Selfie Sticks Adored by Hotels Around the World

A selfie stick user is capturing his Seoul, South Korea memories (Photo: Caitlin Martin)

While the selfie stick rage started last year as a hot global trend, now even hotels are jumping on the bandwagon. Yes, the obsession may prove we’re all a little vain, but it’s possible the selfie stick could be quite useful—especially when traveling. Not only can it help you capture a memory yourself, but you also don’t […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Reconfirm Your Hotel Taxis

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Reconfirm Your Hotel Taxis I was recently in Kona, Hawaii and I needed a taxi to take my wife @NatalieDiScala and me to the KOA airport. I called down to the hotel concierge the night before our departure to order one and he said, “No problem.” Because I’ve been burned before, when I woke up in […]

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

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

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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 […]