Smart Travel Tips

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Who to Tip, When to Tip and How to Tip

Some say it stands for, “To insure promptness” but the internet says that’s incorrect and if the internet says its wrong well, who knows? It has become an expected expense when traveling or stepping out on the town so you may as well figure out who, when and how to [...]

5 Tips for an Affordable Summer Vacation

5 Tips for an Affordable Summer Vacation

It’s summer! A time for running through sprinklers, juice pops in the warm sun, and family trips to remember for a lifetime—all of which, unfortunately, cost money. Luckily, it’s not too hard to have your fun in the sun and save on the price of said fun at the same [...]

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6 Tips for Making Friends Abroad

Think about your favorite travel memory from a past vacation. Got it? Perfect. Now think about what made it memorable. Chances are that it was at least as much about the person or people you were with as it was about the physical place itself. The best sites in the [...]

One Size Travel Does Not Fit All

One Size Travel Does Not Fit All

There are many misunderstandings in the travel community. “Hard-core” backpackers are often “cruise-haters.” They raise their nose and discredit their travel experience as nothing more than superficial. Cruisers sometimes hear about taking buses, packing up their stuff every couple days, staying in hostels, and sharing bathrooms and think that’s a [...]

The 10 Most Dangerous Destinations on Earth

The 10 Most Dangerous Destinations on Earth

Adventurous travelers pride themselves on visiting destinations that are often the beaten path. Places so remote and challenge that few others travelers are willing to venture there. They spend their vacation time wandering the Mongol Steppe, backpacking deep into the Himalaya, or exploring Chile’s Atacama Desert for instance. They love places [...]

How to Keep Your Belongings Safe So You Can Breathe Easy on Vacation

How to Keep Your Belongings Safe So You Can Breathe Easy on Vacation

Safety is top of nearly everyone’s mind when traveling. Nobody wants to be robbed, feel unsafe, or worry about his/her belongings. While we’d all love to travel only to places that are safe and free of crime, that’s often not possible. For many of us, even traveling within our home [...]

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Why May Is the Best Time To Travel

We all love to travel, and anytime you can get away is good. There are certain times that are better than others, though—and May seems to be the best. Winter Crowds The tropics are popular in the winter because the weather is mild down there. The folks who live in [...]

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Driving a Rental Car on Vacation

Driving a rental car is usually an adventure; even more so when on vacation. Not only are you driving a strange vehicle, but you’re probably driving in unfamiliar territory as well. Change is Good, Sometimes Every time I’ve rented a car it’s been different; I’ve never had the same model [...]

6 Dream Jobs for Travelers

6 Dream Jobs for Travelers

Imagine having a job that paid you to travel. It’s not just a fantasy—there really are jobs out there that allow you to travel for a living. We’ve got 6 jobs that any globetrotter would be lucky to have. Take a look at this list—then start grooming your resume.

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The Ultimate Guide To Packing Like A Pro

Traveling is awesome, there’s no doubt about it. What makes it even more awesome? Knowing how to pack like a professional globetrotter. Avoid overstuffed suitcases, wrinkled clothes, leaky bottles, and all of those other irritating but seemingly inevitable annoyances with our guide to assembling a top notch travel kit. Plan [...]