Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Taxi Precautions

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Taxi Precautions Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader William S., who says: “When taking a taxi in an unfamiliar place, pull up a map of your route using GPS on your smartphone. That way you get an idea if the taxi driver are ‘extending’ […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Leave Dogs in Cars

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This makes me so mad. When i got back to my car in the parking lot of the grocery store, I saw this dog panting in the car next to me. It's 90 degrees today. Even with the windows down, that car will turn into a sauna quickly. So, I marched back into the store […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How To Request Missing Frequent Flyer Credit

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How To Request Missing Frequent Flyer Credit Yesterday’s tip was about saving your boarding passes so you can ensure you get frequent flyer credit for the flights you’ve taken. If you don’t see credit for a flight you’ve taken after 15 days, I recommend logging on to the airline’s website and filling out its missing flight miles […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Keep Your Boarding Pass

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Keep Your Boarding Pass Yesterday’s tip was about making sure your frequent flyer number is on your ticket. Well, just because the number is on there doesn’t guarantee you’ll get credit for the flight. That’s why you should always log into your account a day or two later to make sure (American and Delta usually […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Make Sure Your Frequent Flyer Number Has Been Recorded

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Make Sure Your Frequent Flyer Number Has Been Recorded If you’re a frequent flyer (FF) junkie like me, you probably already know this tip but just in case you aren’t (or aren’t yet): It’s really important to doublecheck your FF number is on your ticket to make sure you get credit for your flight. If it’s […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Late Night Connections at Boston Logan

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Late Night Connections at Boston Logan Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Stephen T., who says: “Please warn your readers about late night connections in Boston’s Logan Airport. On a recent return flight from Japan, I landed at Logan Airport in Boston at 1 […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Visit the Local Tourism Office

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Visit the Local Tourism Office My buddy Nomadic Matt (BTW: He has a New York Times Best Seller travel book out) just tweeted this tip: “Always visit the local tourism office. They’ll point you to the free activities, and special events happening during your stay.” Matt’s right, and although I’ve done this many times, I’d […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Speed in Mexico

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Don’t Speed in Mexico Are you heading to Mexico for vacation? A lot of my southern California friends drive across the border from time to time—so thanks to my colleague and Twitter chat co-host Chris McGinnis for alerting me to the police shakedowns taking place down there. There are reports that the police will pull you over […]