14 Ways to Spot a Frequent Traveler

9. They Have Infinite Air Miles

Everyone likes to get discounts on flights or even fly completely free. One of the ways to achieve that is by signing up to an airline membership program and getting air miles every time you fly with them.

Frequent travelers take it to next level. Not only do they sign up with every airline program possible, they also ensure they get air miles when they spend money with their credit cards. If you take more than 30 flights a year, it doesn’t take long until you reap the benefits.

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10. They’re Always Researching New Destinations

Most travelers haven’t traveled around their own countries properly; in fact, even if you eventually visit all the countries in the world, there’s still going to be a lot left to explore. Because of that, frequent travelers are always on the lookout for new exciting destinations.

So they’ll probably visit the famous cities and capitals, but they’ll also make sure they don’t leave any stone unturned. They’ll read articles, talk to locals, and if they learn about an elusive monastery in the mountains, they’ll try their best to get there.

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11. They Understand Travel Hacking

As the old saying goes “practice makes perfect.” The same applies to traveling, and the more you do it, the cheaper, smoother, and easier it is for you. So back to traveling light, for instance, frequent travelers don’t have to pay to check in their carry-ons and don’t have to wait for it in the luggage carousel.

They also know that the flights will be cheaper during the low season, that Google Maps is indispensable, or that some credit cards don’t charge for international withdrawals. When you add up all the tricks, they usually spend a lot less than the average traveler.

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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!

The Best Gifts for Travelers

If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.