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8 Easy Ways to Score a Cheap Flight

Flights are often a big part of a travel budget, especially when heading overseas. Sure, back in the good old days, flights were more expensive, but you also got a lot more for the price (read: free checked luggage, the ability to transfer tickets and credits to someone else without penalty, hot meals, check-in areas…

7 Flying Tips for Plus-Size Travelers

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Everybody deserves to travel the world, but some bodies have a harder time than others. Travelers of size often struggle far more when flying, facing discomfort, embarrassment, and even harassment from fellow passengers, along with the typical flight woes of turbulence, screaming babies, and zero leg room. The truth is, airlines…

11 Tips for Planning Your First African Safari

Africa offers a variety of cultures, landscapes, and experiences. It’s also home to some of the world’s most stunning wildlife, making it a go-to destination for safaris. For most travelers, going on an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list vacation. It’s expensive, far, and requires a lot of careful planning. After all, no one wants…

How to Pick the Right Clothing-Optional Resort for You

Lobby at Temptation Cancun Resort With a growing number of nude-friendly hotels and cruises, it’s safe to say that clothing-optional tourism is on the rise. After all, nothing says “break from the norm” quite like roaming around in your true, natural state. Contrary to what some people may think, not all clothing-optional resorts allow guests…

12 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Sicily Vacation

View from Hotel Villa Sonia, Castelmola The Italian island of Sicily is a fascinating place to visit. A rich medley of ancient civilizations, Sicily offers Greek ruins, splendid cathedrals, and atmospheric street markets on one mountainous landmass. Here, you can visit Baroque towns clinging to hilltops, calm bays with sparkling blue water, and the decadent,…

The 7 Most Common Tourist Scams in India

Varanasi, India India is undoubtedly one of the world’s most incredible places to visit, but behind the glorious riot of colors, smells, and sounds, there lies a dark underbelly of tourist scams that put money or valuables at risk. While you’re not guaranteed to experience one of these schemes, it’s best to come prepared. Below,…

16 Things Every Traveler Should Know Before Their First Trip to Shanghai

Shanghai Streets; Xiquinho Silva/Flickr Shanghai is often described as both the Paris and New York of the East, which should hint at its status as China’s premier international metropolis. Modern, cultured, and packed with people (the population of 26 million is more than double that of Paris and New York City combined!), Shanghai offers visitors…

12 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Colombia Vacation

Once known solely for its drug and crime statistics, Colombia has worked hard over the last decade to rid itself of its old reputation. These days, Colombia’s eclectic cities, ancient archaeological sites, and lush landscapes (the world’s most biodiverse) make it a top travel destination. However, there are still a few things visitors should keep…

The 7 Most Common Travel Scams in Thailand

Scams can occur in any country, but there are certain schemes that are more prevalent in Thailand. Read on for the most common scams that befall tourists in Thailand, so you can be sure to avoid them and instead enjoy all the beauty, culture, and delicious food on offer.

7 Travel Credit Cards With the Best Sign-Up Bonuses and Perks

One way to avoid paying full price for that dream vacation? Sign up for a credit card with travel rewards. We say, if you’re going to spend the money anyway, you might as well reap some rewards, whether that means redeeming points or miles for hotel stays, flights, baggage fees, or just plain travel expenses.…