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7 travel items not to bother buying

Againt on the theme of travel purchases - some things I’d suggest you don’t waste your money on.
1. Swiss Army Knife
Of all the items that exist on a Swiss Army knife (or Leatherman tool) I’ve only ever used knife blades, scissors, tweezers, bottle openers, corkscrews and nail files. On an actual penknife, the only ones [...]

5 items that (might) save you money on travel

We’re nicely in the middle of the summer season, so here are some things that you should consider obtaining if they will save you money whilst travelling. These are all items that are relatively inexpensive and will save you money in the long run, if you fall into the right category. I’ve noted who I [...]

tipping in a group

When I was a student, I spent 3 months living in the United States on a J-1 exchange visa, and it was there that I learned to tip. Americans are profligate tippers in comparison to most other cultures, and we were instructed that the *done thing* is to tip around 15% in restaurants (round up [...]

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