Aug 05

5 Common Mistakes Travelers Make

5 Common Mistakes Travelers MakeEven the most meticulously planned trip is subject to snafus, but with a little insider know-how, you can avoid making the common mistakes that can derail a vacation. Stick to the guidelines below, and you’re more likely to have a trip that’s memorable not for lost luggage and rushed sightseeing, but for the thrill of discovering a new place and savoring it. Read the rest of this entry »


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Jul 03

Insects — High-Powered Snacks For Tourists

Insects --- High-Powered Snacks For TouristsAccording to a recent U.N. report, insects could be a solution to some of the world’s food and health problems. They’re nutritious, eco-friendly and abundant. Many countries already consider them a staple part of their diets. So if we’re all to start consuming locusts and scorpions, we can start in Southeast Asia for guidance. They’re a common sight in Bangkok. Read the rest of this entry »


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Jun 12

Top 5 Tips For A Bearable Flight

Top 5 Tips For A Bearable FlightAir travel has become so uncomfortable that preserving your sanity means perfecting your flying ritual. Be prepared and methodical, and once you deplane you’ll barely remember the trip even happened.

Carry on my wayward son

Nothing signals an inexperienced traveler more than checked baggage. Avoid it at all costs; it’s expensive in both time and money. Shop around for the biggest bag that will legally fit in the overhead compartment and supplement it with the most expandable shoulder bag that you can find. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 09

Top 5 Phrases That Can Get You Travel Discounts

Top 5 Phrases That Can Get You Travel DiscountsHave you ever had a conversation where moments–or even days–later you realize, “I wish I’d said that“? Travel booking and airline and hotel check-ins can often feel like that, with so many questions, options, and price points to juggle. We’ve assembled a cheat sheet with phrases to help make your next travel booking easier, nab you some upgrades, and save you money. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 08

The Idiot’s Guide To The Melbourne Cup

The Idiot’s Guide To The Melbourne CupFirst run in 1861, Australia’s $6 million Melbourne Cup is “the race that stops a nation.” The capacity crowd of 110,000 would be enough to make a racing novice tremble. But it is possible to enjoy the spectacle at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November and maybe even prosper. Just follow our survival guide. Read the rest of this entry »

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