Best Travel Deals and News – March 8, 2011 – Stay Healthy on Flights, How to Travel Cheaply, Overrated Travel Experiences

by brian on March 8, 2011

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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.

10 Tips to Stay Healthy and Happy on Long Flights

If you can’t get the upgrade, the next best thing you can do is use a site like SeatGuru and make sure you get rest BEFORE the flight. Counterintuitve maybe, considering that many of us get no rest leading up to a flight.

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How to Travel Cheaply

Grown folks I have talked to continue to write off hostels and I continue to say try it before you completely dismiss it. Some of the other suggestions are very general but always good reminders.

Kidnapped? Eat the Food, Ask for a Bible

The odds of you being kidnapped while abroad is remote. Seems like the only people getting kidnapped these days are people in boats somewhere off the coast of Somalia….

Why is airfare rising? Because you keep paying

Book now if you’re planning to go anywhere in the next few months. You can’t blame it all on Libya.

Why is airfare rising? Because you keep paying

Book now if you’re planning to go anywhere in the next few months. You can’t blame it all on Libya.

The Sky Is the Limit for People With Disabilities

Never forget that the world of travel is for everyone, not just for those who are not in wheelchairs or have some other disability.

The Most Overrated Travel Experiences

I have to agree about the fancy hotels and restaurants. While splurging every once in a while is a great thing, I just don’t see the appeal of it every day and night. Especially in the case of hotels, that $200 a night or more can be used on other things. You should sleeping, showering and getting ready for the day or night ahead of you. No need to speed all that money on that.

Asia travel: Five trends to watch

Asia is relatively stable and cheap. Sounds like a winner in terms of a region to visit. Thailand has had their problems the last few years, but that seems to have died down now.

Money options on your travels abroad

Traveler’s checks? Who uses those? Cash is always king as you don’t pay extra fees for using credit cards. Always go Visa or MasterCard. Discover is not known at all outside of the United States. I remember being in Mexico and geting rejected by all the vendors with my poor old Discover.

How Not to Get Sick From a Flight

How to fight germs and stay healthy when you travel

Stay hydrated and continue to stretch during the flight. Blood clots form in the legs if your don’t move around.

Finding a Good Cruise Agent

For the first time cruisers, a cruise travel agent will be you most important asset. Here is great advice on how to actually find a good one.

How To Get Invited on Travel Press Trips

For my fellow travel bloggers, some tips on how to get on those coveted press trips. But understand it is not all play. You’re getting a free trip for a reason. They want something from you. Blog posts, tweets, anything to get the name out.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bluegreen Kirk March 15, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Once again nice list of things to read. I really enjoyed the article about the kidnapping never talk about money and eat what they give you.


matt March 16, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Great articles, the Antarctica video is fantastic.


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