If you’re an omnivore who thinks good food is hard to find on vacation, try a vegan vacation.
Plant-based diets are growing in popularity, but most tourist destinations still cater to the comfort-food crowd. Large parts of the country — indeed, the world — are without vegan restaurants. What’s someone on an all-veggie diet to do?
Colette Coleman, an educational consultant and vegan in New York, is one of those travelers. She says looking for a vegan restaurant may be a mistake.
“Often it’s better to find a great vegan dish at a local restaurant serving diverse dishes,” she says.
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If you have a travel complaint, you might be tempted to believe what airlines, car rental companies and hotels say. You know, that they’re so happy to hear from you. And that customer service is their top priority. But you know better.
Who are they kidding? Too often, they answer your travel complaint with pre-written responses and your tweets with canned one-liners. Or they don’t answer at all. How to get a travel company’s attention?
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Don’t look now, but credit cards are cutting their travel benefits. If you’re planning a trip soon, you might want to read your cardmember agreement carefully — otherwise, you could find yourself without important perks you thought you had.
Among the biggest recent reductions:
- Discover deleted several key benefits for travelers, including purchase protection, auto rental insurance and flight accident insurance.
- Chase cut its lost-luggage protection, travel accident insurance, and trip-cancellation and trip-interruption coverage from some of its cards.
- Citi eliminated benefits such as purchase protection, lost baggage protection and trip-cancellation and trip-interruption insurance.
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Vacation rental owners lie. They post descriptions of their property filled with hyperbole and staged photos that use wide-angle lenses to make their homes look enormous. So how do the vacation rental pros find a better place?
I found myself asking that question after renting an apartment in Lisbon last week. The photos posted on various vacation rental sites made it look palatial, but it was small and cramped. I couldn’t blame the owner for putting his best foot forward, but now that foot was stepping all over my carefully-made travel plans.
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If you’re visiting Southern California, should you take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego?
It makes sense on one level. You’ll see the area’s iconic beaches, strawberry fields and historic railroad stations without having to worry about freeway traffic. But on another level, it doesn’t make any sense at all.
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