Category Archives: Useful Information

Useful Travel Information #3 – Buy Currency before a Trip

     Tip #3 – Buy Currency before a Trip — Prior to leaving on your journey, purchase $25 – $50 worth of the local currency or currencies, so you will have some money available for tips or small purchases, when … Continue reading

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Gary’s Travel Wisdom – Tip #2

     Tip #2 – Pack Lightly — Besides the potential monetary savings (now that many airlines are charging for extra luggage or excessive weight), it simply make sense to limit the amount of clothing you take with you. Versatility is … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #1 – Learn the Language

      Tip #1 – Learn the Language — When traveling to a foreign country, make an effort to learn the language. You do not have to be fluent, but, at least, know some often-used phrases, like “hello,” “goodbye,” “yes,” and … Continue reading

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Useful Information VI — Money-saving Suggestions on Road Trips

     In these days of extremely high gas prices around the world, are there ways of saving money while taking road trips? I think there are ways although it is getting more and more difficult.      When we travel by … Continue reading

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Useful Information V — Long Range Travel Planning

      When I was younger and just beginning to travel, I firmly believed that I should begin with my own country (the USA). I was not interested in going elsewhere until I had seen what my country has to offer. … Continue reading

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Useful Information IV – Finding a hotel

     First of all, plan early!  Begin to research hotels up to a year in advance. I always start with Fodor’s guide, because I find him fairly reliable with regard to hotels. I go to his website and check out … Continue reading

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Useful Information III – Finding Restaurants

      Food is always an important part of any vacation, simply because you are almost forced to eat out every day. How can you improve the odds of finding good restaurants when you are traveling?  I will describe the process … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #2 – Get Good Maps

       Good maps are one of the most important items on a vacation, especially if you are driving on your own through areas that you are unfamiliar with. They can make or break a trip because the stress and delays … Continue reading

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Useful Travel Information #1 — What to bring

      Why is it that so many people forget things when they go on vacation. It probably has to do with the anticipation and then the stress of actually getting out of the house and on the way.  Lee & … Continue reading

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