Smart Travel Tips

It Even Rains in Paradise

It Even Rains in Paradise

Some days the trip looks like the postcard. The skies are clear, the sun is warm and a gentle breeze blows in. The train comes on time. The hotel offers an unexpected view and the meals are inexpensive and heavenly. Yesterday was not one of those days. I travel enough […]

How to Plan the Perfect Road Trip

How to Plan the Perfect Road Trip

Road trips offer the ultimate freedom; just you, the road, and your car. They’re a lot of fun—but can also turn into a nightmare. Here are some easy tips for you to plan your perfect road trip and avoid stress and trouble on the road. 1. Choose your travel companion […]

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6 Secrets to a Successful Flight

It’s hard enough handling air travel these days without making it more difficult on yourself. Hopefully these few tips will make your next flight more successful. Pack Light and Pack Right The airlines are getting stickier about carry-on size bags these days. If your carry-on is too large, they will […]

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7 Best Reasons To Travel Solo

Traveling solo is a rewarding experience that truly tests your spirit while showing you exactly what you’re made of. You’ll often find yourself in difficult situations with no one to rely on but yourself, and you’ll often discover things about yourself you wouldn’t otherwise learn. If you’re afraid of heading out […]

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How to Travel on $50 a Day

Traveling is often seen as an expensive proposition, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some simple, cost-cutting tricks that’ll help you cut down on expenses while still allowing you to have a great time. Follow these tips and you should be able to travel on less than $50 a […]

How to Get the Right Travel Insurance

How to Get the Right Travel Insurance

Every now and then travelers are reminded of how important travel insurance is and what it can cover. One of the most recent reminders came with the Bali ash cloud, which resulted in numerous flight cancellations and thousands of travelers having to spend more than expected on accommodation, food, and […]

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Travel to Europe

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Travel to Europe

Do you plan on visiting Europe? Many perceive Europe as progressive and offering the best public transit in the world. Although true, many European countries still live an “old school” life where cash is king and shops are closed on Sundays. So this is what to know before you travel […]

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Tips for Traveling with Electronics

Technology has made the world easier to travel in a lot of ways: QR code tickets on your phone, Skype and email to stay in contact with friends and family globally, GPS so you’ll be able to find your way around a strange city. The downside is that, when your […]

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What You Need to Know About Getting Online Worldwide

In this highly connected world we live in, it’s difficult to make it through a day without finding a reason to get online. Whether you’re tethered to the Internet because of work, or you just want to stay in touch with friends, you need to understand the realities of logging […]