Smart Travel Tips

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6 Ways to Eat Like a Local

Cracking into the local food scene is a goal that every traveler should aspire to. There’s arguably no better way to experience the local culture than trying their signature recipes, sampling exotic ingredients (or, just as exciting, ingredients that you’re used to that are prepared in a totally different way), [...]

6 of the World’s Worst Countries for Driving

6 of the World’s Worst Countries for Driving

What do Nigeria, South Korea, India, and Libya  have in common? They’re ranked as some of  the countries best known for the most dangerous driving. From road jams that make your daily commute seem like a dream, to sobering mortality rates; these are spots that might be known for a [...]

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Getting Through Customs Without a Hassle

You’ve been on a plane for hours and just want to get to your destination. The last thing you want to deal with is a search of your luggage at customs. Even if you’re not carrying any contraband or undeclared items, which none of us would ever do, you just [...]

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9 Tips for Staying Safe While Trekking in Nepal

In October, a powerful, out-of-season, blizzard hit the Annapurna Region of Nepal, claiming the lives of more than 40 trekkers in the process. In the wake of that tragedy, the Ministry of Tourism for the Himalayan country has promised to review its regulations governing trekking in the region, and vowed [...]

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Emergency Medical Treatment in Foreign Lands

Hey, accidents happen: with me, more likely than not. Whether it’s a fall in the shower or an unexpected illness, if you need medical attention it can get to be a sticky situation in some countries. Stuff Happens Yes, stuff happens. I admit, I have slipped in the shower in [...]

Planning Out That Vacation Itinerary

Planning Out That Vacation Itinerary

You want to get up and go, see the sights and experience the local flavor; your companion wants to lie around the beach. Hopefully there’s time for both and here’s how you do it. It’s Time to Relax After dealing with today’s transportation hassles and delays, the first day is [...]

7 Tips for Planning a Trip With a Larger Group

7 Tips for Planning a Trip With a Larger Group

You’ve probably planned a trip before—solo, maybe, or perhaps a couple’s trip or a vacation with your immediate family. But if you’ve been tasked with planning a trip for a large group, get ready for a whole new experience. Whether it’s an old reunion with friends, a holiday with the [...]

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This is the Future of Travel

Lonely Planet knows a thing or two about traveling. The travel guide company might not have access to a crystal ball, but they’ve used their insider knowledge to predict some major trends for the future of travel. A lot has changed since the first commercial flight took place a hundred years [...]

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The Ultimate Fall Travel Wardrobe

Autumn is a tricky season for travel. The occasional scorching day coupled with frigid nights and just about every other type of temperature in between can wreak havoc on even the most carefully curated clothing collection. There is an art to packing for fall travel and thanks to this helpful [...]

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6 Women’s Tips for Comfortably Flying in Style

The next time you’re at the airport, take a look around. You’ll probably see a few business people in suits—and a lot of people donning their not-so-finest pair of sweatpants or—gasp—pajamas! We’ve come a long way since the early days of commercial flying, when people would actually dress up for [...]