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Tell Us Your Singapore Travel Tips Tell Us Your Singapore Travel Tips

After watching Crazy Rich Asians, what I want to do in Singapore is party on a cargo ship in international waters and buy an outfit that costs more than my home. What I do not want to do is wade through ankle-deep water in a church. But I can’t afford to do any of that. How about the crazy middle class, what can we do…

The Best New England Travel Tips From Our Readers The Best New England Travel Tips From Our Readers

Autumn is dying. But for now, September is still when the leaves start changing in the Northeast. In honor of leaf peeping season, this week we collected your tips on traveling to New England. You can read all the best comments under the Staff tab in that link. We’ve excerpted the very best below.

Always Buy an International Data Plan When You Travel Abroad Always Buy an International Data Plan When You Travel Abroad

Last week a story emerged about a couple that was traveling in Bali and ended up in a scooter accident on their way back to their hotel. Their phone with a local SIM had died, and their only way to call for help was to post on Facebook using a phone tied to an American SIM—a Facebook post that helped them find help…

How to Get a Bottle of Water Through Airport Security How to Get a Bottle of Water Through Airport Security

One of the great inconveniences of air travel is not being able to bring your liquids through security. After passing through the body scanner, you’re probably quite parched, and find the only options for liquid replenishment are an $8 bottle of “fancy” water, or a very low (and very low-pressure) water fountain…

How to Avoid Credit Card Fees When You Book a Flight Online How to Avoid Credit Card Fees When You Book a Flight Online

Online travel agencies (OTAs), such as Expedia and Orbitz, are useful for comparing flight prices (though some airlines, like Southwest, do not allow their flights to show up in the search results). Frugal consumers, however, should be aware that you’re going to be hit with a credit card fee if you book a low-cost…

How to Pack Necklaces so They Don't Tangle How to Pack Necklaces so They Don't Tangle

Necklaces are pretty much the only kind of jewelry I wear—my hands swell too randomly for rings and my earlobes reject earrings!—but delicate, tangly chains make packing them for trips more than slightly annoying. Unless you wish to spend your trip untangling necklaces, throwing them in a bag—even one with separate…

Tell Us Your Small-Town New England Hacks Tell Us Your Small-Town New England Hacks

This week on Hack Your City, we’re hacking the country. As we head into leaf peeping season, let’s share our best tips for New England’s backroads and small towns. (We’re using a very generous definition of New England.) Which villages are up-and-coming, which are best for yuppies, which are best for more down-to-earth…

The Best (and Cheapest) Places to Travel This Fall The Best (and Cheapest) Places to Travel This Fall

We all know that traveling during the “off season” is typically cheaper than traveling in the height of summer. “Shoulder season” the travel period between the peak and off-peak season can offer the best of both worlds. You get the decent weather of the summer (or autumn now, as the case may be), coupled with…

The Best Prague Travel Tips From Our Readers The Best Prague Travel Tips From Our Readers

This week, Hack Your City went to one of those beautiful European cities where the buildings still look fresh out of the Renaissance. Prague is one of the continent’s top tourist destinations, so we asked readers for the best tips for less-than-obvious choices. We got those, plus some recs for old standards, in the…

Take Photos of Your Luggage Before You Travel  Take Photos of Your Luggage Before You Travel 

When we mentioned last week that you should screenshot your boarding pass and other important travel documents, several of you chimed in with tips on real-world things to photograph as well. Consider taking photos of basically everything, including:

Tell Us Your Prague Travel Tips Tell Us Your Prague Travel Tips

This week Hack Your City goes to Prague, home of Kafka, favored city of Mozart, filming location for Mission: Impossible. What towering works of art will you create there? Where will you grab a sandwich while you create them?

Stream Sounds From a National Park if You Can't Get Away This Weekend Stream Sounds From a National Park if You Can't Get Away This Weekend

If you’re stuck at home this Labor Day, but wish you were hiking at a National Park instead, the National Park Service has you covered. In honor of its 102nd birthday, the foundation has started streaming the sound of the national parks.

This is the Best Time to Buy Holiday Flights this Year This is the Best Time to Buy Holiday Flights this Year

If you’re planning on traveling this holiday season, the best time to do that is the middle of October, according to data from travel booking site Hipmunk.

What to Do if Your TSA Precheck Isn't on Your Boarding Pass What to Do if Your TSA Precheck Isn't on Your Boarding Pass

TSA PreCheck, specifically Global Entry with TSA PreCheck, is consistently one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Even with the increasingly longer PreCheck lines, I’m always thankful for being in a line of people who (mostly) understand how the airport security procedures work, and not having to take my shoes…

The Best Minneapolis-St. Paul Travel Tips From Our Readers The Best Minneapolis-St. Paul Travel Tips From Our Readers

It’s time to eat a Juicy Lucy and avoid the Mall of America! You gave us your best Twin Cities travel tips in the original comment thread, and here are the highlights.

Create a Travel Uniform Create a Travel Uniform

Packing, for me, can be a weeks-long process. As soon as my flight is booked (sometimes sooner) I begin thinking of every piece of clothing and accessory I could possibly need, lest I be stuck in a cold restaurant without a jacket or going out to a trendy bar without a statement piece. Sure, it’s fun, but it’s also…

Always Screenshot Your Boarding Pass Always Screenshot Your Boarding Pass

Your mobile boarding pass should always be a tap or two away from your home screen. You’ve got a link to it in your email or your texts, or you’re sure you put it into Apple Wallet. But should isn’t always good enough when you get up to the TSA desk and the airport’s wifi is flaking out. Always take a screenshot.

When to Buy Travel Insurance When to Buy Travel Insurance

When you’re planning a vacation, scheduling excursions and picking which restaurants you’ll dine at each night isn’t so much a chore as an exciting part of the trip. But there’s one more consideration you’ll have to make that’s less fun, confusing and potentially expensive: Travel insurance.

How to Make Economy Class Tolerable on a Long Flight How to Make Economy Class Tolerable on a Long Flight

If you’re facing the prospect of 10+ hour flight in crowded, cramped economy class, remember that there are still some in-flight luxuries they can’t take from you at the security gate.

Cancel a Flight for Free With the 24-Hour Rule Cancel a Flight for Free With the 24-Hour Rule

If you’re looking for a flight (say, for your next long-distance trip), you’ll want to know the ins-and-outs of the airline’s cancellation policy should you need to change or cancel after you’ve purchased your ticket.

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