Travel Tip of the Day: Download Pro HDR

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Download Pro HDR I was recently in beautiful Alberta, Canada and while I was there I met up with one my travel colleagues and award-winning photographer Gary Arndt (you can follow him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest). While we were having dinner, we stepped outside to take a picture of the sunset. We both pulled out our smartphones and snapped photos, […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Front Pockets

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Front Pockets Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Luisa R., who says: “I always travel with pants that have good front pockets. They make a good place to keep small amounts of cash and allow for quick access to other needed items.” Just the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Visit the 9/11 Memorial in NYC

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Visit the 9/11 Memorial in NYC Thirteen years later, the events of September 11, 2001 are a still fresh in many American minds, and so today, it’s worth taking a moment to think about all of the people that were affected. I had the chance to visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York last year, and I have to […]

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 Tip: New Email Scam

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New Email Scam I’ve warned about email scams (like this one) before, but the form they take is constantly changing. One of the newer ones going around right now looks like the below email. It purports that it’s from Southwest Airlines, but if you receive it, or something similar, don’t click the links or reply. Just delete it, as it’s surely a […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring Photos of the Kids

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Bring Photos of the Kids Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Paul H. of Victoria, Australia, who says: “If you’re travelling with children, it’s a good idea to take a few photos of them before you leave home and keep them on […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Getting Your Gate-Checked Bag on a Regional Jet

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Getting Your Gate-Checked Bag on a Regional JetI don’t know anyone who likes flying on regional jets. Not only are they small and cramped, but their overhead bins are also ridiculously small with most airlines. For this reason, most passengers have to gate-check their bags. And that’s not so bad—until it’s time to retrieve them, because many passengers […]