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50 Of The Greatest Travel Quotes Of All Time

Meaningful travel quotes help remind travelers why they instinctively yearn for the open road throughout their lives. And for those who are perhaps contemplating that first big trip, certain words of wisdom may encourage them to actually take the plunge that will forever change theirs. Here are 50 of the greatest travel quotes of all [...]

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Top 10 Reasons To Travel To Southeast Asia

For the uninitiated Southeast Asia may have a nice ring to its name, but other than that they may not really understand why they should consider traveling there. With so many other places in the world to visit, many of which they know much more about, why take a trip to this particular region of [...]

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The Best Ways To Stay In Touch By Phone While Overseas

With today’s technologies staying in touch by phone while you are traveling overseas is incredibly easy compared to what it used to be like not all that long ago. However, if you aren’t careful about how you go about doing it you can rack up some horrendous charges really fast. Here are some ways to [...]

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10 Useful Items To Pack For Your Trip

First of all, let it be known that I am a big believer in packing light when I travel. The idea of carrying around unnecessary items, especially larger, heavier ones, doesn’t appeal to me at all. However there are some things that I almost always take with me on my trips, because I find them [...]

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Interested In Teaching English Overseas?

There are many things people can do to help them see more of the world without needing to have lot of money to start with, and teaching English abroad is definitely one of them. I taught English in Japan several years ago, and it was one of the best travel experiences I have ever had. [...]

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Use SeatGuru.com To Get The Best Airplane Seat You Can!

Have you had one of those awful travel experiences where you were stuck in a terrible seat for a flight? If so, perhaps you were right next to a restroom or right beside one of the galleys where the flight attendants were constantly working. Or maybe you had reduced legroom or a seat that had [...]

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A Different Kind Of Travel Book: How To Travel For Free (or pretty damn near it!)

As any of you past readers know by now I am very big on traveling as often as I can for as little money as possible. That’s been very important to me for decades, and my girlfriend, Shelley, has been just as adamant of a traveler for just as long. And when people hear about [...]

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Voluntourism Can Help Make Your Travels Even More Meaningful

Many people like the idea of traveling to experience different cultures, see the sites, explore places completely different than home, and enjoy themselves in general. I love all these aspects of travel too, and I think doing these things makes me a happier, more well-rounded person. I also like to get out of my comfort [...]

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What Is The Best Credit Card To Use In Foreign Countries?

In the past when I traveled overseas I almost always tried to use cash to pay for things whenever possible. There was always the potential for fraud and theft, and unfortunately there still is. But what really made me weary were the occasional insane credit card fees. When those situations came up where I had [...]

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TripIt.com: An Awesome Online Travel Organizer!

Our upcoming trip to Asia this fall has gotten more and more complex as far as multiple flights to and within different countries, several hotels and a fair number of buses and trains to boot. This kind of traveling is actually a bit more chaotic than either of us are used to. Not that we [...]

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So you found that perfect item and need to get it home. Proceed with caution!

Fellow travelers, please welcome my good friend and guest blogger, Kevin Brown. He and his wife have done their fair share of traveling the world, and he would like to share his thoughts and experiences on shipping fragile items back home. Like most of you, I love to travel.  And while business travel keeps many [...]

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MyISIC.com: Great Travel Savings And CHEAP International Travel Insurance For Students, Teachers And People Under-26!

The International Student ID Card (ISIC) has been around for a very long time. I bought one for my first overseas backpacking trip throughout northern Europe back in 1985, and it saved me lots of money on museum entry fees, various transportation costs and other random things along the way. And another huge perk that [...]

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Flyertalk.com For Great Info On Airline Points Programs And Other Travel Deals!

As you regular readers know I am a travel deal junkie, and I love to work the ‘system’ whenever I get the chance to do so. A piece of me gets an almost fiendish satisfaction when I find a potential deal or loophole that enables me to abuse a credit card company or bank or [...]

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Free Passport And Visa Photos!

I don’t know about you, but I think how much money various stores charge for passport and visa photos is pretty ridiculous for what you get. You basically receive two small photos (let’s face it – more like mug shots from the police station) for anywhere from $9-15. And if you regularly need these kinds [...]

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