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How to Avoid Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees – Part Two

In one of our earlier blog posts, we recommended a few credit cards that do not charge foreign transaction fees when you use the card outside of the US.  If you travel abroad and don’t have one of those credit … Continue reading

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African Safari Tips: The Importance of a Good Company

Text and photos by Alex Shaland Going on an African safari by yourself or in a small group is not advisable. Suppose, you are standing in front of a lion or a rhinoceros and trying to calculate your chances of … Continue reading

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Overlooked by visitors, Catania is a masterpiece of Sicilian Baroque

The third largest city of Sicily, a UNESCO-listed Catania lies in close proximity to the majestic mountain Etna. The city was always subject to the brooding moods of that volcano.  In the late 1600s, Mt. Etna struck twice: first drowning … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Italy

Getting Ready for Italy Money Change: To do it in the US or in Italy? Like many travel-related issues, this depends on how one feels: would you prefer to prepare everything in advance or to play all of it by ear? … Continue reading

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