Little-Known Cruise Ship Tips to Save Money, Get Stuff, and Have More Fun

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Sea Sickness

If you are prone to sea-sickness, you don’t need to wait for an opportunity to visit the pharmacy when you land. Room service usually has a supply of motion sickness remedies, saltines and teas as well as their own individual concoctions which vary from ship to ship.

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Internet

One of the most expensive add-ons to a cruise trip is the Internet. Most people don’t know that there are usually Internet deals available upon request, like free trial cards for first day users. Be sure to ask.

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Special Dinner

The “Chef’s table” option is offered on Carnival cruise ships. It is an exclusive dinner option, (approximately $75 per person), and alcohol is included.

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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.

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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.