Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Open Your Hotel Safe the Night Before

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Open Your Hotel Safe the Night Before Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Del C., who builds on Wednesday’s “shoe in the safe” tip by saying: “The shoe in the safe is a good idea, but in addition, we do NOT […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Hold Small Children on Your Lap on Airplanes

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Don’t Hold Small Children on Your Lap on Airplanes Last month, Peter Greenberg and CBS This Morning hosted a very informative segment on the safety of small children on airplanes. They were joined by former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) director Deborah Hersman, who’s currently trying to change the FAA regulations that state that children under the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Wear Your Seatbelt in Taxis

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Wear Your Seatbelt in Taxis For some reason, when we travel in taxis or car services, we sometimes feel there isn’t the same need to wear a seatbelt. Which is really stupid. I learned this lesson back in the late 90s when my mom and I were in a Copenhagen taxi on our way to […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Follow the Crowd when Crossing the Street

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Don’t Follow the Crowd when Crossing the Street While in New York City last week I saw some tourists almost get killed because they weren’t paying attention and crossed the street when the person in front of them did. That was almost a huge mistake. They learned the hard way that some (maybe even most) […]

Travel Video of the Week: How Safe Are Small Children on Airplanes?

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Last week, Peter Greenberg and CBS This Morning hosted a very informative segment on the safety of small children on airplanes. They were joined by former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) director Deborah Hersman, who’s currently trying to change the FAA regulations that state that children under the age of two can fly for free if […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Rip Current Safety

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Rip Current Safety It’s summertime, and for many of us that means swimming. But I was recently reminded by my local news station to be wary of powerful rip currents in the water—and just how dangerous they can be. The National Weather Service has a whole page dedicated to rip currents, including a free course and […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Know Your Lock

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Know Your Lock I recently spent a couple of nights at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York City. I had a lovely stay, but while I was there noticed that the hotel was using a strange new safety lock. The good news is that it prevents thieves from using a tool to quickly unlatch […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Check the Cap

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Check the Cap Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Corey C. from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who says: “When traveling in poorer countries where the tap water is not safe to drink, make sure any bottle water you buy is sealed. It is not […]