The Jedi’s Guide to Traveling Like a Pro

Carry Your Light Saber (Sort Of!)

“Say what!? I don’t have one!” You might say. Yes you do. It could be your smartphone or, if you’re old school, a guide book.

Sometimes you face some tribulations when you travel — an accident, a missed flight, or a mad dash to find a place to stay after the couchsurfing host didn’t reply. What are you going to do? You need to be able to turn a bad situation into a manageable one.

Even if you like to travel like a Spartan (I do that all the time!) nowadays you can find cheap smartphones and even cheaper local SIM Cards. So make sure you carry one, packed with the latest travel apps and use it if you feel a disturbance in the Force.

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To be a true Jedi Traveler, you need years of experience and a mentor making sure you’re not lured to the dark side. The good thing is that nowadays you can teach yourself by traveling solo and find an online mentor – something like, ahem, Travelversed!

The galaxy is out there, where many races live together in peace. You’ll travel through their countries and bring balance to the Force by keeping the dark side in check. You’ve learned about the first steps of your journey but there is only one thing left to say:

May the Force be with you!

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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.

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.