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North America Solo Travel Destinations

North America 10 Solo Travel

North America 10 Solo Travel

North America 10  Solo Travel Destinations: If like some of us, you are still waiting to take a summer vacation. Here are my top personal suggestions for relatively close-by and bargain solo travel destinations. More good news? For extra savings, you can drive or take the train (or even bus) to many saving costs and waiting in lines when flying. In addition, there is a wide range of options. You can start choose a cultural travel package, adventure vacations for singles or even wildlife vacations. Surprised? You don’t need to go on a distant safari to see some fascinating wildlife in their natural or sometimes adopted habitat...

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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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