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Tips For An Irish Road Trip http://oznmd.at/19HsJ1y #tbex
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This article provides insightful tips on how to travel and navigate around in Ireland. The author listed a number of tips to take note of when navigating around the country. He gave gentle reminder of the road rules in Ireland and what to take extra caution of. He also suggested to hire a car when travelling in Ireland and offer advice as to which model of car to rent for travelling (such as to rent a small car since roads in Ireland are narrow and windy, which are not really easy to drive with bigger cars). In addition, the write also gave miscellaneous tips on how to travel smartly and to use time wisely. He also suggested to ask the locals for recommendations on good food. The writer's personal experiences provided extra information that would not be widely available on mainstream sources such as guidebooks and online travel catalogs. Thus, it provides insightful and helpful information for the readers. 

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Useful -> Financial Travel Tip #116: 11 Tricks to Using ATMs Abroad http://oznmd.at/1z3JO2l via @hobonora
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This article listed the different things that people should look out for when using ATMs abroad. The author listed headings for the different points and explains in details what to look out for or what should be done before travelling. The author also gave detailed suggestions on what could be done. For example, he suggested to take note of which account to use when you're overseas. Also, he suggested to switch ATM PIN number to a 4-digit pin since most of the overseas ATMs use only 4 digits. In addition, he also suggested to use bank affiliated ATMs since the private charges extra and security may be another concern as well. These are little tips that readers should take note of and use it as a reference since it is relevant and of great use. 

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Being Safe Abroad- Solo female traveler tips. Please share! http://wp.me/p47aUi-mr
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This article is relevant and informational for female travelers, especially for those who would like to travel alone. The writer is also a solo traveler thus, she relates well with the concerns of other female travelers. She included lots of tips and give elaborate explanations and examples. For instance, she talks about doing research before heading out and travel smartly by knowing what the destination is about and where to get help. Also, she advises travelers to travel on main streets whereby there are lots of people and to avoid dark, quiet alleys. In addition, she also added little tips such as to walk confidently to avoid being targeted and to remember landmarks and building as it helps to navigate around easier when asking the locals for assistance. 

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10 Tips for Long-Term Traveler Wannabes - This is how I made it happen. http://wp.me/p47aUi-tB
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The author wrote about her personal experiences of travelling and working at the same time. She gave clear explanations through her experiences and listed tips and advises for people who were thinking of travelling and earning enough income via working at different places. She gave good suggestions as to how to save money while travelling (such as to only spend what is necessary). Also, she gave informational and skillful tips that people could consider when travelling (for example, not to start off with the destination you really want to go but to look into your budget) and she also gave suggestions as to travel economically. For example, she suggest that individuals should start off with places that they are comfortable with as well as neighbouring countries that individuals would like to proceed next. This saves lots of travelling time and cost. Readers can gain some good tips from this article.

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Teaching in China: the Ins and Outs http://bit.ly/1r5wVko
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This article shows great relevance and important points that people could take note of if they wanted to travel and find a job at the same time. This article gives great pointers and advice for people who would like to apply for an english teacher job in China. She includes clear and detailed procedures of what a person who would like to apply for the teaching job would expect. She included clear requirements and explanations that the locals in China would look for when hiring english-speaking teachers. Also, she included pictures of the different steps and administrative procedures that people would undergo when applying (residence permit, medical examination etc). Thus, this is a great article that could provide people with extensive information for reference for applying a teaching job in China while travelling.

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How To Travel The Maldives With $60 A Day Or Less http://oznmd.at/1pHCtkr via @GloboTreks
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The author wrote about his experiences of travelling in Maldives with just $60. He had planned everything on his own spent only $60 on his entire trip there. Firstly, he suggested cheaper alternatives to get to Maldives, listing the various airlines that offered cheaper rates to fly to Maldives (be it direct flights, roundabout or stopovers). Then, he listed the different ways to locate cheap accommodations in Maldives. He cited and recommended online web sources and wrote about the conditions of the accommodations which he had stayed in. Then, he goes on to giving suggestions on what to eat and play at a cheaper price and what are the fun activities that people could do over there. He also gave a few tips or reminders about what could be done and not to be done in Maldives. For example, women have to dress modestly when they were at the beach in Maldives for that is their culture. This gives sufficient information for people who would like to travel, have fun and save money at the same time.  

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Some Great Spots -> My favorite Paris attractions http://oznmd.at/1lu2IFd via @1Dad1Kid
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This article talks about the places in Paris that the writer thinks it's worth going. He included tons of pictures as well as the reasons for going to those places. He also included tips as to what could be done at those places and also included the types of people who would want to visit that place and explore. Also, he sorted the categories of places that he recommended such as parks, museums, cemeteries etc. 

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The Low-Down on Thailand's Tourist Visa and More http://wp.me/p47aUi-vI
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The author wrote about the ways that people could travel to Thailand by land. Also, she wrote about the things that people should take note of (in terms of visa) when travelling in Thailand. She listed down the commonly asked questions regarding visa passes in Thailand and gave clear and easily understandable explanations of it. Also, she listed a list of documents and requirements that people would require when applying for the visa pass in Thailand. This article could be used as a useful reference for backpackers or travelers who are intending to stay in Thailand for more than a month. 

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The Question I Hate: Is it Safe? http://bit.ly/1rmEmTE
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This article talks about how people perceive different countries as safe or not. The author explains clearly as to people's responses of 'is it safe?' whenever she travels to another country. She gave a clear example of her experience and how she deals with it. She also listed pointers and what to look out for when travelling in a country that was perceived dangerous by most people. Through her writing, she encourages people not to listen to what others say but to listen to what individual's themselves want and also gives a few important tips as to how a person could change their perception when travelling. She encourages readers to not only be daring to travel but to also travel smartly and safely as well. This provides great information that readers could look out for when travelling.

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Passionate Op-ed defending Malaysian Airlines after tragedy of MA Flight 17: http://nyti.ms/1tl7fjA (via @nytimes)
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This article shows insight and point of view of the incident. It explains in clear details of how an aeroplane works in the air such as the rules and procedures that the plane has to stick to while it was in the air. For instance, it explained how the decision of the flying route was not solely based on the pilots but by the neighbouring air control, whereby they took into account the weather conditions and air space state so as to determine whether it was safe for flying. This provided valuable insight before anyone starts to finger point at who was it at fault.

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