Tell Us Your Best Rochester, NY Travel Tips

Corruption has entered the Hack Your City column. Rochester, New York might not be as major as Pittsburgh or Prague—it even has to share a name with Rochester, Minnesota—but it’s my home city. So when reader Chris Clemens (creator of New York travel blog Exploring Upstate) asked me for a Rochester installment of Hack…

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Choose a Seat in the Back of the Plane For Better Service

Whenever I fly I always opt for an aisle seat near the front of the plane, the closest aisle seat to the front of the plane I can get.

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Choose a Seat in the Back of the Plane For Better Service

Whenever I fly I always opt for an aisle seat near the front of the plane, the closest aisle seat to the front of the plane I can get.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:

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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?

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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.

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