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How to Avoid Pickpockets in Europe




Europe is a gorgeous place to visit. There is so much culture to experience and endless historic sites to see. What the eye can’t see, however, is the occasional pickpocket. While pickpocketing is something every vacationer worries about, it won’t be a problem if you are smart about how you travel.

With the proper travel tips and preparation, you shouldn’t feel nervous as you explore new countries. Here’s how to avoid pickpockets when traveling, so you can focus on enjoying your trip.




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Topics: Travel Tips, International Travel


Tips for Staying Cyber-Safe While Traveling




Before you embark on your transatlantic cruise or jet off on your international vacation, you need to make sure you’ve protected your devices. Don’t let unauthorized users hack your cell phone or laptop while you’re out of town. Strong cyber security helps keep your devices safe from unwanted cyber-attacks.

With solid cyber security, you can even protect your information if the worst were to happen and you lost your device – or it got stolen. Just as you would secure a lock on your suitcase to protect its valuable contents, you want to do the same with your devices before traveling. To keep your personal information and property safe, follow our easy tips for cyber security while traveling.




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Topics: Travel Tips, International Travel


Vietnamese Customs: Dos and Don'ts for Visiting Vietnam




Vietnam is fast becoming one of the most appealing destinations in all of Southeast Asia. It’s blessed with a huge variety of stunning natural beauty, as well as incredible cultural accomplishments. You’ll see an expansive coastline, pleasant beaches, countless rivers, thick forests, stunning Buddhist pagodas, and bustling cities. It is also home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a varied and delicious culinary scene.




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Topics: Asia, Travel Tips, International Travel


How to Capture Travel Photos in Tourist Areas




Everyone wants to capture the perfect photograph while traveling. To make sure your photo does the beautiful view justice, you only need to follow a few simple travel photography tips. Professional experience and expensive equipment aren’t required to capture beautiful memories of your vacation.




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Topics: Travel Tips, International Travel


Travel Visas: Who Needs One and How To Get It




International vacation planning can be a lot of fun: picking out where to go, what to do, and when to eat. But overseas travel also involves a lot of documentation. You’ll need passports, boarding passes, local currency, and, depending on your destination, you may need a travel visa. Travel visas can seem pretty intimidating, and the rules for getting visas vary a lot by country. With a little bit of knowledge and realistic expectations, visas don’t have to be scary at all.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, International Travel


The Ultimate Ireland Travel Guide




Ireland might be a small country, but it has plenty to offer. From stunning landscapes to bustling cities, there is no shortage of things to do on the “Emerald Isle.” Friendly locals, age-old myths, and the pristine beauty of the country will easily charm any visitor.

We’ve put together this travel guide, complete with details on must-see sights in Ireland.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Ireland, Travel Tips, Food and Dining, International Travel


Things to Do in Santiago, Chile




Ringed by the Andes Mountains and anchored by a dazzling historic downtown core, Santiago, Chile  has more than earned its stellar reputation as one of the most appealing cities in South America. It is considered a mecca for artists, foodies, and history buffs, as well as for fans of Chile’s unique culture—a disarming combination of European and indigenous influences. You'll never forget your time in the glorious City of the Island Hills!




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, International Travel


6 of the Best Places to Visit in 2020




Begin the year with an incredible adventure that will set an exciting tone for the new decade. Discover a different country or return to an old favorite with our list of the best places to visit in 2020.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Solo Travel, International Travel


Best Things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina




Falling in love with Buenos Aires is easy. It’s a capital whose charm runs deep, with a unique spirit and irresistible soundtrack. The tango is the heartbeat of the city. Strong, fast, and impossible to ignore, it’s a music, a dance, and a way of life. Buenos Aires fuses European architecture with a distinctly Latin joie de vivre, which has made it into the most visited city in all of South America.




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Topics: Americas, Travel Tips, Food and Dining, International Travel


How the Panama Canal was Built




The Panama Canal is one of the world’s most important, not to mention impressive, engineering marvels. Once considered nothing more than an impossible dream by kings and explorers alike, this on-land shortcut across 50 miles of Central American jungle connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, saving ships multiple days in transit around South America.




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Topics: Asia, International Travel