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What gift would you buy to a "travel bug"?
Here are 14 original ideas to help you!
Ruminations about the main things that can destroy a traveler's otherwise pleasant photographing adventure...
Taxi drivers love foreigners. They're the juiciest pray for a long adventurous taxi adventure with a high price at the end...
How can you avoid getting tricked by a cunning cab driver?
Do you carefully pick your plane seat?
Here's a guide about the key factors you should take account of and a few tools you can use!
A brand new technique unknown to most people can get you dirt cheap airfares.
It's called: skiplagging!
Whether you enjoy a trip or not also depends on your own habits.
Our own toxic behaviour, routine-based automatisms and lack of insight can ruin an otherwise enjoyable travel experience.
As technology evolves, it not only helps us, but also complicates our lives: now you must have WiFi signal or you feel like Robinson on a desert island...
Practical advice on where & how to find WiFi signals when traveling...
You'd love to travel more than anything in the World, but something holds you back.
You're anchored. And probably sad.
Sour as a pickle...
Why? What holds you back?
What if your roaming doesn't work and you can't Skype home?
...no internet, no roaming. How can you still call home?
A unique motivational list with rarely (or never) mentioned reasons for traveling.
Yet more strong reasons why you should travel.
You're burning to travel, but clueless about where you should go?
Find out what drives you, what tickles you to find the ideal destinations for you.
Most of us calculate daily estimates of travel expenditures. But, travel-related calculations go far beyond the estimation of costs.
How correct and how complete are your trip calculations?
Here are a few vital things you shouldn't omit.
Just a few simple things you can do to pack lighter and reduce volume.
Prepare for the worst and hope for the best - when it comes to protecting your money while traveling (especially in risky areas).
Here are a number of practical tips, which combined, can give you solid protection.
I understand the feelings of those who can barely make it from their monthly income.
But travel is for everyone and there are techniques to save, even for the "poor man".
There's a huge difference between a real traveler and a mere leisure-seeker.
Travelers feel insulted when compared to common tourists.
But what makes someone a real traveler?
A real traveler requires special skills.
And, how developed you are in one directions is a personality thing.
Read more here about what travel literacy is and find out how skilled you are.
Don't let cold take over and turn you into an ice-cube. Avoid getting seriously sick.
A few very simple techniques can help a lot, but most of us never resort to them!
Flying faraway and worried about jet lag?
Don't wait for the condition to set in. Use proven techniques to shrink its effects and pre-adjust your organism.
Didn't book well in advance? Or even, you forgot to buy in time?
No problem: buy later, pay less. Last minute deal hunter know best how it's done. And it can cost you 50-75 % less than advance booking.
Let's see how this can work out for you!
One of the downsides of traveling solo is that you're paying heavily on hotel rates.
It's not the end of the World, there are a few tricks that you can try.
And we're talking about hotels! No hostels, no couchsurfing, nor house stay... Comfy hotel nights, indeed.
Flights and accommodation eat up most of our funds when traveling.
Save on your flights and your entire trip will cost a lot less. Proven techniques can help you more than what you've tried before.
Here are a number of tips and tricks you can try in your search for cheaper flight tickets!
You don't want your check-in luggage get mixed up with someone else's at the airport.
With minimal effort you can make it more distinguishable to improve its security.
Besides the "standard" travel gear, I also take a bucket load of small gadgets on my trips.
Are you using any of these? If not, you should!
Traveling can be terribly disappointing and some experience this more often than others...
Naive travelers can get a slap in the face if they aren't prepared for these issues.
We tend to forget about a vast amount of attractions that won't cost us a single dime...
More about the "free for all" in this article.
Multi-use Items Help Shrink
Luggage Size and Weight
You can shrink volume and weight by simply learning how to substitute certain items.
Here are my tips on how to use replaceable items to minimize your luggage.
Traveling is not just about fun...
Some things about it can be nerve-wrecking. And the bad thing is, some of these things keep happening to me again and again...
Here's a list of the most vital travel documents to make copies of. Some of those documents cannot be replaced, so having a copy is vital, especially when traveling faraway, abroad.
Prevention is good, but suppose it has already hit you... how do you cope with it?
Jet lag isn't the end of the World, it too can be dealt with.
Walking can drain your energy eventually, if done systematically day-by-day...
Here are my practical tips for reducing prolonged walking-induced fatigue.
Its not just food intoxication, but also bad habits that we have to get rid off.
Here's how to avoid eating and drinking-related sickness...
Most people have a naive superficial perception regarding travel and fall victim to their lack of experience and ill-preparedness.
Tips for the beginners only...
It's not just what, but also how and when you eat and drink that counts when you're on a trip.
Find advice for taking good care of your belly and digestion.
Once a terribly cold hotel room gave me pneumonia as "souvenir".
The experience taught me a few things and inspired me to come up with coping tips.
We use our feet more while traveling, therefore the risk of injury, fatigue is relatively high.
Good care can prevent unpleasant problems.
You won't find most of them in guidebooks, but they too can be interesting...
They can be parks, ports, hidden picturesque streets, even great views of the skyline, an old restaurant's interior, a library, even certain industrial areas...
Potentially deadly diseases are spread by obscure mosquitoes, ticks and other insects.
Take as many measures as possible to avoid the bite.
Besides the passport and plane tickets, travelers often forget bringing a long list of other important items.
Verify my checklist to see what these items are.
Medicine and related items that you should pack when preparing for a trip.
Most don't pack the essential medical items. Remember: you are going on a trip and you will expose yourself to new risks and more often than in the comfort of your home.
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Travel Slang Dictionary
Guide to my personal travel slang vocabulary, which seasons my content...