Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Tip About Travel Tips Articles

The tip? Skim them very quickly. There's often more chaff than wheat.

Some of these articles are full of tips that are blindingly obvious, silly or just plain wrong. ("If you dress well for your flight and ask the gate agent politely you're more likely to be upgraded to First Class.")

Every once in awhile, though, we actually come across a few tips that strike us as useful, handy, and - best of all - new to us.

For example...
13 Travel Tips That Will Make You Feel Smart
For us numbers 2 and 13 are novel and potentially useful. (We stuff our shoes with socks and underwear to maintain the shoes' shape while utilizing otherwise empty space for easily-compressible items that wrinkles don't affect.)

Numbers 1, 3, and 5 on the other hand...

Another example of the same genre just arrived in the inbox after we wrote the first couple of paragraphs...
Seven Things You Should Never Pack in a Carry-On Bag
Don't bother to click, unless you want to laugh at how accurate our words are in paragraph two above.

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