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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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5 Tips on How to Pack Light for Winter Solo Travel

How to Pack Light for Winter Solo Travel: After 68 countries and all 50 US states, every trip I still have some new lessons learned. Last month I made my 6th trip to one of my favorite top solo travel destinations, Quebec City. It is a great example of the issue of how to pack light to save fees for checked luggage and look chic still. Here are my 5 tips how to travel light in winter for savings and style.  For more information, see our short video on YouTube.

 How to Pack Light for Winter Solo Travel:

Tip One:

Take one to wear and one as a spare!

This raises a sensitive issue. How can you be parted from your favorite Bruno Maglis? Do leave them happily nestled in your closet at home.  For cold climes, there are two key things to think about.

-First and foremost: How to have a great tri...

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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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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 5 Tips

Solo Travel Tips

Solo Travel Tips

Solo Travel 5 Tips for Staying Healthy: Do this to avoid getting sick as often on travel. I firmly believe: “Know before you go”. However, every question seems to bring a series of new questions.

In addition, planned to greet the New Year in Cambodia and then travel alone to Vietnam and Thailand. I had been looking into required vaccinations and health issues for travelers.

I received confounding answers from both intrepid fellow travelers and the US government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The toughest question? How aggressively to plan for potential risks? Statistics help but only to a limited extent. Where risk of serious harm is only 5%, if it happens to you, it is 100% in your case! Is it better to pay $1,500 for potentially unnecessary vaccina...

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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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Single Travel Tips

Single Travel Tips. Avoiding Booking Mistakes.Why pay too much for the same room or flight? See our five updated tips before you book your Solo Travel.

1. Single Travel Tips advise. Don’t check “1 room” without checking “1 Adult”. Why? When you look for a hotel or B&B, don’t just assume that the price listed is the best price! The default for most booking engines is for 2 adults even if you say you want 1 room.  In North America, Single Travel Tips price usually is the so-called room or “rack” rate. However, primarily in Europe, rooms are often offered for solo occupancy. (Search also for “studio” or “single travel tips room”.) Using our booking engine of more than 800,000+ lodgings on our home page, we have seen discounts of up to 40+ percent for solo occupancy...

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