Travel Tip of the Day: Last-Night Phone Charging

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Last-Night Phone Charging I’m sure one of the most common things travelers leave behind in their hotel room is their phone charger. I used to be that person, too. Now when I charge my phone on my last night in a hotel room, I put my carry-on bag near the outlet. I plug my phone in […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Charge Your Devices Before Flying

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Charge Your Devices Before Flying If you’ll be flying into the U.S. anytime soon, you’ll want to have the batteries in all of your devices charged before you hit security—because you might be asked to power them up to prove that they’re not a (suspected) new form of explosive device. If your battery is dead […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Turn Keypad to Silent

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Turn Keypad to Silent Yesterday’s tip was to lower your voice while talking on your phone, and the phone’s ringer as well. I should’ve added a few more parts to that, all in the name of courteous travel: Make sure to turn your phone’s volume down so others can’t hear the person you’re speaking with […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Separate Your Phone and Cash

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Separate Your Phone and Cash I quickly learned the other day not to put my cell phone in the same pocket as my cash—because when I pulled my phone out, out came my cash. The lesson holds true not just for money, but when you have other light or small things in your pockets (like […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Consider T-Mobile

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Consider T-Mobile If you travel internationally a lot, you should know that T-Mobile is the best carrier for U.S. travelers as they now give their users free international data and text messaging in over 100 countries—plus all calls in those countries for just 20 cents a minute. I use T-Mobile and it’s awesome, as it […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Phoneless Nights

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Phoneless Nights When I travel, I turn off my cell phone at night because I don’t want to be awakened by texts or phone calls, especially from marketers and especially when I’m halfway around the world. Instead, I give my hotel name and room number to my loved ones and colleagues so if there’s an […]

Travel Product of the Week: ChargeKey

ChargeKey

ChargeKey is a key-shaped smartphone charger and cable that fits conveniently onto your keychain. It works in the same way your normal cables do—you simply plug one end into a USB port and the other into your mobile device to sync—while both staying accessible and completely out of the way as needed. ChargeKey is available […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Charge Before You Leave

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Charge Before You Leave Whether you’re heading out the door on a big trip or just heading to bed, don’t forget to double-check that all of your electronic devices are charged. You never know when the power is going to go out or if there will be an emergency situation where you’ll need to make […]