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    Learn a few key phrases of the language of the country you’re visiting. Know what their police force equivalent of “Freeze!” is.

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    Don’t over-pack! Leave space in your suitcase for souvenirs. Swiss chocolate and Limoncello are very tempting!

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    Keep a travel journal so you can share details of your trip with friends down the road.

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    Eliminate pocket fishing at airport security by putting everything in your jacket and nothing in your pants first thing in the morning. Pack your belt in the carryon. Wear loafers.

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    Yes, there’s definitely time for a nap. Isn’t there always? Just get up a bit earlier.

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    Select the red-eye flight to shave a night—or two—of hotel rooms off the bill.

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    Sometimes saying “make it a double, please” just feels really right.

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    A travel steamer will save you from cursing at the seen-better-days iron and ironing board in the hotel-room closet.

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    The sweet spot for buying a domestic plane ticket is 55 days in advance.

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    The best day to fly? Tuesday, because there is less demand for seats and the prices are lower.

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    There’s a spa out there with your name on it.

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    Skip expensive hotel laundry service and Google the nearest laundromat instead. (Bonus: You can pack lighter.)

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    Never ever touch the mini bar. Unless you really, really want to.

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    Keep travel expenses down by opting for street fare. Some cities have the best food trucks.

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    You don’t have to sleep at fancy hotels to enjoy them. Pop by for a drink at cocktail hour.

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    Do you think you will enjoy high tea? Of course you will!

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    Some hotels let you hang out at their pool for a small fee, especially in areas with a high density of tourists.

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    People-watching cures travel boredom instantly. And it’s free!

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    Beat jetlag by conditioning yourself to your destination’s time as quickly as possible upon landing. If it’s midnight, go to bed (maybe with a pill). If it’s morning, have breakfast.

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    You deserve those little lacy mats they put on the floor at turn-down.

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    The moment you see an airline offering a sale, wait until the next afternoon to hunt for a fare, because all the airline’s competitors will be trying to match the previous day’s sale price.

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    Sometimes you just have to have lunch twice.

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    Always travel with a small amount of the currency of the country you’re visiting. What if there’s no bank machine at the airport or the exchange kiosk is closed?

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    The travel agent is right. You’ll be way more comfortable in first class.

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    Choose a destination according to your passions—a food tour in France, a soccer tournament in Barcelona, camping in Switzerland.