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This one may surprise you. We all love to travel (that’s why you’re reading this right?). If it were free, we’d all travel more and see the world. For most of us, cost is the biggest hurdle between us and the travel of our dreams. So we wanted to highlight a concept that until now has mostly been popular in only a small niche of the travel market. Here’s a mind-boggling, but very real and very achievable, concept – you can actually travel to most places in the world for… almost no cash. I know. Read on.

Most people are aware of frequent flier miles. You know that if you fly a certain amount, you’ll earn credits that can eventually add up to a free flight. And similar programs exist at most hotels. That’s all well and good, but those programs are complicated and difficult to figure out unless you spent hours reading through rule charts. It often feels like you don’t get a ton of benefit from these points, so it’s easy to ignore them. My guess is, many of you have not made a ton of use of rewards like this for just that reason. Here are the top things to know about reward travel.

Essential Concepts for Nearly-Free Travel

Concept #1: Earning reward points is easy if you know how

Here’s the part that you may not know. There’s another, better, way to earn frequent flier miles, and hotel points. It’s by being smart about your personal finances. If you only fly occasionally, it would take years to earn enough miles to get a free trip. With the right financial plan, you could earn enough for a free trip in weeks. But how do you figure out the best credit card to get to earn the miles in the right program, and how do you maximize those miles once you earn them?

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Travel Diary
Travel writing is an extremely interesting phenomenon. It is hard to believe, but the first examples of travel writing appeared in the 2nd century CE. Indeed, people have always liked traveling. The desire to share one’s own traveling experience is not a sudden whim of modern tourists. Writing about different places and people who inhabit them is like keeping a diary. So what makes a great travel writer?
Travel writing is a narrative with a strong sense of place and time. A person should possess a real talent to interpret for his or her readers a certain destination. A good travel writer is capable of giving a fresh and unique insight into seeing well-known places. Travel writing is created for readers in the first place and it aims at sharing the pleasures of traveling with others. A travel writer discovers the differences between cultures and distinguishes their uniqueness. Travel books help people to get a better understanding of other cultures and ways of life. Travel writers make a good use of digital and computerized devices. They establish online and offline connections in order to become known.  Maintaining an online presence helps to promote travel writing and display it to editors.

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Family Vacation Travel Essentials

Make family vacations a breeze by bringing the right travel gear. Even though spending time with the family is unforgettable, jumping headfirst into a vacation without the right tools can be a disaster. There are a few tricks to making everyone happy, so make your life easier by bringing what everyone needs. Some travel items make all the difference in the world, so don’t get caught without them. Read on for family vacation travel essentials.

We know that getting ready for family vacations is usually a last minute dash. While you are running around frantically getting everyone ready for the trip, precious last minute time is slipping by. There’s hardly any time in between getting the kids ready and making sure your home is ready to leave. So do your packing the night before and follow this game plan. We consulted countless travel experts and scoured family travel blogs to give you the most comprehensive list of what you need for your next family vacation. Don’t ever travel unprepared, properly equip yourself to make this next trip amazing!

Travel Essentials for Family Vacations

Travel Essential #1: All the Electronics You Can Fit

When traveling with children, you need all the distractions possible. For a child sitting on a plane or in a car for hours seems like an eternity, but it passes in the blink of an eye when they have entertainment. While magazines or coloring books will buy you some extra time, in the end you are going to need help from your electronics. So don’t forget to bring a tablet, smartphone or laptop to keep your little ones from bouncing off the walls.

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Global PanoramaIf you are a travel enthusiast, work and travel programs may be the best choice for you. Working and traveling abroad allows you to finance a trip you may otherwise not have been able to afford. Consider the opportunities that await you when working overseas: widening your career prospects, better opportunities for your profession, a change in your working environment and discovering a new country and its culture in depth, without having to worry about a travel budget. Read below for benefits of working abroad.

Benefits of Work and Travel Program

There are several benefits, which you can avail by working in another country:

Enhancing Knowledge & Growing Independent

When you work and travel abroad together, you will have a better perspective of the world, and while you are at it, you will be able to enhance your knowledge about different cultures & traditions. It will widen your horizon of understanding people and you will be able to connect to their countries and choices. It will also help to clear any misunderstanding they may have for other nationalities.

Moreover, it will provide you with the chance to be more independent, something, which you may not be able to do in your own country. Since you will be inside of an unfamiliar territory, you will be able to grow more responsible, and gain a feeling of independence. You will learn to live on your own, and how to take care of all the basic needs.

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Surviving a Long Flight

Many of us appreciate travelling and exploring new places yet we unquestionably dislike the process of getting to the far-flung destinations on the planet, spending extended hours on flight. You may feel troubled travelling such long hours on flight regardless of how exotic the destination is at the other end. However, you can plan ahead and gear yourself with things that will help you to relax effectively. In any case, what works for one individual may not work for you. So when you fly you’ll soon discover which strategies are best for you. To get you started, here are 5 tips to survive a long flight that can help you feel better and less irritating.

Reserve a Good Seat

One of the most critical things that can make or break your flying experience is picking the right seat for your long voyage. Avoid opting for a middle seat since offering the armrests to two individuals can be extremely maddening particularly when you are setting out for 10 to 12 hours journey. Refrain from taking seat close to lavatory as the area can be noisy.

Get Some Rest

In the event of a long flight it is imperative that you get a little rest. Getting some sleep proper shut-eye will surely benefit you, especially if you are changing time zones. Ensure to carry an eye mask, a travel cushion and a comfortable light sweatshirt, jacket or blanket to get that agreeable sleep on board. These couple of basic things can really make a difference. You can dress comfortably in loosely fitting yet warm garments as most planes are chilly because of the heavy duty air-conditioners.

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