Ricky Radka

rradka@smartertravel.com

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Global Entry vs TSA PreCheck: Which Is Better?

Ricky Radka - March 15, 2021
With TSA wait times on the rise and no easy solution in sight, TSA PreCheck—the…
Route Map Hubs Airlines Across America Hub-and-Spoke

Airline Hub Guide: Which U.S. Cities Are Major Hubs and Why it Matters

Ricky Radka - March 8, 2021
The favored model of the American airline industry since its deregulation in 1978, airport hubs…
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8 Things You Should Never Do in an Airplane Bathroom

Ricky Radka - March 5, 2021
An airplane bathroom is a crude and scary place. There is a sink that dispenses…
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These Are the 7 Best Watches for Travel

Ricky Radka - March 3, 2021
Most trips begin with being at the right place at the right time. From catching…
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9 Practical Passport Covers to Keep it Protected

Ricky Radka - March 3, 2021
Regarding international travel, the single most important item any traveler owns is their passport.  Sure,…
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America's Most Convenient Airports

Ricky Radka - March 2, 2021
As in the real estate market, when it comes to airports it’s all about location,…
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10 Trusty Travel Items for Under $10

Ricky Radka - March 2, 2021
Travel doesn't have to be expensive, and neither does the gear that helps get you…
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Luggage Locks: Should You Lock Your Luggage When You Fly?

Ricky Radka - February 2, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x38DhzG5raU Watching your checked luggage disappear into the ether behind the bag drop counter can…
Couple on a swing watching the sunset at the beach

The 8 Most Important Travel Tips for Couples

Ricky Radka - January 23, 2021
Taking a trip with your significant other can conjure up visions of sunset smooches and…
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10 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Toiletries Kit

Ricky Radka - January 7, 2021
There's nothing worse than realizing that the one thing you really need when getting ready…

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