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How To Get A Visa For Vietnam
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How To Get A Visa For Vietnam

What’s more fun than getting off a plane and immediately being hit up for cash just to step foot outside the airport? (I’ll answer my own question. The answer is: getting the seat next to the lavatory for your 16-hour flight. Oh the stories you’ll tell.) The fact is, visas […]

Traveling With Reminders
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Traveling With Reminders

Just like our itineraries are different, so are our levels of comfort. Some people prefer to bring the bare necessities, needing to pack light for their meandering feet, while others need to bring a personalized blanket for sentimental coziness. A recent article in The Toronto Star highlighted the importance of […]

Should I Wash My Underwear While Traveling? Answer: No!
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Should I Wash My Underwear While Traveling? Answer: No!

Let’s face it, we travelers put up with a lot of aggravation on the road: lost baggage, missing passports, loud hostels, etc. . . . And we see a lot of things that bother us around the world: obnoxious tourists, environmental degradation, the plight of the world’s poor. But there’s […]

How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia
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How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia

So you’re going to Cambodia (actually, I am in about 6 weeks, but more on that later), and once you get there all you really want to do is sunbathe nude while pointing the bottom of your feet at people as they walk by, and sticking you chopsticks upright in […]

Tips For First-Time Travelers: Copy Your Passport, Ditch The Itinerary
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Tips For First-Time Travelers: Copy Your Passport, Ditch The Itinerary

We were all travel virgins once. Not quite the — awkward lying next to each other, not knowing where to look, thinking of something romantic to whisper in your ear — kind of travel virgin. More like the — guide books awkwardly lying on top of each other, not knowing […]

Top Destinations For Solo Travelers?
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Top Destinations For Solo Travelers?

I couldn’t honestly say what would make one country better than another for solo travel, but that didn’t stop T+L from trying. They recently ranked the top 10 countries for solo travelers (actually 14 countries given all the ties, but who’s counting?), with Costa Rica coming out on top, followed […]

Frequent Flyer Tips For The Not-So-Frequent Flyer
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Frequent Flyer Tips For The Not-So-Frequent Flyer

“Actually, Carlton, we’ll be using the frequent flyer miles to get to Douglashire. Now run along and get me a spot of tea.” That’s often what I hear when people boast of free dream trips courtesy of their frequent flyer miles. In actuality, not every snooty voice in my head […]

How To Use Frequent Flyer Miles (Or, How To Fly Free)
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How To Use Frequent Flyer Miles (Or, How To Fly Free)

Frequent flyers are lately becoming frequently frustrated, being frequently denied, and are frequently failing to redeem their miles for the tickets that they want at the airline’s base redemption rates. With many airlines posting negative profits, the neighborhood kid selling lemonade is finding more financial success in business than airlines […]

How To Use Your Phone Everywhere While You Travel
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How To Use Your Phone Everywhere While You Travel

I love my iPhone, but the problem? I’m not taking it traveling with me, no matter how useful it would be. I’d rather take some disposable phone I bought from a drugstore or, better yet, nothing at all. However, I’m the first to admit, there is nothing I miss more […]

The Top 5 Rules For CouchSurfing
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The Top 5 Rules For CouchSurfing

By Matt Stabile During a recent road trip to Montreal, it came up in conversation that one of the riders in the car was going to be CouchSurfing for the first time at an apartment in the city. This being her inaugural experience into the world of sleeping in a […]

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