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Use Your Hand to to Calculate Sunset Time

All you have to do is count your fingers to know approximately what time the sun will set!

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Tips for Surviving the Tropics

Stepping aside from the idyllic photos, the warmer climates have their downfalls; from falling coconuts, to the heat, to nasty stinging things. Have a look at these tips before you head to the tropics!

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Top 5 Ways to Save Money While Travelling

Shed those expensive vacation habits and start traveling on a budget of less than $40/day!

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How to Search for Longer Term Budget Accommodation
Costa Rica

What's the best way to find budget lodging? Here's how I went about my recent search and how I found great deals on some wonderful little rentals for under $20/night when staying more than a week.

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Choosing A Travel Sheet - One Crucial Feature You Won't Be Able to Live Without!

Not all sleeping bag liners are created equal. If you can't stand the thought of being trapped in a narrow fabric sleeve, read on to find the best travel sheet out there.

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Planning Your Trip, Part 1: Deciding Where to Go, Who With and When

I'm ready for budget travel! What are my first steps? Here's how to get your trip in motion.

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Planning Your Trip, Part 2: Prepare, Pack, and Go!

You've decided when and where to go, now it's time to get into the real preparation for your trip!

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What Are the Best Travel Snacks?!

Taking a bit of food with you when you travel not only saves money, but there are times you'll be so grateful you have something familiar to eat! Here's a list of some easy snacks to pack from home.

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Mosquitoes 101: Your Guide to Bite-Free Travel

New to world travel? Here are some serious tips to get you ahead in the mosquito game!

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What Exactly is Travel Clothing and Why Bother Buying It?

Bringing the right type of clothing can make traveling so much easier and more comfortable! Here are the best types of clothing and fabrics to use when creating your travel wardrobe.

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How to Keep Cool Traveling In Hot Humid Climates

Don't we love our tropical destinations! But the heat, the humidity! Being too hot can drag you down and ruin any trip. Follow these tips to make the heat much more bearable.

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10 Smart and Easy Travel Safety Tips

"An ounce of prevention...." they say. You don't have to be paranoid, just be smart and you'll be less likely to fall victim to travel-related crime.

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How to Wash Your Clothes While Traveling

Because you have such a small wardrobe, doing laundry by hand in your hotel is a regular part of traveling. There are some tricks for drying them, too.

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Understanding Buddy Pass Standby Travel

Using airline employee benefit passes is risky but can be a great way to save money and gain flexibility with your travel. It's important to know the details before you commit.

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Easiest Destinations for First Time Budget Travelers

Wondering where to begin? Whether traveling solo or with a buddy, first timers or not, these destinations are best for easy budget travel.

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What is Budget Travel?

You'll hear many serious travelers talk about the difference between vacationing and travelling, exploring, wandering whatever you want to call it. In short, on a vacation, you are a tourist whereas a traveler strives to do as the locals do.

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The Process for Creating Your Perfect Minimalist Wardrobe

Most advice is about what types of things to pack, but let's go over how to narrow it down to a functional capsule wardrobe that will work for you.

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Haggling For Newbies

Oh the art, the fun, the pain in the ass of bargaining every time you want to buy something!

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Tricks to Getting Your Carry-On, On

Worried your carry-on bag is too big or too heavy? Here are a few tricks that can help keep you from having to pay big $$ to check a bag.

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Travel Faux Pas - Things to Avoid Doing as a Traveler

Standard travel etiquette is not all common sense. Sometimes you simply need to adapt to the c ....

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Essential Toilet Tips for Foreign Travel

Obeying nature's call when you're traveling can yield some interesting results! Be prepared with some basics on how the rest of the world does it.

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Packing Light - Highlights on How to Pack Small

Still wondering how on earth you get all your stuff into one carry-on? Here are some basic tactics for packing light.

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How to Speak Broken English

English is usually the common language you'll find to speak with both fellow travelers and with locals. But be polite and put effort into speaking in a way that others can understand you!

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Ubiquitous Things - Phrases, Food, and More

The world is a wide and varied place but there are a few things you can count on wherever you go.

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Common Travel Scams to Watch Out For

Particularly as budget travelers, you are visiting poorer countries. Countries where the local people can benefit greatly by get ....

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Deciding to Take Your First Budget Adventure

It might take a bit of faith for your first trip, but it's so much easier and more rewarding than you might think.

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Packing 101

Having just the right things with you in one lightweight bag will make your trip so much more enjoyable.

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Packing Light - What Do I Really Need?

The sport of bringing as little as possible while still having what you need is a challenge I've welcomingly accepted.

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How Can I Afford to Travel So Much?

There is absolutely no reason to spend a fortune in order to travel. Some people spend money on an expensive car, some on concerts or designer clothes. I spend my money on budget travel.

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The Undergarment Strategy

Panites, undies, knickers, pants, boxers, shorts ... How to get by with just a few pair while traveling.

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Pre-Departure Travel Checklist

You're bound to forget something! But make sure you have a few essentials taken care of before you leave and you will travel with an easy mind.

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Be Careful ... Be Respectful ... Have Fun!!!

Basic tips for a successful journey

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7 Tips for Vegetarian Travelers

Everyone has their own line. Keeping that line in place while traveling, well now that's the interesting part.

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Using Your Phone While Travelling Internationally

FREE international calls, texting and video chat, local SIM cards, offline maps. The basics of how to use your phone while traveling.

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