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Avoid International Roaming Fees

Published on November 15, 2010 By Lauren D. Collins

Will you need to check your e-mail, surf the Web, or share pictures or videos while you’re traveling abroad? If the answer is yes to any of those activities, then you’ll need to add an international data package to your plan, or you could end up with a massive wireless bill. These can be had […]

Hot New Places to Visit

Published on July 19, 2010 By Lauren D. Collins

There are a number of new places popping up around the world that are quickly becoming travel hot spots. Jose Ignacio, Uruguay for example.  This is a tiny beach pueblo on the southern coast of Uruguay.  This just may become the next Punta del Este. What about Trieste, Italy – Many Italia aficionados have been […]

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.  […]

Top Travel Picks for 2010

Published on March 5, 2010 By Lauren D. Collins

Planning a trip this year?  Lonely Planet recently picked the top countries to visit in 2010: United States Canada South Africa Mexico Thailand Cuba Italy Philippines Brazil Costa Rica Link to this post!

Best Travel Spots in the South

Published on March 3, 2010 By Lauren D. Collins

Southern Living Magazine recently published a list of the best travel destinations in the South of the USA.  Here are some of the best: Best Live Music Venue in Louisiana – House of Blues, New Orleans Best Crab Cake in Maryland – The Crab Claw Restaurant, St. Michaels Best Drive in West Virginia – New […]

Want to stay in Paris for $40 per night? Try Hostels

Published on February 4, 2010 By Luis R. Hernandez

That’s right.  Paris for $40 per night.  The travel economy has followed the global economy lock in step.  In some European cities, the cost to stay in a hostel is down 50% from a decade ago.  Sound incredible?  Well, yes it really is.  If you can travel on a no-frills budget and do without some […]

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 […]

Travel Safety Tips

Published on November 27, 2009 By Luis R. Hernandez

It is always good common sense to keep the following safety tips in mind when traveling: Always lock your front and/or patio doors – when in the room and when leaving. Use the safety chain/lock for security. Never open your room door unless you know who is there. If you did not call for hotel […]

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, […]