Travel Product of the Week: PacSafe 140-Liter Backpack and Bag Protector

PacSafe 140-Liter Backpack

If you subscribe to my Daily Travel Tip newsletter, and this maid video freaked you out, then you might want to consider getting the PacSafe 140-Liter Backpack and Bag Protector. It has an adjustable high-tensile stainless steel locking device designed to cover and protect a variety of bags and packs from tampering, pilfering and theft. You’ll […]

Travel Website of the Week: Your Social Network as Currency at the Nordic Light Hotel

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Over the past few years I’ve been slowly building a fairly large social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Well, it turns out that I—and anyone that has a large following on Instagram or Facebook—can now cash my followers in for a 5%, 10%, 15%, or 100% discount at the Nordic Light Hotel in […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Get a Bag Protector

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]