Travel Tip of the Day: Avoid Tight Connections

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Avoid Tight Connections I always recommend flying nonstop to save valuable time, but sometimes there are more factors to consider. If you have to make a connection, you should think twice about getting the absolute shortest one—especially during busy times of year and during storm season. Airports vary on what they view as a legal connection, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pinch Your Plugs

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Pinch Your Plugs I love that more and more airlines are installing power ports so we can keep our electrical devices and gadgets charged on long flights. However, lately I’ve found (especially on American Airlines) that the power ports don’t always work when you simply plug your device in. To get mine to work I lightly […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Request Extra Passport Pages When You Renew

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Request Extra Passport Pages When You Renew Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Lynda C., who built on Tuesday’s tip by saying: “Another item that frequent travelers should be aware of is that when you renew, you can just ask for extra pages. We’ve traveled […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Great New Southwest Card Offer

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Great New Southwest Card Offer I only include a credit card offer as the Travel Tip of the Day when the bonus miles offer is really incredible—and this is one of those offers if you fly Southwest Airlines. The new offer—50,000 miles after spending $2,000 in the first three months—can help fast-track you to Southwest Companion Pass status, which my cousin […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Visit Catalina Island on Your Birthday

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Visit Catalina Island on Your Birthday Do you have plans to visit Catalina Island in California? If you do, you might want to consider going on your birthday since the Catalina Express (the boat that takes you to and from) is offering passengers free travel on their birthdays, effective now through December 31, 2015! The […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Save Your Blank Passport Pages

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Save Your Blank Passport Pages Immigration procedures vary by country—and so do the sizes of the visas or stamps they’ll add to your passport. If you travel a lot, you may have noticed that some immigration agents will stamp your passport’s valuable blank pages even if they don’t need a whole page. If you’re worried about this happening, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Check Your Passport’s Validity

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Check Your Passport’s Validity If you’re planning to travel out of the country this summer, now is the time to find your passport and make sure it’s valid. Remember that many countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months after your arrival date before they’ll grant entry to their country. It […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Endorse Your Bus and Train Tickets in Europe

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Endorse Your Bus and Train Tickets in Europe Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left by reader Orit R. from Israel, who says: “Being an international traveller I take for granted these kind of things, but: I just had friends come back from the […]