“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
Thursday October 2nd 2014

My Travel Advice

Travel Advice

Camels at the Great Pyramids

Traveling to a foreign land can be a daunting task – you may have to deal with language and cultural differences, monetary issues and you own personal safety all while trying to fulfill the experience that brought you to that destination in the first place. Whether you are in to traveling by yourself, with a significant other or along with a group, I’ve compiled a list of tips, advice and general observations I have come across during my travels. Some are great advice put together from some of the many great online resources – like Frommers and WikiTravel; others are observations and lessons learned from my own travel experience. Remember, there are many types of travel, no one way is the right way – do what feels right to you.

Here are a few articles I’ve written to help the beginner or the seasoned traveler navigate many of the ins and outs of travel – starting with a subject I’ve recently become passionate about – Cuba.

Adventures in Cuba Cuba – The Forbidden Land
My three part series about visiting the forbidden land – something every American should experience before the Embargo is lifted.

Featured Articles

My Top 10 Travel Tips My Top 10 Travel Tips – A collection of Top Ten Travel Tips and Tricks from Jay Travels. Whether traveling for Business or Vacation, these tips will help you get the most out of your travels.
Do African Americans Travel?Do African Americans Travel? – Of course we do and here are a few excellent African-American authored travel blogs to prove it.
I May Be A Terrorist! I May Be A Terrorist! – Apparently, I may be a Terrorist. I say this because I’m treated this way by US Customs almost every time I return to the United States from a solo international trip. I’m not so sure the new Global Entry program will solve or offer any tangible benefits either.
Slum TourismSlum Tourism – What some say is a valid way to learn & contribute to another culture; others see as an almost evil form of voyeurism.
Airline Passenger Bill of RightsAirline Passenger Bill of Rights – Shame airlines had to be told not to keep their passengers hostage; Jay has a few thoughts on how we be make this even better.
Solo TravelingSolo Traveling – It sucks to have your magnificent trip dashed because someone else has to work, doesn’t have the money or is just lame. Don’t stay at home – go by yourself and meet new people. Here’s how!
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A Few More Travel Advice Articles

Money Savers


Best Travel Deal Sites – Tips to find the best airfare, hotels, packages and more…
Making Calls While Overseas – How to stay in touch without going broke in the process…
Currency Exchange – A few Tips & Tricks to take the bite out of exchanging money overseas…

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Culture Related


Learn a Foreign Language? – It depends, but fluency in the local is helpful…
How to use a Squat Toilet – Think all toilets are the same – think again, especially in Asia and Africa…
Tipping Etiquette When Traveling – Confused about how much to tip and when? This article is for you…

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Traveling for Success


Avoiding Travel Scams – Recognize and avoid these commonly used travel scams…
Planning an Itinerary – He who fails to plan, plans to fail! An Itinerary is the best way to get the most out of your travels…
Best Travel Planning Sites – Need to know before you go? Here are some excellent resources…

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In addition to the travel advice on this site, I also give back to the blogging community by highlighting excellent travelers regardless of background called my Traveler Spotlight series. If you are a nerd at heart like I am, my Travel Gadget Review series might be of interest. Finally, I have plenty of Domestic and International Travel Reviews based on my actual travel experiences. Drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.

As always, Happy Travels!!!

Jay