Budget Travel Hack: Free Pickup/Drop-Off

There are so many costs involved in traveling—from airfare to hotels, ground transportation, tours, food and souvenirs, and they can add up quickly. I’ve been lucky enough to book most of my hotel and airfare expenses using points and miles—and ever since I signed up for the Chase Reserve card last year, I started adding…

Airport Security in a Snap

For less-than-frequent travelers, the security procedures at airports can be daunting and frustrating. Having gone through my fair share of airport security checkpoints, I put together these six helpful tips to hopefully get you through: Follow the Liquids Rule. I’ve probably been through security at least 100 times over the last decade, and the one thing…

How To: Fly with Fresh Flowers

On a trip to Chicago in October 2013, I was faced with a brand new travel question that I’d never considered: can you fly with fresh flower arrangements? Ultimately, the answer is YES! But it was a long and somewhat nerve-racking road to discover that answer: It was a cold, windy night in Chicago when…

Just Don’t: 5 Annoying Airplane Behaviors

If you travel more than a couple of times each year, you’re bound to develop some pet peeves. While overall, I’ve found most of my fellow travelers to be at least a little bit considerate, there are plenty of jackwagons who can make an already semi-stressful endeavor just a little bit more frustrating. So below…

Just Don't: 5 Annoying Airport Behaviors

Just Don’t: 5 Annoying Airport Behaviors

Airports are bustling places with a singular purpose: enable people to get from one place to another. Being that they are not, in and of themselves, destinations, most people are there to accomplish a specific task in a definitive amount of time in the most efficient and least stressful way possible. As with any holiday,…