Whether you’re departing or returning home, waiting in a long security line isn’t a fun way to pass time. While going through security screening is an important safety measure for all travelers, there are several tricks that will get you through a little quicker.
Enroll in Global Entry
Plan ahead and enroll in Global Entry, which expedites the customs and immigration process. The application fee costs $100 and includes TSA PreCheck, which normally costs $85 on its own and speeds up security. Membership is good for five years. With PreCheck you won’t need to remove your shoes, laptop, belt or approved liquids at the dedicated security line.
Use Mobile Passport
Mobile Passport allows you to submit your passport and custom information within the app to save even more time while traveling. The free app, authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, doesn’t require a background check or in-person interview. The app isn’t accepted at all U.S. airports, so check availability before you travel.
Pack and Dress Appropriately
Whether or not you have TSA PreCheck, make sure you don’t pack anything in your bag that will be flagged at security. Accidentally packing items like scissors or a corkscrew can hold you up and require additional screening. Don’t wear excessive jewelry. Empty your pockets and avoid wearing anything difficult to remove.
Florida is known for its year-round warm weather, which means locals miss out on a true winter experience — snow. All is about to change with the opening of Florida’s first snow amusement park, Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park. The winter park will bring all the fun of winter activities without the freezing cold temperatures.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
Dutch hotel brand citizenM hosts its first-ever Black Friday sale, launching Nov. 18 and running through Dec. 1. Those booking during this time receive 30 percent off stays Nov. 19, 2020–Oct. 31, 2021. The offer is available at all citizenM hotels worldwide, including the U.S. properties: New York Times Square, New York Bowery, Boston North Station, Seattle South Lake Union and Washington, D.C. Capitol.
Great Wolf Lodge welcomes guests back to its massive indoor waterpark and resort, but with all the precautions a 2020 group trip entails. Get the family and friends together for a group celebration — all while taking advantage of Great Wolf Lodge’s new Own the Park! offer.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.
In celebration of golf’s final major of the year, Royal Albartross is giving away a one-of-a-kind pair of men’s Saxon White golf shoes. The shoes depict imagery associated with Augusta National Golf Club, painted by Caitlin Fielder. The lucky winner will be randomly selected from all entrants.