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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.

Use Your Phone’s GPS While Abroad Without Using Data

A simple trick to use Google Maps on your smartphone without incurring data charges by caching maps for offline use (Android & iPhone).
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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.
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Travel Hacking: Hidden City Ticketing

All around the world, the economy is foremost on almost everyone's minds. An unfortunate yet understandable cost-reducing measure to make up for smaller operating...

Clever Travel Companion: Pickpocket-Resistant Travelwear

Travelers everywhere are extra-prone to being the targets of petty crime. Pick-pocketing is one of the simplest and most common of these crimes against...

Checking Out (and Into) Alternative Accommodations

Whether it be to save a few dollars or just to experience a new environment, alternative accommodations can offer everything you want.
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Which Airline Alliance Should I Join?

A guide on discerning which airline alliance is right for you.
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How To Travel Alone

Solo travel is not for everyone; really, it is not for most people. There are many factors to take into consideration, some that might...

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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How to Stay Fit and Slim While on Vacation

For many of us, taking the annual summer vacation is our well deserved reward for all the hard work we did since the previous...
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50 Hotel Industry Terms to Know Before You Go

I have done several of these in the past, but one reader asked me specifically for some words and phrases that deal with hotels...

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