Consider Your Clothing Before Going Through Security –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Mary B. of Guildford, CT, who says:“I recently went through TSA in a U.S. international...

The Best and Worst Days to Travel Around Christmas and New Year’s –

Thanksgiving is behind us, and the next hectic holiday travel season is already looming. But flying around Christmas doesn’t have to be as stressful and expensive as it seems. If you haven’t already checked...

What to Tell Your Doctor If You Feel Sick After Traveling –

If you feel sick after traveling, especially to a foreign country, make sure to see a doctor upon your return. Just as importantly, you should tell your doctor about your travels in detail, as...

Think Twice Before Accepting a Surprise Gift

A friend of mine forwarded me a new scam he read about on the Nextdoor social network. I’d never heard of this one (and never would’ve suspected it), so I decided to share it...

How to Avoid the Long Lines at FAO Schwarz in Rockefeller Center –

If you haven’t heard, New York’s iconic toy store FAO Schwarz has reopened its doors after closing for three years. The Fifth Avenue store is gone but has been replaced by a new, 2.5-story,...

7 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving Travel

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and that means that one the busiest stretches of travel all year has already began. AAA has predicted that 54.3 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home at...

Make Sure Your Rental Car Is Good to Go Before You Need It –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from my buddy Dan Nainan, who says:“If you have a rental car that is just sitting...

Look Out for Great Fares on Tuesday (November 20) –

At the end of my segment for KTLA—which we ran as yesterday’s tip—Rich DeMuro offered a great piece of advice for future flyers: Look out for great fares on Tuesday! As summed up on...

Look Out for Great Fares on Tuesday (November 27) –

At the end of my segment for KTLA—which we ran as yesterday’s tip—Rich DeMuro offered a great piece of advice for future flyers: Look out for great fares on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November...

How to Fight Back Against Robocalls and Calls From Scammers –

One of my biggest pet peeves is unsolicited phone calls and robocalls. They drive me batty, and at one point they were so bad that they drove me and Natalie to cancel our home...

The 4 Travel Websites I Shared on TV This Week –

Posted By: Johnny JetToday’s tip is in fact a collection of tips that I shared in a segment I shot with Rich DeMuro of KTLA (a local news station in L.A.). As you’ll see, the...

U.S. Airlines Are Offering Waivers to Flyers Affected by California Wildfires

Yesterday, in the shadow of the still-raging wildfires in California, we shared a list of suggested dos and don’ts for people moving back home after evacuating. Meanwhile, the Camp Fire (in Northern California) is...

What to Do & Not Do When You Get Home After a Wildfire –

It’s been a rough week for both Northern and Southern California, with deadly wildfires (see them on maps here) and the senseless murders in Thousand Oaks. I live near LAX in Manhattan Beach, which...

You Can Ask for a Microwave at Many Hotels

Did you know that many hotels will provide a microwave free of charge? Of course, availability depends on how many microwaves the specific hotel has on hand, so you never know, but generally speaking...

Bring Chip Clips With You When You Travel

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 Ray F., who says:“I travel with chip clips for many...

Don’t Take Sleeping Pills for the First Time on a Plane –

I’ve never taken a sleeping pill, and I don’t recommend doing so as I’m not a doctor. But if your doctor does prescribe you a sleeping pill—for a long flight, for example—you don’t want...

When You Should Wake a Sleeping Baby

TODAY ran a difficult but important segment recently, sharing the heartbreaking story of Lisa Smith’s 17-month-old daughter. Little Mia fell asleep in her carseat after an outing with her caregiver and failed to wake...

What to Do With Your Leftover Halloween Candy –

Do you have a lot of leftover Halloween candy? We sure do, so my wife (@NatalieDiScala) researched where we could donate it. She found a great organization called Operation Gratitude, which sends donated sweet...

Lessons on Avoiding Travel Scams From James McAvoy –

Actor James McAvoy made the news last week when he turned to Instagram to share how he almost got scammed out of $12,000+ while planning a family vacation to Spain. As People reported, McAvoy explained the...