Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Tell Your Driver Your House is Vacant

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Don’t Tell Your Driver Your House is Vacant You might have seen in the news last week that an Uber driver has been accused of trying to rob a passenger’s home after dropping her off at the airport. It’s unfortunate that it happened (though fortunate that he got caught), but the lesson here is to never tell your driver […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Tips for Visiting Alcatraz

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Tips for Visiting Alcatraz I recently had dinner with a group of San Francisco business folks and picked up this tidbit: If you want to visit Alcatraz Island between March and October, you better make your reservations in advance, as spelled out here: “The National Park Service has implemented a reservation system, which is much different […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Easy Jewelry Sorting

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Easy Jewelry Sorting Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Molly F., who says: “Here is a tip: Use a daily plastic medication container to keep jewelry sorted on a trip.” Simple, and helpful. Thanks, Molly!   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How to Send Real Postcards from Your Phone

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How to Send Real Postcards from Your Phone Up until a few years ago, one thing was certain when I traveled: I’d always send a postcard to my family members. These days sending postcards the old fashion way is nothing but a hassle. First, you have to find a store or stand that sells them (which […]

Travel Tip of the Day: How to Save Big with Verizon

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How to Save Big with Verizon Do you have Verizon and want to save some serious cash? Check out Clark Howard’s video on how Verizon is now selling their plans for $35 a month through Total Wireless. The deal gives you unlimited talk and text plus 2.5 GB of data, and to add an extra person it’s just an […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Wash Your Hands!

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Wash Your Hands! I’ve talked about the importance of washing your hands in an airplane bathroom, but I’ve never advised you flat-out to make sure you always keep your hands clean when you travel (and at home). I was reminded why the other day while traveling—I can’t remember where—by a bathroom sign (above), which has some great tips […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Look at Airline Partner Sites when Booking Flights

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Look at Airline Partner Sites when Booking Flights When you’re pricing out flights, don’t just go to the site of the airline with which you want to earn miles. Instead, search multiple sites (including our search engine) and their partner sites, as well. You can save some serious money this way. For example, I was recently […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Better M60 Update

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Better M60 Update Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader E, who improved Tuesday’s tip on NYC’s M60 bus by correcting a mistake I made with some good New York knowledge: “M60 is not an express bus (which costs $6.50 as of 3/22/15). It’s a […]