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Re: Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

DrFumblefinger ·
That sure looks like an amazing (and very difficult) hike, Travel with Lamb! I wished I'd been using trekking poles starting with my teens. They take tremendous strain off your knees, especially when carrying a heavy load like you were. My knees sadly show the effect of decades of hiking and backpacking. Given how far this is from home and such, I know I'll never do this hike, but you've taken me there so I thank you for that!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

DrFumblefinger ·
These are all good tips and add up to quite a bit of coin. I've also never had luck with renegotiating cable rates. But I did give up my coffee stop and just brew my own and take it along to work. Works fine for me. Looking forward to the rest of your tips. Thanks, Samantha!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks Samantha. All great tips. Some we do now and some (public transit) we do not since we live outside Edmonton and both work in the city. A 15 minute commute would turn into over an hour on transit. We actually just redid our cable subscription, obtained a better plan and updated internet with a reduced monthly cost. With our kids now moved out we are able to save a good bit on our utilities, phone costs and especially food costs. All extra coin for the next trip.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

PHeymont ·
And don't forget: use a miles-earning card for everything you DO spend! Between bonuses for new cards and steady use, you can go a long way!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Travel Rob ·
Great tips.! Cable companies usually don't reward loyalty and offer their best promotional rates to new people. Netflix, Amazon Prime are good ways to save on cable bills if you can get internet. As far as eating out, I always find it's a question of what I order. I avoid drinks, desserts , and the cost is not bad at all.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks DrFumblefinger. Glad you enjoyed the post and the second part will be out this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Hi there Rob. Since I wrote this post we actually cut the cable and only have OTA and Netflix. Saves us over $100.00 a month. Nice amount to save for our travel adventures! And you are right about the drinks. That is what will kill you. Stay away from them and it should help. Thanks for the comments. Part 2 this week!
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Yep, it definitely adds up. Thanks for the comment. Make sure to read part 2 coming this week.
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Re: Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comment. Glad you were able to get a new contract with your cable company. We had Comcast and they don't care about retaining customers, only getting new ones Such a shame. Thanks for the comment and happy travels.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2

Travel Rob ·
Another great set of ideas!
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

GarryRF ·
We've been replacing CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) with new LED (Light Emitting Diode) type bulbs for over a year. They have multiple shapes to suit your needs. They use less than half the electricity of a CFL and last longer too. They have the added advantage of achieving full light in <0.5 seconds. Prices are dropping for all economy bulbs.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

DrFumblefinger ·
A nice conclusion to an interesting and helpful series, Samantha. Thanks! Some people fund their travels by living very simply on the road -- keeping expenses to a few bucks a day. That might work for them, but I travel to experience a place. And that means admissions to attractions, eating good quality meals, staying at a decent hotel etc. I'm old enough that an element of comfort and civilization are important to me. I'd rather live simply at home than on the road, and these tips provide...
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Travel Rob ·
Some more great tips Samantha! For people with jobs that offer overtime, I've always found that is a great way to save up money quickly. It's easier to stay motivated working extra when you know the extra amount on your check funds your travel.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Samantha ·
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed the series. It was an interesting and eye opening post. Since I wrote this, we even cut cable and are using OTA and Netflix. Saving us about $100 a month. Not much, but it's a $100 closer to living my freedom lifestyle I am working toward. Thanks again for the comments. Have a great weekend.
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Re: Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

PHeymont ·
Haven't gotten to cord cutter status yet, but you did inspire me to caLloyd them up and hack away at the bill...vut about 60 a month with very little pain. Thanks!
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Re: Travel hints: Carry on carrying on..

GarryRF ·
Marilyn. I fear your application of intelligence to packing is way beyond the average man. Maybe a guy who's had training in the armed services. I struggle with keeping my sock draw in matched pairs. But I take my hat of to you - for your wonderful magical skills. Maybe a few weeks packing at the check out in Wal Mart would teach me some skills.
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Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

Travel With Lamb ·
I wouldn’t go as far as claiming to be an avid hiker, but I’m not a novice in terms of physical activity. I believe in travelling on the road less travelled, well the road up Sani Passis is well-travelled, just by 4x4’s. My boyfriend...
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Money Savings Tips, for your Big Trip - Part 1

Samantha ·
When you really want to travel and really don't see where the money can come from...take a good look at Samantha's savings tips.
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What to do to stay clean and not get sick on an airline

Travel Rob ·
In the last couple of months there's been a slew of articles about how dirty planes really are and what passengers can do to stay clean and not get sick. Tips given are steering clear of coffee, tea and anything that requires tap water because the tanks are hard to clean and have a higher likelihood of bacteria. And clean food trays and seat back trays with anti bacterial wipes because they are often used as baby changing stations. I've also read to bring your own blanket, because they are...
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Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 2

Samantha ·
Part 2 of Samantha's series on how you can save BEFORE you travel!
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Money Saving Tips, for your Big Trip – Part 3

Samantha ·
Samantha wraps up her series on how to have the money to travel by saving it up ahead.
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7 Helpful Travel Photography Tips

Hamish McLaren shares some tips to help you take great holiday photos and use them to your best advantage.
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Travel hints: Carry on carrying on..

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones was in Finland recently on a trip that changed some of her views on checked vs. carry-on. She offers her thoughts and some suggestions.
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Grand Opening of Black Bear Diner - Westminster, CO

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her soft opening visit to the new Black Bear Diner in Westminster, CO. She loved the rustic motif and all the cute bear art work inside.
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Proven Tips that Guarantee Unforgettable Train Travel during Winter

rohitthakur ·
Trains are the best mode of travel when going on a holiday during winter or any other season. It is fun to travel on a train since you do not need to put on your seatbelt throughout your journey. If you want to stand up, lie down or walk inside the train, you are allowed to do it as you travel. Train travel eliminates the limit on the amount of luggage that you carry. When travelling by train, you enjoy limitless storage spaces so there is no maximum weight limit on luggage. Don’t you just...
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Some Great Tips From Experienced Travellers

adonis_abril ·
Many people love to travel. There are so many different places that you could go on a trip. New sights and adventures await you. This article will assist you with ways to enjoy your travel bug. After choosing the location for your next trip, take time to learn about. Make sure you have a map and know what attractions are must-sees in the area. If you have a basic idea of where you are going and what you are doing, you will find that your trip goes more smoothly. If you have to have a...
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Landscaping Tips to Help Your Property Stand Out

Jacob William ·
Owning a good property is many people’s dream. We work for hours on end in order to be able to buy that property in the countryside. Once we get to achieve this dream, we have other responsibilities lying ahead of us. We have to pay for the bills and above all we have to keep it looking clean and fresh. You can make some simple touches to your property such as making changes to the outside décor, changing exterior colors and improving lawns. now you can find best property at properties away...
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How To Take Professional Travel Pictures

adonis_abril ·
The cornerstone of good photography is the ability to take a photo that showcases your subject successfully. In order to do this, you must always be on the lookout for creative insight. You will increase the quality of your photographs and your reputation. Follow the tips provided and your pictures will stand out. When you are shooting a photo of someone, make sure that you are close to them to maximize the quality of the details on their face. This is very important, as you will want to...
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10 Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers

clareabner ·
Since I am a travel blogger and a woman, I have been traveling to many countries around the globe. My solo trips have taught and trained me in keeping myself safe and secure. And after years of globetrotting experiences, I believe now I am capable of giving some good piece of advice to others. Especially to the solo woman travelers. The choice of traveling alone especially for a woman is not easy. Only those with the wildest adventurous streak can make it. But, when you will look back,...
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Top 5 Useful Tips for Women Traveling Alone

Susan California ·
Traveling alone is always interesting and fun. Not only men but also women are traveling alone to explore places. To encounter independency to its best, there is no alternative than traveling alone. Leaving all the social responsibilities behind, overseas adventure travel for women can be a great way to explore where they actually belong. But at some point, it is important to ensure their safety. Traveling alone is adventurous but it is better if you be careful. 1. Do the Research: To avoid...
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5 Useful International Travel Tips for First-Time Travelers

Susan California ·
Traveling is always about excitement and joy. And international traveling adds an extra flavor of joy to it because you are meeting completely a new community. However, you should know how to make the trip without any complications and perfectly enjoyable. So, this article is going to provide with necessary information and tips on international traveling for the first-timers especially. Do Your Research Very Well: Before planning for a trip internationally, you should make a decision where...
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3 Tips For Locating Your Perfect Vacation Rental App

Bob Hanery ·
When you just want to take a break from it all - travel to a new place, familiar or unfamiliar - you don’t want to be worrying about where you’re going to sleep at night. We’ve been there; it’s not fun at all. That’s why we decided to put together a list of key tips for finding the right vacation rental book app; one that will not only get you where you need to go but have you living the life of luxury while doing it. One of the most helpful resources we found while doing research on the...
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