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8 Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping While Traveling

Shopping at Sheremetyevo International Airport

Many frequent travelers do a good part of their holiday shopping while on the road, both in brick-and-mortar stores as well as online.
However, the challenge of unfamiliar surroundings, as well as the potential for insecure Internet connections, can turn an ordinary shopping expedition into a beast of nightmarish proportions.
Here are tips for safe shopping both online and off, at home and away.
Shopping in Stores
1.) Don’t overload yourself with packages to …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: November 22, 2014


The weekend is here, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should command your attention.
1.) Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren lets us know when it’s the best time to purchase airfare tickets. Many factors come into play here, including how far in advance you purchase your ticket.
2.) Jesse Sokolow reviews the Rittenhouse hotel in …

Lobby Bar – November 21: No Blood for Oil, Soothing Cleaning Appliances, and Packing Tips from a Wizard


The Lobby Bar – A Polished, Droll Summary of FBT News and Views 
Harry Packer. Robert Waldner details eight tips for holiday travel packing. For a most successful trip, purchase one of Hermione’s handbags, which measures 12″ x 14″ x 6″ yet somehow manages twelve cubic feet of internal storage. The bag can be found in Diagon Alley’s West 4th Street location in New York City.
To the microscope! Jeremy Del Nero …

8 Packing Tips and Strategies for Holiday Travel


There’s much to keep in mind when packing for a holiday trip., Sometimes the stress of a family get-together can cause people to overlook things that are crucial to a successful traveling experience. Here are some universal tips and strategies for holiday packing from the expert travelers at Frequent Business Traveler magazine to make your trip easier and less stressful.
1.) Choose Your Bag Carefully
When choosing the right carry-on for your …

Poll Finds Ebola Has Little Impact on Travel Plans


Ebola continues to be a major item in the headlines, as major misconceptions about the virus and how it spreads continue, according to the results of a new poll conducted by Frequent Business Traveler in partnership with FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community.
The poll was conducted at a time of a worldwide discussion over how people traveling from the Ebola-impacted regions into the United States and other countries are …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: November 15, 2014


The weekend is finally here. Once again, it’s a good time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may not have had time to read over the past week. Here are five stories that might be of interest to you.
1.) Jesse Sokolow reviews the 2015 Lexus RC 350 that develops 306 peak horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle offers vibrant color schemes, a luxurious …

Lobby Bar – November 14: Cooking with Cars, Packages before People, and Throw-Back Friday


The Lobby Bar – A Mildly Falsified Summary of FBT News and Views
This way to zzzz.  Paul Riegler shares some tips for getting a good night’s sleep while traveling, including minimizing electronic use and switching eating habits.  You could also hire a FBT senior editor to visit your hotel room and sing a lullaby, but that option is quite pricey.  For a cheaper alternative, a junior editor can swing by …