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Tips from an Older (and Hopefully Wiser) Traveler

When I was 22, I thought for sure I knew everything. Then I got a real job, went traveling, got married, and had a child. It turns out I had a lot to learn still. Here’s a bit of what I’ve
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Digital Detox, Digital Sabbaths, and Turning Off the Noise

“Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to lose” – Thomas Edison Are you spending your time like it’s valuable and you’re in control of it? Or are you

11 Ideas for Traveling Europe on the Cheap (er)

It’s hard to get around the fact that Europe is more expensive than the U.S. and can be even pricier than Canada is these days. However, the exchange rate of dollars to euros seems to have settled around 128 to 135
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Leave Wandering Time for Surprise Discoveries

“I like going on group tours because there are no surprises,” a traveler I met once told me. “I know the whole travel itinerary in advance and someone else is taking care of all the arrangements.” Oh, but how many things
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Are Those City Cards Really Worth the Money?

You’ve seen them in almost every big city you’ve traveled to, ads for them on the official tourism site, half the unofficial sites, and every printed tourist rag you pick up anywhere. For one price, the card you buy gets you