4 Easy and Practical Ways to Save on Travel

Don't Sacrifice Luxury and Comfort

Author: The Traveling Professor/Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Categories: Travel Tips

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Get a Credit Card Covering Health Care and Emergency Evacuation:  First of all, you have to be OUT OF YOUR MIND to travel overseas without health coverage and emergency evacuation insurance.  It can be expensive to purchase this insurance on a trip-by-trip case.  Some credit cards cover health and emergency evacuation insurance like the Chase Sapphire Card.  They can cover other things too like trip interruption/cancellation.

Travel Off-Season: You can see the same things with less crowds and spend less money on hotels and airfare if traveling off-season.

Buy the City Museum Pass:  Most cities like Paris, Rome, Florence, Oslo, Verona, Bergen and others offer a city pass providing free admission to museums and in most cases, unlimited public transportation.   Who wants to wait in line on vacation?  Besides, we find if travelers don't need to shell out cash for each museum they want to visit, they tend to go to sites they normally would not go to, revealing some surprise gems in cities.

Negotiate with Hotels Directly Instead of Using Booking Sites:  Did you know hotels pay about 20% to booking sites like Booking.Com or Hotels.Com?  So, if a hotel room is $200 a night, $40 might go to the booking company.  Don't be afraid to contact a hotel and ask them their BEST rate, especially if staying on a long-term basis.




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6 Tips on Staying Healthy While Traveling

travel insurance the traveling professorThe Traveling Professor is on the road with his small group tours about 150 days a year.  We visit places like Paris, Peru, Norway, Ireland, Italy, and Croatia.  We can be in a warm climate one week and a cold one the next week.  For instance, we finished up a trip in Croatia where the temperature was in the 90's and the next week in Norway we saw snowflakes.  We travel on all types of transportation, at all hours of the day, eat all kinds of foods, and use all kinds of public facilities. Keeping healthy on a trip is a challenge and in this blog post, The Professor gives his best tips for keeping healthy while traveling.
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