Tourists Often Pay More Than the Locals. Is That Fair?

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Being “ripped off” is often part of the travel experience. Whether it’s those tourist menus with prices double what locals pay, unregulated taxis charging five times the regular price, or seeing someone at a market pay less than half for a T-shirt you bought two days ago. But does the fact it happens so often make it fair?

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Managing a Fear of Flying: How to Keep Anxiety from Grounding Your Travel Plans

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

A fear of flying isn’t uncommon but, for some people, it can make travelling an incredibly stressful experience and, for others, prevent them from going on the adventure of their dreams entirely. We asked three people with different perspectives for their tips on how to manage anxiety before and during a flight.

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Calling All Parents: Here’s Why Your Child Should Take a Gap Year

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Watching your child set off on a long-term trip can be daunting… or even terrifying. Even if your budding backpacker is beyond their teens and reasonably responsible, for many guardians the worry never really goes away. 

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