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Will Longterm Travel Insurance Actually Save You Money?

Is Longterm Travel Insurance Right for You? First off, I have to tell you that I am a big fan of travel insurance, whether for a single trip or longterm travel insurance. I had to have my wisdom teeth removed in China, and I was so grateful that my travel insurance covered the costs of …

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Carpe Diem: Seize the Day and Travel Now!

You would not be reading Europe Up Close if “travel a lot” were not one of your life’s great pleasures. I’d like to suggest that you abandon procrastination before you use up your allotted travel days. Murphy’s Law can strike at any moment and the chance to travel might be gone. Older people inevitably start …

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How to Travel with Carry-ons ONLY

Whether travelling for long periods, through several countries or just going for a week; we only travel with carry-ons. My husband Rick and I travel consecutively for many months annually, visiting a number of countries, hence numerous flights. Regardless of the length of these travel-stints (our last one entailed 25 countries in 9 months) – …

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Six Reasons to Visit Europe this Winter

In the summer, travelers flock to Europe to tour the sites while basking in the warm sunshine. Sounds perfect, right? Well, it is perfect until you step off the plane and realize that everyone else has the same idea. Along with the picture-perfect weather, come throngs of camera-toting tourists. To escape the crowds, consider visiting Europe in the winter. …

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EuropeUpClose Best Travel Secrets

Every traveler has learned from his or her experience. We tapped our EuropeUpClose writing crew to share their best travel secret. We asked them to either tell us their best travel tip or their favorite undiscovered destination. Go Local: By Hannah May It’s not a secret as such, but one way I really benefit from …

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