a power outlet at the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel, he was in for a shock. So were many of the hotel’s guests. Read more “How to find the right travel adapters and converters for your next trip abroad”

Want to improve your travel literacy? Here’s how

Now that vacation season is over, it’s time to start thinking about ways to improve your travel literacy — loosely defined as your ability to get around without looking like a clueless tourist — before your next trip. Read more “Want to improve your travel literacy? Here’s how”