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Planning: Learn to Fly

After you have your passport and have made the 3 Big Decisions and before you start charting where you’ll spend your time and picking hotels, pull the trigger and book your flights. “But I need to figure out all the other details first,” you say. “Pish posh,” I reply with an English accent, “we’re planning not dreaming.”

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Tips, PlanningStephen Reed
Planning: 3 Big Decisions

If you’ve got your passport and the travel bug is biting, you may be tempted to start booking hotels. WAIT! If you don’t want to go back to the drawing board with each decision you make, you need to build your trip a solid foundation. The way to do that is by thinking through your 3 biggest decisions.

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Tips, PlanningStephen Reed
Planning: Passport First

64% of Americans don’t have a passport and if I had to take a guess, it’s a big part of what holds them back from planning a dream trip. A lot of people never get a passport because they don’t have any immediate plans to leave the country. But when the idea of an amazing international trip pops up in their head and gives their heart a flutter, they immediately write it off because they don’t have a passport.

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Tips, PlanningStephen Reed
Time to Re-Think Loyaly?

I consider myself a reasonable, measured, points hunter. I do my best to store up points in loyalty programs that I feel are useful, but I avoid signing up for every new credit card out there and engaging in schemes that might appear to the FBI to be some type of money laundering.

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TipsStephen Reed