Find out why you should buy travel insurance and which websites are the best and least expensive places to buy it.
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Now I know that traveling by bus is not considered very fashionable, especially in the United States, but if you are not already doing so you might consider it for at least some of your transportation needs, especially when traveling overseas where bus travel is much more prevalent. No doubt some bus journeys can be [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As travelers we have all been there. We dutifully use the best websites for searching for a good airfare, and we eventually find a pretty decent price on a particular flight. At that point we have a decision to make. Do we go ahead and buy the ticket right then just in case the prices [...]
Well I have decided to add another site to the airfare section of TheBestTravelWebsites.com. As many of you know I have been busy lately planning my upcoming extended trip to Asia this fall with my girlfriend (who by the way just took off for a grueling week of ‘work’ covering a wine festival in Bordeaux, [...]
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 [...]
Ever have someone mention a travel destination that sounded really interesting, and you immediately wondered where in the world you could easily find some quick and dirty travel info on that place? Or perhaps you already have some places in mind that you would like to learn a little more about without having to go [...]
Car rental insurance seems to be one of the least understood subjects for travelers. It may not be as ‘sexy’ as finding a great airfare or getting a great deal on a hotel, but depending on how you travel it could possibly end up being much, much more important to you. Because if you do [...]
The big airlines of course account for the majority of flights in the world, and sometimes, although not always, they are the only game in town for the route that you are looking for. However, budget or low-cost airlines often fly routes you are looking for at extremely great rates, and they are continuously expanding [...]
A few people have approached me with questions and ideas about my recent frequent flyer miles posts, so I want to cover some of these little nuggets today. Because, again, if you play the game right you really can save a serious amount of money on your travels and have fun sticking it to the [...]
Having access to the right sources of information when you are planning any trip can of course make all the difference in the world. Word of mouth from someone you trust is always great to have, but typically we don’t have enough of that kind of golden information to make a complete go of it. [...]
Last week I discussed how to best accrue frequent flyer miles with the goal in mind of getting free or nearly free airline tickets. This week I want to cover some ideas on how to best use those hard-earned miles once you have started to accumulate a decent amount of them. First of all, as [...]