Travel Tip of the Day: Get a Bag Protector

PacSafe 140-Liter Backpack and Bag Protector

Get a Bag Protector Yesterday I wrote about how you should watch what you leave in your hotel room, or at least lock your belongings in a safe when you leave the room. Another option is to get a bag protector (like this one or this one), which makes it very difficult for a thief to […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Watch What You Leave in Your Hotel Room


Watch What You Leave in Your Hotel Room I bet after watching this video you won’t be leaving your valuables out in your hotel rooms any more. Although the maid in the video didn’t actually steal anything, the way she goes through the guest’s bag and handles his computer and tablet is totally uncool. If I’m staying […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring a Sharpie


Bring a Sharpie Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left by a reader in the comments of Wednesday’s tip, which was about registering all guests at your hotel: “Bring a sharpie! Put a small initial of person in room on each key card. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Register All Hotel Room Occupants


Register All Hotel Room Occupants I was just at the Delray Beach Marriott in Florida with my dad. I made the reservation myself and forget to add my dad to it. That turned out to be a mistake because when he left the key in his room, the front desk (rightly) wouldn’t give him a […]

Marriott Hotels Cyber Monday Promotion


Happy Cyber Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now that the turkey is packed away and we’ve all stuffed ourselves with enough stuffing to last us until Christmas, it seems it’s time to make a dent in your Christmas shopping for the season. Cyber Monday is here and the best part about it, besides […]

Travel Website of the Week: Hotel Power

Hotel Power

This site is launching today (October 14), and it promises to change the way travelers squeeze savings out of every hotel stay, thanks to the connections, buying power and savvy of its parent company, GTI, one of the nation’s largest travel agencies. The press release states that even on top of its deeply discounted room rates (“often more than […]

A three-part look at Radisson—and their millennial approach

Lobby of Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront

The trend of hotels catering to millennial travelers continues to bring fresh-looking hotel lobbies and smart, functional rooms with a local flare across hotel brands. I recently spoke with Javier Rosenberg, Chief Operating Officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas, who discussed Radisson’s new brand refresh. Rosenberg pointed out an interesting way of looking at the […]

10 Greece Moments to Live For

The port of Ios

This is part 1 in Caitlin Martin’s recap of her 7-day Aegean adventure with Louis Cruises. Check out part 2 here and part 3 here. From ancient history to beaches with brightly colored tavernas at water’s edge and whitewashed houses, it’s easy to see why Greece tops bucket lists ‘round the world. A cuisine with more feta cheese, […]