Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Extra Sun Protection

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Extra Sun Protection Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Ed, who responded to my story about my squamous cell carcinoma by saying: “Glad that you’re doing better Johnny. I had a melanoma removed about 10 years ago on my lower back and […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Lock Your Car Door on Safari

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I have been fortunate to have gone on numerous safaris throughout Africa and India (my photos and stories are linked below). But luckily, I’ve never encountered a lion opening a car door on an African safari! If you ever have the chance to safari (and I hope you do), particularly a self-driving safari, make sure […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How to Increase Your Laptop Battery Power While Traveling

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How to Increase Your Laptop Battery Power While Traveling Yesterday’s tip was about drained iPhone batteries and how to charge them faster. Today, I thought I’d share what I do when I get on a plane, train, bus, or boat with no electrical outlets and I have work to do—like the other day while flying Miami to LA: I close […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How to Charge Your iPhone Faster

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How to Charge Your iPhone Faster Yesterday I wrote about how I just got a new iPhone and that I love the fact that it has every app imaginable. What I don’t like about the iPhone is that its battery drains much more quickly than the batteries of my old Android, Windows and Blackberry phones. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Find iPhone

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Find iPhone I just got my first iPhone last week (full disclosure: Apple sent it to me for a 3-month trial). So far, I love all the apps, but one that really blows me away is the Find iPhone app, which will show you exactly where your iPhone(s) and iPad(s) are. Find iPhone, when engaged, […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: The Beach Suitcase/Cooler

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The Beach Suitcase/Cooler Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Karol H. (again!), who says: “When traveling to a beach destination, I bring a zip-up, soft-sided (suitcase type) little cooler on wheels. I pack it with all the beach necessities, snorkel gear, water shoes, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Oakland Airport Parking Promotion

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Oakland Airport (OAK) Parking Promotion Thanks to my colleague Harriet Baskas for alerting me to the parking promotion Oakland International Airport is currently running. From now through April 15, travelers departing from OAK on any airline heading to any destination in Hawaii or Europe can get up to five days’ free parking (worth up to $110) […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Buckle Up

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Buckle Up Tragically, award-winning journalist and veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon recently lost his life while riding in the backseat of a black Lincoln Town Car in Manhattan. According to New York City police, he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. It’s not clear whether wearing one would have saved him, but his chances would have […]