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Our Take: Tips, Advice, Recommendations, Etc.

"Our Take" includes our subjective posts with travel-related tips, recommendations, advice, warnings, theories, viewpoints, sentiments and other opinions.

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Travel Hacking – How Necessity is Mothering Invention

What is travel hacking and how to use it to work for you.
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Maximize Frequent Flier Rewards: Shopping & Dining

Everyone by now has heard of frequent flier programs, those airline loyalty programs that reward travel on a particular brand or group of brands...

How to Rent a Bicycle in New York City

Citi Bike, the new bike share program operated by NYC Bike Share, has finally arrived in New York City, after many years...
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Talking to Airline Agents: Calm or Anxious?

Sometimes, anxiety and nervousness when talking to airport and security agents pay off.
Paul Theroux Old Patagonian Express

Reading Rec: Paul Theroux and The Old Patagonian Express

A brief synopsis and recommendation of the author Paul Theroux and his book The Old Patagonian Express.

Cipro/Ciprofloxacin: Traveler’s Best Friend?

Are you like me - someone who hates to check luggage, yet desires to be prepared for any possible situation? It's quite a tough...
View from the observatory at the Torre Colpatria in downtown Bogota, Colombia.

Traveling? Lose Your Preconceived Notions First

It is important, for both yourself and the destination that you plan to visit, to travel without any preconceived ideas.
Troost Sex Lives Cannibals

Reading Rec: J. Maarten Troost and The Sex Lives of Cannibals

A highly recommended travel book is the decade-old The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost, about his life in Tarawa, Kiribati.

Know Your Vaccinations Before Traveling

A guide to the different vaccinations and inoculations needed when traveling to various parts of the world.
See it twice - give it a second chance

See It Twice, Once Shouldn’t Suffice: Giving Each Place a Second Chance

A plea to visit the same destinations more than once each, and why you should especially give a second chance to those places that turned you off at first.