Travel App of the Week: Gas Guru

Gas Guru

I don’t know about you but it drives me crazy when I fill up my car with gas and then a mile or two down the road I find a gas station with significantly cheaper gas (not just by a couple of pennies, either). Gas Guru is free for Android and iOS that shows gas […]

Travel Tip of the Day: M60 Bus Update

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M60 Bus Update I’ve written about the M60 bus before as it’s the most economical way to get to/from New York’s LaGuardia (LGA) airport from/to Manhattan. However, I almost missed the bus the other day when I didn’t realize that the bus from 125th Street to LGA is now express—or so it seemed. Some New York-savvy readers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stand to the Side as You Wait

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Stand to the Side as You Wait You’d think this is common sense—but it amazes me, when I travel or at home, to see people standing in the middle of the doorway on a train, bus or even elevator as they wait to get on. Stand to the side and let people get off before […]

Travel Style: Jon D Makhmaltchi

Jon D Makhmaltchi, aka J.MAK

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Jon D Makhmaltchi but prefers to be called J.MAK Occupation: Hospitality. Personality. Hometown: Manhattan, NY Residence: Manhattan/Rhinecliff, NY College: […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: For Canadians Driving in America

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For Canadians Driving in America Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Marilyn M., who shares: “Here’s a tip for Canadians travelling by car in the USA. For years we’ve been frustrated when having to refuel at US gas stations. Since the US […]

Travel Style: Susan Van Allen

Susan Van Allen

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Susan Van Allen Occupation: Writer/Speaker/Tour Leader Hometown: West Long Branch, New Jersey – The Shore! Residence: Hollywood, California College: […]

Travel Tip: Don’t Forget Cruise Travel Insurance

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A national survey of travelers by Norartis Consumer Health found that 63 percent reported that they or a travel companion, including cruise passengers, have become sick while on vacation. I’ve noticed travelers tend to forget insurance when they travel, particularly on cruises. I get many questions on whether to buy travel insurance. I say, if you’re going somewhere close and […]

Los Angeles or New York to Europe for $650 R/T

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Remember those American Airlines $1 (+$324 in taxes) to fly one-way from Los Angeles or NY to Copenhagen that I wrote about last month? Well, they’re back! This time they are offering them round-trip so if you want to see Europe then I suggest you jump on them. According to TheFlightDeal seats are available April […]