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Every season presents its own set of challenges while traveling. Even though the weather is beautiful, the summer travel season is crowded, hot, and expensive. In this guide, I outline some of the most important summer travel tips to help you beat the heat, avoid the crowds, and save money. Hopefully, this makes your summer …

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When you travel, you constantly encounter social situations. You have to talk to people when buying tickets, passing through immigration, ordering food at restaurants, and checking into your hotel. You’ll spend most of your time in public spaces. In some countries, you may be approached by people on the street trying to sell you things …

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Solo travel is one of those things that you have to try to see whether or not you like it. The reality is that not everybody is cut out for solo travel. Some people can’t deal with the loneliness. Some people experience anxiety when they’re constantly meeting new people and having new experiences. Others simply miss …

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If you read r/travel and r/solotravel on Reddit, you’ll see that pretty much every post about Egypt is negative. It’s become a meme at this point. Every week there is a new post talking about how terrible Egypt is to travel and how nobody should go there. Most commonly, people complain about scams, harassment, and …

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Returning home from a long trip is always a bittersweet experience. On the one hand, it’s nice to see your friends and family, sleep in your own bed, and eat a home-cooked meal. On the other hand, you miss the absolute freedom of being on the road. While traveling, you’re doing something new every day. …

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When planning a trip, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is where you’re going to stay. This guide lists the pros and cons of staying in an Airbnb vs hotel. We’ll cover cost, comfort, cleanliness, amenities, the check-in process, security, and more. Which is best for your trip depends on how …

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Eating at McDonald’s while traveling is a bit of a controversial topic. Some travelers think it’s a waste of time to eat familiar fast food that you can get anywhere when there are authentic local dishes to try. Other travelers make a point to eat at McDonald’s in every city that they visit. If you’re …

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While preparing for your next big trip, one of the more difficult decisions you’ll need to make is whether or not you want to travel with a laptop. If you do decide to pack your laptop, how will you protect it from damage and theft? How will you protect your privacy and keep your data …

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While traveling, sometimes you just want to cook a quick and healthy meal and get on with your day. This guide outlines how to cook in a hotel room without a kitchen. I’ll explain exactly what tools, appliances, and utensils you need to pack to prepare simple, affordable, and most importantly healthy meals while traveling. …

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Proof of onward travel is becoming a common and annoying travel requirement. An increasing number of countries are requiring that you show a valid ticket out of the country before you’re allowed to enter or even board your flight. This proves that you intend to leave the country and not overstay your tourist visa. While …

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