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Google Shortcuts – A Traveler's Best Friend

Google Shortcuts – A Traveler's Best Friend

We at WickedGoodTravelTips.com have been hooked on Google travel shortcuts since we discovered them last year. You’ll be amazed at the information you can get with just a few key strokes. Did you know you can check your flight status by entering the flight number in the Google search box? Give this a try: Enter […]

January 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
Get Your Mail Anywhere In The World

Get Your Mail Anywhere In The World

Managing print mail at home is one of the great challenges for long term travelers. Whether you’re moving from place to place, or spending a month or more at a new destination, it’s a major puzzle to receive (or keep tabs on) your mail at home. We’ve found a web service that solves the problem! […]

December 28, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Alert! Your FF Miles May 'Go Poof' on Dec 31st

Alert! Your FF Miles May 'Go Poof' on Dec 31st

Are your frequent flyer miles due to expire at midnight on New Year’s Eve? Most major US airlines have reduced the life of frequent flyer miles this year, so your’s may be expiring sooner than you thought. What causes miles to expire? Basically you need some activity in your account every 12 to 24 months […]

December 18, 2007 | By | Reply More
Worldwide Tipping Guide

Worldwide Tipping Guide

How much should we tip at restaurants in Australia and New Zealand? Do you tip in Japan or not…? How about China, do they tip there?? What about in Dubai – what’s the scoop? Man, this is always an issue when traveling! Well thank goodness the good folks at Magellan’s have composed a simple to […]

November 19, 2007 | By | Reply More
MORE Great Google Tricks For Travelers

MORE Great Google Tricks For Travelers

This time with Text Messaging from your Cell Phone! Google is your all around 411 assistant right on your mobile phone. Give these a try. Send Text Message to Google (466453) Enter Text Query To Find a Business (name + zip) Sushi 02459 To Check Weather W 02459 To Check Flight Status AA395 To Get […]

November 11, 2007 | By | Reply More
Amex Discontinues Travelers Check Cards

Amex Discontinues Travelers Check Cards

It sounded like such a great idea€¦. Instead of paper traveler’s checks, globetrotters could preload funds onto a plastic cheque card and use it like a credit card and in ATM machines around the world. Apparently the concept of traveler’s checks is on the wain, since €œdue to market conditions€ American Express is discontinuing support […]

October 26, 2007 | By | Reply More
Let Your iPod Do The Touring

Let Your iPod Do The Touring

Independent travelers rejoice!! You can now turn your iPod or MP3 player into your personal tour guide in all the major cities of the world.

June 19, 2007 | By | Reply More
6 Ways To Protect Your Money While Traveling

6 Ways To Protect Your Money While Traveling

Rule #1 – Be aware of your personal space. In the U.S. we take for granted that we won’t be pushed, pulled or jostled on a regular basis and that items hanging about our body are safe. In the rest of the world, the rules are different! If it’s hanging free, it’s up for grabs.

June 10, 2007 | By | Reply More
Great Google Travel Tricks

Great Google Travel Tricks

Google is amazing! Did you know you can punch the travel info you need right into the Google search box? For instance enter “AA123” and get your American Airline’s flight status. Give these a try: Weather London = local weather SFO Airport = airport conditions AA123 = flight status 100 USD in Euros = currency […]

June 4, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More