How to Blog from Abroad – part 1-

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So, you want to start your very own travel blog? The good news is that anyone can start one. The bad news is that being able to sustain a quality travel blog requires a lot of effort, a lot of investment and a lot of time. If you are serious about the task that you are about to undertake you should know a few things that we will be covering in the following article. But before we get down to business can you answer one question: Why do you want to blog? Some people write because they desire to … [Read more...]

The 27 Best International Travel Apps

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The 27 Best  Travel Apps to Travel Internationally These days, any company who’s serious about its online presence knows that it needs an app in order to make it and this is especially true about travel companies. As the saying goes, if you need it, there’s an app for that – from language translation apps to international messaging apps. Some of the biggest flight and tourism companies in the world, such as United Airlines and Booking.com have got apps, but smaller competitors have them too. You … [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...]

How to Differentiate Good International Travel Agencies from Bad Ones

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Like many things of the old world, Travel agents have also become a punch line that is often categorized as being unnecessary, obsolete and pointless. As you can probably imagine, nobody wants to have their profession insulted, but the truth is that from a certain perspective, the concept of a travel agent has become a dying breed, but not in the way that you would imagine. It is true that the internet has given us the opportunity to research valuable information on our own,  but this doesn't … [Read more...]

Are Travel Consultants Still Useful? When to Use a Travel Agent

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Travel consultants may have been put on the list of “most useless professions” in the world, but this doesn't mean that many intrepid travelers have decided to stop visiting them. It may sound simple to plan and book your own trip online, but the truth is that there are certain advantages of using a travel agent. Many of us are familiar with the brick-and-mortar shops selling trips to Europe with dreamy discounts, but the concept of travel agents has significantly changed in the past few yea … [Read more...]

In the Loop, On the Go: 8 Great Messaging & Language Translation Apps for Travelers

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Finding the best apps for international travel is all largely a matter of traveling preference. However, we believe absolutely anyone who’s out on the road, in a foreign country, could benefit from any one of the apps on our list. Not only are they free, but some of them are also available for several platforms (Android, Windows, Blackberry, etc.). So, next time you’re feeling lost in translation abroad, there are two things you can do: use one of these chat apps to reach out to someone back hom … [Read more...]

International Travel Tips Packing: Unusual Tricks for Traveling Light

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The point of traveling isn't about carrying as much useless stuff around you as you can, but about having just enough items to feel comfortable and have fun. The importance of packing light cannot be overemphasized, and there's nothing worse than dragging an oversized baggage around with you all day. The best international travel site will always tell you to pack wisely. Nobody will ever brag about how much stuff he/she managed to stuff in their bags, but about how much fun they had. Modern age … [Read more...]

Overseas Travel Checklist: What You Need Before Embarking on your Adventure

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Embarking on a journey across the world can be the adventure of a life-time, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you are not prepared to deal with unexpected situations. As much as we enjoy traveling, getting organized can be a pretty daunting task. While it may be possible to survive without your favorite T-Shirt or underwear, there is nothing more frustrating than forgetting your passport, or papers at home. This is exactly why it is vital to prepare a list of necessary items well in … [Read more...]

Tips for Packing for Overseas Travel with Children

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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...]