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Don't Even Think About Sneaking Across the Border Into Canada

Oh, Canada, you temptress to the north, with your universal health care and cheese-curd-and-gravy-covered fries. There are so many beautiful spots, from Prince Edward Island to Vancouver Island, and everything (well, most parts) in between, making it a popular spot for American vacationers. And given that it has been…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Lifehacks, Borders, Don, Prince Edward Island, Vancouver Island, Border Into Canada

Watch Ancient Wonders Get Digitally Restored to Their Original Glory

One of the most interesting parts of travel is getting to see human-built structures or natural wonders that have been around for hundreds or thousands of years (or at least what’s left of them). The city or landscape around them has changed, but the sites gives us a glimpse into life in the past. Even back in the day…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Restoration, Virtual Travel

Five Travel Lubes For All Your On-the-Go Lube Needs

Recently, in this space, we covered travel vibrators for (almost) every need, and learned about the different kinds of personal lubricant you’ll encounter in life. If you guessed that those two posts were a lead-in of sorts to this one, all about travel lubes, you guessed right!Read more...
Tags: Travel, Sex, Lifehacks, Sex Toys, Lube, Masturbate Theatre

How to Apply to Work Remotely from Georgia (The Country)

If, like many people, you’ve realized that you will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, you may have considered relocating. Earlier this week, we highlighted a new visa program that lets Americans work remotely from Barbados for a year. But working in a tropical paradise isn’t for everyone. For those…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Freelancing, Remote Work, Georgia, Lifehacks, Barbados

Apply to Work Remotely From the Country of Georgia

If, like many people, you’ve realized that you will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, you may have considered relocating. Earlier this week, we highlighted a new visa program that lets Americans work remotely from Barbados for a year. But working in a tropical paradise isn’t for everyone. For those…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Freelancing, Remote Work, Georgia, Lifehacks, Barbados

The Best Insurance for Your Summer Road Trip

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, many Americans have changed their travel plans. Suddenly this summer, driving has become a popular option—85% of U.S. travelers say they are likely to take a road trip, according to a recent Expedia poll. While opting for the car means you may not need insurance for…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Expedia

Understand the Cons of Living Abroad Before You Move

I’m a world traveler and a proud ex-pat, and I’ve lived outside of the U.S. for years. This means people often come to me for advice about moving abroad. One of them that comes up most often is pretty straightforward: “What are some of the downsides?” Let’s review.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Living Abroad

How to Take a Fingerprint

Traveling internationally requires a great deal of documentation and proof of identity, and that often includes getting fingerprinted. I’m a seasoned traveler, and I know I’m not the only one who has had to get their fingerprints taken more than once, both electronically and as ink on paper. The process can be…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Airports, Lifehacks, Screening

Take a Break With a View Out of Someone Else's Window

With COVID-19 case numbers skyrocketing in the U.S. and other countries restricting who can and cannot cross their borders, we may not be able to travel abroad for a while. Heck, it’s not a great idea to travel, period, even within our nation’s borders. But being stuck at home and bored with your surroundings doesn’t…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks

These Countries Let Americans Study Abroad for Next to Nothing

According to Forbes Magazine, student loan debt in the United States has jumped to $1.56 trillion spread across 45 million borrowers. With the pandemic raging and over 17.5 million Americans unemployed, and the cost of college averaging between around $20,000 for a public college and over $45,000 for private, going to…Read more...
Tags: Travel, College, University, United States, Lifehacks, Forbes magazine

How to Take Advantage of Amtrak's Latest Sleeper Service Deal

Considering concerns over social distancing and airborne transmission of the coronavirus, cross-country train travel seems like an even worse idea than getting on a plane right now, but sometimes you just have to move about the country. Americans’ general reluctance to travel is certainly impacting rail giant Amtrak,…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Train Travel, Amtrak

Hook Your Face Mask to Your Headphones to Prevent Ear Pain

Yes, wearing a mask with elastic ear loops for long stretches can get uncomfortable (but you should still wear a mask anyway). In many situations you can deal with this by moving away from others or heading outside for a short mask break (because you definitely shouldn’t just not wear a mask). But what if you’re…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Face Masks

What You Need To Know About Getting Immunized Before You Travel

With the pandemic having caused massive upset within the travel industry, some have envisioned a future in which you’ll need to prove you’ve had a COVID-19 immunization before you can travel. Of course, such a vaccine doesn’t exist yet, let alone any regulations requiring you to get one. But for true world travelers,…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Immunization

How to Volunteer Internationally Without Traveling

The pandemic has plunged the entire world into crisis; people everywhere are in need of so much including jobs, access to healthcare, food, housing, and more. While travel is beginning to open up, not everyone is going to want to get on a plane, with no vaccine in sight.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Charity, Volunteering, Lifehacks

How to Combine Points and Cash to Purchase Fares on JetBlue

One of the most nerve-wracking moments of booking travel is realizing you have accrued points with your airline, but not enough to get you where you want to go. As travel starts reopening, airlines are figuring out different ways to encourage travelers to book travel. Typically you’d have a choice between buying a…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Lifehacks, Jetblue, Rewards Points

Don't Trust Your Hotel's COVID-19 Cleaning Policy

Hotels are gross. There, I said it. It’s something we often forget about, especially if we’re staying at a place that’s a bit classier than the Schitt’s Creek Motel, but anywhere you sleep where 1) other people have slept and 2) someone else has to clean is invariably going to fail you. That’s just the way it is, and…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Cleaning, Hotels, Vacation, Lifehacks, Road Trip, Creek Motel

How Two Major Airlines Are Actually Handling Social Distancing

When travel first slowly began to open up, airlines confirmed they would put social distancing measures in place: blocking out middle seat assignments and not packing the planes to full capacity. However, United and American Airlines have now both opted out and are lifting social distancing measures on their flights,…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, United Airlines, American Airlines, Major Airlines, However United and American Airlines

How to Bring Your Own Coffee or Tea to the Airport

Not everyone wants to spend $10 on a grande mocha latte or chamomile tea from Starbucks, Dunkin’, or anywhere else that may serve it in the airport. We all know that airports hike prices up because, well, people are still going to spend the money regardless. But, if you’re like me (cheap), you’re only spending money…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Free Stuff, Lifehacks, Starbucks Dunkin

What to Do With Your Stuff If You're Moving Abroad

Last week I asked Lifehacker readers to share their most pressing questions about about moving abroad. More than a few of you wondered: What the heck are you supposed to do with your stuff if you want to move abroad? Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Expat, Live Abroad

What You Need to Know About Global Entry Enrollment Right Now

As both domestic and international travel begin to fully reopen, travelers will see more travel operations follow suit. The first to begin phasing back in were passport services. Now, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has announced that Global Entry enrollment will return on July 6th.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Global Entry, U S Customs, Border Protection

What Do You Want to Know About Moving Abroad?

As an expat (a person who lives and works in a country outside of their home country), I have lived in five different countries around the world (Egypt, Poland, China, Malaysia, and Mexico). I am often asked a variety of questions, from what made me take the leap, to what the cost of living is like and is it much…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Lifehacks, Living Abroad, Egypt Poland China Malaysia

How to Drink Safely On Vacation

There’s nothing like a refreshing piña colada, mojito or a beer while on vacation. And with the way things are now—with travel restricted and the need for social distancing—we will all, at some point, if not already, definitely need some kind of a vacation. And when that day arrives, the drinks will, undoubtedly, be …Read more...
Tags: Travel, Cocktails, Lifehacks, Liquor

How to Bring Extra Stuff on the Plane Without Paying

Gone are the days when checked baggage was automatically included in economy tickets for domestic flights. Or when there weren’t any airlines charging for carry-on luggage because, well, it’s a carry-on. Airlines have taken the time to make it just that much pricier to get your essentials (and non-essentials) on a…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Travel Tips

Is It Safe to Stay in an Airbnb Right Now?

Staying home is always a good way to stay safe during a pandemic, but what about somebody else’s home? Renting an Airbnb is relatively low-risk, if you follow a few precautions.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks

How to Haggle With a Street Vendor in a Foreign Country

The idea of haggling while traveling may be intimidating, but anyone can do it. It’s really just seeing if you can buy something for less than the price being offered by a street vendor. But there is an art to it—it can be a hassle , especially if a language barrier mean you’re not communicating as clearly as you…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Haggling, Lifehacks

How to Drink on Domestic Flights During the Pandemic

Even as we adjust to the new normal of travel in the midst of a global pandemic, airlines are changing their policies to make it easier for crews to physically distance from passengers. One of the ways they are doing so is by limiting in-flight snack and beverage services. Unfortunately for you boozy travelers,…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Alcohol, Lifehacks, In Flight Meals

What You Need to Know About Plane Operations Post-Pandemic

You might’ve been a nervous flyer pre-pandemic, but there’s no question that getting on an airplane will be far more trepidatious for everyone as air travel slowly becomes a thing people do again. Owing to the health crisis of the past several months, planes around the world have been grounded, leaving us to wonder: W…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Planes, Lifehacks, Flights

How Long Will It Take to Get a Passport Right Now?

After months spent at a standstill, travelers are finally starting to move about the globe again—or at least starting to think about it. And as government offices begin to ramp up operations once again, passport services are reopening in phases. If you’re planning ahead for a trip outside the country, here’s what you…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Passport, Passports

How to Land a Job That Pays You $1,000 to Take Virtual Vacations

A few months ago, you may not have given a second thought to the concept of “virtual travel.” After all, if you were someone with the time, money and inclination to travel, you could essentially just... go somewhere if you wanted to. Thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic, that has all changed. For the time being,…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Jobs, Lifehacks, Virtual Travel

How to Set Up Flight Alerts on All Your Devices

Even the most well-traveled among us have missed a flight or experienced the heart-stopping feeling of realizing you’re at the wrong gate and have three minutes to find the right one. But this never has to happen if you’ve set up flight alerts, which will help to ensure that your travel is as seamless as it can…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, Flight Tracking, Flight Alerts

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