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Stupid Tip of the Day: Three Reasons to Photograph Information Signs

With the advent of digital technology, photography is as close to instant as ever: no carrying around bricks of boxes of film; no waiting for processing; and once the initial investment of a portable electronic device — or a camera with a storage card — was satisfied, digital photography is basically free and costs no extra money. You can take as many photographs — and, in most cases, videos — as your digital storage can hold; and simply delete the ones which you do not like.

These days, taking hundreds — or even thousands — of photographs during a trip is not out of the ordinary; but organizing all of those photographs once your travels have concluded can potentially…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Watch Carefully When Overhead Storage Bin is Opened

When a member of the flight crew says “please use caution when opening overhead bins, as items may have shifted during the flight” or “be careful when opening the overhead bins, as items may fall, and please, be sure to close them tightly” or some similar verbiage during the safety announcement, heed that warning by watching carefully if an overhead storage bin located above you is opened at any time.

A metal bottle fell and struck…

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5 City Searches: How Many Cultural Items Can You Find?

With regard to perceived devaluations, stricter regulations, irregular operations and other known and unknown impediments, sometimes we take miles, points and travel way too seriously…

…so how about taking a break for a few moments to engage in a good old-fashioned virtual adventure of hide and seek pertaining to five of the most iconic locations around the world? Can you find the objects which are particularly synonymous with the settings in each of the featured cities?
A series of “virtual treasure hunts” of those five locations has been created — and…

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Urgent Reader Question: Return Rental Car to Closed Facility on Holiday Weekend?

What happens when you have rented a car for only one day and you want to return it — but the facility from which you rented it is closed for two extra days because of a holiday weekend?

“I have a car rental now… and need to return it today, which is Sunday. As it was a one day rental. After reading these comments I feel very uncomfortable dropping the rental off as…

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8 Iconic Road Trips as Minimalist Maps in the United States

There is nothing quite like the quintessential American road trip along the highways and byways of the United States: seeing residents in small towns going about their businesses; watching children waiting for school buses on a chilly morning; visiting landmarks; and seeing some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world — all of which evoke the inexplicably incomparable feeling of freedom and have inspired countless movies, books and songs…

…and although I have undertaken three major road trips within six months — and enjoying each one of them, accompanied by some of those aforementioned songs — I…

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Reader Question: Work Permit in a Passport Which is Almost Full

“So, we have passports that do not expire until 2025. Our book has only one page left, but we also have work permits for Uganda in our passports. We go frequently to Kenya and can’t be without our passport for any length of time. Not sure how to proceed. The American Embassy here in Uganda clearly does not exist to help American citizens, not sure what to do any help is greatly appreciated.”

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