Travel Tips

The Secret to Skipping Lines at the Airport

Global Entry + TSA Precheck card

Waiting in lines is a part of travel. It sucks, but there’s nothing you can do about it — most of the time. If you’re an American citizen or resident who’s sick of waiting in line at domestic airports, I’ve got the perfect solution for you. Global Entry. Thanks to its participation with TSA Precheck, […]


Introducing My Fave New Hotel Booking App

Group tour at HT HQ

Since publishing this post a few years ago, several readers have complained about HotelTonight’s customer service and prices. In light of that, I now recommend using or Airbnb instead (sign up with my Airbnb link, and you’ll receive a free $35 credit!). Those are the two apps I use the most these days; Booking has fantastic […]


10 Steps to Getting Totally Culturally Immersed

My confusion about eating in Korea led to a lot of new friends.

“Cultural immersion” is such a buzzword buzzphrase (can you say that?) these days. Nobody wants to be a “tourist;” they want to be a “traveler.” Nobody wants to skim the surface of a country or a culture; they want to become “immersed.” Though I think the whole traveler/tourist debate is a load of elitist baloney […]