Expert Travel Tips

Check out travel tips from experts, and get advice on topics like packing, travel safety, traveling alone, saving money, and more. Via helps you outsmart the challenges of travel in the U.S. and abroad so you can travel better and experience more.

Tips for Traveling During Major Events

A few recommendations for smoother traveling at popular times.

Top Train Travel Tips

Here's everything you need to know about riding the rails in the West.

Q&A with Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi

Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi shares about her experiences as a figure skater and a mother.

How to Stay Comfortable on Long Flights

Make your flights more comfortable by choosing a good seat, maximizing legroom, moving, drinking water, and packing sleep gear.

Cruising Europe: Which Cruise Fits Your Travel Style?

From itineraries to excursions to ship amenities, every cruise is different. Discover which is right for you.

How to Overcome a Fear of Flying

Follow these steps to learn how to better manage your fear of flying and actually enjoy the journey to your destination.

8 Ways to Love Every Minute of Your Next Road Trip

Readers share why they love road trips.

15 Tips for an Unforgettable New Zealand Road Trip

There's no better way to see New Zealand than by car. Here's how to create the perfect road trip around the island nation. 

Why You Should Take a Small-Group Tour on Your Next Trip

Rather than travel alone, choose to join a small-group tour for the many advantages, such as expert leaders, discounts, and more.

The Best Places to Rent Camping Gear

Instead of going over budget or begging friends for gear, rent for less. Sports Basement and Camp Kit are great places to start.

How to Plan a Romantic Weekend Away

Here's everything you need to know to plan a special, romantic trip for your partner.

Best Time to Book a Cruise

Looking for a deal? Knowing the best time to book a cruise is just as important as knowing what kind of vacation you want.