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Tips to Find the Cheapest Christmas Airfare

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Christmas is all about spending quality and quantity time with the family and the people you love. Most of us are busy with our daily obligations that we do not see them much so being home for Christmas is really a must. Reality bites though as Christmas airfare is such a pain in the pockets.

It is quite a challenge to find a cheap airfare during the holiday season. Anyone who might have booked their flights might have stricken out the word cheap from their vocabulary. Go to a website and punch in your target dates and you will get the ticket prices that can knock you out of your seat. Adjusting the dates doesn’t do any good since the prices are really sky high during the Yuletide.


5 Places to Spot Celebrities While Traveling

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Celebrity spotting while traveling can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. Providing there are no crowds or hoards of people around, a famous person may take the time to chat with you and sign a photo or piece of paper. While most celebrities do lay low and avoid being noticed, there are some certain places you can go to look for celebrities or other well known faces!

If you are visiting a huge city then go to some of the well known restaurants. For example, L.A. has Pink’s Hot Dog Stand, a well known celebrity hang out. Despite their cheap prices famous people still love getting a delicious one of a kind hot dog from here. Delicious and world famous food usually draws in celebrities! If you know there are celeb dining hot spots in the area, be sure to check them out!


How you should behave in a Japanese Hot Spring

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Japan is frequented all-year-round because it has some of the world’s best natural hot springs. The country sits in a hotbed filled with geothermal activity which could be a good thing during volcanic calms, and sadly a bad thing when the neighboring volcano decides to wake up. It’s a good thing volcanoes tend to stay “asleep” for decades, if not centuries. If you’re visiting Japan for its hot springs, you might want to try Gyozanen and Seryo. These resorts are located in Ohara, which is just a stone’s throw away from Kyoto and very close to the Sanzenin Temple.

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Things to avoid and good alternatives during your Los Angeles holiday

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Traveling is fun but there are things that you need to avoid and other things that you may want to try to make sure that you get the best value out of your hard earned money. The sprawling city will literally make you star-struck with diverse shopping hot spots and dining places on top of Hollywood that made this city famous. But you will ruin all these fun-hunting rounds if all you do is spend long lines getting out of its gigantic airport and crawl out of hair-pulling traffic jams that will just take the love out of California. 

This reminds me of a famous rap artist’s lyrics to his song, ‘California Love.’ In it, it says, “California knows how to party.” If you’re ready to engage Los Angeles but want fewer hassles, then you’re in good company. Take note of our ten suggestions and know what you should avoid when you’re here in the biggest city of California.
 
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How does a travel reward credit card work?

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starwood-travel-guest-credit-cardIf you are a frequent traveller then it makes sense to invest in a travel rewards credit card, as you will be able to earn points towards future flights and accommodation every time you make a purchase using your card. When you are choosing a travel rewards card you will have to consider a number of factors to make sure you get the best rewards program to suit your needs, and you will also have to take into account the costs of the card itself, such as annual interest rates on purchases and cash withdrawals and any other card fees.

When you make a purchase using you travel rewards card you will get a certain amount of points added to your program balance, and this is usually 1 point per $1 spent. Some cards will also offer double point deals if you are using your card with affiliate companies, and this may include when you are booking flights and hotel accommodation using your card. There are three main ways in which you can redeem your card:


Things to do in Madrid

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If you’re wondering what there is to do in Madrid, well, that depends on why you’re going to Madrid. If you’re going on vacation, well, then there’s many things to do in Madrid. Even if you are having to go on vacation, you should really insist on one more day before you come home. After all, why should you go to such a beautiful historic city and not get to see any of the delights the city has to offer?Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain

Some of the things to do in Madrid include artistic tours, theme parks, and ancient ruins. That is such an eclectic array of things to do in Madrid. It really is. It’s like offering all of the wonderful things of home, such as amusement parks and mixing it with the past, hence, the ancient ruins. Madrid is truly where the past meets the present.


Tips on how to handle the language barrier when you travel

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Not the sponge type when it comes to foreign language? No need to worry if you are planning a trip abroad and you do not have an idea about the local tongue. People from wherever you are going may not understand you but that is the reality that you have to face. You do not have to be afraid of language barriers if you really want to travel. It does not have to be your unconquerable wall that blocks you from exploring the world around you.

You will experience a certain language gap even within the same continent. English, for example, sounds different in the US, England, and in Asia. In countries like the Philippines, an archipelago made up of more than 7,000 islands, people from one province has a different language compared to another province which is just a few miles away.


Surviving an Airline Strike

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There’s no knowing when an airline strike will hit you, and when you’re one of the many who book their flights months up to a year in advance, you’re probably going to be caught in the middle of the crossfire. That means you’ll be stuck in the airport for at least a day trying to book a flight with another company. Below are tips on how to handle airline strikes.

It’s pretty obvious that if you want to survive this one, you can’t do it alone. Befriending your travel agent wouldn’t hurt a bit.

Know how an airline strike works

If you know how they work, you don’t have to be stranded in the middle of nowhere with useless tickets in your hands. Days before your trip, read up on the corporate health of the airline you’re flying with. If there have been threats of strikes and you’re on your way to a wedding, it’s much better if you cancel your ticket with the airline with a strike threat.