Travel Tips by Venice Locals

Venice Locals Want You to Know the Following about Venice While the phrase "NVNQVAM DERELICTA", meaning never abandoned, plastered on the wall of the Doge's Palace in Venice initially held religious meaning, it remains a suitable motto for the city today. Venice has survived 1,400 years of almost constant siege--from Barbarians, Napoleonic armies, rising waters and loads of tourists. Today's expensive cost ...

How to Pick a Safari

Tips to Pick a Safari in Africa An African safari is a dream vacation for many people. You imagine the wind flying through your hair as you ride along in the back of a jeep, ready to snap a photo on your camera at any moment. Maybe you'll luck out and catch a lion mid-kill, or witness an adorable baby elephant chase birds. If you're ready to cross this trip off your bucket list, prepare to do a bit of ...
Tips for a Hassle-Free Airport Experience
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Tips for a Hassle-Free Airport Experience

Hassle-Free Airport Experience Airports can be a nightmare. If you put in effort to prep beforehand, though, it can be much less stressful. Follow these simple tips for a hassle-free airport experience next time you travel. When booking a flight, always utilize the airline's seat selection tool to choose a seat closest to the front of the plane. This allows you to board last and exit the plane first upon ...
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America’s 10 Most Walkable Cities

Walkable Cities If road tripping and car rentals aren't for you, don't worry! You can easily see some of America's best destinations on foot. Here are the top walkable cities in the U.S. as determined by Walk Score. 10. Baltimore, Maryland Consider a weekend getaway to Maryland's historic port city of Baltimore if delicious crab and free museums interest you. From April through November in Baltimore, ...
8 things you need to know about traveling to Cuba in 2016

8 things you need to know about traveling to Cuba in 2016

Tips for Traveling to Cuba Now that the U.S. embargo has been lifted, Cuba is quickly becoming a hotspot for American travelers. It's not necessarily that easy though. Here are eight things to know if your traveling to Cuba in 2016. 1. Restrictions still exist  While President Obama significantly reduced restrictions, they aren't over yet. You can now travel to Cuba individually--rather than only as ...
12 Things to Never Pack
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12 Things to Never Pack

Things to Never Pack Overpacking plagues a lot of people, even the most seasoned traveler. Deciding what to unload from your suitcase in order to lighten your load can be a tough task, though. Items you may view as necessities in your home life may be better off left at home when traveling. To pack more efficiently and free up space, erase these 12 things from your packing list for good. 1. Books and ...
FAA Issues Scary Warning About Checked Bags With Lithium-ion Batteries
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FAA Issues Scary Warning About Checked Bags With Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion Batteries FAA Warning Hoverboards aren't the only thing to worry about when heading to the airport anymore. The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a warning to airlines in the U.S. and overseas strongly encouraging them asses the safety risk of transporting lithium batteries as airplane cargo. The FAA issued a Safety Alert for Operators to warn airlines "of the potential risk ...
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The New Rules of Travel Rewards Programs

US travel rewards programs have measured loyalty in miles since American Airlines launched its AAdvantage program in 1981. Fly 5,000 miles, earn 5,000 miles. When you earn 25,000 miles, you can redeem them for a free domestic coach ticket. Of course, miles were never really the point--just a convenient representative of the price travelers paid for the plane tickets. Once technology advanced and airlines ...
10 Essential Skills Every Traveler Needs
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10 Essential Skills Every Traveler Needs

Anyone can make their way through airport security or customs and learn how to say "hello" in a foreign language. Expert travelers pick up a specific skill set to make traveling easier every time. Here are the 10 essential skills to help you with domestic and foreign travel—and you can practice them all at home beforehand.  Drive a stick shift Most new cars in the U.S. have automatic transmissions, ...
The Truth About Budget Airlines
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The Truth About Budget Airlines

With domestic flights for under $20 on Spirit and Frontier Airlines and $99 transatlantic flights on Wow Air, more travelers are considering budget airlines. Is saving potentially hundreds of dollars worth no food, entertainment or baggage allowance on these discounted flights? There’s a lot to consider before booking your ticket, but the bottom line is that if you aren’t one who regularly flies business ...
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