2016 is coming to an end, but traveling isn’t slowing down. From exhausting what’s left of your vacation days to visiting family and friends, many people are still planning their vacation.
TravelrMag.com has curated some of the best traveling articles on the web this week. Learn how to travel alone and learn the ropes for holiday traveling in the Wednesday Travel Roundup (12/28/2016).
Essence | Oneika Raymond
Traveling the world as a black woman isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Oneika Raymond, from Essence, provides some insight into how black women can be smart while traveling alone.
Traveling alone often means there’s nobody to split the cost of a hotel room with. If you’re on a tight budget, staying in a hostel is a much more wallet-friendly option. Furthermore, hostels are a great way to meet people if traveling alone is your fear. Not keen on sharing a room with strangers? Many hostels offer private rooms, so you can benefit from the social aspects of hosteling while having a space all to yourself that’s cheaper than a conventional hotel room.
Everyone travels differently and some more than others. CNT took tips from the top travel influencers in the industry and there are many nuggets for you to take away from them.
The greatest thing I’ve learned working in this industry is that you can always judge a property’s food by its room service. I spend 100 or so nights a year in hotels, and I always order blueberry pancakes and coffee in bed if it’s on the menu. If they nail that, they’ll nail the food and drink everywhere.
Alyssa Zalenski | DipNote
If you’re planning an international getaway this New Year, this article from Alyssa Zalenski on DipNote will help you make sure you have your ducks in a row.
If your U.S. health care plan does not cover you overseas, consider buying supplemental insurance to cover medical costs and emergency evacuation—especially if you are taking a more adventurous holiday trip (e.g. heli-skiing in the Alps!). Know that foreign hospitals and doctors often require payment in cash, and emergency medical evacuation can cost up to $100,000.
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