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Travel Tricks

I’m going to put this out there: I’m a pretty good traveler. I lived out of a suitcase for six months when I was in my early 20s, I’m the kind of person who can go away for a weekend with nothing but a backpack and when airlines decided to start charging for checked bags, I didn’t freak out because a) I rarely fly and b) if I do fly, I usually only bring a carry-on that can get me through.

So despite the fact that I can get through my journeys without packing a blow dryer, I enjoyed reading these pieces that showed a person how to pack for 10 days with nothing but a carry-on and New York hotels that make the hostels I stayed in during my youth look like palatial mansions.

I remember traveling to Rome when I was in college – I was in a group with 12 other students and our travel leaders had picked out a hotel that had one hell of a continental breakfast, but little else in terms of niceties (i.e. – no television.)

“If you’re inside watching TV when you should be outside wandering through the streets of Rome, you have a problem.” Those were the words of one of my travel leaders. And when I think about some of the amazing trips I’ve taken and the great things I’ve seen, I think often of that – when you’re traveling, all you really need is a bed and a shower – the rest of the adventure will be found outside.

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1 thought on “Travel Tricks

  1. I agree. My husband and I travel frequently and we often stay in hotel rooms with no TV. This is not a problem since we are more interested in the sights rather than watching TV, even at night. To keep in touch with family and friends, I travel with my netbook, so I appreciate having an Internet connection… and most hotels offer it nowadays. In fact, the more expensive hotels tend to charge an Internet fee while the cheaper hotels (pensiones, posadas, etc.) provide it free.

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