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Smart Adventure Solo Travel

 Smart Adventure Solo Travel

Smart Adventure Solo Travel

Smart Adventure Solo Travel 35 Tips. New Tips How to Make Solo Adventure Travel Easier Now: Adventure travel is my passion. However, there have been some challenges. I just missed being a snack for crocodiles. I have gone through low-grade wars abroad. I have survived two emergency landings on commercial jets. I have some up-to-date tips on how to make smart adventure travel solo easier.

New  Solo Travel Tips Easier Even Before you Leave Home

Tip 1 Getting There:

The length of your trip may mean 2 days of flights. I think it is good to break it up. When I flew to Beijing and Bangkok, I spent the night at a 4-star hotel in the latter. I then flew on to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to catch a boat to Vietnam...

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Packing for Savings and Safety

Packing for Savings and Safety

Packing for Savings and Safety

Packing for Savings and Safety-17 Updated Tips: Airline charges for carry-on bags has made for a real battle of the wills. Many passengers find the only solution is to overstuff their one “personal” item if they are to save.

I was shocked on a 17 day trip to SE Asia that the flight to China only allowed 11 pounds no matter the dimensions of the bag. Since roller bags have some weight in their metal wheels and handle, it is hard to make that work.

Packing for Savings and Safety. To make matters worse, when more economical regional jets are used, even small bags may end up being scooped up to be “gate-checked”. Waiting in the jetway for a plane full of luggage can mean that close connection are missed.

Besides the excess charges of checking bags, a se...

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Safer Travel from the Coronavirus to Crocodiles

Safer Travel from the Coronavirus to Crocodiles

Safer Travel from the Coronavirus to Crocodiles

Safer Travel from the Coronavirus to Crocodiles: With some constant media commentary focused on the coronavirus, it can be hard to figure out how to travel safely. In addition, it can be really disturbing with quarantines of millions of people, including those on pleasure cruises now confined to cabins (worse yet those with inside cabins!)

With this growing concern daily over the coronavirus, safety and health issues are a valid consideration, especially when going abroad. Although I always go to a travelers’ clinic before leaving home, I still found a real surprise on a 4-day island vacation. I arrived in the midst of a previously unknown epidemic in Santiago, Cape Verde, off the coast of Senegal...

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Top 7 Destinations

Top 7 Destinations

Top 7 Destinations

Top 7 Destinations for First Time Solo Travelers. You may think that traveling on your own for the first time can really be nerve-wracking; you might even wonder if it is not a good idea. However, after your first solo trip, you will wonder why you were so worried!

Going solo on a trip is very fulfilling. You will be provided with many opportunities to grow and learn. If you are trying to find yourself, this is what you need. How to get started traveling solo can seem very overwhelming, especially finding the right destination to try first. Here are some of the best places to go on a solo trip. Top 7 Destinations.

  1. Malaysia – Many solo travelers overlook this destination, but this is one country that you need to see...
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Solo Travel Pricing

Solo Travel Pricing

Solo Travel Pricing

Solo Travel Pricing Tracker-First Solo Adventure Travel 5 Tips Adventure.

Travel has been an active part of the growing solo travel trend. Baby Boomers and Millennials are all heading out to join this crowd.  My first solo adventure was as a college student. Like most students, I had a low to no travel budget, no car and not a real detailed idea of my itinerary. Undaunted, as Solo Travel Pricing Tracker, I boarded a bus with an open ticket from Washington to Los Angeles. For 5 weeks, my small overnight bag and I saw the US from the Art Institute of Chicago to a Midwest dairy farm and even the Salt Lake and on to California.

Having now seen all 50 states and 68 countries, I have these 5 tips for your first solo adventure.

First Solo Adventure Travel 5 Tips: Before Le...

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Seniors Travel Abroad

Seniors Travel Abroad

Seniors Travel Abroad

Seniors Travel Abroad-Staying Healthy 10 Tips: Fifty-plus travelers are increasingly on the go from Bruges to Bali. With the broad options available from solo travel to group tours, seniors need not give up on going abroad merely because a milestone birthday has been reached. However, a few safety tips can prevent a dream trip from becoming a true nightmare.

Seniors Travel Abroad, at any age, jetlag plus navigating unfamiliar settings can lead to accidents, Baby Boomers may have pre-existing conditions, mobility issues or other special circumstances. The key is to do some basic research before leaving home. It is important to know how conditions at your destination will impact your enjoyment, and then exercise reasonable care while abroad.

Seniors Abroad-Staying Hea...

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Solo Travel Guide

Solo Travel Guide: Chiang Mai, Thailand-5 Great Ways: 

Chiang Mai is one of the most visited cities in Thailand. It possesses; rich culture, beautiful landscape, and sumptuous cuisine. The city also has some of the biggest malls in the country where you will find the finest Thai spa, dozens of boutiques and gift shops. As a result, most people who visit stay longer than they had planned. Here are 5 great ways to have a top stay.

Solo Travel Guide: Chiang Mai, Thailand: Beyond the Usual Tourist Path:

1.   Teaching English

Solo Travel Guide

Solo Travel Guide

If you are staying in Chiang Mai for longer than a month, then you can help pay for your stay and have a way to be part of daily life by teaching English as a part-time or full-time job...

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5 Solo Travel Tips

5 Solo Travel Tips

5 Solo Travel Tips

A Guest Post by Jane Roberts

5 Solo Travel Tips: How To Go On A Gap Year Abroad With Your Dog

Every year, over 200 thousand students take a gap year before going to college or university. Among these individuals,30% choose to travel solo during their gap year as it’s a great way to get some work and life experience before pursuing an academic career. If you plan to go on a gap year anytime soon, why not take your dog along for the adventure? It’s a great way to bond with your pet– also, having your furry friend with you can make your trip more enjoyable. However, before you leave home, there are several things that you have to do to ensure that you and your pet have safe and worry-free travel experience...

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Avoiding Holiday Travel

Avoiding Holiday Travel Hassles

Avoiding Holiday Travel Hassles

Avoiding Holiday Travel Hassles: Having traveled abroad since my teenage years as an exchange student, I returned home Christmas Eve after one of the worst return travel sagas. It was not filled with flight delays or surprise blizzards. However, it had “routine” stumbling blocks that made me (almost) wonder why I left home! I should avoid Holiday Travel.

Here are some of my personal tips that you can still consider for the next holiday:

Hold Off Travel Hassles

TIP ONE:

AVOID TRAVEL 24 HOURS BEFORE THE HOLIDAY.
For holidays from Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year’s, don’t fly the day before the main event. Why? The big crowds are there to get where they are going ahead of time. In past years, I flew to London and even Cambodia on Christmas Day...

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20 Traveling Tips

20 Traveling Tips for Saving without Sacrificing Quality:

Use the extra savings to see sights and take additional extended tours.

20 Traveling Tips

20 Traveling Tips

Now that summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, scores of travelers are heading out for vacations. Travel costs are an issue for most travelers, especially now coming out of a prolonged recession.Having been a keen global traveler, I am always looking for ways to find good pricing without sacrificing quality. These are 20 of my tips to be able to continue to travel while working with a budget.

20 Travel Tips for Savings without Sacrificing Quality:

Planning:

1. Traveling off-season is cheaper for 2 reasons. Although I have traveled to Siberia in January, there are many less drastic solutions...

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