Travel Tip of the Day: Walk Like a Penguin on Ice

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Walk Like a Penguin on Ice If you’ll be in the Northeast or anywhere else there are slippery sidewalks due to ice, listen up: NBC Philadelphia just came out with some great (and serious) advice regarding how to walk on ice, available here (and above). In short, walk like a penguin.   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Buffets Hands

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Buffets Hands Call me Howard Hughes, but with all of the crazy diseases and flus out there now, I’m very careful about where I put my hands. I always try to wash my hands with soap and water or antibacterial wipes after using the serving utensils at a buffet but when I can’t (because I either […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Ziploc Packing Help

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Ziploc Packing Help Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Onie K., who says: “This goes along with the Ziploc bags…Roll up your underwear, socks, t-shirts, etc. as small as you can, put them in a Ziploc, sit on it and squeeze all […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Reconfirm Your Hotel Taxis

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Reconfirm Your Hotel Taxis I was recently in Kona, Hawaii and I needed a taxi to take my wife @NatalieDiScala and me to the KOA airport. I called down to the hotel concierge the night before our departure to order one and he said, “No problem.” Because I’ve been burned before, when I woke up in […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Driving in the Rain

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Driving in the Rain Growing up in Connecticut, I quickly learned how to drive in the rain and snow. Then, when I moved to Los Angeles, I realized most Angelenos have no idea as to the basics of driving in the rain, to the extent that when it rains, I do everything I can to avoid driving—especially on […]

Travel Tip of the Day: More Zipper Caution

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More Zipper Caution One of my recent tips was about minimizing carry-on theft when you’re carrying a zippered bag. One of my suggestions was to lock your bags. Though locking your checked bag seems like it should prevent thieves from stealing from it as well, that’s not necessarily the case with zippered bags. With a zippered bag, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Beware This Phone Scam

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Beware This Phone Scam I was in Toronto recently when the phone rang at my wife’s place. Usually I don’t answer unidentified numbers, but I was expecting a work call so I picked up the phone. On the other end was a recording saying that due to an update to a recent WestJet flight, we were both eligible […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: National Park Senior Pass

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National Park Senior Pass Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Nancy S., who built on Tuesday’s National Parks tip on Facebook by adding: “AND if you are 62 or older be sure to buy your LIFETIME park pass—for only $10.00. One […]