Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Use the Bathroom When the Seatbelt Sign is On

Seatbelt

Don’t Use the Bathroom When the Seatbelt Sign is On Tuesday’s tip was to check out turbulence forecast maps before or while you fly to get an idea of if and when your flight will be turbulent. These forecasts are especially helpful when you have access to inflight Wi-Fi, as more current data can help you anticipate […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Car Trunk Caution

Trunk

Car Trunk Caution On the road, and really anywhere, don’t leave your valuables in your car—even in the trunk—in plain view. Instead, place your belongings into your trunk before you arrive at your destination. Even in touristy places like in Hawaii, where you would think your stuff would be safe, it’s not necessarily. Don’t take […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Keep an Eye on Your Drink

Drinks

Keep an Eye on Your Drink If you’re a woman traveling alone, don’t accept drinks from strangers unless you’ve watched the bartender make it. And always keep your eyes on it or your hand covering the top so no one can slip anything inside. It can happen anywhere, including your hometown. There are products out […]

Travel App of the Week: Help Call

Help Call

Help Call is designed to help you in times of emergency no matter where you are in the world—with 126 countries as well as five languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Polish) supported. There are just four easy-to-read buttons to press. One—”Police”—is for the police to call the nearest police station in the country you’re currently […]

Video of the Week: Johnny Jet on the Today Show

Johnny Jet on the Today Show

Can you believe I was on “The Today Show” not once, but twice this week?! I don’t think too many people can say that, and I never thought I would be one of them. My first segment aired last Thursday during Kathie Lee & Hoda’s hour, and was about last minute Valentine’s Day and President’s […]

Is Colombia Safe for Travelers?

Buenavista, Colombia

Is Colombia safe for travelers? If you’ve ever heard the name Escobar, or FARC, or seen Blow, this question might give you pause. And that’s okay. Your safety is always worth your time when travel and unfamiliarity collide—especially when the world around you keeps rolling out reasons to worry, as it has with Colombia. The Republic […]

Video of the Week: Thief Dressed as Agent Cons Car Renter

Thief Dressed as Agent Cons Car Renter

Thanks to NBC Los Angeles for uncovering this new scam and alerting renters. A rental car customer describes how he was scammed by an auto thief dressed as a rental car agent outside of Dollar Rent A Car near LAX. The victim was returning the rented van to the lot when a man dressed as […]

Video of the Week: How Dirty Is Your Plane?

How Dirty Is Your Plane?

This CBS 11 (Fort Worth) investigation will make you think twice about putting your belongings in the seatback pocket of an airplane. Eww! If you need proof that airplanes are breeding grounds for all kinds of nasty bacteria then watch this four-minute video. I think it might be time to buy stock in those antibacterial […]