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3 Secrets for Traveling Like a Local

3 Secrets for Traveling Like a Local

Traveling like a local sounds simple enough but can be difficult to execute; certainly most independent travelers have had trips on which, no matter how far afield they ventured, they ended up surrounded by other folks from their own country. Or perhaps they found themselves unable to discover where the “real” locals go, and ended […]

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Money Safety Tips for Travelers

Money Safety Tips for Travelers

That little girl who came up to you in Rome looked so sweet and innocent — until you realized that she was just distracting you while her father picked your pocket! Unfortunately, this type of petty crime is all too common around the world, especially in popular tourist areas. Whether they’re fumbling through guidebooks or […]

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10 Things to Do Before You Travel

10 Things to Do Before You Travel

Airfare, hotel accommodations, and rental cars may be the holy trinity of travel preparation, but nailing down these aspects of your vacation is only the beginning of the trip planning process. If you want to achieve a smooth, headache-free trip (and who doesn’t?), taking care of essential tasks like researching activities at your destination, managing […]

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10 Simple Tips for a Smoother Trip

10 Simple Tips for a Smoother Trip

ED HEWITT Travel is full of major decisions — like which country to visit, how much to spend, and when to stop waiting and finally make that all-important airfare purchase. But beyond the big picture, it’s the little things that can make a trip easier and less stressful. Following are 10 simple but clever tips […]

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Why You Can’t Always Trust Map Apps

Why You Can’t Always Trust Map Apps

For travelers with a smartphone, map apps are among the most frequently clicked icons on your screen. In fact, map apps are a huge part of why people use smartphones; according to Pew Research, 74 percent of smartphone owners use their phone for directions and other location-based information, such as searching for nearby stores, restaurants or […]

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