Travel Tip of the Day: Taxis Made Easier

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Taxis Made Easier When trying to find a taxi during peak times, special events or when it’s raining, instead of standing in one spot, walk to either a hotel and ask the bellman to hail you a cab. Or walk to a popular intersection or drop-off point—and your chances will drastically improve. And of course, […]

How New York City Taxi Drivers Are Ripping Off Riders

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I like to think of myself as a generous tipper as I usually give waiters and taxi drivers 20% if they provide decent service. But I don’t like it when restaurants automatically add generous tips. I really despise the new New York City taxi tip options when you pay by credit card. See the image […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Leave Without Your Bags

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Don’t Leave Without Your Bags I’ve seen it happen and I’ve heard countless horror stories: people arriving to the airport by bus or taxi and learning that their bags didn’t make the trip. They trusted that their luggage would be loaded into the trunk of the car or taxi or the undercarriage of the bus, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Always Look Twice

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Always Look Twice When you travel, always get in the habit of doublechecking the back seat of a taxi, the seatback pocket on the plane and your hotel room for your personal items. I can’t emphasize this enough. So many people leave their phones, wallets and passports behind somewhere and it’s a real pain to […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Taxi Etiquette Abroad

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Taxi Etiquette Abroad In America, we always jump in the back seat of a taxi but in some countries, like Ireland and Australia, that’s not always how it’s done. I was recently in the back seat of a taxi in Ireland when I realized that I should have been sitting in the front seat. I […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Worst Time to Hail a NYC Taxi

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Worst Time to Hail a NYC Taxi Did you know that the most difficult time to get a taxi in New York City is between 4 pm and 5 pm? That’s when the drivers’ shifts change and only 10 percent of cabbies are working. So plan accordingly to avoid frustration…or being late.   _________________________________________________________________________________ Want […]

Website of the Week: GroundLink

ith GroundLink you can schedule a ride in advance or at the last minute

Looking for a dependable and affordable car service when you travel? GroundLink, located in 5,000 cities in 110 countries might make you not look any further! I tried them out last week in NYC and was impressed with how easy and quick it was to book a car and correspond with their customer service agents. […]