Explore the Road Less Traveled – 5 Unconventional Travel Destinations To Visit

France. Italy. Mexico. Jamaica. The U.S. There are countries that are simply ubiquitous with tourism and travel, welcoming upwards of 84 million travellers through their borders each year (as was the case in France in 2013!)

Fast-paced metropolitan centers and well-known beach retreats are usually our go-to options when it comes to planning a getaway. But what about the rest of the world? Seasoned travellers  have long-championed many out-of-the-ordinary locations as their personal favourites, preferring less popular destinations as a way to truly experience a new culture and interact more with locals than fellow tourists. Here, we list a few unconventional travel destinations!

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Easy Ways to Fight Boredom on a Long Haul Trip!

There’s an anticipation that builds while en route to a far-flung destination that usually makes flyers forget the more stressful parts of travel. That sense of relief when you finally board your flight and settle into your seat usually comes with excitement as you mentally plan your first steps upon arrival at your destination. But then what? For long flights of 7, 8 or more hours (like New York City to Tokyo, Japan clocking in at 15 hours!) and worse, long layovers in other airports, it’s easy to get bored and restless. Here, we go through a few tips to fight boredom during long trips:

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Best Reviewed Airport Restaurants From Around the World

With early flight times, long layovers and delays, airports can be hectic places for even the most seasoned traveller. Even after meticulous packing & careful preparation, airports can be an exhausting experience (albeit a small price to pay for the destination that awaits you!)

To alleviate some of those stresses, great food is always the best remedy. Most airports offer traditional vending machine and franchise fast food fare; but a few offer dining experiences that rival top restaurants beyond the tarmac.

Here are some of the best reviewed airport restaurants from around the world to satisfy your globetrotting cravings and give you a reason to check in just a little earlier.
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How To Travel Light, With Only A Carry-On

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If you’re someone who travels often by plane, you’ve probably become accustomed to finding sufficiency in only a carry-on, rather than a large suitcase or bulky luggage. And you might think that because you have such a portable bag, you’ll automatically travel light. Well, that’s not always the case.

Here are a few travel tips to help you stay organized while you’re on a short business trip or even a small vacation if you’re planning on using just a carry-on for the duration of your trip.

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Are You A Frequent Flier?

You might travel a few times a year, but some travellers are truly frequent fliers. Not only do you know your home airport like the back of your hand, you also have tons of cool information and knowledge about the rest of the world as well. You might not know it, but there are a handful of ways to tell if someone is a frequent flier, and it might be things you do on an everyday basis without even realizing it! Here are just a few of the signs that you’re a frequent flier! (more…)

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Why is Travel Insurance so Scary?

Many travelers don’t think they need travel insurance but the truth of the matter is that it’s more useful than you might realize. No matter where you go in the world, there are going to be risks involved that you should be aware of – but that doesn’t mean you should panic! Having insurance helps you make sure that you can make the absolute most out of your trip without having to worry about things that might sully the excitement. Think about what the most common risks are that are associated with travel and more than likely there is coverage that can give you peace of mind. Online resources are always great but they can sometimes make travelers feel as though life hacks and tips can always protect you from things that might go wrong. Here are just a few of the reasons that insurance is still a good idea in 2017. (more…)

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Top Carry-On Essentials For A Caribbean Getaway

One of the most amazing trips you can take is going somewhere in the Caribbean. There are a plethora of islands you can discover, relax on and enjoy but what should you bring? Like any trip, there’s going to be things that work better for particular destinations and the Caribbean is no different. This is even more important if you plan on flying with just a carry-on; something that is more than possible particularly if you’re traveling for two weeks or less.  Here are just some of the top carry-on essentials for your next Caribbean getaway so you can have the most amazing trip! (more…)

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Flight Attendant Hacks

If there’s anyone who knows all of the tricks of the trade when it comes to travel, it would be flight attendants! Taking to the skies day after day, they learn a thing or two about smart packing, avoiding jet lag, the right snacks to munch on and so much more. Many people learn how to make their trips easier by frequent travelling, and with sometimes multiple trips in a day nobody is more well-versed than flight attendants. Here are just a few of the very best flight attendant hacks. (more…)

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Top Essentials For A Smooth Flight

When you’re packing, you will likely be the most focused on the things you’re going to need when you’re in your destination, but what about making your way there? There are plenty of things that you should have in your bag to help you have the smoothest flights ever. Consider making a bit of extra room in your carry-on luggage so that you can make space for these items and have the best possible journey no matter where you’re headed. Here are just a few of the top essentials for a smooth flight!

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring A Travel Agent

When it comes to travel, the first step to any trip is, of course, planning it all. Some prefer setting everything up on their own; finding all of the best deals and options available to them and booking from there. If you are a generally organized and detail oriented person, that’s something that can work perfectly for you. For others, they might want to take a much less hands-on approach to the whole thing and simply hire a travel agent to get the job done. Like with anything, there are good and bad things about either option and it will really depend on what you can deal with for that particular experience. If you’ve never work s with a travel agent before, it’s a good idea to get one that is personally recommended. Online reviews and commentary can only tell you so much, so going for one that a friend, family member or co-worker can speak highly of is always a good idea. Here are just a few of the pros and cons of working with a travel agent for your next journey! (more…)

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