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  • December 5, 2018
    How to Sleep Well in Unfamiliar Places

    A poor night’s sleep is an all too common issue for many when they stay in an unfamiliar place, and there’s science behind this. Learn more on tip & tricks that help to beat this.

  • November 6, 2017
    Cheap ways to travel across the world while studying

    [Author Pavel L. from Unsplash] If any period in your life can teach you how to be smart and frugal with your earnings, it’s college! The time when you start hacking life one buck at a time is a very struggling one for your typical student who tries to save up every dime and live […]

  • September 25, 2017
    Travel tip: Turn smartphone into an in-flight using Ziploc bag

    We all find ourselves with no personalized screens in the seat in front of us when traveling budget. And that is when a lot of us pack our smartphones with movies or TV shows that will help us through the grueling hours of the flight. But holding your phone in hands or keeping in steady […]

  • March 28, 2017
    Riyadh Experience: Where to Eat, Shop, and Stay

    If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair; if it’s Riyadh you’re headed to, however, you’d better arm yourself with a reliable guide and a city map because the ride is bound to send your mind giddy, your heart racing, and your adrenaline pumping. Situated in the heart […]

  • February 22, 2016
    How to take your travel photos to the next level

      Photos we take during holiday explorations can often fall far from the authentic mark: colors, shadows and textures in pictures may not look as half as intriguing as they do in real life; light sometimes can at times come across as either subdued or too bright; strangers’ faces do not always tell compelling stories; […]

  • January 14, 2016
    Tips for Mastering a Family Road Trip

    Family road trips are always a nice way to get together and spend some quality time. However, the ultimate question “Are we there yet?” and screaming and arguing are inevitable if you do not know how to keep your kids occupied. Be prepared for everything they may need for a long drive.     Get […]

  • December 11, 2015
    Try ‘trip in vain’ rule if your missed flight makes your trip useless

    You’re flying to a destination for a purpose such as family gathering or a business meeting, and even though you made to the airport on time, the flight was delayed because of reasons in-hand of the airline and you will not be able to attend that event. This is when you must call out “Trip […]

  • October 15, 2015
    Travel Tip: Privatize & secure your internet connection while traveling

    Most of us connect to public WiFi networks while traveling, and you may not know that your browsing information is collected by companies world wide. Also, using a public WiFi is not safe in terms of security and privacy. Connecting to a public WiFi network you find in a café, hotel or restaurant has its […]

  • September 23, 2015
    ‘Packet of Power’ is your friend in case of cancelled flight

    Many of us have been through the experience of a flight getting cancelled, and that could mean anything between getting re-booked on a different flight or being stuck at the airport. Having a “packet of power” before each trip will help you to know your rights as a passenger and prepare you for things-to-do. Just […]

  • April 5, 2015
    Get the best hotel rate by booking each night separately

    We love hostels because it offers cheap rooms (but not so clean!) and a chance to meet fellow travelers. But if you’re looking for a multi-night stay at a hotel, you would probably book it as one reservation. But One Mile at a Time recommends to book each night individually, and you might get a […]

  • April 2, 2015
    Do you have all the required travel documents?

    Any international travel requires some basic preparation before you can book your flights and hotels. The documentation must be in order and verified to ensure smooth customs and immigration clearance in the destination country. Citizens of a lot of countries don’t require visas to travel almost the whole planet, but most of us will need […]

  • March 23, 2015
    Stretch your travel dollar with these simple tips

    Saving money while vacationing isn’t just about finding deals and discounts. It’s about getting the most value for your money. Here are some tips on ways to save, from start to finish.   Conceptualize your vacation Think about what you really want from a vacation. Do you want to see the sites along the way? […]

  • February 10, 2015
    42 of the important travel don’ts around the world

    There are so many things most of us would do just out of habit while traveling abroad that could easily be misconstrued and perhaps cause problems. Etiquette around the world can be complicated and one must understand rules so that you are not offending the locals. For example, clearing your plate in Ukraine is an […]

  • February 3, 2015
    Plan your international trips with Kayak’s Travel Hacker

    There are a lot of websites that tell you when is the best time to book flights for your next exotic destination. All of these are predictions based on their data and one should always take these tips with a pinch of salt. Apart from all the preparations you need to do in terms of […]

  • January 23, 2015
    What should be your best transportation option? – Part 2 – Survival

    Taking public transportation is the best way to conserve energy (read gas/petrol), save money and travel with the locals. But taking public transport in a foreign country can be daunting in terms of how to use, when to use, what to use, costs, rules, etc. Read up, ask your friends on social media, visit transportation […]

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