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Souvenirs should look cool, reflect the culture of the destination and serve a greater purpose than that of a paperweight. It also helps when they don't cost too much. Some items, however, cost more than what's coming out of your wallet. Some souvenirs are unethical—even illegal—and can be costly to a destination's people, animals and environment.

Few feelings are worse than the dread that seeps in while watching the luggage carousel go 'round and 'round as the crowd slowly dissipates—and you're still waiting for your luggage to show up. When it comes to making sure checked bags arrive safely at your destination, you are at the mercy of the airlines. Here are a few tips to give you better odds.

Allergies are the worst. Especially food allergies: The repercussions are far worse than the sniffles, and they make eating while traveling risky business. Naturally, most adults with food allergies know how to take care of themselves while eating away from home. Still, foods hide as ingredients in dishes, or they can unknowingly become contaminated—and it's scary when someone takes a bite of something and suddenly can't breathe. At that point, they may not be able to help themselves.

We aren't exactly teaching kids these days not to judge a company by its website. When it comes to your Web presence, you might have great content, but your design has the greatest impact on how your clients perceive your business. And it's not just about captivating your clients—it's about trust.

When it comes to passing security, clothing can slow you down. Some accessories sound alarms; others merely look suspicious. To ensure smooth travels through Transportation Security Administration airport screening lanes, consider nixing these from your travel outfit.

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Generation X: Travel Trends

Once upon a time, Generation X was considered a cohort of apathetic, grungy loners blasting angry music, Today, they're working professionals and mature adults raising families. Sandwiched between the baby boomers and millennials, Gen X is sometimes considered the "Lost Generation," but they're about 68 million strong and account for 25 percent of the population—and 31 percent of total income, according to OpenForum. Gen X is at a point where they have money to spend on travel. Here are a few trends shaping their plans.