Category International Travel

5 Tips On Traveling with Cash Debit or Credit Cards

5 Tips On Traveling with Cash Debit or Credit Cards

5 Tips On Traveling with Cash Debit or Credit Cards

Tips On Traveling with Cash Debit or Credit Cards: Before going abroad, I always ask myself if it is better to take local currency or debit and credit cards.

The popular wisdom is to take your existing debit card. That generally works for purchases/meals and to get local currency from ATM’s once you arrive.  I tend to agree since they are easy to find and widespread. However do be really careful if it is attached to your bank account(s). Unlike a credit card, being hacked on a debit card can cause more trouble.

  • My first encounter with ATM’s abroad was in 2000. I  was on a remote one lane road in northern Scotland in search of the Loch Ness Monster.  Not surprisingly, Nessie did not make an appearance...
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Airport Anxiety-Try a K-9 Solution

Airport Anxiety-Try a K-9 Solution

Airport Anxiety-Try a K-9 Solution

Airport Anxiety-Try a K-9 Solution. Every traveler has their worst flight stories. My two personal favorites:

The “flight to nowhere”. On a past business trip, I flew one hour to New York, circled for one hour and because of bad weather, flew back one hour to Washington, DC.  In my three hour “trip”, my foot never touched terra firma until I was once more back where I started!

-5 countries in 18 hours. Heading solo to Slovenia to sightsee and ski, on arrival in Zurich, I learned my connection was cancelled. Not to worry, I could be flown to Germany. As I arrived in Germany, I looked longingly as my next flight taxied down the runway, once again without me! No worries I was told, I could be flown to Austria...

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Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U

Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U

Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U

Travel Tips in Tough Times  Solo Trekker 4 U Sadly, recent times have seen an increase in violence in many parts of the world from Europe to Africa.  As a result, some travelers are concerned about safety as they think of a next trip abroad. There are no guarantees. However, it helps to think ahead and plan the best ways to be prepared.

 Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U: Know Before You go:

Tip One:

Look first at your destination. Learn about issues there via the Internet. Check out government warnings. Arc there problems there at the moment? Hotly disputed elections? For example, years ago I was planning a trip to a remote part of Africa...

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20 New Solo-Priced Deals on Our Solo Travel

20 New Solo-Priced Deals on Our Solo Travel

20 New Solo-Priced Deals on Our Solo Travel

20 New Solo-Priced Deals on Our Solo Travel. This week we added 20 new additions to our Solo Travel Pricing Tracker software search tool. 

Important solo-priced hotel update: In the next 10 days, we will add the following European sub-regions to make it easier to find what you are looking for:

Central + Eastern Europe

France-Italy-Netherlands

Germany-Austria-Switzerland

Nordic Countries

Spain-Portugal

United Kingdom + Ireland

United States + Canada

Beyond location: 20 New Solo-Priced Deals on Our Solo Travel. Search solo-priced hotels by 10 non-geographic categories from budget to luxury, beaches to ski slopes and from dude ranches to spas.

Stay tuned: Listings in sub-categories are in alphabetical order...

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Viajar Solo-Mejor Calidad Mejor Precio

Viajar Solo-Mejor Calidad Mejor Precio

Viajar Solo-Mejor Calidad Mejor Precio

Viajar solo-mejor calidad mejor precio, nuestro objetivo es proporcionarle los mejores precios al viajar solo sin sacrificar la calidad.  Tenemos suscriptores en más de 40 países, con más del 30% de los cuales se habla español.

Viajar solo-mejor calidad a mejor precio: Actualmente tenemos:

  • SoloTrekker4U gratuito con acceso ilimitado a nuestra red de proveedores.
  • Ofertas de hoy Solo Trekker y Booking.com  700,000+ alojamientos
  • Cada semana un boletín con las mejores ofertas de viajes
  • Cada día ofertas especiales por Twitter y Facebook
  • Sugerencias para viajar solo por Tipztr y Blogs más largos

Nuestra meta ha sido en conseguir  mejor calidad a mejor precio en vez de un vuelo y hotel muy barato  y de menor calidad.

Siempre estamos trabajando...

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Holidays for Solo Travelers and Solo Destinations

Holidays for Solo Travelers: Fun Facts and Solo Destinations: I know you may still be enjoying languid summer days at the beach. However, it is never too early to plan ahead for the next set of holidays. No one wants to be “Home Alone for the Holidays”! Some destinations like ski resorts book one year ahead. The reason? Many people return each year to the same spot for Christmas and New Year’s. So now is the time to dust off your bucket list, and make a plan for the holidays.

Holidays for Solo Travelers

Holidays for Solo Travelers

Holidays for Solo Travelers: Fun Facts and Solo Destinations:

More Fun and Really Odd Holiday Facts: Latin America and France:

  • One of the really interesting facts is that all around the world, people have very different ways of celebrating special occasions...
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Solo Traveler Safety Tips Update | Solo Trekker

Solo Traveler Safety Tips Update

Solo Traveler Safety Tips Update

Solo Traveler Safety Tips Update: The greatest risk in travel statistically still tends to be the drive to the airport. However, no one wants safety issues to ruin a vacation.

It can be hard to plan how to stay safer abroad.

  • There may be storms and diseases.
  • Terrorism is often raised as a concern now.
  • Women on solo travel have other issues.
  • I have been in civil wars, quarantines and 2 emergency landings. I have been stopped by the military near a border. I just dodged hungry crocs!

I am passing on the tips I learned updated for this year.

Solo Traveler Safety Tips Update:

Research before you book your trip. Plan well ahead.

Tip One:    Know before you go.

  • Look at your destination’s history.
  • Learn about local issues.
  • Stay alert to risks.
  • Know the s...
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5 Tips on How to Avoid Identity Theft on Travel

5 Tips on How to Avoid Identity Theft on Travel

5 Tips on How to Avoid Identity Theft on Travel

5 Tips on  How to Avoid Identity Theft on Travel:  On a past trip to South America, I had a surprise. Our host said he was on a kidnap list. Three of his friends had been kidnapped.  In some places, this is a way to get paid ransom as a type of business practice.

I had thought this was just in war zones or as a risk for the very rich. I knew no one who was in such harm’s way.

Fast forward to the present: In the past, to be paid ransom, hostage taking took a lot of work. Today it is easy. Why? Criminals can avoid the middle man, the hostage! They can take data or use schemes to get paid with no hostage. The growth is in identity theft. To get key data on the Web or by a hard copy is easy...

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Greek Islands Adventure Kayak Between the Cyclades:

Greek Islands Adventure Kayak Between the Cyclades: This is the place to get away from it all. What could be better than hiking and kayaking around the Greek Islands?

Greek Islands Adventure Kayak Between the Cyclades:

Greek Islands Adventure Kayak Between the Cyclades:

Greek Islands Adventure Kayak Between the Cyclades: Overview of the History of the Cyclades:

  • Greek Islands Adventure Kayak Between the Cyclades, the first question is generally what does the name “Cyclades” mean? It comes from the word Cyclades that means circle in Greek. If you take a look at a map, you will see why that name fits. The islands form a circle in the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey. That makes them popular as a tourist destination.
  • However, it has also meant that they were both a crossroads for trade and for hordes of invaders over the centurie...
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5 Myths on Travel in the Tropics-True or False

Myths on Travel in the Tropics

Myths on Travel in the Tropics

True or False: 5 Myths on Travel in the Tropics.  I have always dreamed of tall palms and far away islands in the tropics.  It can be a dream trip, but do watch out for its being a nightmare!  As they say, “know before you go”. Take our light hearted quiz, and email us on our Contacts page to add any of your own tips.

Myth One: Mosquitoes only bite at dawn or dusk. (Variation: “We don’t have mosquitoes on our property.”) False. That may be the primary risk for insect-borne diseases, but insects can feast at any time. Wear protective clothing and insect-repellent where diseases are serious such as malaria, dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis.

True or False: 5 Myths on Travel in the Tropics:

Myth Two: You can’t get there from here. True...

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