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The Newbie’s Guide to booking a place to stay

When it comes to finding accommodations while traveling, I’m somewhat of a pragmatist. I don’t require 5* stays mostly because I see it as a colossal waste of money. When I travel, I see my hotel room as somewhere to lay my head at night. I didn’t travel so that I could stay in a room, I plan to spend as little time there as possible! But this is just my budget conscious opinion.

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The Newbie’s Guide to using the TripIt! Application

I’m a planner. I’m not the type A, OCD type of planner, but I like to keep things organized and in its place. Never is this more apparent than when I am planning the details of my vacation.

I like to have all of my flight, hotel and activity confirmations in one place where I can access them at any time.

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The Newbie’s Guide to the U.S. Global Entry Program

Nothing makes the heart sink faster than seeing long lines at airports, especially when those long lines resemble a cesspool of copper headed snakes and are just as pleasant. You know the drill….whether it’s waiting to go through the tiring TSA lines or through passport control/immigration, we have been conditioned to the art of the wait.

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The Newbie’s Guide to what seasoned travelers have learned about…… traveling

Hindsight is always 20/20. What is it about traveling for the first time that causes Newbies to hesitate taking the plunge? We’ve all been there; wanting to see the world, but for whatever reason, we talk ourselves out of it. Some reasons were internal….some external. At the end of the day, only Only the individual can ascertain what is keeping them from following those long held dreams.

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12 Travel Packing tips that will make your trip less hectic!

There is nothing worse than having to haul over-sized luggage along with you as you travel the globe. Some people are learning that you don’t have to trudge along a pair of shoes for every outfit that you plan to wear. Most of us realize that lots of heavy luggage is the equivalent of a millstone around one’s neck. It’s not the best use of time when you are trying to get away from it all. So, how do you change your habits mid-stream and learn to love traveling light? It’s not as hard as you think.

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The Newbie’s Guide to renting a car at the airport

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The Newbie’s guide to Frequent Flier programs – part 3

Before we get started, there is one point that I failed to mention last week. Do yourself a favor and secure a copy of your credit report before you begin to apply for credit cards. If you are a US resident, you are entitled to a copy of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies every year for FREE. There are plenty of fake websites out there, but the only one sanctioned by the US government is Annual Credit Report .

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The Newbie’s guide to Frequent Flier programs – part 2

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The Newbie’s guide to frequent flier programs – part 1

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The top 12 ways to save money without really trying (if you ever hope to take that trip you’ve been dreaming of)

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