Travel Tip of the Day: Free Geek Squad Help at O’Hare Until December 23

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Free Geek Squad Help at O’Hare Until December 23 Flying through/to/from Chicago O’Hare airport over the holidays? Keep this in mind: Every day until December 23, from 8 am – 5 pm local time, Best Buy’s Geek Squad will be offering free tech help to all passengers from a special station in Concourse H of O’Hare’s Terminal […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Lock It, Hide It, Keep It!

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Lock It, Hide It, Keep It! My mom taught me this when I was a kid, so it’s second nature to me, but I know way too many people who don’t follow it. It’s a simple rule that the Los Angeles Airport Police Department also suggests following, and it goes like this: lock it, hide […]

Travel Tip of the Day: American Offering Bonus Miles in 2015

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American Offering Bonus Miles in 2015 The big airline news today comes from American Airlines, which announced the terms of huge, great promotion that will run all of 2015. Here’s how it will work: Beginning January 1, American customers will earn bonus miles when they fly on a purchased First or Business Class ticket for travel through December 31, 2015, […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring Ziploc Bags

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Bring Ziploc Bags Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left by A. R. Kennedy of Long Beach, NY, who says: “Take quart-size Ziplocs. Of course you’re supposed to bring one in your carry-on to put your liquids in while going through security, but I […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Share Medication

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Don’t Share Medication If you get sick when traveling with family or friends (or any group), it wouldn’t be unusual for another in the group to offer to share his or her medication. This may seem practical, but be wary: Just because it’s right for them doesn’t mean it will be right for you. Take this recent CNN story as […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Doublecheck That Your Device is Charging

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Doublecheck That Your Device is Charging You’d be surprised how many times I’ve woken up to find that my electronic devices didn’t charge because of a dead outlet or because I forgot to flip a light switch or the actual outlet switch (which you often find overseas). It seems like common sense, but always doublecheck that your device […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Get a Bag Protector

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Get a Bag Protector Yesterday I wrote about how you should watch what you leave in your hotel room, or at least lock your belongings in a safe when you leave the room. Another option is to get a bag protector (like this one or this one), which makes it very difficult for a thief to […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Watch What You Leave in Your Hotel Room

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Watch What You Leave in Your Hotel Room I bet after watching this video you won’t be leaving your valuables out in your hotel rooms any more. Although the maid in the video didn’t actually steal anything, the way she goes through the guest’s bag and handles his computer and tablet is totally uncool. If I’m staying […]