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I’m a firm believer that to truly make the most of any adventure, it’s required to read up on some background knowledge to acquaint yourself with a new culture. For this, I often turn to Rick Steves’ traveling philosophies which strongly align with my own, stating that affording travel is simply a matter of priorities and often times, “spending more money only builds a thicker wall between you and what you traveled so far to see.” While staying in a fancy hotel and signing up for the numerous excursions obnoxiously advertised to you in the lavish lobbies can be exciting, they many...

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  This is Laura, she’s going to teach you how to take better travel photos…this horse trusts her, so you can too. Shot in: Trinidad, Cuba Article via Paper Planes Rule #1 - Keep it simple. THIS IS A BONUS ANALOGY FOR LIFE! When I think about my basic rules for travel photography, I find that they overlap a ton with how I imagine a life well-lived: being present. Being respectful. Looking for details. Ditching the stress of doing and seeing everything. Finding your own voice and using it bravely and generously. What else could you want from life– or...

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Once you've experienced a $200 price spike in the middle of your ticket search, your fourth 45-minute flight delay of the day, or your bag going MIA in Miami, you can't help but think: what are these airlines hiding from me?It turns out, A LOT. Sure, some of it's coincidence, and you get an $8 voucher for an airport breakfast. But that overpriced breakfast is not an adequate salve -- and in fact, you've got a right to more than that. Here are 10 secrets airlines don't want you to know. Say 'no' to vouchers -- you're entitled to cold, hard cash Do not settle for...

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Nobody likes throwing away money, and when you're traveling, you have to work especially hard to avoid spending it. And there's a very good reason to keep a tight fist on your wallet: the more money you save while traveling, the more you can justify splurging on life-changing experiences. You don't want to miss out on a lagoon tour in Fiji because you've been scammed the day before, after all.  Here are five ways you might be throwing away money when you travel.  On Bank Fees You'd be surprised to know just how much money you can throw away on...

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#assholesfinishlast The announcement just came over the loudspeaker: Your flight has been canceled due to bad weather. You jump on the airline's website to find out what your options are, and you get in line at customer service. When it's your turn to speak with the  airline employee that just dealt with 20 angry passengers demanding new flights, you're going to do two things: Smile and offer him/her some chocolate. Because Gringos On The Run aren't just the smartest people at the airport. They are also the nicest. Make the difference in that beleaguered airline rep's day and he might...

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