Travel Tip of the Day: Scan Receipts or Documents on the Road

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Scan Receipts or Documents on the Road Ever need to scan documents when you’re not near a fax, printer, scanner, or business center? Genius Scan, a free app available on iOS and Android, can help. With Genius Scan, you can simply snap a picture of a document and then send the PDF file wherever you like by email—and just like that, you’ll have a digital […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now)

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Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now) The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) said today that it will take up to two weeks for them to fully restore operations in Chicago after Friday’s air traffic control center fire. My advice is to not book any connecting tickets via Chicago for the next couple of weeks—and if […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Extra Hotel Security

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Extra Hotel Security Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Rob W., who says: “For extra security, I leave a chair or my luggage jammed up against the inside of the door of my room each night. Maybe not so important in […]

Travel Tip of the Day: When One-Ways are Better

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When One-Ways are Better Usually, it makes sense to book roundtrip flights when you can—but not always, like if you’re booking flights and you aren’t completely sure of your plans. If there’s a chance that you might not take your outbound flight but you’re positive you’ll take your return, consider booking two one-way tickets instead […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Sign Documents on the Road

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Sign Documents on the Road Don’t you hate it when you’re on the road and you get an email that requires you to print, sign and scan a document—and they need it ASAP? It’s not only going to ruin part of your day to track it all down; it’s going to cost you a good […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Find Vegetarian Food on the Road

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Find Vegetarian Food on the Road I’m not vegetarian, but I always hear from my friends who are that one of their biggest challenges is traveling, since it means they have to eat out often. For those that can’t rent an apartment or stay with friends/family (and so for whom eating in isn’t an option), VegOut should make […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Best Seats on American’s New A321

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Best Seats on American’s New A321 I just flew L.A. to Miami on one of AA’s brand-spanking-new A321 planes, which are so new that SeatGuru.com and SeatExpert.com don’t even have them listed yet. As I wrote in this post, it’s a beautiful plane but American put one (or three) too many rows in it, so even […]

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 […]