Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Two Legs, One Flight Number

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Two Legs, One Flight Number Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Paul B. of Los Gatos, CA, who says: “Last week returning from London (LHR) to San Jose (SJC) via Chicago (ORD), we were booked on Flight #47—the same number on the flight to Chicago […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stay Out of the Bike Paths

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Stay Out of the Bike PathsYesterday’s tip was about watching out for bikers in cities like New York, since many ride on sidewalks, down the wrong way of one-way streets and through crowds. Well, when traveling to Europe, especially in bike-crazy cities like Amsterdam, make sure to stay out of the bike paths while walking. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Watch Out for Bikes

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Watch Out for Bikes Yesterday’s and last Thursday’s tips were about crossing the street (one in New York and the other in Ho Chi Minh City). Well, here’s another traffic-related tip: When I cross the street, no matter where I am (but especially New York), I always do triple-takes—even when I’m headed down a one-way street. That’s […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Cross the Street with a Local

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Cross the Street with a Local Last Thursday’s tip was about not relying on the person in front of you when crossing the street, especially in cities like New York, where locals are almost always in a hurry and often take chances by jaywalking. However, in cities like Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City, where […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Volcano Prep

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I’m sure you remember the hassles that Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull (aka E15) brought to travel in 2010. Well, as you may have heard there’s a good chance that another Iceland volcano (called Bárðarbunga) will erupt in the next few days, and the impact of that eruption is still unknown. Here’s a good story on the situation […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Canada + Your Global Entry Card

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Canada + Your Global Entry Card Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Corey of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who says: “If you’re going to Canada and back to the US and have Global Entry (and not full NEXUS) be sure to carry your Global […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Follow the Crowd when Crossing the Street

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Don’t Follow the Crowd when Crossing the Street While in New York City last week I saw some tourists almost get killed because they weren’t paying attention and crossed the street when the person in front of them did. That was almost a huge mistake. They learned the hard way that some (maybe even most) […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Last-Night Phone Charging

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Last-Night Phone Charging I’m sure one of the most common things travelers leave behind in their hotel room is their phone charger. I used to be that person, too. Now when I charge my phone on my last night in a hotel room, I put my carry-on bag near the outlet. I plug my phone in […]