Get paid to travel this summer, but there’s one unique catch

Get paid to travel this summer, but there’s one unique catch

One travel company is offering six people the adventure of a lifetime; to travel across a continent on an all-expenses-paid trip worth £8000 (€9316) this summer. The days will be spent having unique new experiences and capturing content. There’s only one catch; Instagram’s audience gets to dictate their next move. The experiment will see Instagram users casting votes on what the travellers should do next. Image by d3sign Launched by travel company Busabout, The Great Travel Experiment will see successful candidates capturing videos and images while travelling. Every day holiday decisions will…

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No, Americans will not need a visa to travel to Europe

No, Americans will not need a visa to travel to Europe

Although not quite as powerful as some European passports, an American passport is pretty convenient to travel on. US citizens can enter a large number of countries visa-free, which makes crossing borders both easier and cheaper. But news circulating yesterday (March 8) warned Americans the good times might be about to end, as US citizens would need a visa to visit the 26 European countries that compose the Schengen Area, starting in 2021. They currently can travel through them for 90 days with just their passport. But though major new outlets…

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Marrakech To The Maldives: My Year In Travel Part II

Marrakech To The Maldives: My Year In Travel Part II

There’s no grander place to see Edinburgh than from the old railway hotel that is the Waldorf Astoria Caledonian. Dating back to 1903, it is found at the heart of the city in Princes Street and its design captures the property’s standout period details – such as the central marble staircase and the buzzy Peacock Alley, a huge lobby-lounge carved out of what was once the old station ticket office (Caledonian Railway was formerly ran underneath the hotel) complete with the original Victorian station clock. The hotel’s grand central staircase.(CREDIT: ANGELINA VILLA-CLARKE) Tartan-trousered…

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What To Do If You & Your Partner Don’t Travel Well Together, According To Experts

What To Do If You & Your Partner Don’t Travel Well Together, According To Experts

I love to travel. There’s practically no place on the planet I’m not curious to see. But even an enthusiastic and laid-back traveler like me still has their quirks. For example, when I’m on vacation, I want to relax. Yes, I also want to see some sights, but I prefer a loose schedule. What that means for me is that I don’t vacation well with folks who prefer to wake up super early and follow a carefully crafted itinerary to the letter. Easy answer. However, it gets more complicated when you…

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4 great travel games to play on road trips

4 great travel games to play on road trips

Need to keep the kids busy on a trip? Here are 4 travel games for under $20 that can probably make your life a lot easier. 1. This card pack combines so many games it’ll make driving that bus full of children seem easy. Rubberneckers – A card game for cars Purchase here on Amazon – $12.99 2. Includes 12 classic board games easy to play in the car, you know, because of the magnets. Gamie magnetic board game set Purchase here on Amazon – $17.97 3. You know Mad…

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7 Things to Know About the American Forces Travel Booking Site

7 Things to Know About the American Forces Travel Booking Site

At NerdWallet, we adhere to strict standards of editorial integrity to help you make decisions with confidence. Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners. Here’s how we make money. Service members, veterans and their families now have a one-stop shop for finding and booking travel with military discounts. The Department of Defense has teamed up with Priceline to create a travel booking site exclusively for U.S. military members. It only takes a quick eligibility check on the American Forces Travel booking site to begin accessing savings that claim to include up to 60%…

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Expedia Group: The World’s Travel Platform. Really?

Expedia Group: The World’s Travel Platform. Really?

Since Expedia changed its name from Expedia Inc. to Expedia Group in March, it has been touting itself as “The World’s Travel Platform.” At the company’s partner conference in December, executives took the stage in Las Vegas and variously described the company as already being “The World’s Travel Platform” or aspiring to reach that status. They even made plenty of comparisons to Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Join the 250,000 travel executives that already read our daily newsletter. The boast might come as a shock to millions of people from China to India,…

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5 travel fails that can cost you money or ruin your trip

5 travel fails that can cost you money or ruin your trip

Security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta stretch more than an hour long on Jan. 14, 2019, during the government shutdown. (Photo: John Spink, Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) We all do dumb things when traveling from time to time, but if we learn from our mistakes we can save time and money. Here are some of the most common failures – ones I’ve been guilty of, too –plus what they can cost and how to avoid them. 1. Failure to take into account airport delays In case you’ve been in…

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3 Things To Get If You Want To Travel In Style

3 Things To Get If You Want To Travel In Style

The Swirlster Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Swirlster has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Travel in style to make heads turn wherever you go Winter is here! And apart from the glorious fact that we get to indulge in some winter fashion, another thing we are thrilled about is that this is the perfect weather to those places which were too hot to travel to in summer months. So a weekend trip or two is not a bad…

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Travel souvenir is your new home accessory, 5 home decor tips for happy homes

Travel souvenir is your new home accessory, 5 home decor tips for happy homes

Let travel souvenirs be your new home accessory, 5 easy home decor tips While setting off on a journey, be it national or international, most of us like to bring back home something as a memory. Whether it’s a fridge magnet, a miniature, postcards or even some attractive stones found on a beach, make sure you are giving this memories a nice place at your home. Here, we give you five simple tips on how meaningful souvenirs that you collect from your journeys can turn into attractive home décor pieces…

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