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Travel Destination France Great Prices: France, a perpetually favorite destination, always seems expensive. As much as I love it, it is always a question of how to stay on budget, especially in Paris.  The highest price, after airfare, is always lodging.

After nine trips to France, here are the top ways I have found to save on lodging while still keeping a level of quality:

  1. Traveling off-season. This provides an immediate discount of up to 50% off. I have stayed in the heart of Paris Left Bank in a 4 star hotel for half-price. My charming guest room featured oil paintings and the style for which Paris is known. I was walking distance from everything from Notre Dame to the Musee d’Orsay...
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10 Caribbean-North American Vacations

10 Caribbean-North American Vacations: If you can’t decide where to go for summer vacation, take a look at some of our top picks nearby. Here are our recommendations.

10 Caribbean-North American Vacations:

Latin America for tropical vacations and cultural/history tours:

Visit:

  • Belize
  • Dominican Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Mexico
  • Cuba

Things to do and see:

  • Beaches and watersports
  • Cultural/historical tours
  • Tennis and golf
  • Rainforests and jungles to explore
  • Archaeological ruins in Tulum and Chichen Itza
  • Ziplining, whitewater rafting and hiking
  • Local cuisine to sample

10 Caribbean-North American Vacations:

Victoria in Canada’s British Columbia:

Things to do and see:

  • Taste local wines, and tour vineyards.
  • See the Royal British Columbia Museum, Craigdarroch Castle and Victor...
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Traveling Packing Methods Tips

Traveling Packing Methods Tips

Traveling Packing Methods Tips

by brizzle born and bred

Traveling Packing Methods Tips. If you pack your travel stuff properly, you’ll get more in but how do you do that? What packing method should you employ?

We think all travelers develop their own packing method over time. You start to see what works for you and over time you get better and better at it as you travel more.

We’ve heard repeatedly that rolling your clothes is the best way to keep them from wrinkling. Hummm… It’s never worked for us. Maybe it’s the way we roll them. Our backpacker friends swear by this. For big items like pants, skirts, shirts, blouses, and sweaters, lay your item face down. Fold the sleeves back… get everything pretty flat and then roll the item up from the bottom.

Frankly the times I’ve used this metho...

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Why Travel to Barcelona Alone?

Why Travel to Barcelona Alone?

Why Travel to Barcelona Alone?

A Guest Post by Kristina Kinson

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Why Travel To Barcelona Alone? Travelling alone may seem scary and overwhelming, especially the first time. But if you do it right, it can be one of the most rewarding and liberating experiences you could have. Unlike travelling in a more conventional way, visiting a city on your own truly opens your mind. You learn to appreciate your own company and get out of your comfort zone by trying things you’ve never done before.

Spain, in general, is an excellent choice for travelling solo, with delicious food, lots of culturally rich places and incredible attractions that will keep you so entertained that you won’t miss anyone’s company.

Here are 6 reasons why travel to Barcelona alone:

  1. A...
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Packing and Budgeting Solo Sherpa Travel App

Packing and Budgeting Solo Sherpa Travel App. To make packing and budgeting easy, check out the Solo Sherpa app now available for both Apple and android products at the App Store and Google Play Store .

Packing and Budgeting Solo Sherpa Travel App solves two of travelers’ biggest challenges: 1. How to pack from economical carry-on’s to taking it “all” with you and 2. How to make a budget and stick to it as you travel.  This easy-to-use app lets travelers customize packing and budget lists to add and subtract what fits their type of trip and travel. Each trip can be saved for future use so no one has to start all over each time.  Solo Sherpa was created for those traveling alone but works as well for couples, families and groups.

Packing and Budgeting with the Solo Sherpa Travel...

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How to Travel in Tough Times of Potential Danger

How to Travel in Tough Times of Potential Danger

How to Travel in Tough     Times of Potential                    Danger

How to Travel in Tough Times of Potential Danger:  In the continuing state of enhanced security, travelers may unknowingly create unnecessary difficulties for themselves, resulting in a fine, deportation or even jail time. With the wealth of information on the Internet, it is possible to address likely problem areas with a little advance research.  As I have booked more adventure travel, I have been looking back at stumbling blocks that tourists can encounter abroad and how to best avoid them.

How to Travel in Tough Times of Potential Danger:

Passports and visas: If you don’t follow your destination’s precise requirements, you may be refused admission to that country or not even allowed to board the fl...

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Travel safety-Avoid Being Robbery -7 Tips on How to

Travel safety-Avoid Being a Robbery Victim

Travel safety-Avoid Being a Robbery Victim

Travel safety-Avoid Being  Robbery -7 Tips on How to. With fears now of terrorism, travelers may overlook the more likely possibility of property loss and theft.  More often, petty crimes can occur.  I learned my lesson on a joint work and pleasure trip. Read on to learn how to dodge wily thieves, It is true that with some thought robberies abroad can be more easily avoided.

When I returned from my last trip abroad earlier this year,  I had some updated thoughts. (It is good to think how to use such tips at home. It is easy to be less watchful in familiar places.)

Travel safety-Avoid Being Robbery -7 Tips on How to, Tip One:

Always consider your safety when you pick your lodging...

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Top Solo Travel Destination Thailand

Top Solo Travel Destination Thailand. When the holidays come and work slows down for year-end, I always look to take a solo travel package to a new part of the world. This year on Christmas Day, I headed out traveling Asia alone. I had much ground to cover in just 17 days and daunting flights from Washington, DC and on to Bangkok via Beijing. I began in Siem Reap, Cambodia then via a top river cruise on to Vietnam and back to Bangkok.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how easily things went for me as a woman on a solo travel package in SE Asia. I had no  encounters with pickpockets and saw no evidence of issues arising from last year’s government takeover by the military...

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5 Tips on Shopping Abroad-Solo Trekker Travel Style

5 Tips on -Solo Trekker TravelStyle from Jetway to Runway: Getting to go abroad and prowl chic shops is the best of all. However, with the Internet, you can shop from home and save the costs. See our five tips to make it work better and to save more.

5 Tips on Shopping Abroad-Solo Trekker TravelStyle:

Tip One:

Think if your “great find” worn at home on the street will look like you are on the way to a costume party! As a German exchange student in Gymnasium, I found this out. On my “must have” list was a pair of Lederhosen.  The old problem? Men and boys might wear them for special times,  but only little girls wore them not grown up students. My solution? I bought a pair for myself but only wore them at home!

5 Tips on Shopping Abroad-Solo

5 Tips on Shopping Abroad-Solo

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10 Tips for When Things Go Wrong Abroad |

10 Tips for When Things Go Wrong Abroad

10 Tips for When Things Go Wrong Abroad

10 Tips for When Things Go Wrong Abroad: If you do plan to get overseas for a vacation this year, what are the best ways to avoid problems that can spoil your trip? Here are our ten updated tips. Bear in mind, that some safeguards must be taken before and even AFTER you come home!

10 Tips for When Things Go Wrong Abroad:

Tip One:

Before you leave home, make a copy of the first page of your passport and visa, and keep them separate.

10 Tips for When Things Go Wrong Abroad:

Tip Two:

Make a plan to have cash wired if your passport is lost. (When I flew home from a trip, a fellow traveler told me of his plight that Sunday. His US passport was stolen abroad. When he went to get it replaced, fees applied to get a new one...

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