Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of March 23

Go skydiving with Tony, food tasting with Andrew, and ghost hunting with the boys.

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"The MAIDS exacted their revenge on me with a #WhatWillBertThink" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

- Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"How I'm spending my #RaptureDay" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"It's May Colorado!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"My favorite pic of me and @SamChampion." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"Having our own memorial day BBQ...grateful for all the sacrifices the men & women in the armed services have made." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"I just moved & now have to pack up my old garage. Just thought i would show u it b4 i take it all down." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Wonderful....severe storms moving in getting nervous." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"Cloudy sunset but gramps went fishing." Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"If it's good enough for @andrewzimmern to eat, it's good enough for me!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"Still at work...might not be back intime for the LIVE CHAT...I'll keep you posted." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"My name is Zak Bagans and I am addicted to the Butterball Turkey dinner at Perkins." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"Yup. 6 yrs old and already driving." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Bigsteppin with my little buddy's." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

- Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Just wrapped filming time for me and my girl to go to Disneyland!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"Pretzel asleep on my leg." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"In green room before b&n signing, taking questions on here for q&a, ask away!" - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Cut Lines With Pre-Screening

Cut Lines With Pre-Screening

Signing up for TSA PreCheck can save time via dedicated lines where shoes stay on and laptops remain packed. Fast Track Global Entry makes sense for jetsetters with disposable income who don’t want to stand in the customs line. Both require advance paperwork and fees. 960 1280

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Pack Smart

Pack Smart

Pros pack with clothes at the bottom and oddly shaped items such as a hair dryer and shoes on top. Pack all the jewelry you will wear that day in an outside pocket of your carry-on, and then put it on once you pass through security so you don't have to take it off and put it on again. This enables the screener to work faster, saving time and keeping you moving. Savvy travelers also carry nothing on their person: no wallet, no keys, no gum. 960 1280

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Get Alerts

Get Alerts

Many security checkpoint wait times are accessible via an airport’s website. Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta uses Trak-a-Line and will even email you when a line gets longer. MiFlight does the same for 50 major airports. Traffic jams can also put the brakes on smooth sailing. Check your drive time on an app like Waze, which gives you an ETA and reroutes you if there’s heavy traffic. 960 1280

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Be Liquid Free

Be Liquid Free

There are plenty of TSA-friendly concentrated waterless products and collapsible refillable water bottles so that flying through security is a breeze. For example, Lush Cosmetics offers dry shampoos and conditioners, toothpaste in tablet form and solid moisturizing bars that are great for an in-flight refresher. Silicone Bubi Bottles roll up, fit in the palm of your hand and come in many sizes. 960 1280

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Carry On, Carry On

Carry On, Carry On

Don’t check bags unless you’re going on a month-long adventure. You’ve already waited around at check-in, don’t create even more opportunities to wait in lines. 960 1280

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Use Airport Apps

Use Airport Apps

Flio connects you to airport WiFi connection and helps locate amenities like power outlets, play areas for kids and connecting gates. If you’re delayed or have some extra terminal time, FlySmart has reviews of terminal restaurants and shops by fellow travelers. The directionally challenged will love iFly, which uses GPS to help you reach that connecting gate without walking the wrong way.

 

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Dress Like a Pro

Dress Like a Pro

Invest in a “plane outfit” consisting of classic items in dark or neutral colors made from breathable fabrics like cotton and cashmere. A nice poncho, like this one from Minnie Rose, subs as a blanket and is easily packed. Shorts, flip-flops and warm-ups make you look like an amateur. No gate agent is going to randomly upgrade a passenger wearing anything that makes noise when you walk. 

 

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Don't Cut Corners

Don't Cut Corners

Don’t skimp on your luggage. Look for pieces that keep all your documents and devices in one easily accessible place. Quality bags will hopefully last a lifetime; a cheap one could fall apart on an unexpected layover in Toledo.  960 1280

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Mind Your Manners

Mind Your Manners

If you think you’re stressed, think of the men and women who do it every day. Should an emergency occur, they’re the ones who will help keep calm and even save lives, so show some respect. Treated with courtesy, a flight attendant might even slide you a free beverage or extra peanuts. One polite gesture can go a long way, on that long 2,134 mile route from ATL to LAX.  960 1280

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Smart Bag

Smart Bag

A duffel bag or large backpack or other soft bag is the preferred choice for frequent travelers because it can be easily crammed into the overhead bin and is far less likely to be taken away from you to be checked at the gate. 960 1280

  

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Stink bugs are here ' encased in the patio door, inside the home. Beware: If you kill them, the stink bomb is released. 960 1280

  

Easily identified by the red marking on its abdomen, the black widow spider is the most venomous spider in North America. 960 1280

  

The cicadas' annoying clicking sound is heard throughout the mid-Eastern and Atlantic regions 365 days a year. 960 1280

  

Where there is standing water, there is a mosquito ' waiting patiently to suck your blood. 960 1280

  

Nothing to fear from this pest but fear itself. They're big and some fly. Watch out for cockroachs. 960 1280

  

Known to some as "rats with wings," pigeons beg for food in cities both big and small. Just say no. 960 1280

  

We love their honey but not their sting. Be careful when hiking or playing outside. If you're allergic, take your meds! 960 1280

  

Jelly fish reside in lakes and oceans all over the world. Some are small, some are big; watch out for the ones that sting! 960 1280

  

Pesky critters that like to scurry down city streets and dumpster dive, rats are unpleasant and oversized vermin. 960 1280

  

Is that a tick on your back? Always check yourself and your dog for ticks after a walk in the woods or tall grass. 960 1280

  

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