I like to travel lean, but often can’t if I have shows and need suits for performances or I’m bringing my own books and shirts to sell.
I have made some lame ass mistakes when going through airport security, when finding hotels, and when trying to navigate the world. Hopefully my dummy moves can be avoided by reading this expanding list.
TIPS FOR SECURITY
Wear a jacket when going through security. Throw your phone, charger, headphones, and passport in pockets.
Zip through security when you rip it off like a stripper, kick off your shoes (USA) and bail past the nerds.
Beware people with strollers when choosing which line to hop in. TSA seems baffled by them.
Getting TSA precheck was a cinch and now I get to keep my laptop in my backpack, and shoes and jacket on.
TIPS FOR TRAVEL
Fun fact: Most travel companies charge people in the USA more for flight tickets. Cool! Change your location of where you are when you’re on their site. Learn more tips when searching for tickets HERE. You may get a site where you have to learn Spanish, but Spanish is awesome. And you’ll save a grip.
I love HOPPER to see what days/times it’s dumb or rad to fly.
Other blogs will tell you Airfare Watch Dog is good, but those bloggers are getting paid to tell you that. That site sucks and is a pop-up mess.
Be careful of a lot of travel blogs. They will bury somewhere that they are getting paid. If they have a buttload of content, they are hiring writers and getting paid a grip for sponsorships from restaurants. Are the pics too good? Is there too much content? Are they selling tons of items? Who knows, maybe I’ll sell out someday so I can get an army of Huskies. Please, God. Please. But until then, everything I use, everywhere I eat, every plane I’ve flown in is real. My goal is for you to have a blast and waste no time in this life.