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Research Your Home Town on TripAdvisor

January 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Research Your Home Town on TripAdvisor

If you’re looking to save a little money on your next vacation by turning it into a staycation, or just looking for a few ideas for a short weekend fun, consider doing vacation research on your home town! We always know to check sites like TripAdvisor whenever we are going somewhere else, but we never […]

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Dealing with Post-Trip Blues

January 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on Dealing with Post-Trip Blues

Katie at Vagabonding offered up a few tactics to combat post-trip blues including returning to a routine as quickly as possible, write about the trip, and planning the next one immediately. Personally, I find that documenting the trip is one of the best ways to combat post-trip blues because not only does it give you […]

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My 3 Best Hawaii Travel Secrets

December 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

We were recently tagged by Sheila at Go Visit Hawaii in a Hawaii travel secrets meme. While we’ve only been to Hawaii once, for our honeymoon in early 2008, we did spend two weeks there and absolutely loved every single day of it. I don’t know if these three ideas are hidden secrets or not […]

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Print Your Boarding Pass At Home!

December 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Print Your Boarding Pass At Home!

Back when Southwest offered $29 fares from Baltimore Washington International (BWI) to Long Island – Islip (ISP), I used to fly home all the time. These days, with fares double that, I fly less often but one tip that I’ve always used is to print my boarding pass at home. The airport is about lines. […]

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Skip Currency Exchange, Use Bank ATMs

December 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Skip Currency Exchange, Use Bank ATMs

On many of our trips abroad, we’ve quickly learned that the key to not get ripped off in the currency exchange process is to go to a bank ATM. The kiosks at airports and train stations will always charge you through the nose to exchange money. It’s almost universal. The insidious part about the whole […]

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Traveling Abroad Phone Options: Skype

December 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Traveling Abroad Phone Options: Skype

While Martha and I were on our trip around Europe last summer, one of our concerns was how to call home to our parents during the month. We considered using phone cards or buying a cell phone, but our decision was made easier when I learned that I could use just use Skype abroad! Skype […]

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Research Scams Before You Travel

October 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Research Scams Before You Travel

Tim Ferriss (Four Hour Workweek) and Kevin Rose (Digg) do a semi-regular video show called Random and most of the recent ones were taped on their long trip to China. I wanted to point out this particular episode because it covers a well known scam in Beijing near Tiananmen Square in Beijing: China Part 2a […]

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