Archive | international travel

How to Apply for the Most Difficult Tourist Visas

As useful as a U.S. passport is for seeing most of the world, it doesn’t grant you easy access everywhere. Some countries have strict policies about who they let in, and acquiring tourist visas to those countries can be almost impossible—without the right approach.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Should Know About Traveling to Japan Now that Airbnb Laws Are Changing 

It’s not a good time for Airbnb hosts or renters in Japan right now: The private residence renting service was recently forced to cancel thousands of already booked and paid reservations in Japan, all thanks to a new set of Japanese laws that went into effect on June 15. Here’s what’s going on over there, […]

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Tell Us Your Reykjavík Travel Tips

Do we all have that one friend who won’t stop talking about Reykjavík? “Ooh, I miss Reykjavík. Reykjavík changed my life. Maybe I’ll move to Reykjavík. Did you know I got stuck in Reykjavík for two months due to volcanic activity?” We get it, friend, you’re very sophisticated and Icelandic and swaddled in furs. Now…Read […]

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To Travel Cheaply, Watch Currency Exchange Rates

Saving on travel is all about flexibility, says the anonymous editor-in-chief of the luxury travel site Andrew Harper. He told Lifehacker about a few reliable ways to watch for discounts on luxury travel, one of which will make you feel like a complete master of the universe, which you already know because we spoiled…Read more… […]

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Streamline Group Vacation Planning With Kayak’s New ‘Trip Huddle’ Feature

Planning trips with friends can be a tremendous and painful undertaking. Depending on your group, you’ll either end up with a bunch of people who just want you to figure everything out on your own (so they can complain about it when you do), or a group of highly-opinionated friends who all have their own […]

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Airport Time Is a Welcome State of Limbo

For many, the airport is a place filled with frustration and anxiety. But for others, the airport is a peaceful place where you don’t exist—no one does—and I love it. You’re allowed to do absolutely nothing, and sometimes, that’s exactly what the soul of a weary traveler needs.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Cheapest Round-Trip Fares to Europe From Every State

Planning the ultimate European vacation? If you want to save some money, you should take into account where you’re leaving from and what your first destination is. Some state’s airports can fly you over for a few hundred dollars, while others will require $1,000 or more.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Find and Pump Gas for Your Car In Different Countries Around the World 

Everything is a little different when you’re driving in a foreign country, from laws and etiquette to where and how you pump your fuel. This handy guide gives you the lowdown on getting gas in 30 different countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and North America.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Best Sydney Travel Tips From Our Readers

This week Hack Your City went down—and also under—to Sydney, Australia. We asked for tips on visiting Sydney, and what sets it apart from other popular Australian cities. “Melbourne is more like San Francisco, while Sydney is more like L.A.,” says reader Outtacontext. Here’s some of the best advice we got about the…Read more… Continue […]

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Share Checked Luggage With Your Travel Companion in Case a Bag Gets Lost

I travel a good bit, so I’ve started to reach a point where not too many travel “hacks” surprise me. However, this week a friend of mine made a suggestion I was surprised I hadn’t thought of before: splitting your checked items across two suitcases with a friend.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Not Declaring Food to Customs and Border Protection Could Cost You Big Time

When you travel internationally, there’s a whole song and dance of answering questions and declaring items you have to go through before re-entering the U.S. When Customs asks you if you have any food to declare, declare every food item you have—just in case.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here Are the Countries U.S. Citizens Can Visit Without a Visa 

If you’re a U.S. citizen with a valid passport, you’re able to freely travel to more places in the world than most other countries’ citizens, and it’s probably a lot more than you realize. All you need are some vacation days and a plane ticket.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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