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80 things we wish we knew before we started traveling

80 things we wish we knew before we started traveling
Photo: Ross Borden Tips from experienced travelers, for newbies and veterans alike. HINDSIGHT IS 20/20, right? Well, foresight can be near to it when you have the expertise of some seriously savvy travelers at your fingertips. Like the Matador team. If you’re starting out on your first trip, this is for you. On preparing for your trip 1. 2. 3. On talking to airline agents 4. Travel in low season. Bad: “Can you get me on the next flight out – I can’t miss my connection to Europe!” Good: “Excuse me, Barbara. 5. On budgeting abroad 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Photo: Z17R0 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. On meeting people when traveling alone 20. Photo: casers jean 21. 22. 23. [*Note: Meeting people is never compulsory. On researching a trip vs winging it 24. 25. 26. 27. On adapting to a new country 28. Photo: Barnacles Hostels 29. 30. On food 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. On taking taxis and other transport 36. Carry a “dummy” wallet with some expired credit and bank cards. 37. 38. 39. 40. On staying safe 41. 42. 43.

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Airplane Travel Tips - 100 Words or Less - Gadling Don't take sleep aids until you're in the air - Airplane tip by Melanie Linn Gutowski (RSS feed) on Aug 9th, 2010 at 11:16AM Though it may seem appealing to sleep through those long waits on the tarmac, avoid the temptation to take a sleep aid until you're up in the air. You may miss important announcements, or, worse yet, you may be asked to disembark and wait for a later plane. If you plan to take a sleep aid, be sure to take a seat where you are less likely to block in other passengers, like a window seat or a middle seat. Your fellow passengers don't want to climb over your dead weight in the middle of the night. 45 Great Jobs You Can Do While Traveling The World And How To Get Them If you think that you can’t afford to travel the world, finding a job on the road may be just the ticket. Travel’s wonderful, sure, but little things like food and a place to sleep are good too. We’ve found some of the best ideas to get paid as you travel the world, with some help on how to land each job. Yacht Crew You should know the basics of sailing for this gig, although some jobs only require a keen willingness to learn and a great attitude. Check out Find a Crew, Crew Seekers or Crew File online or ask directly at a local yacht club.

67 Travel Friendly Jobs to Consider: Day 20 of 30d30w This post is part of 30 Ways in 30 days to Redesign Your Life and Travel the World. This series seeks to give you the practical, real world steps you need to take to get from wherever you are, to exactly where you want to be– traveling the world and living the lifestyle you want. I’m sure there are 1,000 different jobs you can do overseas, but here are 67 just to illustrate how varied the options are. If you’re struggling to find a way to make money while you travel, perhaps one of these offbeat stories will give you a new angle.

The Traveller's Medicine Cabinet: 5 Essential Drugs for the Road - StumbleUpon While out roving you aren’t always (or even often) anywhere near a hospital or pharmacy. But, if you pack these nutritional supplements and natural medications wherever you go, you’ll be able to cope just fine. #1: Kratom Sample Western Europe Travel Itinerary Dublin->Glasgow->Edinburgh->Manchester->London->Amsterdam->Rotterdam->Brussels->Paris->Bordeaux->Zaragoza-> Madrid->Lisbon->Lagos->Sevilla->Malaga->Valencia->Barcelona->Toulouse->Marseille->Lyon->Geneva->Bern->Milan-> Genoa->Florence->Rome->Naples->Venice->Munich->Stuttgart->Frankfurt->Berlin->Hamburg->Copenhagen See it all with this itinerary. Start in Dublin and see the Emerald Isle before having Haggis in Scotland. Head down towards London and then over to Amsterdam. Head west over the north via Brussels.

The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet - Golden Book Traveler Update: Visit the 2012 version of The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet I hope that everyone who attended my SXSW Core Conversation panel on How to Make Money Traveling Around the World enjoyed the presentation. As promised, I have a listing of my top 20 favorite travel websites (in no particular order). I’m still working on my eBook “70 Vacations in 7 Months“. The project has consumed most of my time of late. Solo Travel: 20 Reasons Why You Should Give It A Shot 1) Planning is so much easier I don’t know about where you are located, but here in Canada the standard number of vacation days is a measly 10. Synchronising those dates with one or more friends isn’t exactly easy. 2) You are the Boss So your friend loves museums and you hate them?

How to take a broke-ass road trip There’s a saying that goes, ‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco’. It’s credited to Mark Twain, but that’s a lie; nobody really knows who said it. I wish I had. You know what else I wish I had? A friggin’ car! Don’t get me wrong, San Francisco is one of the true loves of my life, but I could really use some summer sunshine. Female Solo Travel Tips - Women Travelling Solo - StumbleUpon Are you looking for female solo travel trips? Would you like to know what countries are best for women travelling solo to get their feet wet? We put those questions to our Facebook community as we love getting insider tips from other travellers. While most of my travel around the world has been done with Craig, my first adventures saw me setting off into the untamed wilderness on my own.

Study Abroad: Simple Solutions For Managing You're Money myTab Removing the stigma of the “cash gift” one Facebook post at a time Let’s face it, if you’re going to be abroad, you’re going to need some cash. While I have no problem asking for it, for some reason friends and relatives are always hesitant to give cash as a gift, I guess because they think it isn’t personal enough (even though we blatantly tell them it’s the most useful thing they could possibly give).

Exploring Madrid in Spring Ah springtime in Madrid – perfect. The air is warming up, the trees are in blossom and city folk shed their winter woollies – there’s a touch of romance in the air. With none of the summer heat and hordes of tourists, it’s the best time of year to discover the fascinating sights of one of Europe’s loveliest and most exciting cities.

How To Travel The World For Free (Seriously) You can travel the world for less money than you spend each month to fill up your gas tank. WORLD TRAVEL is cheap and easy. In fact, with a little practice and effort, you can travel for free. The idea that travel is expensive and difficult is bullshit peddled by tour companies, hotel chains, and corporate media. The tourism industry wants you to buy cruise packages and stay at all-inclusive resorts. Planning Round the World Trip Sign up today for Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days and start receiving email lesson plans tomorrow – it’s free! If you’re a traveling family, sign up for the Family Edition of Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days. You may never have heard or read the letters R-T-W before.

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