If you and your spouse are traveling together and your credit cards are from a joint account, one spouse should carry one card and the other spouse a different one. That way, if one of you has a purse or wallet stolen, the other still has a usable credit card for the rest of the trip.
For your return from a foreign trip, be sure that all your purchases are packed in your own luggage. Do not share with anyone else; you must go through customs with all your purchases
When things go well, praise the person who has provided good service. People don't hesitate to write letters or emails when service is bad; I think it is essential to send mail in praise of an attendant, Transportation Security Administration official or anyone who probably doesn't get much recognition for positive acts. It is easy to get an address from the person; they "bloom" right before your eyes when you tell them why.
Ruth Kramer Ziony
When traveling, a good way to choose a restaurant is to peruse the menu and see whether the place is busy. A busy restaurant anywhere in the world is probably somewhere at the right intersection of price, quality, selection, taste and cleanliness. The one nearby that isn't quite as busy might be just as good, but it's obvious that others don't think so. So why take a chance?