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6 of the Most Common Travel Mistakes

Taking a trip is fun and exciting. Making reservations, packing, and scheduling your itinerary are a big part of the enjoyment. When you arrive at your destination, you’ll be looking forward to all the destination has to offer. However, it’s important to be aware of some of the most common travel mistakes that could put a sour note on your plans. Here is a list of mistakes you will want to avoid.

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Travel Planning During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Many of us have been glued to news media outlets the past few weeks tracking the progression of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The possibility of a pandemic brings travelers to consider what this means for trips they’ve already booked and the ones they are considering planning in the future. If you find yourself in either of these categories, we’ve come up with a few steps you should take moving forward.

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Visas: What You Need to Know

When we plan a trip, we think about things like transportation, accommodations, and activities while we’re there. Countless times, we’ve heard of people forgetting to obtain a Visa before arriving at the airport. By then they are being denied access to their flight, and those that aren’t may be denied access to the country they set out for upon arrival. Here’s a quick reminder to get that visa and a little sneak peek into what you can expect from the process.

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5 Ways to Deal with Culture Shock

Often times we are inspired to travel the world to experience new cultures. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t times where we feel culture shock. Culture shock is a disorientation, either physical or psychological, that occurs when we are encountering a new place. This is because the environment, including landscape and culture, are inherently different from what we are used to. But there are a few things that you can do in order to combat those negative feelings in order to enjoy all the time you have while traveling!

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4 Wonders of Iceland You Won’t Want to Miss

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, has some of the world’s most unique and captivating landscapes. What used to be considered a layover on the way to points of interest in Europe has become a hotspot destination for tourists over the years. For the adventure seeker in you, here are some great suggestions of places to visit.

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How Food Tourism is Changing the Travel Industry

What is Food Tourism?

Food tourism is the desire to travel in order to absorb new cultures through flavors and tastes. We are motivated to experience differences throughout the world in the dishes people eat and the way they share meals together. Food, in fact, is one facet in cultural diversity which brings people together that transcends words. When we taste something, we learn a great deal about that culture and the person who made the dish. There are even insights into how humans throughout history have learned to cultivate the land they have been given, as well as how to support their people through the climate that they find themselves in. Food is the basis and the crux of any society, and its diversity should be taken advantage of when traveling the world.

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New Year’s in Sydney, Australia

Looking for an amazing international location to spend New Year’s Eve? How about Sydney, Australia? If your new year’s plans usually consist of below freezing temperatures, you can trade that in for a balmy 78 degrees in Sydney on New Year’s Eve.  Wherever you turn, you will find happy revelers alongside you there. Ahead are some great places to be on new year’s in the great down under.

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Seeing Past the Price Tag: Benefits of an Extensive Travel Protection Plan

Not every travel protection plan is created equal. At first glance, it’s everyone’s inclination to choose the 25-dollar plan over the 125-dollar plan. Big savings initially, however, do not necessarily equate to big savings in the long term! If you’re seeking extensive coverage for your next trip, it’s important to stop getting stuck on the initial price tag and start assessing plans based on your travel coverage needs.

Truth being, it’s tough to anticipate what types of travel misfortunes you will encounter on your trip. Choosing an extensive travel protection plan from Travel Insured, however, is one way to safeguard you and your travel investment. Our Worldwide Trip Protector is an extensive coverage option while our Worldwide Trip Protector Plus is among our most extensive coverage options. Here are a few of the benefits of choosing one of these plans:

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Best Spring Break Spots You Didn’t Think to Visit

Cancun, Miami, Daytona Beach, Montego Bay, Myrtle Beach…spring break typically isn’t stamped with originality. In this day and age of immersive, off the beaten path travel, wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air to re-brand the stereotypical spring break getaway?

Here are a few unconventional spring break spots that might transform your plans from ordinary to extraordinary.

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6 Proven Health Benefits of Traveling

 

Studies find the benefits of leisure travel are far beyond exploring new places. There are actual proven health benefits of leisure travel that may convince you to pack your suitcase sooner than later.

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