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Sorry kids - it’s August. Getting close to the end of summer. Back to school days.

But this could be the perfect time for a trip – for families, for couples, for solo travelers. Easy to plan, too. Take a look, see if there’s a getaway in your future.

Direct download: Back-to-School_Getaways.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

And then there was one – one airline with free bags, that is. Maybe. We can’t jump to conclusions yet but the word fromBloomberg is that JetBlue is considering charging a fee for a first checked-bag, an amenity which has been free since the New York-based airline began flying in 2000.

This would leave Southwest as the only “free bags” U.S. airline – if it happens.

Direct download: JetBlue_First_Checked-Bag_Fee.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

Treat yourself to a second slice of  birthday cake because you’ve really got something to celebrate: The advantages of growing older. Here are just a few of my favorites for travelers.

Direct download: 4_Travel_Advantages_of_Growing_Older_.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

It’s a pain but only takes a minute, so add these contacts to your phone before you fly. If I’ve missed anything, let me know on Facebook or in the comments section below.

Direct download: Key_Numbers_to_Add_to_Smartphones_For_Travel.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

Special guest appearances by bad passengers, Capt. Obvious and a mystery whale.

Listen as Alex Williams and Anne McDermott have more details on all this deviancy.

Direct download: Not_Your_Average_Travel_Stories_July_25.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

Remember the days of arriving at the airport five minutes before a flight? You had to sprint to the gate, maybe, but you didn’t miss your plane and you got to sleep in.

Direct download: 5_Reasons_to_Join_PreCheck.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

This is about making the fatigue factor work for you. If you don’t mind flying tired – meaning, a longish day in the air on connecting flights – you may be able to save as much as 50 percent on airfare. Sometimes even more.

Direct download: Flying_Tired_Can_Save_You.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:18am EDT

My, that was fast. Summer is zipping along, isn’t it?  If you haven’t planned your vacation yet, time’s almost up. But not quite. Not if you start nowWe can help.

Direct download: Last-Chance_Summer_Vacations.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

A fake TSA agent and a genuine bad passenger (allegedly). Plus soothing video.

Direct download: Not_Your_Average_Travel_Stories_July_17.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

Where can you find outdoor adventure? Sometimes in your own backyard (just search your state’s tourism site). But if you want an adventure you won’t find at home, we’ve got six suggestions - in no particular order.

Direct download: Best_Outdoor_Adventure_Destinations.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 10:25am EDT