Travel Websites for the Practical Traveler

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Tweet I like to think I am somewhat of a savvy traveler. I sign up for price alerts and look for travel discounts. I have recently read an article published by the New York Times (NYT), “19 Web Sites for Travel …

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How to Pack Efficiently

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Tweet If you are planning a long trip abroad, how should you pack efficiently?  Here are a few quick tips to pack your suitcase or backpack: 1.  Think about what you want to bring with you on your journey.  Click here for …

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The Secret to Staying Cool: The Fan

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Tweet Imagine while traveling you encounter scorching heat.  All you want to do is jump into a pool of ice cubes.  Well, if this is not an option, why not carry something compact like a fan?  As part of my packing …

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Preparing for a long camping tour in Africa

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Tweet I am only a few days away from my 45-day camping tour and I am excited and anxious at the same time.  I have booked a trip with Intrepid Travel for a camping tour from Nairobi, Kenya to Cape …

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4 Tips for Doing Laundry Abroad

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Tweet This post is dedicated to Tara, a good friend and frequent visitor to this website.  Tara requested a post on doing laundry abroad. If you have any ideas for a post or would like to be a guest writer, …

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Preparing for a long South America journey

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Tweet I am two days away from my South American adventure and I feel a bit anxious.  Although I have packed and prepared for these types of trips numerous times, I always feel that my world is racing at 100 …

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So many sights, so little time

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Tweet Overwhelmed by all the information out there?  How do you research in an efficient manner? Here are a few steps that you can take to start your travel research. 1.  How much time do you have to travel?  This …

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Information on passports and visas

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Tweet Passport Information If you are traveling abroad, you will need your passport!  If you don’t have one, you should probably apply for one at least 2-3 months before your travels.  You can avoid unnecessary costs and time stressing over …

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