The Ultimate Travel Checklist

13. Be on the lookout for deals

If you start planning your trip in advance, make sure to check for deals on flights. If you’re always on the look out, you might save lots of money!

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14. Where are you staying?

I usually book one or two nights and find something else once I get to my destination (especially in Southeast Asia). Don’t forget your booking reference, but also don’t fret about booking every single hotel!

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racorn / Shutterstock

15. How are you traveling around?

Is it cheaper to get the train or the bus? Or are you better off paying a bit more, taking a plane, but saving yourself nine hours? It’s best to research before than to find out through trial and error.

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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.