Travel Tip of the Day: New NEXUS Machines, New Rules

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New NEXUS Machines, New Rules I’m a big proponent of NEXUS for frequent travelers to Canada, and so I was excited to see on Friday that they’ve rolled out new NEXUS machines at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport—as part of a larger, more complete rollout that’s currently underway. The machines bring a lot of improvements to the experience, […]

New NEXUS Machines Require Your NEXUS Card

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If you travel to and from Canada often, then I highly recommend getting NEXUS. It’s basically the same thing as Global Entry except only for Canada. It also includes Global Entry and TSA PreCheck and only costs $50 for five years. The downside is that you need to have your face-to-face appointment in Canada or […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Canada + Your Global Entry Card

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Canada + Your Global Entry Card Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Corey of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who says: “If you’re going to Canada and back to the US and have Global Entry (and not full NEXUS) be sure to carry your Global […]

How to Get TSA PreCheck for Free

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If you get my weekly newsletter (sign up here) then you know that I have a love/hate relationship with TSA PreCheck. I love it because the line is usually much shorter and I don’t have to take off my shoes, belt and jacket. I also don’t have to take my laptop or my 3-1-1 compliant […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use the Bathroom After Customs

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Use the Bathroom After Customs If you haven’t noticed, most savvy frequent travelers make a beeline to immigration after they land (or arrive by ship). That’s because they know those lines can get crazy long in just two minutes—not just because of the flight (or ship) they’re on but because if other planes (or ships) land […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Global Entry, NEXUS and Sentri

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Global Entry, NEXUS and Sentri If you travel internationally at all (and especially if you do it frequently), you need to get Global Entry ($100). If you travel to and from Canada often, then you need NEXUS ($50)—and it’s Sentri ($122.25) for frequent travelers to and from Mexico. No matter which one makes sense for […]

How to Breeze Through Security and Immigration Lines

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Want to breeze through security and immigration lines? Listen up. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. It’s open to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, Dutch citizens, South Korean citizens and Mexican nationals. Canadian citizens and residents […]

Website of the Week: Global Entry & Nexus

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I can’t believe I waited so long to get my Global Entry and Nexus cards. I’ve only used each of them once and they are already worth the $100 fee for five years. Imagine not having to wait in a long line or fill out any handwritten forms after your flight to the United States. […]