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5 Important Travel Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of travel, but it’s also important to think about your safety on your trip. Whether you get sick or fall prey to pickpockets, anything can happen on your travels – but you can prepare by staying informed and trusting your instincts. If you’re wondering how to stay safe, follow our top 12 travel safety tips, and make your next trip unforgettable for all the right reasons.. 1.        Do your research The first rule of safe travel is getting to know your destination before you arrive. Do your research to learn about the country, political climate, cultural norms and taboos, and the safest neighbourhoods and accommodation for travellers. The first place to check is your government travel website where you’ll find country updates and travel safety advice and warnings. 2.        Write down emergency info If an emergency strikes while travelling, you might not have time to search for the numbers for local police, ambulance or embassies. Ins

Top Ways to Improve Your Travel Photography

Get the most out of your travel photography and capture the moment with these 10 simple tips. Most of these tips are pretty basic and some of them are useful for traveling in general. 1 – Focus on faces Sounds obvious I know, but whether it’s wildlife or people, it’s often best to focus your lens on the face of of your most important subject. We are naturally drawn to eyes, so that’s where you’ll usually want to focus. 2 – Shoot fast Photographing people in fascinating cultural situations requires a totally different mindset to shooting landscapes. Forget your tripod, forget low ISO settings and think less about image quality and more about capturing the moment. Be ready, by relying on your autofocus and fast shutter speeds to freeze the action. Handheld is the way to go because you just don’t have the time to be fiddling around with tripods. In bright sunlight you’ll get away with ISO settings between 400 and 1000 but when the light starts to get low, don’t be afraid to crank that ISO

How to Beat Jet Lag: Tips and Cures – Flight Layaway

Add caption At Flightlayaway, we love air travel and everything about it. But, even we can admit that jet lag is a major downside to any trip where the time zone changes by three hours or more. Jet lag will leave you feeling groggy, grumpy, and grouchy. And, with more online tips on how to avoid jet lag than there are flights in a day, it can be tricky to figure out the best approach to take. But, don’t stress. We’ve done all the hard work and compiled a list of the best tips to overcome jet lag, with expert advice from our own experience, as well as from other travel and sleep experts. Adjust to sunlight One of the best ways you can beat jet lag is to adjust to the sunlight in the destination that you’re visiting. Sleep fanatic Craig Anderson suggests “when in a new timezone, try to get outside for a walk in the morning, and at dusk. Using these natural environments helps signal the time of day to your mind and body.” So, make sure you stay outside and exposed to natural lig

10 Tips when Choosing your Destination

You’ve decided to take more time off and realize experiences rather than possessions really do make you happier and less stressed. Marking vacation time on your calendar can give you something to look forward to, but proper trip planning is key to alleviating anxiety about taking time off from work.Whether you’re planning a trip for yourself, you and your partner, friends or family, these steps can help you choose your best vacation. #1. Be open-minded Haven’t heard a place? Can’t even pronounce a place? Have no idea where a place is? But you’ve found suspiciously cheap flights to said place…? Google the hell out of it, check it’s safe and book that flight! Sometimes you’ll have the best adventures in places you can’t pronounce. Ljubljana, I’m talking to you. #2. Be creative You want to travel to a certain destination but flights are really expensive? Don’t let this put you off, find an alternative. Using the example of Ljubljana again, it’s really expensive to fly direct but flights t

Frontier Airlines Launches 2-day $11 Fare Sale

Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines is offering an unprecedented two-day fare sale that includes $11 one-way fares on all domestic nonstop flights and Friends with Masks Fly Free offer for Discount Den members. The $11 fares are available until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 29, 2020. Tickets are on sale now at                                                             “To help consumers celebrate the remaining days of summer or get a jump start on fall and winter travel plans, we are offering a sale unlike any we’ve offered before,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial for Frontier Airlines. “We also want to reiterate the importance of wearing masks to ensure everyone’s health and safety when flying with us and provide a reminder that it is a requirement for passengers and crew. That’s why we’re calling it our $11 Fares and Friends with Masks Fly Free Sale.” Friends Fly Free is a periodic feature of the airline’s discount travel club, the Discount Den. It’s ea

5 Steps to Planning a Memorable Vacation

Believe it or not, the process of planning a vacation can be an enjoyable one. Even the part where you determine how to pay for it. You read that right. Just figuring out how to pull off your next getaway gives you a sense of relief and control that makes the actual trip all the more fun. Here are five steps to making it happen: 1. Choose the top places you’d like to go. On the surface, this may seem the easiest (and most fun) step of all. But it does bring with it some extra questions. Does the budget limit where you can go? Does your destination affect whether you plan it yourself or hire a travel agent? Drive or fly? Make sure to be clear on this one because the more you know, the better you can plan and the more expenses you can anticipate. 2. Set a budget. The vacation is the finish line. Here, you mark out the steps it takes to get there. Determine how much you want to spend on everything from hotels to gasoline to souvenirs and meals. If you decide something is too expensive, sc

Top Packing Cubes for carrying On

Packing for traveling can be an exciting thing… and be honest – it is also challenging! In case you're going with a lightweight suitcase, you regularly go to a point where you cumulated such a large number of things or maybe, you're thinking about how you fit everything. Remaining sorted out abroad isn't in every case simple, however, packing procedures are certainly helpful! Attempting to locate the best packing cubes for your portable suitcase? We have some suggestions for you that will help you with traveling easily. AmazonBasics Packing Travel Organization Cubes If you are looking for some basic, easy-to-get packing cubes then consider ordering yourself a set from Amazon’s own line; AmazonBasics. They have created a few different sets to accommodate your needs and they all come in a nice variety of colors. There are not too many bells and whistles with these but do come with a mesh panel on the front of each cube to easily see what you have stored inside. One of the bes

Maintain Social Distancing While Travling in Flight

Did you ever thought that social distancing will become a significant concern.   In the midst of the Covid-19, government and health authorities around the world are following serious steps and encouraging individuals to follow social distancing whether you are traveling or going to . But, social separating might be hard to practice in some areas, particularly on flights. Hence, such a large airlines are taking preventive measures and causing individuals to follow social distancing even on boarding. Here are some ideas that you can follow to maintain social distancing if you are traveling through flight- After the declaration of guidelines for COVID-19, airlines have been urged to follow social distancing even in flights. Travelers and airlines were mentioned to keep the center seat empty to guarantee health protection of the travelers and the crew on board. There are huge numbers of airlines that are attempting to utilize social distancing on board by offering chance

Top Places to Visit in the World

The world is filled with such a wide variety of wonderful destinations and beautiful places to visit, it can be quite difficult to compile a list of the best ones. Thinking about a traveler who, for whatever reason, has never set foot outside his or her home town, where would be the first places they might visit? The list of the world's best places to visit has to include great cities, like New York, Paris, London, and so on, each of which is filled with a multitude of individual sites or must-see places to visit. The list also includes specific sites, monuments, and locations, each also worthy of a visit in their own right. For more ideas on where to go and what to see, read our list of the top places to visit in the world. 1. Machu Picchu, Peru Located high in the Andes mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu is now believed to have been a sacred royal retreat for the Incan rulers. Built-in the 15th century AD and abandoned less than 100 years later, the remote site continues to amaze wi