Travel Tip of the Day: Wash Your Hands!

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Wash Your Hands! I’ve talked about the importance of washing your hands in an airplane bathroom, but I’ve never advised you flat-out to make sure you always keep your hands clean when you travel (and at home). I was reminded why the other day while traveling—I can’t remember where—by a bathroom sign (above), which has some great tips […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Look at Airline Partner Sites when Booking Flights

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Look at Airline Partner Sites when Booking Flights When you’re pricing out flights, don’t just go to the site of the airline with which you want to earn miles. Instead, search multiple sites (including our search engine) and their partner sites, as well. You can save some serious money this way. For example, I was recently […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Better M60 Update

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Better M60 Update Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader E, who improved Tuesday’s tip on NYC’s M60 bus by correcting a mistake I made with some good New York knowledge: “M60 is not an express bus (which costs $6.50 as of 3/22/15). It’s a […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Explore the Lounge Before Ordering Food

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Explore the Lounge Before Ordering Food Here’s a tip for anyone with access to a lounge, like an American Airlines Admirals Club—by way of a club membership, the Citi AAdvantage Executive World EliteTM MasterCard, a guess pass, or simply the day rate ($50): Don’t go immediately to their bar or deli and purchase food. Instead, walk around and […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Ride the Luggage Carousel

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Don’t Ride the Luggage Carousel I’ve written before about the importance of staying away from the baggage carousel as you wait for your bags to show up. Well, there are signs everywhere, and it usually goes without saying, but you definitely shouldn’t ride the carousel, either—because it might just get you arrested. The son of […]

Travel Tip of the Day: M60 Bus Update

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M60 Bus Update I’ve written about the M60 bus before as it’s the most economical way to get to/from New York’s LaGuardia (LGA) airport from/to Manhattan. However, I almost missed the bus the other day when I didn’t realize that the bus from 125th Street to LGA is now express—or so it seemed. Some New York-savvy readers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stand to the Side as You Wait

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Stand to the Side as You Wait You’d think this is common sense—but it amazes me, when I travel or at home, to see people standing in the middle of the doorway on a train, bus or even elevator as they wait to get on. Stand to the side and let people get off before […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: For Canadians Driving in America

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For Canadians Driving in America Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Marilyn M., who shares: “Here’s a tip for Canadians travelling by car in the USA. For years we’ve been frustrated when having to refuel at US gas stations. Since the US […]