198: How I Ran Out of Countries

Gunnar Garfors, the author of 198: How I Ran Out of Countries, has been to every country in the world. He knows a thing or two about international travel, and has a few tips to share in regards to keeping …

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6 Essential Reasons To Book A Trip With A Travel Agent

When booking a vacation, we’re obviously always trying to get the lowest prices possible on airline tickets, hotels and rental cars. But aside from the usual tips (book trips 54 days in advance, choose the right day of the week, …

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Airlines should charge passengers for carry-ons, not checked luggage

Airlines should charge passengers for carry-ons, not checked luggage – written by-PREET BANERJEE -Special to The Globe and Mail When you think about it, maybe airlines have it backwards. They shouldn’t charge for your first checked bag and let you …

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Best value destinations- from Lonely Planet

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Savour every centimetre of that shoestring with these budget-friendly boltholes, perfect for an economic downturn-busting break. This article is an excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013. Rio de Janeiro by markg6. Creative Commons Attribution Licence Rio, Brazil If you’ve an unfulfilled plan …

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Travel Insurance

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If you’re getting ready to go on a trip, and planning on doing a lot, make sure you protect all your plans with travel insurance. It gives you the coverage you need when dealing with unexpected situations – whether you’re …

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What’s your most memorable vacation nightmare? People, place, or thing?

These are actual complaints received from dissatisfied customers by Thomas Cook Vacations (based on a Thomas Cook/ABTA survey): 1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or …

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Traveling Alone: Tips for Stress-Free Solo Trips

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Once a year, I like to go on a trip on my own. It gets me out of my comfort zone and forces me to meet new people. I found this great article for singles that are looking for a …

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Traveling with pets

As a pet lover, I often take my dog on trips. Day-Z is especially fond of car trips. But traveling with your pets can be stressful, and most vets recommend only flying with your animal when absolutely necessary.  So if …

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iPads on Planes: Be Careful What You Wish For

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I love my e-reader. It’s an older version,  with no fancy add-ons, and doesn’t have wi-fi. I can’t believe that I have to turn it off when I’m on a plane. iPads on Planes: Be Careful What You Wish For, …

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