Travel Tips

Not too long ago, traveling was just an idea for most. The cost of airfare, hotel accommodations, rental cars, and even food was considered a luxury. As the world continues to advance and develop more user-friendly technology, traveling has turned into this never-ending bucket list of locations for tourists to achieve in their lifetime. Thanks to these technological advancements, people can now share their experiences with others all over the world.

International Flights: To and From the United States

If you’re interested in booking a vacation TO or FROM the United States, you might want to consider arriving or departing from New York City (LaGuardia Airport or John. F Kennedy International Airport , specifically).

Booking an International trip through New York City could save you $100s if not $1000s off your next flight.

For example, let’s say you live in Madrid, Spain and you’ve always wanted to visit Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Book a round trip flight from Madrid to New York City AND a round trip flight from New York City to Orlando. The cost of two round trip tickets will heavily outweigh the cost of one round trip from Madrid straight to Florida.

Renewing your Passport: Passport Photos

Is your passport expired? Do you need to take a new photo for your renewal?

Skip the line at your local post office and consider taking your ID photo at AAA for half the price!

Local pharmacies, such as Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid, charge $15.00 for two 2×2 head shots. AAA offers the exact same service for $8.00. You can also pick up an International Driver’s Permit for $20.00.

Sleep at Wal-Mart

Are you traveling on a budget? You may want to consider sleeping in a Wal-Mart parking lot!

Many Wal-Mart locations offer FREE overnight parking.

However, Wal-Marts located in high-crime or heavily populated/urban areas may have certain regulations or restrictions. Click here to view a state-by-state list of Wal-Marts that allow overnight camping/parking.

Important Reminders:

  • Pack OUT what you pack IN. Be respectful and clean up after yourself.
  • Avoid the Floodlights. Those bright parking lot lights will prevent anyone from getting a good night sleep. Park out of view or cover your windows.
  • Find a Dumping Station. Chances are, you can’t just toss your trash in dumpsters behind Wal-Mart. Avoid those dumping fines (of up to $10,000) and dispose of your trash appropriately.

 

 

 

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