Tag: Travel Scams

15 Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

It is human nature to want to find the best deal possible.  When making significant purchases, as is typical when doing a significant amount of traveling, it is wired within most of us to want to search out the best deal possible.  After all, the more that we can save the more we are able to travel.  Most of us are also extremely trusting when we travel.  You have to put yourself out there and put your trust in other people to a certain extent when you travel someplace you are unfamiliar with.  For this reason, most of us like to think the best of the people we meet and interact with when we travel.

20 Tips for Those Visiting Africa for the First Time

It was almost midnight when we touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, so there wasn’t much we could see out of the window of the plane.  As our plane taxied up to the main airport building, the anticipation and anxiety of what this experience would be like started to build inside of me.  I was visiting Africa for the first time, and I couldn’t have felt more alive.

If you are planning your first trip to Africa, I am so insanely jealous of you right now.  I wish that I could go back to the stages when I was first planning my trip to Africa for the first time.  There is so much mystery and wonder associated with the continent of Africa.  I remember being both thrilled and terrified to be finally visiting.  I fell in love with Africa almost immediately, and will always love Africa, but there is something magical about that first visit.