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What You Should Always Carry in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally familiar. I recently got back from a trip there, and while it wasn’t my first visit, I still learned a whole lot. Mainly, I figured out what kind of items are best to…Read more… […]

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Your Amazon Order Might Lock You Out of Trusted Traveler Programs

You wouldn’t think online shopping could get you in trouble with customs, but if you accidentally order counterfeit merchandise on Amazon it just might. If you plan on doing a lot of traveling, you probably want to double check your orders from now on.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Travel to Cuba Solo Under Trump’s New Regulations

Since Trump restricted travel to Cuba in November, you may be laboring under the assumption that it’s once again illegal for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba, but that’s simply not true. The regulations have become a bit more strict, sure, but it’s still possible to go follow in Hemingway’s footsteps, even if you’re going…Read more… […]

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Travel Wisely With These Tips from Nineteenth Century Japan

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Youtuber Logan Paul and his childish antics while visiting the beautiful country of Japan. Well, if you were unaware, there’s a way you should and shouldn’t act when you’re visiting unfamiliar places. The Japanese have known these rules for hundreds of years.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Always Add an Extra Day Off to Your Vacation Plans

Even if you’ve had a vacation filled with rest and relaxation, the trip coming home is often enough to wipe you out and get you disoriented. The next time you plan a vacation, give yourself an extra day to bounce back and get ready for your return to work.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Eat Around the Word Safely With Food Allergies

Seeing the world is an enlightening experience, but it can also be a dangerous one if you’re allergic to things like nuts, gluten, soy, lactose, shellfish, and others foods. That doesn’t have to hold you back, though. Here are a few tips to help you travel and eat safely.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Languages That Take the Most (and Least) Time to Learn

So, you want to learn to speak and write a new language, huh? Not just “hello” and “thank you,” but really learn it well enough that you could live in the country of origin? Hope you’re ready to commit. If you’re a Native English Speaker, these are the languages that will take the most and […]

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Mandarin Chinese Is Now Available on the Language Learning App Duolingo

At long last Duolingo, the free language learning app on iOS, Android, and the web, has launched its Chinese course for English speakers. Now you can try your hand at one of the most difficult languages for native English speakers to learn—for free.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This CDC App Tells You Which Vaccines You Need to See the World

iOS/Google: Different countries around the world have unique foods, styles, and cultures, but they also have their own diseases. That’s why it’s important you get vaccinated four to six weeks before you travel internationally. If you’re getting ready to jet set around the world, the Centers for Disease Control’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Take Someone’s Photo in a Foreign Country Without Being a Jerk

The most interesting aspect of visiting another country is the people there, so it’s understandable if you want to snap some pics of locals while you travel. But it’s easy to get shutter happy and forget to be courteous while you do it. These tips will help.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Perks of Being an Adventurous Eater

“I like what I like,” you tell yourself as you eat the same meals over and over. Now, there’s nothing wrong with having preferences, but you could be doing yourself a serious disservice. Being an adventurous eater comes with some great benefits.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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