Travel Tip of the Day: Use Uber or Lyft Instead of a Taxi

Uber

Use Uber or Lyft Instead of a Taxi In last Friday’s tip, I shared a great deal available right now on ride-sharing service Lyft. Well, we received a lot of questions from people asking for more information on how to use rise-sharing services, so here’s what to do: Set up an Uber or Lyft account […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Separate Your Phone and Cash

Money

Separate Your Phone and Cash I quickly learned the other day not to put my cell phone in the same pocket as my cash—because when I pulled my phone out, out came my cash. The lesson holds true not just for money, but when you have other light or small things in your pockets (like […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Try Lyft, Get a Free Ride Up to $50

Lyft

As you know, I’m a huge fan of uberX since it’s much more convenient and cheaper than a regular taxi (here’s a code for $20 off your first ride). I haven’t tried their competitor Lyft yet, but I just downloaded their app because—credit to SlickDeals.com here—they’re right now offering a free ride (up to $50) for all first-time […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Jaywalk

Crosswalk

Don’t Jaywalk Even when I know I can cross the street safely, I don’t jaywalk when I’m traveling because I’ve been seeing a huge crackdown lately all over the world. When I was in Sydney last month, there were officers just hanging out on the curbs, and as I found out from a friend, they […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Avoid Newark Airport This Summer (If You Can)

Newark

Avoid Newark Airport This Summer (If You Can) If you’ll be traveling this summer, I’d suggest avoiding Newark Liberty International Airport if you can as they’ll be closing their Air Train (which connects the airport to the city) between May 1-July 15. That’s during summer’s peak travel season! What were they thinking? Even Amtrak won’t […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Taxis Made Easier

Taxi

Taxis Made Easier When trying to find a taxi during peak times, special events or when it’s raining, instead of standing in one spot, walk to either a hotel and ask the bellman to hail you a cab. Or walk to a popular intersection or drop-off point—and your chances will drastically improve. And of course, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Dress Appropriately

Vatican

Dress Appropriately As mentioned in Friday’s tip, my friend Lavanya Sunkara wrote an excellent post entitled “Ten Smart Tips for Solo Women.” One of her tips is to dress appropriately on the road and I couldn’t agree more. It’s best to dress conservatively and inconspicuously, especially in non-Western societies. In order to avoid offending local […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Carry a Whistle

Whistle

Carry a Whistle My friend Lavanya Sunkara recently wrote an excellent post entitled “Ten Smart Tips for Solo Women Travelers.” One of her tips is to carry a whistle. She says it’s better at getting attention from others than wielding a Swiss army knife in situations of danger. Plus, you don’t need to explain it […]