The complete guide to buying and selling a timeshare

Why pay for a hotel when you can own your own vacation home or condo? That’s the promise of a timeshare. The pitch comes when you least expect it: when you’re on vacation and your guard is down.

But you can survive a timeshare presentation. And if you don’t — if you already own a timeshare — well, there’s a way out, even if you’re legally under contract.

This is how to survive an airport terminal, bus terminal or train station

If you intend to travel during the pandemic, an airport, train station, or bus terminal is probably the last place you want to get stuck. Do I have to tell you why? There’s no place to sleep, food options are limited and expensive, and the bathrooms — yuck! 

Not all travel terminals are the same. But you can plan your trip to have the best possible experience. No joke: Your stopover can be one of the best parts of your trip.

How to rent a vacation home: the ultimate guide

Renting a home or apartment for your next trip has a lot of benefits. You get your own place with a living room, private kitchen and multiple bedrooms. Also, you don’t have to share the place with 400 other people — unless you throw a big party. But when it comes to how to rent a vacation home, most travelers don’t have any idea where to start.

Here’s how to do it.

This is everything you need to know about taking a cruise

With the cruise industry slowly beginning to resume, now is the perfect time to review our ultimate guide to a successful voyage.

The Elliott Advocacy team handles hundreds of requests for help from distressed cruise line passengers each year. Many of these cruise fiascos could have been avoided by following some simple guidelines. Here’s all the information you need to know about cruising before you embark on your next (or first) maritime adventure.

The smart traveler’s guide to passports, visas and IDs

Looking for a guide to passport, visa and other identification requirements for travel abroad? Great! Here it is.

No matter where you go or how you get there, you’ll probably have to show some form of ID, passport, or visa at some point. Being prepared with the right paperwork can mean the difference between going places and being forced to turn around and go home — or worse, spending the night in a detention cell while you wait to be deported. That happens more often than you think. Keep reading if you want to make sure it doesn’t happen to you.