Category Archives: Useful Information

Useful Travel Information #23 – Strive for Breakfast-Included Hotels

      Everyone has heard the expression, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I would like to modify the expression to say, “breakfast is the best meal of the day if it’s free.” Many hotels offer free breakfast. … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #22 – Find a Suitable Hotel Chain

    If you can find a hotel chain that your are normally pleased with, it makes sense to use them as much as possible in your planning. As long as they are consistent and they typically offer the type of … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #21 – Use Credit Cards when Overseas

     I try not to carry a large amount of cash when I travel. First of all, the danger of theft is greater in certain foreign countries; second, ATM’s are now widely available and the currency exchange rate is better … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #19 – Make Reservations for Major Attractions

     Many tourist attractions now offer online and advance reservations. These make great sense if you are planning to visit a very popular attraction. Otherwise, you could spend a large part of your day waiting in line, or miss out … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #17 – Visit the Tourist Information Center

     One of your first stops when you arrive in a new place should be the Tourist Office. Here you should pick up maps and current information about the significant attractions and/or events in an area. Personnel may also be … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #14 – Ask About Discounts

    Always ask, when you arrive at a particular sight, whether there are discounts available. In the United States, AAA membership, AARP membership, being a senior citizen, a student, or in the military often produces significant reductions in the cost … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #13 – Do Walking Tours

      The single, best way to see a city or town is by walking. Whether you create your own (the preferred option, because then you incorporate the things that YOU want to see), or find one through research, use this … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #11 – Take a Laptop

         Even if you do not use the laptop for your journal, you can upload your pictures each, making room on your camera for more as the trip proceeds. You can also maintain contact with friends and family via email, check … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #9 — Take Pictures

    In my mind, pictures help to create memories. They can be looked at from time to time to assist you in reliving the significant parts of a trip.     We have created a “wall of fame” in our hallway, … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #8 – Make Time for Shopping

  Even if you are not a shop-a-holic, be sure to build shopping into your itinerary. Women have to shop (it must be in the genes!) and they will appreciate the consideration. You will also be able to see some … Continue reading

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