Marriott Prices Remain High This Summer, Using Phone Internationally & Lyft Adds Wait Time Fees

Marriott Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center
Prices will remain high this summer at hotels like the Marriott Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center.
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How to use your phone abroad.

When traveling internationally, you may be in for a big surprise when you get home. Some cell phone carriers charge big fees for calls & data outside the U.S. Follow these tips to avoid unwelcome charges without sacrificing the functionality of your phone on your trip.

Don’t expect cheap hotel rates this summer, Marriott CEO says.

Travelers are still making up for lost time while sitting at home during the pandemic. So demand remains high for summertime hotel bookings. Plus, hotel operators continue to deal with rising costs and labor shortages around the country. With cash reservations on the pricey side, you can even more money by using hotel points & free night certificates to book your summer travel.

The Park at OWA Marriott TownPlace Suites at OWA patio with fire pit
Relax at the Marriott TownPlace Suites at OWA fire pit and enjoy the view of OWA and the lake.

Lyft quietly adds wait time fees to most rides.

If you’re ordering a rideshare, make sure you’re ready to go when the car arrives. Otherwise, you’ll start paying a fee for every minute the driver waits. While Lyft users aren’t happy with these extra fees, Uber has been charging them for many years. In other words, Lyft is aligning its policy to match Uber’s existing fee schedule.

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Traveling Alone.

Traveling solo has its pros and cons. You don’t need to ask anyone else what they want to do, and you can take as long as you want to admire the art, architecture, or other local attractions. However, traveling alone has its own unique risks. Avoid these mistakes to have a better solo travel experience.

7 things not to do when packing a carry-on bag.

I’m #TeamCarryon all the way, but when you carry your bag through security instead of checking it, there are additional rules to follow. Plus, some airlines charge fees for bringing a bag on board, or they may gate-check it at the last minute.

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