5 Tips for Staying in a Hostel

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Hostels are places where you can rent a bed, often a bunk bed, to spend a night, in dormitory style accommodations. You may have 3 others in your room or you may have 9 others in your room. These lodgings are very common outside of the United States and are beginning to gain some popularity here. They make traveling on a budget much more practical, and some have even become destinations themselves. But if you are staying in a hostel, especially if it is your first time, here are 5 things to keep in mind.

Do Your Research – What part of town is this hostel in? Are the sleeping arrangements co-ed or single sex? Is this an independent hostel or is it part of a chain (and thus regulated for quality). Make sure you understand where you will be staying, or you could wind up in a very uncomfortable …

8 Underrated Amusement Parks

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If you’re thinking of taking a trip somewhere in the United States, and love amusement parks, try thinking outside the box. We all know Universal Studios, Six Flags, Hersheypark, Dorney Park, and the other major parks out there, but some of the best parks are parks you’ve never heard of. Here are 8 amusement parks you’ve probably never heard of, that are worth checking out.

  • Cedar Point – Located in Sandusky, Ohio, this is probably the most famous of the not-so-famous amusement parks. It has some of the most famous, and most thrilling, roller coasters in the world, and is known as the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World.”
  • Knoebels Amusement Resort – This Elysburg, Pennsylvania amusement park is one of the largest free admission parks in the world. You pay per ride for what you want to do with tickets, so you can really ensure you get your money’s

Ways to Travel First Class on a Coach Budget

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Everyone wants to travel first class when traveling. Whether flying on a plane, riding on a train, or staying in hotels, the nicer the better. Unfortunately, first class plane and train tickets can be exorbitantly expensive and penthouse suites can cost a week’s salary a night. Because of the costs, most people never really consider going first class on a trip. But if you plan properly and know the tricks, traveling first class can be more attainable than you think.

The easiest way to travel first class is through rewards programs. Airlines have them, trains have them, hotels have them, even most resorts have them. By understanding the rewards programs of the company you most use, you can often find ways to upgrade yourself for little to no cost.

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The most common way to do this is with credit cards. By using a certain credit card, you accumulate points for …