How to Make Friends During Your Trip

Meet People on Long Journeys

Long bus journeys can be miserable — no one likes to drive for 16 hours on a crowded vehicle, especially if it has no toilets. Instead of just shutting yourself to the world to read your book or listen to your iPod, why not strike a conversation with a fellow passenger?

You might meet someone who’s going to the same destination and could become a great travel partner. They also might know something you don’t (like a cheaper hostel or cool nearby village), and by changing your plans you end with new stories and a friend for life.

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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

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.

The Ins and Outs of Hostel Life

The more you choose to stay in hostels, the more you realize they come in all shapes and sizes. Despite that, some aspects of hostel life tend to remain the same. Of course, hostels may not be everyone’s taste, but the good massively outweighs the bad.