13 Ridiculously Impractical Ways to Save Money While Traveling

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10. Wear Your Clothing. All of It.

Now that so many airlines are cheaping out and hitting you with fees for checked and even carry-on baggage, why not save a few dollars with this stylish wearable luggage jacket? Just bring the absolute essentials with you and endure only a few withering looks from flight attendants. And remember: you can always turn your underwear inside out in a moment of desperation.

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9. Skimp on the Hotel

It’s always a good idea to go with the cheapest rate humanly possible. Stay in a hostel and share a room full of bunk beds with 10 drunken German students if you have to. If you’re worried about bed bugs, just sleep in the tub.

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8. Never Take Taxis or Transit

Rent a car, a bike, or just strap your luggage to your back and hoof it! (But really, you need that luggage jacket.) So you might not know exactly where your destination is and you’re a stranger in an unfamiliar city, but you’ll figure it out… eventually.



The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.

This Is the Fastest Way to Get through Customs

No one enjoys lines, and custom lines are some of the worst. The hundreds of confused flyers with paperwork in hand is daunting, but what if I told you that you can bypass that line for free – without paying for Global Entry? Whether you travel internationally 30 times a year or once a year, you’ll love the app. The Mobile Passport Control app speeds up the process of filling out and processing your U.S. immigration paperwork. This little-known app gets you your own line, away from the crowds, and lets you get to baggage claim that much quicker – likely before your baggage!