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Around the World with Trip Planning—Transportation Museum 2015

Tips on everything you've ever wanted to know about traveling planning, and more. Busting travel myths. Packing tips. Comparing Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and VRBO. The scoop on travel agents.

Helpful Websites

Which websites are the best when you're trying to book a hotel? Flight? How about when you need travel advice?

 

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What is SmarterTravel?

Acquired by TripAdvisor in 2007, SmarterTravel is a website with information on destinations around the world. There are also travel tips and interesting travel-related stories.

 

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Airbnb, TripAdvisor, VRBO

Compare the pros and cons of Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and VRBO vacation rentals and TripAdvisor hotels. Using San Francisco as an example, compare prices, too.

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What do Travel Agents do?

Kelly Rubingh, of Family Travel, taught us information about travel agents and how they can help you save money on your next trip.

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Travel Tips

Here's some handy travel tips that will save you time and money on your next trip. For more tips, search "Travel Tips" on Google.

 

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Packing Tips

Do you struggle with fitting everything you want into your suitcase? Learn some packing tips to help you save time and money on your next vacation.

 

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The World's Scariest Airports

Touching down without a paved strip may seem like a crash landing for unsuspecting passengers, but in Barra, Scotland, it's a normal experience. When the airport isn't in service, the beach is a popular spot for locals to hunt for cockles, but when the wind sock is flying, you'll do well to observe from afar. On Flybe, the only airline that flies there, passengers can expect to arrive safely on one of the three runways (marked by concrete poles) formed when the tide goes out.

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Travel Myths

It's time to bust some travel myths. Learn the truth behind these myths to help you save on your next vacation.

 

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Guest Tips

We asked museum guests to share their own travel tips, and here's what they said. If you have your own tips, share it with us.

"Good night sleep before trip."

"Keep a toiletries bag packed with items ready to go. When you come home, refill/restock what you need. It saves time and space!"

"Keep a small travel bag with the essentials—bandaids, sunscreen stick, lip balm, etc..."

"If you check-in other bags, pack an extra set of clothes, toothbrush, and any other immediate necessities in your carry-on bag."