Archive for January, 2013

Independent Travel Vs Bus Tours

Independent Travel Vs Bus Tours

Independent Travel Vs Bus Tours Being a rookie in traveling and backpacking could raise many questions and worries, one of which is definitely about the kind of tour you’d like to participate in. «Be a part of a tour group or choose to go solo? » seems to be a […]

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Law Enforcement Corruption

Law Enforcement Corruption

Law Enforcement Corruption This is a topic that I am a little uncomfortable discussing truth be told. Maybe it’s because I feel like my country, The US, tends to hold itself up as an ideal, while the truth is that in recent years we have become exceedingly corrupt. Perhaps it […]

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TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE: THE FIVE LAWS OF TOILET TRAVEL

TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE: THE FIVE LAWS OF TOILET TRAVEL

TO PEE OR NOT TO PEE: THE FIVE LAWS OF TOILET TRAVEL You’re walking down the streets of Paris, gazing up at the beautiful Eiffel Tower, but what you see is not a majestic monument but a giant fire hydrant you’d love to relieve yourself with.  Too much time has […]

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Tipping Rules Around the Globe

Tipping Rules Around the Globe

To Tip or Not to Tip, What is the Answer? Tipping Rules Around the Globe As a former bartender, tipping is a familiar subject to me. Everyone tips differently. Some are big tippers and others don’t tip at all. Apparently, some people in the U.S. are under the impression that […]

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Kayak Booking Site

Kayak Booking Site

Kayak Booking Site I have a theory that people start out with travel search engines like Travelocity and Expedia but eventually make their way to Kayak.  Why is that so? Kayak is actually the brainchild of the cofounders of Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz.Well, one reason Kayak’s so popular is that […]

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Border Crossing Experiences

Border Crossing Experiences

Border Crossing Experiences article Speaking generally about Border Crossing Experiences is very difficult. On the one hand, you have places like the Schengen Area, or the EU free travel zone. Moving from country to country within the Schengen is much like moving from state to state in the United States or […]

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Different Cultures and Customs

Different Cultures and Customs

Different cultures and customs article   Different Cultures and Customs… wow, what a big phrase! Almost anything could be considered a custom, from the food one ingests to the clothes one wears to the language one speaks. Rather than try to narrow down what is meant by a “custom,” I’d […]

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Travel To Former War Zones

Travel To Former War Zones

Travel to former war zones One of the toughest travel questions to wrestle with is how to travel to former war zones. Coming from a country that has never been engaged in a war on domestic soil during my time on Earth, knowing how to treat sensitive subjects like war […]

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