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There are four types of New York City subway tickets available. 1. Single Ride $2.50 per ride if you buy a single ride ticket. There are no zone restrictions in New York City. You can ride all day (including to Brooklyn or Queens) for a single fare provided you don’t exit the system. 2. Pay-per-ride

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How Much Does Cost to Travel in Japan?

Japan has a reputation for being extremely expensive, but is this reputation justified? Here’s the answer, based on detailed budgets shared by four top travel blogger couples. 1. Around the world travelers Dave and Vicki spent 16 days in Japan at the end of 2012. Their average spend was $73 per person per day. –

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Find Out If You’re a Match Your choice of traveling companion can make or break a round the world trip. Take our 21 question quiz to see if you and your prospective travel companion are on the same page about what you want from your round the world. This quiz is also useful for couples

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How to Speak New Zealand for North Americans

1. When saying goodbye, Kiwis say “See you later.” Even if they won’t be seeing you later. You can also just say “See ya” as a way of saying goodbye. 2. We don’t say “You’re welcome” Instead of saying you’re welcome, try – no problem/probs – no worries – sweet as (less common) 3. Feel

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Arriving at JFK Kennedy Airport - Five Tips

1. Make sure you’ve completed your ESTA online (in plenty of time before your trip). You’ll need to do this if you’re entering the US on the Visa Waiver Program. 2. Know the Street Address of Your Hotel or Hostel. If you’re entering the US, you’ll need to provide the street address of where you’re

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Arriving at Auckland Airport - Seven Tips

This is the first post in a series giving you the lowdown on how best to successfully (and cheaply) get out of the airport and into the city. Tips of Arriving in Auckland Airport 1. Auckland airport provides free luggage carts in the baggage claim area. Yippee free baggage carts. Expect that agents with sniffer

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Ten Inflight Moments to Savor

Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of flying, why not focus on moments of positive feelings. Here are ten positive inflight moments worth savoring. 1. The feeling of no more waiting when the they announce all the passengers are onboard and they’re closing the plane doors. 2. The feeling of finding a movie you

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Savoring positive moments is a great way to inoculate yourself against stress. Here are twenty positive moments people experience at the airport. Please leave a comment if you can think of that I missed! 1. The feeling of managing to fit everything into your bag and getting the zip done up (I’m sometimes still consolidating

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5. Taking the tube/subway in the wrong direction. Multiple times I’ve taken the tube in the wrong direction in London. In New York, it regularly happens to me when I’m trying to take the G train. That line curves in strange ways and most of the time I have no idea whether I want to