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    8 Travel Mistakes to Avoid That Will Save You Hundreds

    As an avid traveler and travel writer, I am often overjoyed to hear about places and experiences other people share with me – especially if it’s somewhere I have yet to visit that is on my list. During a recent family gathering, my cousins had just come back from a summer vacation in Aruba with their parents and were telling me all about it. Rather than go on about the beauty of the island or the activities they participated in, they aunt + uncle included kept referencing how expensive they thought everything was. The more they talked about it, the more it seemed this fact overshadowed the entirety of their trip.…

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    My Favorite Apps for Travel

      Technology has made it possible for us to get virtually anything we want with the touch of a button or the swipe of our phones. Groceries, shoes, movies, dates. The possibilities are endless. While things like cell phones, tablets and laptops have served as excellent social tools, many people aren’t taking advantage of all the things technology truly has to offer – especially while traveling. A few years ago, I went to London – the first stop of my first solo trip. I was only there a few days and staying at a hostel for the first time in my life. Yep, I was completely inexperienced while traveling on my ‘first…