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In Memoriam of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of when MH 370 went disappearing over the friendly skies. read more »


LoungeBuddy Is Practically Yelp for Airport Lounges

I’ll never forget my first introduction to airport lounges. I was discreetly loitering outside a lounge that had wide-open Wi-Fi, hoping the hours would pass quickly. read more »

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Don Draper Would Have Loved This Vintage Hartmann Suitcase

I was visiting my parents this weekend when I ran into a serious problem: I could not find a bag to bring back all the stuff I had bought. So they went hunting in the closet to find something, while I worried they would shove me with something akin to an embarrassing grocery bag. read more »


Quick Reminder: Airbnb Rentals Are Negotiable

Remember that you can always negotiate with your Airbnb host for a better deal. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

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This Is How Long Travel-Sized Toothpaste Will Last You

Ever since Erica answered the all-important question of how long travel-sized shampoo lasts, I’ve been wondering about the life expectancy of other travel-size items. Like… how long should a travel-size toothpaste last? read more »


Things That Will Get You Kicked Off Amtrak

There are lots of things that can get you kicked off an Amtrak train. One of those things is a gerbil. read more »


Book Each Hotel Night Separately for the Best Rate

Apparently, it isn’t uncommon for hotels to upcharge travelers to the most expensive nightly rate, without them realizing it. read more »


This CollegeHumor Vid Is Totally Worth Watching

“How do you let a man in a suit tell you when you get to be naked in the sun?”


Beware of Booking Plane Fares for Residents

The quest for plane tickets can drive us to jump through all sorts of proverbial hoops, like hiding our location and changing our language until we find—ta da!—that cheap golden ticket. read more »


Should I Apply for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck?

Is a question I get asked a lot. Short answer: Global Entry includes TSA PreCheck. And it’s only $15 more. You’re welcome!

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The Quick Lowdown to Colombia Travel

Colombia used to be considered too dangerous for the average tourist to touch. But then something happened: Things calmed down and the country started popping up on every top destinations list a few years ago.  read more »


Map Happy Gets Offline Friendly

Need to print something or send it to a Kindle for quick reference? Great, cause it’s now easier to bring our posts on the road. read more »


The Curse of the Window Seat

There is much power in the window seat, and with great power comes great responsibility. read more »


RideGuru Compares Prices for Uber, Lyft, Taxi Services

Next: comparing the cost of a space shuttle home. For now, let’s settle for comparing regular taxis, Lyft, Uber, Sidecar, Gett and anyone else who’s on the bandwagon. read more »


What to Do If You Need a Doc Abroad

This piece has nothing to do with ebola. read more »

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