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Get Extra Services by Booking Locally With a Specialist

The big online travel agents like Expedia or Booking.com are fine if all you need is a hotel room, but what if you need more than just a place to sleep for the night? Making arrangements through a travel specialist company that covers a given region can end up getting you a lot more services, [&hellip

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How to Stay Connected While Traveling Abroad

Ask 10 travelers about their experiences using data on their smart phones while abroad and you’ll likely get at least five horror stories. Trying to stay connected on your wireless devices can be a frustrating experience. The stories of people getting billed outrageous amounts from their cell phone carrier are so common that you probably [&hellip

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Avoiding Holiday Travel Stress in Latin America

Would you like to go somewhere over the Christmas holidays that’s not packed with other travelers? Looking for a holiday travel vacation spot where your flight won’t be double or triple the normal price? Many of the countries in Latin America are filled with Catholics, so Christmas is still a big deal. They celebrate it [&hellip

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Spreading Out in a Vacation Rental in Playa del Carmen

Many beach spots in Mexico have a good variety of vacation rental properties to choose from for short-term stays. Thanks to its rapid growth in the past decade and a half, Playa del Carmen is one of the top choices, with a terrific selection of condos, townhouses, and large homes to choose from. Since much [&hellip

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Travel Spotlight on Medellin, Colombia

Have faith downtrodden destinations. You could end up going from “heck no” to “hell yeah” in a couple decades, just like Medellin, Colombia. Tourism there was up 38% year-over-year in 2015. I just finished watching Season 1 of Narcos on Netflix and it’s mind-boggling how far the country and Escobar’s cartel base of Medellin have [&hellip

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Trust in the Sharing Economy Keeps Going Up

What was fringe is now mainstream in vacation lodging and transportation. When it comes to “the sharing economy” represented by the likes of AirBnB and Uber, awareness, trust, and usage are all rising dramatically. That’s the conclusion of the second annual Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index from Allianz Global Assistance USA. “More than double [&hellip

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