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Dining Etiquette Abroad

Dining Etiquette Abroad

One of the best parts about traveling is getting the chance to experience the local culinary specialties. Sushi in Japan, pizza in Italy, it just doesn’t get any better (or fresher) than that. Ensure that your manners are as good as your meal with our guide to dining etiquette abroad. […]

4 Offbeat Ways to Meet People While Traveling

4 Offbeat Ways to Meet People While Traveling

Whether you’re traveling on your own or with a companion, sometimes meeting cool locals can be the highlight of your trip. But what if you’re traveling to a new destination and don’t know anyone who actually lives there? Enter the internet. Meeting cool people in a new destination has never […]

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sea Turtles

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are amazing marine reptiles—and they’re some of the world’s oldest creatures. Some believe turtles are over 200 million years old and evolved before mammals, birds, snakes, lizards and crocodiles. Read on for some astonishing facts about sea turtles and how you can help conserve their habitat. Sea Turtles Facts There are […]

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Cheapest Travel Companies in Europe

Do you want to travel Europe and save money? If so, transportation companies around the EU offer affordable bus, train and airfare tickets so you can see the best of Europe without blowing your budget. On your next European vacation, check out these options where tickets are as low as […]

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6 Best Places Your US Dollar Will Go Further

Any time is a good time to travel, but simple economics tells us to go when and where the dollar is strong. Exchange rates are working in our favor in many regions of the world right now, making this a great time to stretch your wings and head out. Mexico: […]

German Travel Words to Add to Your Dictionary

German Travel Words to Add to Your Dictionary

Oh, I know, a lot of people make fun of the German language. They say it sounds harsh, rough and well, brutal. Yes, sometimes German has a hard and, well, honest way to say things. Like the German word for airplane: “Flugzeug”, which actually can be translated into“flying thing“. Or“Fahrzeug“ […]

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What To Do When You Lose Your US Passport While Overseas

Travelers spend a lot of time and money securing their passports, then even more money coming up with ways to keep them safe while traveling. We buy passport protectors, safes and we look for ways to hide them from potential thieves. Unfortunately, no method is full proof and occasionally your […]

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Drink the World: International Beer Day is August 7th

As if you needed an excuse to drink all of your favorite beers in one day! International Beer Day is August 7th and, incase you find yourself torn between what beer from which countries should be downed, this comprehensive round-up should help you out considerably. Cheers! Prost! Salud! Stay thirsty, […]

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7 Safety Tips for Men Who Travel Alone

Traveling solo is an exciting experience, but it comes without the added protection of safety in numbers you might be used to having. While men might not face the same perils in solo traveling around the world as women, there’s still risk involved. Follow these tips to keep yourself, and […]

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Are You a Good Travel Buddy?

Not everyone is suited for travel. What is tougher is finding two people who can travel well together. What makes a good travel buddy? Here are a few things to look for. Where Are We Going Some folks like the beach, others the mountains. I have had several friends ask […]