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Apps That Work Without Paying for In-Flight Wi-Fi

Maybe I’m a sucker because I pay for in-flight Wi-Fi. Turns out there’s a bunch of services on your phone that work without needing to pay up. read more »

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How To Pick Between a Bulkhead or Exit-Row Seat

Ask anyone about what they think the best seat is on the plane and they’re bound to tell you it’s the bulkhead or an exit-row seat. However, each type of seat comes with their own advantages and disadvantages. read more »


What You Can Learn From the TSA’s Instagram

What do firearms, doggies and a potload of weed all have in common? I’ll let you take a guess. read more »


The Best Items To Buy Duty-Free at the Airport

I never paid attention to airport duty-free shops until I moved my life outside the U.S. to a country with seriously tight importation policies. read more »


Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy a Black Suitcase

Do you actually enjoy spending time at the luggage carousel waiting for your bag? Then, by all means, please buy a black suitcase. read more »


Use the Rule of Thirds To Compose Your Travel Photos

Kickass travel photos with learning the basic elements of a photo and how to compose one. If you’ve been centering the main objects in each photo, STOP. read more »

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Reviewing the Light, “Indestructible” Crumpled City Maps

I am merciless with my maps. Sometimes after going through a three-day beating with me, a map will be completely unrecognizable. (“What did you DOOOO?” is something I hear a lot.) read more »


Here’s Advice About the Advice We Give

The problem with advice is that most people don’t know what to do with it. We dish out lots of travel advice here and now we’re going to dish some about our own advice. read more »


How To Cope With a Travel Hangover Post-Trip

So after I wrapped my latest two-week excursion in New York and Portland, I may have been dealing with a few different types of hangover. read more »

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Are Airport Lounges Worth It?

It’s easy to fall in the trap to think because most North American lounges suck, all lounges are like that. But when I’m gunning for status, I’m not gunning for free upgrades or checked baggage. I’m gunning for lounge access. read more »


Explaining CLEAR’s Benefits

Things really are looking up when it comes to airport security these days. Not only is it possible to jump the line but there is more than one way it can be done. read more »


Look for This Green Tag During Gate Check

If you see this little green tag when you get gate checked, look alive. Chances are, you’ll run into this on short flights serving express routes. read more »

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Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.


I’m Nomadic Matt and This Is How I Travel

Matthew Kepnes, best known by his nom de plume Nomadic Matt, is one of the OGs of travel blogging. read more »


Fast Track Toward Hilton HHonors Status

Hilton HHonors seems to be running a promotion where they’re making it easy peasy to gain status. Do I need to dangle the free Wi-Fi carrot again? read more »

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