Thanksgiving 2014: 10 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

Thanksgiving Flights

“How can I find a cheap flight?” is one of the most common questions I get – especially around the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. I feel like saying, “don’t you remember what I told you last year and the year before?” Hello?! Strategies don’t change that much – just the dates and possibly some websites/apps. […]

5 Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Catching Ebola on the Road

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Traveling can be scary—especially when there is a major health scare on everyone’s minds. The good news is that Ebola is difficult to catch, as The New York Times explains: “Ebola spreads through direct contact with body fluids. If an infected person’s blood or vomit gets in another person’s eyes, nose or mouth, the virus […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Put a Shoe in the Safe

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Put a Shoe in the Safe If you like to use the safe when you stay in a hotel, but worry you’re going to forget you’ve left your valuables in there, here’s a solution: Put one of your shoes in the safe with your belongings the night before you leave. That way, when it’s time to leave […]

How to Stop the Passenger in Front of You from Reclining Without Using the Knee Defender

How to Stop the Passenger in Front of You from Reclining

On a recent American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Toronto, I chose to sit in row 16 of the 737-800MCE series aircraft because (like in row 17, as well) the middle seat is blocked on each side. The airline has made a habit of blocking out four seats like this so they can pay one less […]

40,000 miles with the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®

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I rarely fly US Airways, but that didn’t stop me from signing up for their credit card recently—the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®. That’s because a lot of the credit card bloggers I follow highly recommended it and I was immediately approved. I know it doesn’t seem to make much sense, since the US Airways […]

12 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

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One of the most common questions I get is this “How can I find cheap flights?” It’s not rocket science—all it takes is some due diligence and time. Here are my 11 best ways to find cheap flights: 1. Be flexible The key to finding cheap flights is to be flexible with your days. If you aren’t flexible, […]

10 Reasons to Love SFO’s Terminal 2

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Don’t like getting to the airport early? Then you’ve never been to San Francisco’s Terminal 2 (T2) which opened in 2011 and cost $383 million. The 640,000-square-foot T2 is equally shared by American Airlines and Virgin America; both airlines control seven gates each. Here are 10 reasons to love SFO’s T2. 1. Yoga Room Have  you ever heard of an […]

Fallen Soldier on My Delta Flight

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Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our […]