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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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Traveling to Jordan

Traveling to Jordan Solo Travel Jordan: As the picture below shows, Jordan is a combination of the present day and its ancient past. It has a mix of Nabataean, Greek, Roman, and Arab culture.  

Traveling to Jordan Solo Travel Jordan

Traveling to Jordan Solo Travel Jordan

Traveling to Jordan

Jordan has been a crossroads since ancient times with monuments from four separate cultures. Ruins draw countless tourists to Jerash and Petra, the latter featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Its climate can range from hot in the summer to light snow in winter, especially in the mountains.

Notwithstanding its long history, Jordan is also very modern, dubbed by some as the Mideast’s “Silicon Valley”.

Arriving at Jordan Solo Travel Jordan:

My Jordan was limited to the week...

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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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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

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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Solo Travelers Insurance

Solo Travelers Insurance:

7 Tips for Your Next Trip The need for insurance has grown with concerns as to political issues around the world and terrorist attacks. It also is important in case of petty theft or accidents.

I was glad I had it when I was robbed at noon in a top European town. It is worth it even for a lost bag.

I have known of tourists hit by cars on city streets.  Mopeds can cause a few wrecks, too.

What should you do? Find the right travel insurance.

Solo Travelers Insurance: Cancellation/Coverage:

Think of your own risks.  

  • How far ahead will you book? CheapAir.com says 54 days is the right time. This varies around the world. The right time for South America is 70 days, 120 days for Europe, and 160 days for Asia.
  • Will family needs to cause you to miss a trip? If y...
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Save on Travel

Save on Travel

Save on Travel

Save on Travel by Avoiding Small Costs That Add Up. Use those savings on top local tours and exhibits! Typically every trip I take abroad as a solo traveler my budget estimate falls short about $500-$1,000.

Certain costs, when taken separately, seem so minor that they go unnoticed but can really snowball. Although they apply to everyone, as single travelers already pay a premium not experienced by couples, families or groups, it is important to at least be aware of these added fees when traveling alone.

Since I am planning more solo travel for year- end  pulled out my calculator and tried to identify a few of these “mystery” items to Save on Travel. I found 5 types of expenses that accounted for up to approximately 10% of my estimated costs.

Travel Cheap by Avoiding S...

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Solo Travel Warnings

Solo Travel Warnings

Solo Travel Warnings

Solo Travel Warnings, Avoid Arrest Abroad: In your plan to go abroad for fun, it is easy to miss strict laws at your chosen spot. In Asia and the Mideast, drug laws are well-known. In one such destination, I recall at Immigration/Customs a sign that “drug traffickers face the death penalty”. In one popular Mideast destination on a past trip, I learned there were then 200+ drugs that carried a 4 year jail term for possession. The shock? It included certain drugs legal at home and even others used at home but still able to be detected later on a lab test abroad.

What to do? As Solo Travel Warnings they say, “know before you go”. Since many of us in the US and Canada go to Europe often, it is easy to overlook their rules...

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Solo Vacations Travel

Solo Vacations Travel

Solo Vacations Travel

Solo Vacations Travel

Solo Vacations Travel. 6 Tips On How to Save on Solo VacationsTravel:  As much as I love the road less traveled by, dodging leering crocodiles and navigating cholera epidemics and low grade civil wars, I have been mulling ways to have a fall vacation without adding a rider to  my life insurance policy.

The first rule of thumb on pricing on Solo Vacations Travel: It’s always about supply and demand. The best strategies? Demand goes way down when rumors of bad weather are plentiful. In reality, these dire predictions are not necessarily accurate. Secondly, back to school reduces demand since many parents and families are not going on vacation then. You will find fewer crowds and more bargaining power. Here are 6 of my strategies...

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Best Airplane Seats

Best Airplane Seats

Best Airplane Seats

Best Airplane Seats 5 Tips on How to Get Them on your next flight  To catch a flight to my 67th country, I found it can be a challenge. (Solo Trekker does not book airlines or receive fees from any airline.)

Months ago I found that if your tour changes its dates, your airline may charge you 2X. (First, you may have a fee of $350 and then a new fare charge of $600! I paid about $1900 for my economy flight of $950. My tour gave me credit.) I thought it was easy from there. Stay tuned!

If you can’t pay for an upgrade to Business Class, you will be in a maze of challenges to get a good seat. Here is what I just found and some solutions.

Best Airplane Seats, 5 tips on how to get a good seat on your next flight Tip One: Frequent Flyer:

When you book your flight, join th...

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Solo Trekker Travel

Solo Trekker Travel Style  5 Tips on How to Pack for Summer Travel: It’s hard to know how to pack when carry-on’s get smaller and fees greater.  Try out these 5 additional tips. See also our blog on travel to hot climes. Another choice? Check out our blog on staying cool on adventure travel.  Going Upriver on the Amazon, I was amazed at how hot it was trekking the rainforest in the rainy season. This past year hiking up hill tops in India in the monsoons was more of the same.

Do take a handheld battery-operated fan, and try some of our packing tips below.

5 Tips on How to Pack for Summer Travel:

Tip One:

Pack a sun hat? Take a visor instead. Hats won’t stay on as you sail into the sunset or kayak past leaping whales. Worst yet, most sunhats can’t be folded and packed. As I found...

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