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Share My Vacation

Looking to save some money on your next vacation? Check out these website that encourage sharing:

  • Campinmygarden.com – Lists backyards where Share my vacationtravelers can pitch their tents. It’s UK-based site but see big things coming for this company.
  • Spinlister.com – Connects travelers (in more than 40 countries) with locals who rent their bikes for as little as $10 a day.
  • Parkatmyhouse.com – Offers visitors parking spots at homes and businesses.

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Tech-Free Travel

enjoy disconnectingIn need of a digital detox? Try a no-tech retreat where off-the-grid equals wellness and relaxation.

Little Palm Island in Florida and Miraval in Arizona will help you recharge yourself – and possibly even confiscate your digital devices if they catch you sneaking a quick fix.

 

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Reduce Rental Car Damage Fees

check your car closelyThere’s nothing worse than getting dinged for a ding on a rental car – especially if you didn’t do it. When you pick up your car, do a full inspection of your rental car before driving it out of the lot. If there’s a ding in it, snap a picture (time stamped) and ensure they make note of it on your file. When you return the car, request a written record that you returned the car in perfect condition.

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Travel With Confidence

travel with confidenceBeing the kind of traveler other people want to help makes traveling more enjoyable for you and those around you, says Ashley Welton, GoGirlfriend contributor. But being nice doesn’t mean wiping “No” from your vocabulary.

Sometimes, speaking up is your best defence when you're traveling.

By all means be nice and helpful and friendly – when you’re comfortable and feel safe. If you feel your safety is in jeopardy or someone’s advances make you nervous, put niceties aside and get the heck out of Dodge. They might remember you for being a bitch but better that than for a headline in tomorrow’s news.

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A New Way to Hail a Cab

Hailing a cab in New York City is an adventure in and of itself. But thanks to some snappy new apps, you might up your odds of finding what you need quicker.

  • Taxi Magic – Provides fairly reliable tracking of taxis nearby.
  • a techy way to hail a cabSid-car – Opens up ride sharing opportunities for those who need a ride and those want to offer one.
  • WOW Taxi – Allows you to book a wheelchair accessible cab in Manhattan. In a city of more where only 200 of the 10,000 available taxis offer this service, this is a pretty sweet app.

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Buy Tickets to Major Attractions Ahead of Time

buy online and seize opportunitiesConsider buying tickets online before you leave home (just remember to pack them), which will save you money and time standing in ticket lines. If you’re a CAA member, you’ll be able to tap into discounted tickets to major attractions like Universal, Disney, Discovery Cove and the Kennedy Space Center. UnderCoverTourist.com is also a great site to purchase discounted tickets to Orlando attractions in advance. Both are authorized, legitimate sellers – be careful not to get conned in buying from unauthorized sources.

Tip courtesy the founders of TweenHood ~ @katsima and @AppHipMom

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Travel First Aid Kit

If you travel, you're eventually going to get sick somewhere. Maybe somewhere exotic. And there are some things no one wants to explain to a male pharmacist. Travel blogger, Ashley Welton, says you can't pack for every emergency - but you can pack for the annoying and embarassing ones:

  • mini first aid kitPain medication (ibuprofen or Tylenol)
  • Decongestant (several days worth)
  • Allergy medication (non-drowsy and/or fast acting)
  • Stomach trouble remedies and antacids
  • Bandages in a variety of sizes and Neosporin
  • Feminine hygiene products and yeast infection treatments
  • Hand sanitizer or cleansing wipes
  • Seasickness medication if you're traveling by water and anti-altitude sickness medication if traveling to high altitudes

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