Travel Tip of the Day: Bring Earphones/Headphones/Earbuds

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Bring Earphones/Headphones/Earbuds This is a simple one. These days, most airlines are offering either free or paid in-flight entertainment. To save a few dollars (usually $2-$5), bring your own earphones/headsets/earbuds so you aren’t forced to buy the airline’s cheap plastic pair. Looking for a good option? The Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones are highly […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Thanksgiving Carry-Ons

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Thanksgiving Carry-Ons Traveling over the holidays and not sure what you can bring through the security checkpoint? Here’s a quick list, from the TSA, of liquids, aerosols and gel items that CAN’T be carried on—and should instead be put in your checked bag, shipped ahead, or left at home this week (and generally) if they’re above the […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring a Car Charger

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Bring a Car Charger Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Ellie of Otter Creek, Maine, who says: “I travel a lot for business and need to keep my phone charged at all times. I’ve found it very helpful to travel with a […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use the Loo Right After Takeoff

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Use the Loo Right After Takeoff The moment the seatbelt sign goes off after takeoff, I get up to use the loo—even if I don’t really have to go to the bathroom that badly. I do it because I know that at this moment, I won’t have to wait in a line, I won’t be […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Water Spout Caution

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Water Spout Caution Use caution when refilling your water bottles at a water dispenser in an airport or hotel, as these sorts of water sources can often carry germs. If you do use them, the most important thing to remember is to make sure not to touch your bottle to the spout, thus sharing your germs on the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Check Human Remains (Ashes)

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Don’t Check Human Remains (Ashes) It’s as sensitive a subject as any in life, let alone in travel, but a recent story got me thinking I needed to set the record straight on how to travel with crematory remains. The most important piece of advice? Don’t check them in your bag. Instead, carry them on. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use Moovit

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Use Moovit The shortest way to explain Moovit is to say that it’s like Waze for public transport. The slightly longer version? Using updates from users, it helps you “find the quickest, most convenient routes in real time across your city’s entire transit system.” Pretty cool—and it’s available for free on iOS, Android and Windows. This post was once […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Pass Your Extra Vouchers to a Soldier

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Pass Your Extra Vouchers to a Soldier Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Lee R., who, perhaps inspired by Tuesday’s Veterans Day tip, says: “I receive several drink vouchers from Southwest, so, when traveling, I always look for a uniformed soul who […]