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6 Cheap Ways to Exchange Money Abroad

Travelling abroad? Don’t squander your hard-earned cash by getting gouged on exchange rates and hefty service charges. Here are four of the most expensive ways to exchange money abroad, along with four cheap and convenient alternatives. DO NOT exchange money at the airport Every international airport has currency exchange booths lining...

5 Things You Should Know Before Travelling Alone

1. Some companies now specialize in solo travel Decide who you would like to travel with. Some tour operators, like Australia-based Peregrine Adventures and its sister company, Intrepid Travel, have reported up to a 40 per cent increase in solo travel in the past five years, with the most substantial growth in vacationers who are...

6 Most Common Travel Illnesses (and How to Avoid Them)

Traveling is all fun and games until you pick up an unpleasant bug. Learn what’s putting you at risk and how you can protect yourself before you jet off. West Nile Virus Where it’s common: Temperate and tropical regions like East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. What to...

6 Facts About Flying to Help You Stay Calm on Your Next Flight

The odds are in your favour While plane crashes do happen, they’re extremely rare. To put it in perspective, you’re 95 times more likely to die from unintentional poisoning (the odds are one in 103 on this one) than to die in an “air or space transport incident” (one...

9 Tips for the Perfect Family-Friendly Beach Picnic

Take as much finger food as possible You don’t want a fun day at the beach to get bogged down with bags of plates and silverware. Tasty picnic foods include: fruits like berries and apples; baby carrots and other raw veggies, with hummus or eggplant dip; tortilla chips and salsa; and hard-boiled eggs....