Travel Tip of the Day: Last Chance to Earn 50,000 Miles

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Last Chance to Earn 50,000 Miles Today’s tip is a quick and easy one: One of my favorite travel credit card offers of the past year ends at 4:30 pm ET today—Tuesday, September 2—so if you’re interested in earning 50,000 miles, make sure to apply before midnight. Here’s my post with details and a link […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pets and Airport Security

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Pets and Airport Security I’ve been seeing an increase in travelers with dogs recently, and most of them have their companions wearing service dog harness vests. Unfortunately, I think most of these dogs aren’t really service dogs, as I know a number of people who say they’ve bought these vests so their animals fly for free, which is […]

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 […]

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) […]