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Look For The Orange (Google Maps Travel Hack)

Look For The Orange (Google Maps Travel Hack)

Have you ever visited a new city and immediately hopped on your phone to figure out where the action is at? I've often found myself wondering aimlessly around looking for the best places to eat or grab a cup of coffee, but I usually end up lost or too far into the suburbs. In North America, it can be even more difficult as most places are more spread out, though this trick should work just about anywhere. So what's the secret you ask? Look for the orange! Google Maps Next time you pop open...

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Best Phone Service When Traveling Abroad

Best Phone Service When Traveling Abroad

Quite often, I get asked what mobile carrier I have when new aquaintences realize I have coverage. I wanted to share my take on what the best options are. They have to be budget friendly, provide great coverage just about everywhere, and have to have somewhat decent speeds. International Roaming If you're in the US, you can usually call up your carrier and add on an international roaming pack. It's gonna cost though, and it's not cheap. Also, you're not even guaranteed great coverage or high...

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What To Do On Long Layovers

What To Do On Long Layovers

Let's face it, connecting flights can suck. Well, maybe not. If you're a savvy traveler, layovers can be fun. You get the opportunity to see a place you might not have seen otherwise, and you also get to extend your vacation ever so slightly. For the sake of this article, let's assume you have a layover between 4 - 24 hours. Any less and you should probably stay at the airport. Any longer, and you should definitely get a hotel for the night. Free Tours Quite a few airports offer free guided...

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How To Get A Second Vacation For Free

How To Get A Second Vacation For Free

Did you know that most airlines allow free stopovers? Stopovers (or layovers) are one of the best ways to visit a second place for free. While most people try to avoid layovers and prefer to fly direct, I see them as a bonus. The only caveat is that you're a bit limited on the second place you get to visit. If you're planning to spend thousands of dollars on a flight to Fiji, why not go to New Zealand or Australia too (and at no extra cost for the flight). Why not visit Iceland on your way to...

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How to Fly like a Pro

How to Fly like a Pro

Flying can be stressful. Long security lines, waking up in the early hours to arrive on time, and terrible airline food, are some of the things that add to the annoyance of flying. There are ways to make flying more enjoyable and to fly like a pro. Read our simple tips on how to make your flying experience just a bit better. TSA Pre-Check If you're in the US, TSA PreCheck can be a god-send. It's a nifty little program that lets go through an expedited security screen. It's for low-risk...

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