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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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While packing for your next trip, one important decision you’ll have to make is whether you’re going to check a bag or travel with a carry-on. This choice depends on a number of factors including where you’re traveling, what gear you need to pack, your travel style, your budget, and the airline’s rules. This guide …

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Unfortunately, bed bugs are more common than ever. If you travel long enough, you will come into contact with these horrible creatures. They can be found in hotels, motels, and hostels all over the world. This guide explains how to avoid bed bugs while traveling. In this guide, we’ll explain how to perform a bed …

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Which type of luggage you choose depends on your destination and style of travel. For some trips, a backpack offers greater convenience. Sometimes a suitcase is the better option. In this guide, I’ll outline the pros and cons of using a backpack vs suitcase. I’ll cover packing and unpacking, convenience, weight, versatility, and much more. …

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By packing lightweight and quality gear with multiple uses, you can greatly reduce the weight and volume of your travel backpack. The end goal in switching to an ultralight style of travel is to pack all of your clothing and gear into a carry-on-size bag without sacrificing anything in terms of functionality, comfort, fashion, or …

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The idea of traveling alone can feel intimidating and even scary. You have to make plans, manage your budget, organize transport, book accommodation, and more. It’s a lot of work. If you get into trouble, you have only yourself to rely on. If you plan ahead, traveling solo doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this …

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