14 Ways to Spot a Frequent Traveler

12. They Never Let Documents and Cards Expire

You probably know that most countries won’t let you in unless your passport has at least six months of validity. Well, frequent travelers are acutely aware of this fact, and would never let it ruin their trip, so they always make sure it’s up-to-date.

The same goes for bank cards. Imagine having your card expire in the middle of an adventure? The idea of not being able to access your money abroad can be quite distressing — it may happen with newbies, but rarely with those who travel all the time.

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13. They Know a Lot About Geography and History

If you’d like to have a competitive advantage next time you go to a pub quiz, it might be a good idea to bring an expert traveler with you. Not only do they hop around the world continuously, but they also take research seriously.

They know that by properly researching a new destination beforehand, they can have a deeper understanding of the culture they’re exploring. Because of that, they know most of the important touristic sites, the capitals and leaders of many countries, and even famous local dishes.

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14. They Can Sleep Anywhere

It would be great if you could always have a comfy bed waiting for you at every destination, but that’s not the case. Those who travel a lot need to learn to get some sleep any time they have a chance.

A hostel dorm can be an amazing place to meet people, but a terrible one for a good night’s sleep. The same applies for long bus journeys, airport floors, or train station benches. A good trick is to always carry earplugs with you, but being able to shut off on command is definitely an incredible skill to have!

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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.

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.

15 Hidden Gems in South America

If you’re planning a trip to South America and are researching your itinerary, you’ll probably see the same places over and over again. Destinations such as Machu Picchu or Salar de Uyuni are indeed amazing, but if you’d like some hidden gems, you’ll need to dig deeper.