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Posts by Amy Farley

Traveling in a Time of Insecurity
UPDATE: The U.S. Department of State has issued an updated Worldwide Caution alert following the terrorists attacks in Paris, saying they "serve as a remind... Read More
Meet Smart Luggage, the Must-Have Travel Gadget of 2015
Just as the year’s latest and greatest tech gadgets are being introduced at the annual Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, another must-have tech-e... Read More
Trip Doctor Challenge: What Do I Need To Know When I Rent An Apartment While Traveling?
Looking for quick solutions to your travel concerns? Our resident expert Amy Farley has the facts with Travel + Leisure’s Trip Doctor Challenge. Thinking... Read More
Trip Doctor Challenge: Top Three Ways to Save on Flights to Europe
Looking for quick solutions to your travel concerns? Our resident expert Amy Farley has the facts with Travel + Leisure’s Trip Doctor Challenge. ... Read More
Trip Doctor Challenge: How Secure is Hotel Wi-Fi?
Looking for quick solutions to your travel concerns? Our resident expert Amy Farley has the facts with Travel + Leisure’s Trip Doctor Challenge. Wonder... Read More
Time to Buy Your Season Ski Passes
It’s not yet mid-November, but the snow is coming down in many parts of the country. If that has you thinking about skiing, it’s time to take action and b... Read More
Why the New Documentary Virunga Should Be On Your Watch List This Weekend
All it takes is one safari to get a visceral sense of the importance of conservation in Africa. You feel it in your gut: the twinned awesomeness and fragili... Read More
5 New York City Songs that are Better than Taylor Swift’s
As much as we love and respect Taylor Swift as an artist and human (so much heartbreak at such a young age, yet she perseveres), as New Yorkers we’re not ... Read More
So What's Happening to Economy Class?
While premium passengers reap the rewards of competition among airlines, it’s a different story in back. One problem, according to Tim Winship, publisher ... Read More
U.S. Begins Enhanced Airport Screenings for Ebola
Amid rising fears of more cases of Ebola reaching our shores, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Centers for Disease Control have introduced enhan... Read More
If I'm Paying for Hotel Parking, Do I Still Need to Tip the Valet?
When you’re spending as much as $30 a day for hotel parking, tipping the valet each time he or she retrieves your car can seem like an unnecessary investm... Read More
How Can I Make the Most of an Airport Layover?
Quick access to a city center via public transport makes it easy to steal away for a few hours and take in some sights—and even a meal. Here are six airpo... Read More
How Big Can My Carry-On Bag Be These Days?
Though some airlines (JetBlue; Alaska) give you a few extra inches here and there, the major domestic carriers are all in agreement: the maximum allowable... Read More
Vail Acquires Park City Mountain Resort, Plans Country's Largest Ski Area
Good news for Vail Epic Pass holders: you now have access to yet another world-class ski mountain. Vail Resorts just announced the acquisition (for a cool... Read More
Hotels.com Reveals Where to Find Luxury for Less
The city where travelers can find the most affordable five-star hotels in the world? Warsaw, Poland, where the average luxury room went for just $130 a ni... Read More
How Do Airlines Decide Who to Bump?
Each carrier makes its own rules regarding who gets boarding priority when a flight is oversold or over capacity because of a change in aircraft. After lo... Read More
How to Prepare for an Icelandic Eruption
Remember the great Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010 that spewed ash across European airspace, stranding millions of travelers throughout the continent—an... Read More
What Is an Airline Code Share?
If a carrier issues you a ticket for a flight operated by a different airline, that’s the result of a code-share agreement. This happens frequently betwee... Read More
Why Use a Travel Agent?
  There’s a reason we use the term advisor to describe the members of our annual A-List, the top travel specialists in the business. These experts o... Read More
What the Ebola Outbreak Means for Travelers
The news coming out of West Africa this week as been alarming—to say the least. The latest outbreak of Ebola, which started in Guinea earlier this year, has... Read More