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20 Tips To Make International Holiday Travel Easy

Published on September 30, 2016 By Luis R. Hernandez

Are you planning a trip out of the Country for the Holidays this year? We all think to visit family and friends out of town or to simply get away while you have a few extra days off. Let us give you some forethought and preparation to help you stay safe, healthy, and sane on your way. Traveling […]

When Using Travelers Cheque and Gift Cheques

Published on July 11, 2010 By Lauren D. Collins

Some advice from American Express on fraud prevention and safety when using travelers checks: When Using Travelers Cheque and Gift Cheques The most important thing to remember is that there is no legitimate reason why anyone would give you a check or money order and ask you to wire money anywhere in return. If someone […]

What’s the Best Way to Make a Phonecall when Traveling?

Published on April 19, 2010 By Lauren D. Collins

What’s the best way to make phonecalls when traveling outside your home country?  Here are several strategies. Change SIM cards.  Avoid roaming charges by using an international SIM card in your unlocked GSM tri- or quad-band phone.  By cards from several sources, including cellularabroad.com.  Check that your phone has the correct GSM frequency for your location.  […]

Pets – How to Travel with your Pet

Published on December 23, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

A few general tips apply whether you travel by car or plane.Be sure your pet wears a collar with complete identification and a license tag. Have a rabies vaccination certifi­cate if you will travel across state or international borders. Be prepared to present a health certificate, especially if you travel to Canada or Mexico. Be […]

Carrying Money when Traveling Abroad – Smart Cash Tips

Published on November 17, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

We’ve come across many smart money tips for travelers over the years.  Here is the absolute best advice we’ve found for carrying cash, credit cards, or other money equivalents while you travel.  This advice is a must-read, especially if you’re traveling to areas where crime or theft is a concern. If you’re traveling to a foreign country, […]

How come I did not receive any confirmation emails?

Published on May 6, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

How come I did not receive any confirmation emails? This is a question we recieve often from travelers making reservations on various online booking services. In fact, you may be asking yourself this question even if you’ve purchased a product online from ubiquitous websites like Amazon.com, Ebay.com, 1800flowers.com, etc. Here are a couple of guidelines […]

Your Hostel’s Information Translated into 14 Languages on the Internet

Published on December 14, 2008 By Lauren D. Collins

Want to gain a major boost in traffic and online exposure for your hostel? HostelTraveler.com has introduced a major service level enhancement for it’s hostel partners worldwide. Now, when you list your property with HostelTraveler.com, we translate the information you submit into 14 different languages. We then publish your property on 14 individual multi-lingual webpages, […]

Email Tips for Travelers – How to Spot and Avoid Scams

Published on October 14, 2008 By Luis R. Hernandez

Scams abound on the internet, and scammers usually send mass emails to small businesses, but also to individuals. You may think these emails are intended solely for you. But, here’s how to spot scammers. The scammer’s goal is to get you to send them money. They will often request your assistance and offer to send […]

How to Save Money with Hotel and Hostel Surcharge Fees

Published on September 22, 2008 By Luis R. Hernandez

Surcharges are those hidden costs that a youth hostel or hotel can charge you for seemingly simple services, like making phone calls or accessing the internet. In the hostelling and hotel industry, surcharges are a huge moneymaker. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, U.S. hotels earned $1.6 billion from miscellaneous surcharges and fees last year, up from $550 […]

Traveling within budget, but in style

Published on June 16, 2008 By travelexpert

Do you love traveling in style but limited budget stops you from doing so? If so, then you need not worry anymore as by choosing hostels accommodation you can travel within your budget and that too in style. The youth hostels and cheap hostels are very popular with the backpackers as these hostels do not […]