Travel Tip of the Day: Last-Night Phone Charging


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: PreCheck Doublecheck

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PreCheck Doublecheck Following up yesterday’s, here’s another TSA PreCheck tip: If you have TSA PreCheck and are flying an airline that you rarely fly, and you find that the TSA PreCheck checkmark isn’t showing up on your ticket—maybe you “think” you input it correctly or called an agent and they did it for you (both […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Pay for TSA PreCheck


Don’t Pay for TSA PreCheck If you get my weekly newsletter (sign up here) or visited the website last week (here’s the story) then you know that I have a love/hate relationship with TSA PreCheck. I love it because the line is usually much shorter and I don’t have to take off my shoes, belt and […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring Audio Cables


Bring Audio Cables Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Tom L. of Rowayton, CT, who says: “Many rental cars today allow you to listen to your iPhone/iPod/MP3 player through the car stereo. Some cars have a line-in jack that will connect through the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Check the Windshield for Cracks


Check the Windshield for Cracks Another rental car tip, after Tuesday’s and yesterday’s: Every savvy traveler who rents a car knows to walk around the vehicle before jumping in, to check for dents and scratches, and to make sure that if the car is in any way damaged, that all imperfections are documented before leaving the lot. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Park in a Tow-Away Zone at the Airport


Don’t Park in a Tow-Away Zone at the AirportFollowing up yesterday’s rental car-themed tip, here’s another: It’s common sense for most people, but last month, my wife and I were both flying out of LAX on separate flights out of different terminals. Her flight left an hour before mine, so I got off at her terminal, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Gas Up Before the Airport


Gas Up Before the Airport Why does it seem that there are never any gas stations near the airport and if there are, they are closed or out of gas? Last month in Calgary, I had to return a rental car but couldn’t find a gas station anywhere nearby! But luckily I had left plenty […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Greyhound Bus Trick


I know that my name is Johnny Jet, not Johnny Bus, but I above all I like to save money and time and avoid hassles when I travel—and sometimes taking the bus is the best option. Last week, I learned a valuable trick while booking a Greyhound ticket from Erie, Pennsylvania to Mississauga, Ontario (just outside […]