Which Credit Card Is Best for International Travel? –

One of the most frequent questions I get from family, friends and readers is regarding which credit card they should use when they travel internationally. I always say it’s best to have multiple cards...

Why I Always Shake My Shoes Before Putting Them On –

Posted By: Johnny JetBuilding on yesterday’s tip about checking pool noodles for snakes: Whenever I travel somewhere and even when I’m home in L.A., I almost always turn over my shoes and shake...

A Warning About Snakes From an Arizona Family –

Not to be an alarmist, but…if you’re traveling this summer to somewhere hot that has snakes (most places), one Arizona family has a message for you: check your pool noodles before throwing them in...

Take Deep Vein Thrombosis Seriously When You Fly –

Most frequent travelers are aware of the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that comes with long flights (even flights of just four hours or more). DVT, per the Mayo Clinic, “occurs when a...

Put the Address of Your Destination on Your Luggage Tag –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mark from Seattle, who says:“I am always amazed by those travelers who put their...

This Might Be the Most Insane Air Adventure Out There –

Ever wanted to stand on the wing of a plane while it’s flying through the air? Me neither. But surprisingly, there are a lot of adventure junkies who want to do this. It looks...

How to Learn Hands-Only CPR for Free at the Airport

Credit: AHAThanks to a partnership between the Anthem Foundation and the American Heart Association (AHA), air travelers can learn a version of CPR, for free, in their free time at airports across the country:...

How to Avoid Having to Gate Check Your Bag on a Regional Jet –

Today’s tip follows yesterday’s on regional jets and why I don’t like to board them early in the summer. As I wrote then, I don’t worry as much about the overhead space filling up...

Why You Shouldn’t Board Regional Jets First in the Summer –

I’m not a big fan of regional jets because they’re small, tight and hot in the summer. Unfortunately, there are times when you have no choice but to fly them—like when I recently had...

A Quick and Easy Alternate Hotel Pillow

Posted By: Johnny JetEach Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left as a comment on my post about what to do when...

How to Quietly Shut Your Hotel Room Door –

Posted By: Johnny JetEver want to sneak out of your hotel room so you don’t disturb your sleeping loved ones? Some hotel doors make a loud click when they lock/close. My simple trick...

How to Buy Tickets to Disney Parks If You’re in the U.K. –

Happy 4th of July to all our American readers! Today’s tip is for everyone across the pond in the U.K., and it was prompted by a question from reader Craig:“Hi, we are from the...

The Worst Times to Drive Today in Major American Cities –

A record 39.7 million Americans are planning a Fourth of July road trip (defined as travel of 50 miles or more) this year, according to AAA. Many of those trips will begin today, July...

The New TSA Rule Regarding Baby Formula, Spices and Other Powders –

On Saturday, a new TSA rule went into effect concerning powdered substances in your carry-on on flights into the U.S. Here’s what you need to know, via the Chicago Tribune:“With the new ruling, passengers must...

A Cheaper Way to Get to and From Toronto Pearson Airport –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes as a comment on my post on how to get from Toronto Pearson to downtown Toronto...

How to Save Money at Whole Foods

My buddy and tech expert Rich Demuro recently tweeted a great money-saving tip, which you may already be familiar with: “Amazon Prime discounts begin at ALL Whole Foods stores Wednesday June 27. Make sure...

What to Do If You Lose Your Global Entry Privileges Unfairly –

Remember the story of the Colorado woman who got fined $500 and lost her Global Entry (GE) privileges because she forgot she had a wrapped apple in her bag going through customs? An apple...

What to Do If You Don’t Like the Hotel Pillow

My biggest beefs with sleeping in hotels are: the pillows are too bulky or the bedspreads are too heavy. For the latter, I usually call down to the front desk and ask for light...

How to Get to and From Toronto Pearson Airport

I spend a lot of time north of the border because that’s where my wife (@NatalieDiScala) is from. Over the years, I’ve learned that getting to and from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is usually...

Try the Desks at Other Gates When Your Flight is Delayed or Cancelled –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Stephanie R., who says:“My travel tip is to be resourceful in the event of...

How to Buy Citizenship Around the World

Is there a country you love so much that you’d move to it? If you have deep pockets, it might not be that difficult or even take that long to buy residency or citizenship...

This Small Mistake Could Delay You at Security

Sometimes when going through security, people forget to take things out of their pockets or take their belt/shoes off. It’s happened to all of us: You remember right before you walk through, or you...

My Trick for Getting Ubers at LAX in Less Time

Uber/Lyft (either one) is by far my favorite way to get to and from LAX (besides a ride from a loved one). But both rideshare apps sometimes drive me crazy, especially on the way...

Why You Shouldn’t Wear Shorts on the Plane

Posted By: Johnny JetI rarely wear shorts on the plane, because planes and airports are usually freezing. But this Reader’s Digest article lists another and more important reason to not wear shorts on a...

Another Way to Do Laundry on the Road -JohnnyJet.com

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mary G., who builds on last Friday’s reader laundry tip:“I know a travel writer...

Anthony Bourdain’s Genius Trick for Finding the Best Food in Town –

Like yesterday’s tip (and Tuesday’s), today’s tip is drawn from the boundless wisdom of late travel legend Anthony Bourdain. It concerns (what else) food—and a clever way to find the go-to food stops in...

Why Anthony Bourdain Steered Clear of Airplane Food –

According to Delish‘s recent post on Anthony Bourdain, the late travel legend once told Esquire that “there’s almost never a good reason to eat on a plane. You’ll never feel better after airplane food than before...

Slow Down and Soak It in as Anthony Bourdain Would –

Screenshot from the video in this postWhen I first went to France, I couldn’t understand why the Parisians would pay so much and spend so much time sipping coffee at expensive outdoor cafés. But...

Know the Ins & Outs of Your Cruise Cancelation Policy

Today’s tip is another cruise tip pulled from the MSN story referenced in this cruise tip. It concerns the cancelation policies of certain cruise lines:“If you don’t have travel insurance, you’re probably out of...

Bring Fast-Drying Clothes If You Plan to Do Laundry –

Posted By: Johnny JetEach Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Janet, who builds on this week’s laundry tip:“When we travel,...

How to Get the Right SIM Card for You in Every Country –

If you’ve traveled internationally (and even if you haven’t), you know that most phone plans don’t cover calling, text and data everywhere in the world. I use T-Mobile, which works in more than 115 countries,...

What Travelers Need to Know About the Hawaii Volcano –

Despite the headlines, Hawai’i island is 99% open for business after the Kīlauea eruption (Credit: Lei-Ann Field)From my cottage at Puakea Ranch, near the northern tip of the island of Hawai‘i, I can see...

Don’t Forget to Try Calling the Airline When You’re in a Pickle –

A few weeks ago I purchased two tickets for my dad and sister to fly PBI-LGA for Memorial Day. Unfortunately, my dad was hospitalized and they couldn’t go. Since the tickets were $150 each...

Fill Up Your Rental Car Before You Get to the Airport –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Ray C., who adds to the recent string of rental car tips (see below)...

Why You Should Print Your Boarding Pass at the Airport –

Today’s tip comes from my friend Dan Nainan, an NYC-based comedian and speaker (here’s his Travel Style). Says Dan: “Here’s a bit of a head-scratcher for you. I know this might seem counterintuitive in...

Don’t Put Your Feet on the Armrest in Front of You –

I shouldn’t have to make this a tip, but shockingly, after a recent flight, I do. As you can see in the selfie above, some rude dude put his stinking feet on my armrest...

How to Travel From Los Angeles to Las Vegas for Under $3 –

Credit: FlixBusStarting next week, you can get between Los Angeles and Las Vegas for $2.99! As reported by Travel + Leisure, German bus company FlixBus has begun selling seats on American routes that will...

Why You Should Bring a Mini Plunger When You Travel –

I was on the people-mover (between terminals and baggage claim/ground transportation) at Denver International Airport recently, and I overheard a twenty-something kid tell his father an interesting thing. The last time he was on...

The Quickest Way to Speed Through Security This Summer –

The TSA, according to a post on its own site, “is preparing for another record-breaking travel season this summer, as 243 million passengers and crew are projected to pass through security checkpoints nationwide between...

What’s the Cheapest Day to Buy Gas This Summer? –

Have you noticed gas prices going up? I have, too, and just in time for the summer holiday (snicker). Well, consumer advocate Clark Howard recently published a story (written by Mike Timmermann) on the...

You Don’t Always Have to Rent a Car From the Airport Location –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Tim M., who adds to last week’s reader tip by saying:“I try not to...

Bring a Change of Clothes on the Plane

If you saw the insane family travel photo that I took last week (below) of Jack projectile vomiting on Natalie, you know that one thing the whole experience taught us was to pack a change...

Don’t Always Settle for the First Route Waze Gives You –

Without a doubt one of my top 10 travel apps is Waze. I wrote about it back in 2013. Waze has revolutionized the way people get around. I even use it when I’m in...

Research Layover Airports in Advance

My son Jack, who’s 19-months old, recently had his first layover. My wife and I debated whether a non-stop flight was preferable or a layover was a good idea. Both had their pros and...

You Don’t Always Need Your Rental Car the First Night –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Jeff M., who says:“This tip is obvious to frequent travelers to big cities but...

Don’t Forget That the Cruise Ship Will Leave You –

A little while back, MSN ran a story called “20 secrets the cruise industry doesn’t want you to know.” Among the tips is one that anyone who’s cruised will know and that every traveler...

You Can Earn 250 Free Starpoints by Checking in With the SPG App –

Have you used the SPG mobile app? You can use it to check into more than 1,100 hotels in the SPG family, including St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien, Tribute Portfolio, and...

Expect Additional Traffic at LAX This Summer

Believe it or not, traffic at LAX is about to get worse (I didn’t think that was possible, either). According to KABC, “a major project to install two electrical vaults requires the closure of...

You Can Get Fresh NYC Pizza Delivered to Los Angeles This Week –

Like pizza? How about New York-style pizza? How about famous New York-style pizza made in New York City that day? A cool JetBlue promotion this week will see 350 pizza pies delivered fresh daily...

Consider Bringing Paper Maps on a Road Trip

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Judy G., who says:“In rural areas or hilly/mountainous areas or in bad weather with...