Here’s my challenge: Pack the following into one, small carry-on bag. Packing list: Camera Camera bag Camera charger Spare camera batteries Memory cards Laptop Laptop charger Electric converter Toiletries Two pairs of shoes (one to wear on the plane and the other to pack) Five dress shirts Three pants Two t-shirts Five undershirts Five pairs […]
Buying two round-the-world tickets is easy enough when you’re paying for them with a single credit card. But when I booked our round-the-world tickets for our honeymoon I wanted to buy one ticket with my card and pay for the second one with air miles. The end result of booking this way? When we got […]
We’re making a lot of changes in the Great Escape Publishing this year. One change that I already told you about is that we’re branching out from straight “travel-related” opportunities to bring you other, related ones too — more ways you can make life fun and interesting (and get paid for it) — like food […]
When your computer is running too slowly — taking forever to do what you’ve told it to do — you can make it work faster by “cleaning it up.” How? If your computer runs on Microsoft Windows, “free up some space” on your hard drive. Here’s what to do:
You’ll get past airport security a lot faster if you shave with paper. Paper shaving cream, that is. We all know that you have to carry your liquids in a quart-size Ziploc bag in order to get through airport security these days. But did you know that there are companies out there now turning traditional […]
I was thinking about you last week when I was in South Florida. I had to rent a car to get from the airport to my hotel and I had heard that if you simply ask for a free upgrade at the rental-car counter, you’re likely to get one. I tried it. And sure enough, […]
Today, let’s assume that you’ve determined that you do, in fact, need travel insurance and that now it’s time to buy. Where do you start?
A few tips from professional travel writer Jennifer Stevens, on how to get paid twice for one article.
Although you may opt for some additional travel insurance before an expensive (maybe adventure-heavy) trip to a foreign country, first explore what you already own through your existing health insurance, credit card, homeowners, and life-insurance policies. You may get a few pleasant surprises. To be sure you have the coverage you want, though, make sure […]