Flying with an Infant: Travel Tips for Your Baby’s First Flight

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Are you nervous about your baby’s first flight? Flying with an infant or toddler can be very demanding, indeed. That is why we are here to share a few essential tips for a smooth, safe, and stress-free trip with your baby on board. These guidelines will ensure both your peace of mind and your baby’s comfort. Flying with an Infant: The Ultimate Pre-Departure Checklist Pack Smart Handling the baggage your child requires is crucial. We have touched on this matter in our post about packing fo … [Read more...]

Backpacking Through Europe: Essential Planning Guide & Travel Tips

Backpacking through Europe

Backpacking through Europe for the first time? You’ve came to the right place! We’ve put together the ultimate travel tips for you to enjoy a fabulous journey. What you will learn from our post: Choose the best time of the year for your Euro Trip. Set up a travel itinerary with best places to visit in Europe. Estimate backpacking through Europe trip costs. Consider budget accommodation opportunities and low-cost airlines. Find out how to efficiently pack everything you need. Enjoy t … [Read more...]

My First Time Spending Time with a Finnish Native

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A couple of years ago I was offered a trip to Finland. I took a deep breath, said goodbye to Dad, who greeted me with a ‘where to, this time?’ and off I went. It was a warm November day, and there I was, with four other people, waiting to board on a plane to Amsterdam, and then another one to Finland. It sounded like a magical place as I had not done any research prior to my departure. All I knew was that Santa Claus was based somewhere in Finland (I later found out it was Lapland) and that it w … [Read more...]

The 30 Essential Travel Items Checklist

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One’s traveling style has a lot to do with one’s personality, if you ask me. However, no matter if you like to travel light, or to make sure you have all the comfort you need at your disposal, there are certain items you should always remember to pack and take along. If you’re an avid traveler like myself, I bet there are going to be some interesting items for you, on my ultimate checklist of essential travel items. Read on, and let me know what you think. 1. Speaker for iPhone You will need a … [Read more...]

Medical Insurance for Travel Abroad: Best Deals for UK Senior Holidaymakers

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Whoever said that older people shouldn't embark on international journeys has definitely never met a savvy senior traveler before. One of the major trends of today's society is for seniors to buy plane tickets and explore the world. If you think about it for a second, it makes perfect sense to invest in something worthwhile when you have so much free time. As many senior travelers love to say, “Age matters only if you're a cheese”, and apparently, travel is the fountain of you … [Read more...]

Medical Insurance Travel Abroad Advice: Do You Really Need it?

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Traveling is not always fun and games. In order to have the best time of your life, you should plan well in advance and take care of the organizational and insurance issues. Whether you are traveling for business purposes, in connection with your studies or for leisure, there are certain steps that you should take to avoid health problems and accidents. Preparing for a trip is not only about choosing the destination, itinerary and packing your bags, it is also about taking necessary steps to … [Read more...]

Tips for Packing for Overseas Travel with Children

tips for packing for overseas travel with children

How does the old saying go? “A mother’s work is never done”. The same applies for either parent, really, when you’re planning and packing to travel overseas with one kid (or several…). It doesn’t even matter if we’re talking babies, toddlers, tweens, or teens here – chances are the situation is going to be complex either way. But before you start despairing, remember that your time abroad with the whole family is not supposed to be a source of this much stress. Quite the contrary: it should be me … [Read more...]

10 Essential Clothes Packing Tips for the Hopelessly Disorganized

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The hopelessly disorganized seem to be a species all their own: on the one hand, much like anyone else, they do enjoy traveling; on the other, though, their chronic inability to get organized often causes them to freeze up and/or fly off into a panic. If you belong in this very special category, check out our list of twenty vital clothes packing tips, which are guaranteed to bring order even into the lives of the most desperately messy travelers out there. Getting started: Method-focused … [Read more...]

Tips for Traveling Alone in Europe – For All Types of Travelers

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So you’re finally making your life-long dream of seeing Europe come true. Only you’re going it alone. That may put a damper on how excited you are about the trip, but it really shouldn’t. In order to make sure that you have the best possible trip across the Old World, we’ve scoured the Internet high and low. We looked at advice dispensed by the best travel bloggers out there. We asked friends with experience in this field. And for all those planning to travel around the world, we put together a l … [Read more...]

The Ultimate List of Traveling Alone Tips

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There used to be quite the massive stigma attached to solo travel. However, as socially accepted coupling patterns and other social norms change, so is people’s attitude toward traveling alone. According to the U.S. Travel Association, 2009 alone saw 22.2 million Americans (out of a total of 170 million) take a trip by themselves for leisure purposes. There are numerous travel companies and tour operators out there who have caught on to this shift in attitudes and are trying to cater to this r … [Read more...]