Travel Deals & Scams

Travel_1Traveling should be fun and carefree but all too often the "good deal" doesn't turn out to be much of one. How can you keep the fun and carefree in your travels? Do your homework up front and then be prepared for the unexpected.

This Traveler's Checklist from the U.S. Department of State will help you make sure you have the appropriate documentation for traveling outside of the U.S.

Are you an AARP member? If not, you might consider joining. The travel discounts available to members—airlines, automobiles, cruises, entertainment, hotels and lodging, vacations and tours—are worth checking out.

Travel Tips has tips from the FTC to help you avoid unpleasant and costly surprises.

TravelSense from the American Society of Travel Agents has Travel Tips, Consumer info, descriptions of Destinations, and more.

Should You Use a Travel Agent? from provides answers about working with a travel agent.

Travel Scams

Some "deals" are actually scams. These resources will help you avoid various scams.

Travel Scams FAQ from provides answers to some common questions about travel offers and timeshares.

International Driver's License Scams from the FTC describes what an International Driving Permit is and how to get an official one.

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