Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Use the Bathroom When the Seatbelt Sign is On

Seatbelt

Don’t Use the Bathroom When the Seatbelt Sign is On Tuesday’s tip was to check out turbulence forecast maps before or while you fly to get an idea of if and when your flight will be turbulent. These forecasts are especially helpful when you have access to inflight Wi-Fi, as more current data can help you anticipate […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use the Bathroom on the Train

Train

Use the Bathroom on the Train If you’re traveling to Europe this summer and taking the train, be sure to use the bathroom before getting off. Why? Because most train stations charge one Euro ($1.36) just to use theirs. That’s a Euro that can be better spent on gelato!   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use the Bathroom After Customs

Customs

Use the Bathroom After Customs If you haven’t noticed, most savvy frequent travelers make a beeline to immigration after they land (or arrive by ship). That’s because they know those lines can get crazy long in just two minutes—not just because of the flight (or ship) they’re on but because if other planes (or ships) land […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Get Locked in the Bathroom

Ballyfin

Don’t Get Locked in the BathroomA big piece of advice I offer to infrequent travelers is to watch how train, plane, hotel and restaurant bathroom doors open and close. I see tons of people getting stuck in these bathroom all the time, and they always rightly panic. It happened to me once, several years ago, on a train […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Just Go

Bathroom

Just GoI do a fair number of group tours and whenever we’re offered the chance to use the bathroom, I go, even if I don’t have to. That’s because a few minutes later nature might call, and I might not have easy access to a bathroom. That’s why it’s always best to empty the tank when […]