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5 Tips That Could Save You from a Late Flight
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5 Tips That Could Save You from a Late Flight

5 Late Flight Tips You were so excited to go on this trip that you’ve failed at accomplishing one of the most important factors to ensure a stress-free vacation: being on time for your flight. Check out these tips and resources for what to do when you’re late for your flight. Prior to deciding how exactly to handle such an inconvenience, ask yourself two questions. Is it the Airline’s Fault? If ...
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How Les Stroud Changed the Way I Look at Travel Safety

Travel Safety What if…? No, really. What if? Lately, it seems that more individuals are taking travel safety and personal accountability seriously when they head overseas for work, study, or vacation. If the industry is an indicator of what’s on the mind of individual travelers, then the appearance of apps like Sitata and TravelRecon are a good sign that travel safety is more and more in the hands of the ...
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Stress-Free Disability Travel Tips

Disability Travel Tips Traveling is exciting but can be stressful for anyone. If you are living with a disability, your stress may be amplified when you travel due to worries about accommodations, fears about what could go wrong, and concerns about managing your health in an unfamiliar area. But travel doesn’t have to be anxiety-inducing. These tips will help you plan and enjoy a stress-free trip so you ...
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Digital Safety & Travel

Digital Safety Cyber crime and digital theft are on the rise and are serious concerns for travelers. Public and semi-public Wi-Fi networks have become a mainstay for accessing the internet, messaging, checking email and data apps. Unfortunately, this leaves travelers open to stolen passwords, usernames, and credit card numbers. Often unencrypted, personal information is fair game for poachers and cyber ...
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, ...
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Travel Prep – What Will Make Your Journey Easier

Travel Preparations Patricia Honeycutt Cantor, Special Projects Editor, | February 9, 2016 Packing prep for most travelers, especially those heading to international destinations, usually means a lot of angst over what and how to pack all those clothing and accessories items you think you will need.  But when you look at the big picture, there are even more important things that will make ...
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Culture and First Time Travel

First Time Travel - Tips and Advice Bree Allen, Travel Writer | January 21, 2016 Traveling to experience unfamiliar cultures allows for a huge amount of personal growth and a deeper understanding of the true SELF. Foreign cultures widen our perspective, allowing us to gain a new level of understanding and desire to pursue the unknown. However, the journey through this transformative process isn’t always ...
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10 Rules For a Safer Hotel Stay

JC Lightcap, | January 12, 2016 Travelers have multiple choices when it comes to choosing hotels overseas, and many base their final pick on the advertised star rating. After a lot of time on the road, I learned that hotel star ratings indicate more than just luxury. You may shy away from five-star hotels due to the price, but consider this: When you pay for more stars, you are paying for ...
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Travel Insurance Mistakes

The Big Travel Insurance Mistakes Along with organizing flights, accommodation and visas, purchasing travel insurance is one of the items on the must-do list before venturing overseas. Without travel insurance, emergencies overseas from needing to go to hospital to having to cancel your travel plans can become hugely expensive. But there’s a lot of variety when it comes to travel insurance policies and not ...
How to Handle Emergencies while Traveling Abroad
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How to Handle Emergencies while Traveling Abroad

Shannon McMahon, | December 9, 2015 Although rare, travelers sometimes find themselves in an emergency situation abroad. Whether it be a natural disaster or an act of terrorism, here’s how to avoid emergencies while travelling abroad and what to do if you do end up in one. Unfortunately, today, there seem to be an increasing number of terrorist attacks throughout the world. When cities ...
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