A Good Time to Use Your Debit Card as a Credit Card –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Nancy S., who says:“I went to Iceland last September and rented a car with...

Costco Travel Is Now a Good Place to Save on Luxury Hotels –

Who doesn’t love to stay at a luxury hotel? Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the usually high nightly rates, but thanks to Costco Travel the luxury hotel experience has become slightly more accessible.In this...

The Best 7 Things to See and Do in Iceland

Iceland. It’s a land of sheep, the northern lights, volcanoes with unpronounceable names (try saying Eyjafjallajökull), majestic waterfalls, craggy mountains, and otherworldly landscapes. To me, it is one of the most beautiful places on...

Why You Should Think Twice Before Flying Allegiant Air –

I’ve been telling my friends and family for a while not to fly Allegiant Air, ever since an insider told me about their sketchy maintenance. But I had no idea it was this bad....

What Airlines Have the Best and Worst Legroom? –

On flights these days, you can expect the legroom, especially in economy class, to be pretty minimal. But of course things used to be better…A nice write-up from The Telegraph—”Have plane seats really shrunk...

Order Room Service in Courses

Everyone knows that room service is expensive, sometimes prohibitively so. It’s crazy to think that many hotels lose money on room service, even with the extravagant prices!Instead of ordering room service, I now usually...

Why You Should Check Your Seat Assignment on the First of Every Month

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Bob C. of ProAirVideos.com, who added a great tip to my list of ways...

What’s the Best Time to Buy an International Flight? –

Like some flight search tools, CheapAir.com has made a habit of analyzing the wealth of airfare data it has on its hands. The idea is that pricing and search patterns can help future travelers...

How to Avoid a Fashion Faux Pas While Traveling Overseas –

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made some news recently when he and his family traveled to India and went a little overboard wearing traditional outfits that ranged in formality over the course of their...

Does Travel Insurance Cover Preexisting Conditions? –

When buying travel insurance, can preexisting medical conditions affect your coverage? The answer is yes, and not all plans cover cancellations/etc. related to them. Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that. Our...

Expect Delays at London Airports This Month

Flying into or through London in the next two weeks? The city’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports—its two largest—will see marginally reduced traffic and likely delays as part of the London Terminal Control Centre’s transition...

Use Caution When Putting Stuff in a Taxi Trunk

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Ann D., who says:“This first tip I figured out from a friend’s mistake where...

A Rail Strike in France Will Affect Trains for the Next Three Months –

If you’ll be traveling to or through France in the next three months, take note: The state-run SNCF rail network will be affected severely by strikes through the end of June, starting this week...

How to Protect Yourself Against Carbon Monoxide When You Travel –

Today’s tip concerns the seriousness of carbon monoxide safety. It’s inspired by the sad story of the Iowa family killed by a gas suspected to be CO1 in Tulum, Mexico, and reader Patrick, who...

The Most Dangerous Places to Stand During a Lightning Storm –

Last week Business Insider tweeted a link to an old story about the most dangerous places to stand during a lightning storm. Most people know not to stand under a tall tree, but in...

One Way to Make Flexible Hotel Reservations

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Marilyn B., who left the following comment on yesterday’s tip on hotel cancellations:“If the...

How to Avoid Hotel Cancellation Fees

I recently wrote a post for Forbes titled “How to Avoid Hotel Cancellation Fees.” It’s about what you’d think it’s about, with advice specifically tailored to the specific cancellation policies of many major hotel brands....

What You Should Know Before Driving in Thailand –

Heading to Thailand? If so—and if you ever go—make sure you’re aware of the laws around driving there. As the U.K.’s travel advisory service alerted me this month, “You must have an International Driving...

How Samantha Brown Uses the Hotel Ironing Board With Her Family

Posted By: Johnny JetMy friend—and travel TV star—Samantha Brown recently shared an excellent travel tip for traveling with kids on Instagram. Get this…she uses the ironing board as a TV dinner table! Samantha...

You Can Now Take “Phoneless Vacations”

If you’ve ever felt you’re too tied to your phone/devices, listen up: Several companies are now selling “phoneless vacations” and the response has been very positive.As the New York Post writes, “The newly launched...

A Passport Card Can Be a Great Form of Off-Ship ID –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Leslie, who commented on last week’s reader tip about passport cards noting that they can...

How to Get SiriusXM Satellite Radio for Cheap

When I leased our new Lincoln, it came with six months of free SiriusXM satellite radio. It’s a great promotion, since I would never have tried SiriusXM if it hadn’t come with the car....

You Don’t Need to Use Your Hotel Room Key to Keep the Power On...

As you probably know, many hotel rooms require you leave a key card in a designated slot to keep the lights/power in the room on. But did you know that any similarly sized card...

How Close Is Too Close to a Sick Passenger on a Plane? –

If you’ve ever worried about getting sick on a plane, you’re not the only one. But how close do you need to be seated to a sick passenger to get sick? A new Boeing-funded...

The Lost Passport Miracle and Its Takeaways

Today’s tip is inspired by a story sent in by a reader—a story that doesn’t always have such a happy ending. From Laurie Armstrong G.:“When my husband first got his passport, I told him that...

Consider Getting a Passport Card

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Karol, who says:“If you are renewing your passport, I think getting a passport card...

You Can Now Reward Airport Employees at LAX

Surely you’ve had a negative experience at an airport—but have you ever had an experience in which an airport employee went above and beyond for you? I know I have. At LAX, you can...

Never, Ever Place a Live Animal in the Overhead Bin –

On Monday, a United passenger on a Houston-to-New York LGA flight named Maggie Gremminger (who goes by @MaggieGrem on Twitter) sent five tweets upon landing that went like this…I just flew into LGA...

Peak Cherry Blossom Bloom Is Coming Early to D.C. –

Each spring, Washington, D.C., draws visitors from all over looking to see its cherry blossom bloom. This year, it appears that peak bloom will arrive early. From the Chicago Tribune:“News outlets report the National Park...

Don’t Do This With Your Hotel Room Key

Often when you check into a hotel, the front desk clerk hands you your key in a sleeve that has your room number written on it. While that’s helpful when you first arrive at...

Solo Travel vs. Group Travel (Pros & Cons of each)

There are lots of decisions to make when it comes to travel. Indeed, from questions of choosing your destination and duration, to budget, baggage and beyond, travel can sometimes feel like one never...

An Important Reminder for Travelers Flying With Pets

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Diane S., who shares more on the subject of travel with pets:“I discovered the...

Want to Take Food or Liquid Through Security? Freeze It! –

Posted By: Johnny JetYesterday’s tip—to ask the TSA your carry-on questions—was inspired by model Chrissy Teigen tweeting about her scalloped potatoes. Tons of bloggers and media outlets wrote about the story. One interesting...

Ask the TSA Your Carry-On Questions

Recently, model Chrissy Teigen tweeted to American Airlines: “If I don’t have a carry-on, can I bring a large ceramic casserole dish of scalloped potatoes on the plane? I am not kidding, is this...

A Warning to Anyone Planning Travel to South Africa

South Africa is full of amazing travel experiences, but (like many places) it is not without its problems (including the drought currently punishing Cape Town). A recent alert from the U.K.’s travel advisory service...

A Fun Idea for People Who Travel With Pets

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Wayne B., who adds to Tuesday’s tip on travel with pets:“Get a PetPass instead. Go...

Why Bay Area Travelers on Hawaiian Airlines Should Double-Check…

This past weekend, my good buddy Chris McGinnis alerted travelers to some unfortunate news: Hawaiian Airlines’s three highly anticipated non-stop flights between the Bay Area and Hawaii have seen their launch dates unexpectedly cancelled or...

Don’t Leave Your Garbage on a Tokyo Bus

Posted By: Johnny JetYou would think that picking up your trash and not leaving it on a tour bus (or any mode of transportation) would be common sense…but it’s not. I was reminded...

Why TravelBank is An Amazing Travel Planning & Expense Reporting App

This post is sponsored by TravelBankImagine if your boss rewarded you each time you made a smart decision.Imagine if you got little bonuses all the time just for being a good employee. And...

Check the Country’s Border Laws Before Traveling With a Pet

Did you know that pets don’t need passports to travel internationally? You might have guessed. (Though falconers in parts of the Middle East need them for their falcons.) But depending on where you’re going,...

Tell the Taxi Driver You’ll Need a Receipt Up Front –

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip come from reader Ram, who adds to last Tuesday’s tip on taxi receipts, saying:“It is prudent to...

Expect Tomorrow’s Air France Strike to Cancel Flights to and From Paris –

If you’ll be flying out of or through Paris tomorrow (Thursday, February 22), listen up: A strike is set to cancel 25% of Air France’s scheduled flights, including 50% of its scheduled long-haul flights.From...

The RTW Trip Giveaway: A Winner’s Update (Part 1)

What would you do with a free trip around the world? Last year, I gave away a trip around the world. After going through thousands of entries, in the end, Heather was the winner....

NYC’s Newest Airport (Stewart) Isn’t Really in NYC

Last week, I wrote about a second Orlando airport that’s often a source of confusion for travelers. Today’s tip concerns a similar situation that may soon confuse travelers to (and from) New York—mainly Europeans...

Don’t Fly Virgin America A320s on Westbound Transcon Flights If Possible

The Points Guy’s JT Genter recently wrote an informative story titled, “Strong Winds Are Forcing Many Virgin America Transcons to Divert for Fuel.”In the story, which was posted on Sunday, he writes, “Strong winds...

Don’t Let Your Checked Bag Get Taken

Posted By: Johnny JetMake sure your checked bag stands out! You could use a colorful bag like the one above, or tie a tie to it, attach a loofa to it, paint the wheels, etc. If...

Mind the Battery Level on the Hotel Safe

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip come from reader Sandy, who builds on the recent tip about hotel safes, saying:“And another tip about...

It’s Now Cheaper Than Ever to Get a Brazilian Visa –

There’s so much to see, eat and experience in Brazil—and as of last month, it’s cheaper and easier than ever for Americans (and Canadians, Australians and Japanese) to go.For stays of up to 90...

Don’t Fly Into the Wrong Orlando Airport

If you’ve flown or you’ll soon be flying into Orlando, you already know that there’s more than one international airport with Orlando in its name. As Frommer’s wrote recently, Orlando International Airport (MCO)—the largest Orlando...

How Staci Didn’t Let a Rare Medical Condition Prevent Her From Seeing The World

I first met Staci when she came to one of my meet-ups in NYC. She wanted to thank me for helping her travel the world. See, for her, it’s not as simple as just...