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Planning A Vacation? These 3 Travel Hacks Can Help

Planning A Vacation? These 3 Travel Hacks Can Help

Spring is in the air, and that means summer vacations are just around the corner. Taking a break from the normal routine of work-school-family is essential for all of us. Vacations, even staycations, give us a chance to decompress and focus on the things we want to do, rather than the things we have to do.

If you’re planning a vacation, you’re probably at least a little concerned about how much it will cost, and how to stay safe and organized while far away from home. If you’re traveling to another country, those concerns become even more pronounced, since there may be language and cultural barriers to contend with if something goes wrong.

The best way to ensure a smooth, memorable, and affordable vacation is to plan ahead. With a little research and some Internet wizardry, you can hack your way to an unforgettable experience that won’t break the bank.

Scroll through the infographic below for 3 aspects of travel (purchasing plane tickets, packing, and arrival) that can be improved with a few small changes. Then check out these Care2 articles for more advice about planning a successful vacation!

10 Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation Destinations

5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Vacation

10 Most Ethical Vacation Destinations of 2014

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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4:13AM PDT on Aug 14, 2014

Thank you

3:37PM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

Thank you.

6:32AM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

Take an anteater with you. :-)

2:06PM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

I love to drive but with the rising cost of living and my wanting to live. I cannot go!!!

1:59AM PDT on Apr 21, 2014

Thank you :)

3:30AM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Love travel and our environment

3:29AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

Well, these are really very nice and useful travel tips. Traveling comes up with several things to consider and these are well shared here. For more travel tips visit my blog at

4:08PM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

I'd about as soon be beat with a board.

Than have to fly anywhere.

2:51PM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

Not traveling anywhere -- some of us can't afford it at all.

2:43PM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

Useful information

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