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 […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Go to Europe, Prepared

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Go to Europe, Prepared I’ve been saying recently that now—and this summer—is the time to go to Europe, as the exchange rate is now an incredible €1.00 EUR = $1.08 USD (here’s the up-to-the-minute rate at XE.com). It’s predicted that the Euro will be on par with the dollar by the summer, but compared to what […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How to Spend a Long Layover at Minneapolis-St. Paul

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How to Spend a Long Layover at Minneapolis-St. Paul I recently returned from my third visit to Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota—and for the third time, it blew me away. You can easily spend days/weeks at Mall of America, but it’s also great for travelers since it’s just a few miles from the Minneapolis-St. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Leave Time for Early Flights, Too

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Leave Time for Early Flights, Too I had a 6:15 am flight recently, and it reminded me that I need to shake the mentality that just because a flight is super early, the airport won’t be crowded. I actually find quite the opposite to be true, and for some crazy reason, I keep forgetting that! Luckily, I […]