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Readers Share Their Best Personal Travel Hacks

The next time you’re on a plane, if the person next to you doesn’t seem to own anything that isn’t bright red, it might be Celia Paerels. Kindle case, sweater, sunglasses, headphones, charging cord, everything in shocking scarlet: It’s how she avoids leaving anything behind in the seat or the seat pocket.“Everybody clues into red,” said Ms. Paerels, 62, of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. “If you see a cardinal, you’ll know it’s a cardinal. You don’t notice a sparrow.”Ms. Paerels is one of more than 180 New York Times readers who responded to our invitation in September to share their favorite travel…

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Emma Chamberlain On Her Wellness Routine & Dream Met Gala Interview

In Chill Chat, Bustle sits down with stars to chat about all things wellness, from their favorite skin care products to their hacks for getting a good night’s sleep. Here, Emma Chamberlain shares more about her travel rituals, Lancôme partnership, and more.On a particularly windy day in New York City, I meet Emma Chamberlain in a chic room at Hotel Fouquet, fit with a pink Christmas tree covered in Eiffel Tower ornaments. Wearing a rosy pink cable-knit sweater, the person I’ve watched on-screen — be it by way of an intimate YouTube video sans makeup or a viral Met Gala…

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Travel hacks: Top tips for finding cheap flights

Flight booking has moved on since the days of popping down to the travel agent on the high street. Today, you have the tools used by travel agents at your fingertips, but there’s still an art to finding the best deal. Try these tips. Myth busting Before we get started, there’s no ‘cheapest’ day to book, though there are definitely cheaper days to fly. And despite what you may have heard, using your browser in ‘incognito’ mode or clearing cookies after every search is unlikely to make much difference to the fare. Be a midweek flyer Demand and prices peak…

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Money Saving Hacks for the Holidays That Everyone Should Know

Money Saving Hacks for the HolidaysLiam Norris - Getty ImagesWhen holiday seasonThe holidays are an expensive time of year. Gift shopping and decorating alone can add up, but add in travel costs and hosting holiday get-togethers, and now you may be facing significant financial strain. Unlike dinner plans with a friend, you can't cancel these celebrations just because you're trying to save money, so what can you do to make festivities just as memorable while sticking to a budget?First, ask yourself what you can cut out this year. What has a less expensive alternative or are there even things you…

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How to keep food warm while traveling for holidays

So you've spent hours whipping up the perfect dish to share with family and friends at your next holiday gathering. You've nailed the recipe and are ready to delight fellow guests with your culinary prowess. There's just one problem: keeping those dishes intact and sizzling hot during the journey can be a nerve-wracking endeavor without the right tricks up your sleeve. But fear not! We’re sharing a set of practical tips to ensure your culinary creations arrive at those festive gatherings in perfect condition.From effective insulation methods to clever hacks that ward off messy mishaps, these game-changing tricks are life…

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Flight attendant shares ‘super useful’ hotel travel hack for checking under beds

A flight attendant has recommended that hotel guests throw a bottle under their beds when they enter their rooms in order to help check if anyone is hiding there.Esther Sturrus, who works for Dutch airline KLM and regularly uploads travel-related videos to her TikTok account, shared the advice as part of a video on solo travel tips.Tourists can be targeted by trespassers and intruders, especially when staying on the ground floor or in rooms that are easily accessible from outside.If you make sure the bottle comes out of the other side, you can easily “check that no one is under…

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Flight attendant shares why hotel guests should always throw a water bottle under the bed

Sign up to Simon Calder’s free travel email for expert advice and money-saving discountsGet Simon Calder’s Travel emailA flight attendant has recommended that hotel guests throw a bottle under their beds when they enter their rooms in order to help check if anyone is hiding there.Esther Sturrus, who works for Dutch airline KLM and regularly uploads travel-related videos to her TikTok account, shared the advice as part of a video on solo travel tips. Tourists can be targeted by trespassers and intruders, especially when staying on the ground floor or in rooms that are easily accessible from outside.If you make…

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I’m a travel expert who has flown more than 300 times in 10 years – there are 11 trade secrets passengers are never told

A TRAVEL expert who's flown more than 300 times in 10 years has revealed the 11 trade secrets passengers are never told. Seasoned flyer Megan Gougeon took to YouTube to issue a series of travel tips to people about what to be wary of on planes. 5Frequent flyer Megan Gougeon has issued a series of tips to fellow travellersCredit: YouTube/@portableprofessional Her advice has included pointing out what small holes in the aircraft's windows are for - and where the dirtiest parts of the cabin could be. Megan's eight-minute video also advises against cuddling up to the in-flight blankets - and…

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3 hacks for finding the best deals on Travel Tuesday, according to an expert

Ahead of Travel Tuesday on Tuesday, Nov. 28, companies and businesses around the country have deals and steals in place.  The day has become as popular as the other discount days surrounding Thanksgiving — namely, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Travel expert Colleen Kelly joined “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning to share tips for how to prepare in advance for the best deals on airline and hotel offerings. The Chicago-based expert said her first tip is to sign up for airline email lists ahead of Travel Tuesday.  1. Sign up for airline email lists “If you’re signed up for those airlines email lists, you’re…

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What is an open jaw flight? You’ve probably already tried this ‘travel hack’ | The Daily Courier

Over the last few weeks, a number of travel TikTokers have been drawing attention to a way of booking travel that some have never considered while others have been knowingly or unknowingly using for decades."Have you ever heard of an open jaw flight? There's a chance you've already taken one before," the travel influencer behind the @ColleenYouOut account on various points and airline rewards programs, explained to her followers. "An open jaw flight is simply a flight where the destination and/or origin of the flight are not the same in both directions."Related: Donald Trump's Team Just Admitted Going Around Airlines…

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