Category Archives: Smart Travel

Best debit cards for international travel

Traveling internationally is always expensive so anything you can do to stretch your money a little further is great. One area you can save just a bit more is how you use your debit cards when you travel overseas. Debit cards provide basic access to your bank account. But banks vary very much in how much they charge you for using your debit card internationally. Read on to see what major US banks charge for using a Debit Card while traveling internationally.

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How to make sure your electronic gadgets work in Europe

Traveling can create lots of fun memories, but many times we can have trouble recording those memories if our electrical devices like cameras and camcorders do not work properly in a different country. These days, with the many advances in technology we only need to work about two things in order to ensure our electronic gadgets will work properly during our travels. Read on to find out how to prepare your electrical devices for travel.

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Disneyland, California – 3 rules for making the most of your visit

I have visited both Disneyland and California Adventure a number of times over the last 20 years and can clearly say that both parks have become much busier over the years. This busy-ness translates in very long wait times for most of the attractions. This also means that you cannot really see every attraction in one day…no matter what day of the year you go. However, there are some simple things you can do in order to avoid the peak visiting times and enjoy your visit to Disneyland a lot more. Read more to find three simple rules for avoiding the busiest times at Disneyland.

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The complete guide for buying cheap plane tickets to Europe

I get tired sometimes about travel experts who have never bought cheap tickets to Europe. They usually give you general information about avoiding the tourist seasons. However most advice missed the point since there is no explanation about how airlines fill their flights. Read on and learn how to buy cheap international plane tickets.

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Take the most important step toward being a smart traveler

When traveling, bad experiences can come from anywhere: transportation, lodging, the food or the people we travel with. While all these are common causes of frustration for tourists, the most common and elusive source of unhappiness while traveling comes from one unexpected place. That place is yourself. Read on to discover the one most important reasons tourists are often frustrated and how to prepare for it so you can always enjoy your traveling experience.

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Simple tips for being a green traveler

Nowadays, a responsible traveler is an eco-friendly traveler. It is essential to minimize your impact as a tourist and to support the local community of your travel destination. I’ve compiled some green travel tips to help keep your environmental footprint light as you prepare to embark on your next vacation. You that can refer to yourself as an eco-tourist!

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3 best tips for driving in England

Whenever you travel to a foreign country, renting a car is a great way to explore a new place without being tied to train and bus schedules. With a car, you get the freedom to explore a lot more than simply the big tourist attractions. However, when traveling to England, the prospect of driving in a foreign country and on the wrong side of the road is daunting. In the course of time I have found a few things that make driving in England a lot less stressful. Read on to find the best advice for driving in England.

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How to get the best foreign currency exchange rate while traveling

Credit CardOne reason why travel is so easy these days is because of credit cards and atm cards. It is extremely easy to convert your money into the local currency so you don’t have to worry about buying foreign currency before leaving. This is great, but most people have no clue what their bank charges them for this convenience. So, if you are not careful, this convenience can cost you lots of money on taxes and fees. However, when it comes to finances for your vacation abroad, there are few simple things that you do to make sure you don’t pay extra for your vacation. Read on to find the simplest ways for getting the best foreign currency exchange rate while you travel.

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Best credit cards for international travel

For the financially responsible person it's pretty easy to get a good credit card in the US. No annual fees and pretty much no cost for using the credit card in the US. The choices are numerous with no clear winner. However, when it comes to getting a great credit card for using abroad, then the choice is very simple. There is only one choice and it's an unbelievable choice. Read on to find out what is the best credit card for international travel.

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How to switch maps on Garmin Nuvi GPS system

I don’t really buy the latest technology. This makes me a late technology adopter I guess because until I see a real benefit to buying a new piece of technology the thought doesn’t even cross my mind. GPS systems have been around for a very long time, but I never even thought about buying one until recently. Read on to see why I purchased a Garmin GPS and how I learned to switch the maps on my Garmin Nuvi GPS.

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4 easy things that make long distance car travel easier on children

Baby traveling in car seatTraveling in California takes a long time. Probably it’s a general statement that applies to the whole of United States, but particularly to Southern California. Whenever we have to travel from Southern California to Northern California we take into account hours of travel…it’s pretty much a day if you count stopping to eat some food and getting out of the car to stretch your legs. If you throw some young children into the mix, then the equation gets a little more complicated. However, there are a few things to do that make the trip to Northern California a little more bearable.

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5 easy ways to save lots of money on transportation in Europe

ProhibitedEurope is very different when it comes to means of transportation. While most of us in America, especially in California, rely almost entirely on our cars, Europeans rely most of the times on public transportation. This clearly shows that we prefer to travel alone or just with a few people while Europeans prefer mass transportation like trains, subway and buses. Without trying to analyze which pattern is better, I will write a few tips regarding travel in Europe.

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10 simple rules for using your Debit and Credit Cards in Europe

The convenience of ATM cards and Credit cards extends over the ocean in Europe as well thanks to a few global cash networks. These networks allow cards to be used in different countries just as you would used them at home in the US. You should have no problems using your American cards anywhere in Europe provided you check a few things before you leave. This article will outline these few things you need to know before you use your ATM and Credit Cards in Europe.

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