Travel News and Deals – May 12, 2009 – Rules for Air Travel, Track Your Flight, Teaching English Abroad

by brian on May 12, 2009

Travel news and deals of interest to YOU from around the Web compiled and edited by
If you know any great travel stories or tips we all should read, please send it to me and I will put an acknowledgment of your contribution in the posting.


Incredibly cool site that allows you to track international flights in real time on a map.

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 Travel News and Deals   May 12, 2009   Rules for Air Travel, Track Your Flight, Teaching English Abroad
Also gives on time arrival performance, weather delays, even the arrival and departure gates at the airport. This website covers airports all over the world so play with it and see how it can help you.

10 Rules of the Road for Air Travel

The most important thing you can do when you travel by air: think of all the things that can go wrong and have a contingency plan in your mind. For instance, if the airline loses your luggage, have a change of clothes in your carry-on. Even better yet, you should not have any checked luggage.

Remember our rule: Lay out all the clothes you have for your trip, and take only HALF of it.

8 Ways to Stretch Your Short Vacation Days

The Europeans and Australians are shocked to find out Americans typically only have two weeks of vacation per year. Here are some practical ideas on how to maximize the days that you do have.

See the Ancient Palaces of Seoul on a Budget

Seoul, South Korea – only 50km from a member of the “Axis of Evil”. Nice article about places to go, people to see and where to stay while there.

Spinning Travel in a Tough Job Market

This is a major reason why people don’t take time off. They feel the travel will make it harder for them to get a job when they come back. Far from it. Many say travel enhances their resume because it shows adaptability, resourcefulness and an engaging, outgoing nature.

Lawyers ‘barred’ from visiting mother-to-be facing death over drugs

Keep your nose clean when you travel folks. Drugs especially will get you thrown in jail, or even facing the death penalty in certain countries. There is a show on National Geographic called “Locked Up Abroad”. It will scare you straight if you even have a thought of doing something foolish overseas.

With that said, thousands of people travel every year without any interaction with law enforcement (myself included). Best thing to do: Don’t accept a package to deliver someplace else for money or any other reason.

The Traveler’s Medicine Cabinet

What you should have in your carry-on to take care of the minor medical situations that will happen when traveling. Cipro for the stomach bugs is vital (by prescription) and antibacterial wipes are not included in this list.

Essential Baby Steps to Living Your Passions

Whether it is travel, starting a business, etc. some things to guide you down the path to pursuing what is really important to you.

Teaching English in Europe: An Overview

Huge, huge market for English teachers overseas that I talked about before. This article focuses on Europe, but Asia, Africa and South America all need English teachers. As much as English speakers worry about speaking the local language when they travel, English is the global de facto language, even if Mandarin Chinese is spoken by more people worldwide.

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Dave and Deb May 12, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Fantastic Idea. Thanks for sharing the many articles that you have compiled. I liked the medicine cabinet list. A little short, but everything in it is needed indeed. Cheers. Deb and Dave


brian May 13, 2009 at 6:17 PM

@Dave and Deb
The medicine cabinet list has a good foundation of the basics and you can add/delete as needed. Lots of interesting notes in travel and at least one should catch everyone’s attention when reading through them.


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