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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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Why Take a Mileage Run At All?

Mileage runs, for those who are unfamiliar with the term, is basically travel done for the sole purpose of earning miles or points in...

Get in the Know: Navigating FlyerTalk.com

The kind of traveling I enjoy usually involves choosing the destination by finding incredible (or at least reasonable) deals, rather than picking a place...

Competitive Traveling: Quantity vs. Quality

I've heard about this sport termed, by some, "competitive traveling," some time ago, but I was reminded of it the other day while reading...
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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.

How to Stay Safe in Kuwait

Kuwait is a tiny country located in the Middle East, on the northern portion of the Arabian Peninsula - one of the most tense...

How to Secure Wi-Fi & Browse Safely While Traveling

As a traveler in the 21st century, I carry my laptop with me on trips, and my smartphone stays within arm's reach wherever I...
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How to Stay Healthy During a Flight

It may sound like a strange topic to write about - how to stay healthy during a flight. A flight usually is but a...

5 Ways Taking a Holiday Can Save You Money

Here are 5 ways to save money and make money when you travel or take a vacation.
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Keep Calm and Carry-On

I'm a firm believer in never checking my bags when I fly. There are many reasons for this, relating to peace of mind, convenience,...

Learning Hungarian Magyar Like a Baby

I am trying to learn Hungarian. It's a difficult language, one of the hardest in the world, but I'm going to Hungary...