How to miss a cruise ship’s sailing

How to miss a cruise ship’s sailing

There are many ways to miss your cruise ship  Last week, I discussed missing or getting kicked off commercial airline flights. It can ruin your vacation. Similarly, missing your cruise ship’s sailing or getting kicked off your ship can be devastating and...
How to miss or get kicked off your flight

How to miss or get kicked off your flight

Air travel isn’t easy. What we wear, how and what we pack, how we behave in the airport and during our flights matter. If we’re not careful, airport security, ticket agents, gate agents and flight crew can deny us boarding our flight or kick us off it,...
Hotel safety is still primarily on the shoulders of guests

Hotel safety is still primarily on the shoulders of guests

10 tips for staying safe in hotels Hotel security and hotel safety have been in the news lately. Both Hilton and Disney changed their “Do Not Disturb” policy. While the new policy will help make hotel guests safer, it’s still incumbent on guests to take personal...
OMG, TSA security touched my “junk!” I’m not happy

OMG, TSA security touched my “junk!” I’m not happy

The TSO reached between my legs and squeezed. I screamed Fortunately, most of the time, I’m in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck line and sail through. A few years back, I was a PreCheck member who randomly got SSSS on my boarding pass,...
There are no more Real ID extensions

There are no more Real ID extensions

Real ID compliance is messy and late in some states In the last six weeks, since I wrote about Real ID extensions, the situation for some Americans became somewhat more clear, but for millions of others, more complicated. No more Real ID extensions, according to...