The Cost of Losing a Passport: The Tangible Losses and Intangible Gains

Discovering that you have lost your passport while in another country and with an impending deadline for an enormous feature can make you feel as if there is a mass of trumpets screaming inside your head. The guilt from your Chinese upbringing and 12 years of Catholic education only deepen your urge to crawl into a hole.

The Cost of Feeding Myself On Travel

My general travel philosophy, honed after years of dragging my guitar from convention to convention, is that you get one "real meal" per day, "real" being defined as "a hot meal with more than one food item included, maybe even served on a non-disposable plate."

A Human and Her Glass of Whisky Attempt to Buy Multi-city Plane Tickets

I don't like any of what I see on Hipmunk. I want a flight that leaves DCA at 9 a.m. and arrives in FLL at noon and doesn't cost four hundred dollars.

Taking a Different Flight in Exchange for a Voucher

On changing your travel plans in exchange for a voucher.

Updates From a Plane

After reading all of your advice (both for and against) renters insurance, I ended up purchasing the Geico plan. I mean, it took me until last Saturday to finally push go on that, but I did it.

The Cost of Things: A Family Wedding in the DR

Lodging: Free! The advantage to having a huge family is that there are so many places to stay!

A Honeymoon Remembered in Receipts

A story in receipts.

Survey: Does It Always Make Sense to Go for the Lowest Fare?

I'm considering traveling to Norway in the next few months and was presented with the above options on the Norwegian Air Shuttle site. The lowest fare seems to make the most sense since I only travel with a carry-on and could probably purchase my own meal for less, but perhaps I'm missing something. What do you think?

The Economics of Reclining Seats During Flights

During my flight home, the passenger in front of me turned around and mumbled something, and when I said, "I'm sorry, I didn't hear you," the passenger across the aisle from her said: "She asked you if it would be okay for her to recline her seat."