Chances are, we have all been in a situation while traveling where we have felt like we really weren’t as prepared as we needed to be. Whether we were dealing with something as trivial as being stuck out in the rain without an umbrella or something as serious as losing our passport. There are few things that can ruin a trip quicker than being unprepared. Trust me, I have learned this lesson repeatedly throughout my time traveling this world.
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15 Simple Tips That Will Always Save Money on Flights
When you travel, especially when you travel internationally, one of the biggest expenses that you will have to account for is your airfare. In some situations, the cost of your airfare could be over half of your total trip expenses. That is a lot of money, and it is one of the top reasons why most people aren’t able to travel as much as they would like to. It is also one of the expenses where travelers tend to overpay the most.
The Top 10 Tips for New Travelers
If you are a first-time traveler, especially if you are traveling internationally for the first time, then your head is probably spinning right now. Between all of the travel planning, questions about what to pack, the unknowns of dealing with a different culture and perhaps even a different language, and the uncertainty of what you can expect to experience when you arrive, it can be a little bit overwhelming.
Even though it has been well over a decade since I traveled internationally for the first time, I can still remember the range of emotions I went thru when I was planning and booking my first trip. The excitement, the nervousness, and the uncertainty were all palpable. Those same emotions are what got me absolutely hooked on travel.
The Best Accommodation Booking Tips for Infrequent Travelers
If you browse the Internet, you will find a lot of advice out there on how to save money when traveling. For seasoned travelers, this is often referred to as “travel hacking”. It is the process of making the system work for you to save money on travel. However, the more you read, the more you will realize that a lot of the advice that is out there is geared towards people that either spend a lot of time traveling or spend a lot of their time thinking about traveling.
There really isn’t a whole lot of advice out there for how the casual or new traveler who doesn’t travel that often or spend a majority of their time thinking about travel can save money. I think this is unfortunate because one of the biggest barriers that infrequent travelers run into when they start to think about traveling more is being able to afford it.
The Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Jet Lag After Long Flights
If you have ever traveled across multiple time zones, you are probably well aware of the effects of jet lag and how it can put a damper on the start of your trip. In a perfect world, we would land at our destination and be ready to hit the ground running. In reality, sometimes our bodies just aren’t able to go along with that plan. The end result is that may be spending time in your hotel room resting when you could be out exploring.
The Top Travel Accessories for 2019
Traveling can be one of the greatest joys in life, but it can also be incredibly stressful. One way to make travel more enjoyable and less stressful is to make sure you have the right travel accessories with you on your trip. The right accessories can make you more comfortable, keep you and your belongings safe, and help you capture the special moments on your journeys.
In order to help you pick out the next great travel accessory for your next big adventure, I have included some of the hottest travel accessories for 2019 below for you to review. So before you go jet-setting across the world, make sure you are prepared to travel in comfort, safety, and convenience with these great accessories.
The Top 10 Tips for Saving on Holiday Travel
With the holiday season fast approaching and your to-do list growing by the day, the last thing you want is added stress about how you are going to afford your holiday travel. The holiday season can be the most expensive time of the year to travel, and if you aren’t familiar with how to navigate the minefield of expenses it can be a daunting task to undertake at an already stressful time of the year.
10 Things You Should Never Do When Traveling Over the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us and many of you are likely making plans to visit loved ones both near and far. However, as nice as it is to get away and see loved ones during the holidays, the holiday travel season can be extremely busy and can make traveling during this time extremely stressful. If you aren’t careful, it can quickly ruin your holidays and leave you wishing you would have just stayed home.
15 Common Pieces of Travel Advice You Should Ignore
There you are planning your next big trip, and then all of a sudden the travel advice starts flowing in from everyone you know. We’ve all been there. Even people who haven’t traveled in decades start throwing advice your way. With so much advice and differing opinions, it is easy to get confused and start to second guess yourself. And let me tell you, I have seen some really bad advice floating around out there.
Is Hidden City Ticketing Worth the Risks?
As travelers, we are constantly looking for ways to save money on travel so that we can afford to do more of it. We explore new apps and websites to find the best deals on lodging, we do our research to find the most economic tours and excursions, and of course we always have our eye out for bargain airfare.’
In recent years, a strategy for finding low cost airfare has emerged that has created a lot of controversy in the travel industry. This strategy, which is known as Hidden City Ticketing, isn’t illegal and it isn’t a scam, but it does come with some risks. So much so that it has avid travelers debating whether or not the significant cost savings it can give you are worth it.