Learnings & Musings

Looking for general travel hacks and tips? Look no further!

If you’ve ever traveled through Europe, then you are well aware that budget airlines can be your best friend or worst enemy. They can be ultimate money savers or the source of frustrations and annoyances. So you can avoid turning your budget-friendly flight into a not-so-budget-friendly one, I’ve compiled a list of tips to make your experience as pain-free as possible! Read this guide on how to make the most of your budget flight and to avoid common pitfalls travelers face in Europe.

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Whether you have a dietary restriction or are simply a picky eater, one of the more difficult aspects of travel is ensuring that you won’t accidentally eat something that you’d rather avoid entirely. It is oftentimes a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! While this post offers suggestions from my direct experiences avoiding pork and alcohol, these tips can be customized no matter what your dietary restriction. Read more to find out how to deal with food restrictions while abroad!

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Finding a good Airbnb isn’t like finding a good hotel. As a relatively new service, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to use the site, how to determine if a listing is good or bad, and what information to ask to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. This is a step-by-step guide on what to look for when choosing an Airbnb to ensure a fun, safe experience!

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Sometimes, you want to be a tourist. To just hop on the famous red double decker bus and have someone schlep you around the city. Other times, you crave an off-the-beaten-path adventure. An experience that you’ll tell your grandchildren about. Luckily, the world is offering more and more of these local and off-beat experiences. With new products and services popping up daily, it’s hard to keep track of them all. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite travel sites that help you get a taste of local living. Read on for the best travel sites you aren’t using!

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Years and years ago, we had one option when booking travel accommodation: hotels. Now, thanks to the power of technology, we have a growing number of alternate options that don’t break the bank. Hotels have always been and will continue to be comfortable and dependable. However, I’ve found that “alternative” accommodation can do just the same – and oftentimes offer a unique and memorable experience. Take a look at the alternative guide to travel accommodation and see how these options can help you live like a local – and save you money along the way.

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I worried about a lot of things before embarking on my first solo trip, but my biggest worry was the moment I would have to face eating alone at a restaurant. I found it awkward, embarrassing, and lonely. My first meal alone was in Spain, and I was so embarrassed that I found an isolated cafe and consumed the saddest burger of all time. After that, I decided it was time to conquer the embarrassment. By the time I returned home, I’d consumed countless meals alone. Click to read more and learn how I learned to love eating alone.

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Have you always wanted to travel solo but were just too scared to? I was too, until I found myself having to decide between traveling solo and not traveling at all. So I took the plunge, got over my fears (sort of) and had an amazing time. Now I’m here to share with you all the tips that helped me survive my first solo trip…and enjoy it so much that I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Traveling solo. Many people do it, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy, especially when in a foreign country. I was nervous before I went on my first solo trip but found that making friends while traveling wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, and it made the whole concept of solo travel much less nerve-wracking. Here you’ll find a list of five different ways that anyone can use to connect with both locals and travelers alike while in another country.

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