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Delayed or Lost Luggage?

With bag fees on the rise over the past years, most travelers try to travel with just a carryon. Sometimes it’s inevitable that you’ll have to check a bag, especially on an international trip. In the last 3 months, I’ve had 2 instances where my checked bag failed to show...

Hong Kong 0

7 Business Travel Tips

Business travel isn’t quite the same as personal (holiday/vacation) travel since you only have your weekends free to explore as a tourist. The best way to keep healthy and fit is to maintain a similar schedule as you would if you were home. After traveling for ~40% of the time...

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Remembering 9/11

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here in the US. It is a day all Americans will never forget. I still vividly remember that day and watching the TV in disbelief while getting phone calls from family on the East Coast. I visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum this past February...

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Summer 2017 Travel Tips

“Hack Your Aisle Seat” I had read online about a way to get the aisle seat armrest to raise even though it appears to be locked. There is a hidden button located near the hinge which releases the armrest so you can raise it. I tried it out on a...

Laguna Beach 0

AwardHacker & ReachNow

AwardHacker is a website similar to AwardAce which I mentioned here last year, but I find it easier to use. It’s a website which will show you the best mileage program to use for an award ticket based on the route you are trying to fly. It doesn’t show award...

Sunrise Sydney 2

Hotel Tips and New Global Entry Interview Option

Staying in hotels almost 50% of my nights last year, I learned a few tips. Tip #1: Book directly with the hotel, using 3rd party sites such as hotels.com increases your odds at getting “walked” last minute. This means you will be placed in a nearby hotel due to an...

Torrey Pines 0

June 2017 Updates

USPS Informed Delivery, started on April 14th nationwide You can now receive an email each morning with scans of the envelopes that will be delivered to your address that day. It even works while your mail is on hold so you can check to see if that important piece of mail will...

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3 Year Anniversary

It’s been 3 years since I started Palo Will Travel and I’ve enjoyed every moment! I’ve made over 130 posts and hope all the tips & tricks have provided you with a great wealth of knowledge during your travels. Knowing that some of my loyal readers being able to enjoy...

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Luggage Recommendations

I was recently asked by a reader to recommend luggage that would last more than a couple of trips. We have all bought luggage that lasted just 1 trip, but after 125 days on the road last year alone I’ve put some of the best to the test. The best brand...

Lake Tahoe, CA 1

Travel Tips & Tricks for 2017

Last year was my busiest year of travel and I learned a few new tips & tricks. The following tips & tricks will make your travel experience for that well deserved vacation much more enjoyable. Be sure to check out my new How-To Guides page to get started. Tip: Flight Times...