5 Great Travel Tips

5 Great Travel Tips

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

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Edward Wanambwa

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    Pastel de nata Portugals Official Pastry
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    27 Feb, 2016
    Travel Tips: Must Have Travel Apps
    These are some must have travel apps that will make your trip more enjoyable and rewarding. I am not getting paid or compensated in anyway from these apps and they are great.  All of these apps can be downloaded in the Google App Store. Most are FREE ! Enjoy Currency Convertor:  This app makes converting currency rates a snap.  Google App Store Google Translate:  This app helps bridge the language gap in seconds. Select the language say the word and get the translation:  Google App
  6. Travel Tips: International Calling and Smartphones
    27 Feb, 2016
    Travel Tips: International Calling and Smartphones
    There a several options when it comes to International Calling and Smartphones. Rather than explore all of these options which would take forever, I will simply tell you which option I chose.  I will also suggest some other cheap options that are available for international travelers.  My travel Phone: The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime with T- Mobile  Rather investing in an unlocked smartphone, I chose to purchase a smartphone with T-Mobile that had an international calling plan.  The
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    5 Important Tips about your Passport
    Your passport is probably your most important travel document. You should make sure that you do everything to safeguard it to avoid travel delays,missed flights and more importantly the extra expense of getting a new one in the event it's stolen,lost or compromised.  Top 5 Passport Travel Tips Make sure your Passport is Valid  If you are planning to travel internationally it is very import that your passport is valid throughout your stay in a particular country. Most countries require that
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    Travel Tips: Foreign Currency
    Making sure that you have the right currency when you travel to a new country is very important. Typically the exchange rate changes day to day and making sure that you get the best exchange rate for your money is a critical factor in enjoying your trip. Here are few tips to make sure that you can successfully exchange your money for foreign currency.  1. Use ATMs and Credit Cards  You will almost always get the best interbank exchange rate when buying foreign currency with either ATM cards or