Travel Tips

Why I Stopped Using TripIt to Organize My Travels

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TripIt was highly recommended to me by some of my friends. It keeps tabs on your travels and alerts you if it doesn’t think you’ll make a connection. The pro-version even pulls up alternative flights. I went all in on the pro-version. After using it for some time, I’m definitely not …

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Why I Frequently Lie to Uber Drivers

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When I was a teenager, I was taking a flight out of the country when my parents weren’t home.  They arranged for a car to pick me up and take me to the airport. When the car showed up, the man driving got out of the car quickly and exclaimed …

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How Using Social Media Can Get You Miles and Deals

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I’ve written in the past about how you can use Twitter to get instant access to new deals from the Flight Deal, a website that curates amazing deals.  (See also, the Fare Deal). It has actually gotten increasingly easier.  Rather than use text notifications, you can have the tweets pop …

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Does Using an Icognito Window Save You Hundreds on Travel?

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There’s a graphic going around that “will surprise you”.  It’s a screen shot someone took as proof that searching for travel in incognito mode saves a significant amount of money. Here’s the picture: (click to make larger) It’s from Reddit, and while the photo is getting passed around and upvoted in …

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But Is That Country Safe for a Young Woman?!

One of the things I get asked often is, “Isn’t it unsafe to travel by yourself, as a young woman?” I’m taking a solo trip to Europe next month and I don’t speak the language of the countries I’m going to.  I’ve been asked so many times if I think …

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