Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Start Your GPS on the Way to the Rental Car

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Start Your GPS on the Way to the Rental Car Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left by reader Tim R., who says: “If you like using your portable GPS for rental cars rather than your phone, here’s a tip I learned the hard way. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Open Your Trunk Before Arriving

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Open Your Trunk Before Arriving Following up on Tuesday’s tip about not leaving anything of value out in the open in your car (or rental car), here’s another reminder: Don’t park your car in a touristy place or a parking lot and then put all your valuables in the trunk. Do it before reaching your destination so you […]

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 […]