Travel Tip of the Day: Rip Current Safety

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Rip Current Safety It’s summertime, and for many of us that means swimming. But I was recently reminded by my local news station to be wary of powerful rip currents in the water—and just how dangerous they can be. The National Weather Service has a whole page dedicated to rip currents, including a free course and […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Airline Tray Tables and Seatback Pockets Have Tons of Bacteria

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Airline Tray Tables and Seatback Pockets Have Tons of Bacteria My dad calls me Howard Hughes when we travel because I’m always making him wipe his airplane seat down with alcohol-based wipes, telling him to wash his hands and reminding him to keep his fingers out of his mouth. Well, after this study from the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: JFK Transportation Tip

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JFK Transportation Tip Last Thursday’s tip was about taking the bus between LGA airport and Manhattan. If you’re flying in or out of New York City’s largest airport, you can take public transportation as well. When I land at JFK, I jump on the AirTrain to Jamaica Station and then take the E train to 53rd Street […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Charge Your Devices Before Flying

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Charge Your Devices Before Flying If you’ll be flying into the U.S. anytime soon, you’ll want to have the batteries in all of your devices charged before you hit security—because you might be asked to power them up to prove that they’re not a (suspected) new form of explosive device. If your battery is dead […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: How to Take Awesome Photos of Fireworks + Arthur Travel Advice

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How to Take Awesome Photos of Fireworks + Arthur Tavel Advice Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s (July 4-themed) tip comes from my buddy and #TravelSkills chat co-host Chris McGinnis, who passed over this great post from Wired.com on how to take awesome photos of […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Bring Fireworks on the Plane

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Don’t Bring Fireworks on the Plane If you’re flying somewhere for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, repeat after me: I will not bring fireworks on the plane. You can’t fly with fireworks any day of the year as they’re explosive devices, but every year, on and around July 4, people try, and as a result security lines […]

Travel Tip of the Day: LGA Transportation Tip

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LGA Transportation Tip When I’m flying in or out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport and I want to save money or if the taxi line is ridiculously long, I jump on the M60 bus to 125th Street and then use my MetroCard (you need to buy one before getting on; machines are available at the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Know Your Lock

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Know Your Lock I recently spent a couple of nights at the Dream Downtown hotel in New York City. I had a lovely stay, but while I was there noticed that the hotel was using a strange new safety lock. The good news is that it prevents thieves from using a tool to quickly unlatch […]