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12 Handy Travel Tips and Guides For a Perfect Vacation

 Vacation is the time to relax and unwind, which can seem like an impossible task at times, as so many things can go wrong while traveling. And that's perfectly fine, as both experienced travelers and novices alike can get into many a sticky situation in a foreign country. You can forget something, find yourself in a tourist trap, choose a bad airline or buy the wrong travel insurance. Lucky for you, we explain how to avoid and solve all of these problems and more right here. Simply click on one or a few of these articles and embrace the knowledge.
 
Going on vacation is one of the best things in the world, you are going out to see amazing places, have fun and enjoy life. However, before you can start your fun, you have a lot of hard work to do in preparation. To help your vacation go as smoothly as possible, here are some great travel tips for everything from booking your flight to packing your bags. Some of these tips saved me a lot of misery during my travels, and I'm sure they will help you too.
 
Traveling the world can expand your mind, expose you to new foods and cultures, or even just serve as a temporary escape from life. If you’re traveling anytime soon, you should browse through this infographic - full of fascinating travel facts that really surprised me.
 
No one knows why they pay what they do for airline tickets. We all try to find the best deal, but it's never really explained to us why the ticket prices are the way they are, and why it seems that every person on the same plane got a different deal... This handy guide will shed some light on the murky world of airline ticket prices, and help you find your way to the cheapest one.

 

Traveling can be a living nightmare for many of us, so imagine what it must be like for those who live it every day – flight staff! Well, actually, for the professionals, journeying hundreds of miles at a time isn’t so bad. They just learn to cope. They have amassed a great wealth of handy tips and tricks to bear what many of us assume to be unbearable. And thankfully they have decided to share these travel secrets with you. 

 

 
As winter turns into spring, we start itching to travel - the need to see places we've never seen before awakens inside of us. However, as tourists, there are many locals who would love to swindle us out of our hard-earned vacation cash. That is why it's important to know some of the clever scams that tricksters will try in an attempt to swindle you out of your money. So have a look through this list of 40 known tourist scams from around the world, so if they are ever tried on you, you'll see them coming from a mile away.
 

If you've ever purchased a ticket for a Low-Cost flight, you've probably noticed that almost every upgrade and service you want - whether it's luggage, plane meals, seat selections, etc. - will cost you a lot of extra money, and sometimes lead to high fines, to the point where the cheap and seductive price offered by these airlines will already become quite expensive when compared to a regular flight. To help you identify all the important things you need to pay attention to when purchasing cheap flight tickets, we’ve prepared for you a full Low-Cost guide to help make your next vacation free of unwanted surprises and expenses.

 
Travel medical insurance, as the name implies, is for those who are leaving their home country to travel abroad. It provides coverage for any medical emergencies and evacuations that might occur. It is sometimes known as International Medical Insurance, International Travel Insurance, or Worldwide Medical Insurance, depending on the company selling it.
 
A vacation with kids is never guaranteed to be perfect. While there are supposed to be times of laughter, relaxation and exploration, traveling with little ones can be extremely unpredictable. For the traveling family, each age comes with its own challenges, but you can add to the enjoyment and dial down the frustration by strategizing about how to travel while accomplishing goals like getting away, spending time together and seeing the world.
 
With the holidays around the corner, the peak travel season is on its way as well. For those of you already on vacation and for those who are planning one, here are some common myths that may have been true once, but today they are a thing of the past!

 

 
The new feature on a travel website called Kayak can help you determine the best time to fly to a specific destination and even lets you compare the prices of two different destinations. Take a more detailed look at this feature and learn how to use it in this article.
 
While on vacation, a person ideally wants to relax, get to know the local landmarks and culture and try authentic cuisine. Instead, tourists often have a much less pleasant experience and fall victim to the various tourist traps that leave them exhausted, unsatisfied and, honestly speaking, taken advantage of. And while we agree that certain landmarks are worth the long queues and high prices, others definitely don’t deserve the same amount of dedication. To determine whether a specific place or experience is a tourist trap, watch out for these 5 red flags.
 
Not sure how much to tip when overseas but don't want to be rude? Study this global tipping guide to know what each region expects of you! 
 
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