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Rio de Janeiro Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors

by Jess Moss. Posted Feb 28th 2014 01:00 PM
Jess Moss, AOL Travel
Rio de Janeiro's famous sites like Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue have been the stuff of postcards as long as people have been sending postcards. Whether you're traveling here for Carnival, scored 2014 World Cup tickets or are just taking a Brazil vacation, here are five first-timer tips for traveling to Rio:
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20 Things You Wish You Had Done When You Were Traveling in Your 20s

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 13th 2014 05:19 PM
People dancing at the Full Moon Party on Haad Rin beach Koh Phangan Thailand
AlamyDon't skip out on a Full Moon party.
Remember the days when all you had was a backpack and a map that was held together with a couple of pieces of scotch tape? If you traveled in your 20s, then you're probably nostalgic for when exploring the world seemed just a little easier. While you can't go back in time, you can at least give someone in their 20s the advice to go out and do what you never did. And if you are in your 20s: make sure that you don't look back on this travel decade with regret. With that, here's a list of things you wish you had done back when you were traveling in your 20s.
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8 Money-Saving Tips For Your Next Cruise Vacation

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 22nd 2013 04:29 PM
money savings tips for cruises

Recent images of a cruise ship limping back to port after an engine malfunction didn't do the cruise industry any favors heading into the summer vacation season. And cringe-worthy accounts from passengers who had to make do without power or working toilets for five days may have turned some travelers off cruising for good.
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How to Deal With an Over-chatty Seatmate and Other Annoying Fellow Passengers

by Terry Ward. Posted Apr 10th 2013 10:28 AM
annoying passengers


You know the types: the over-chatty seatmate, the pre-teen blasting LMFAO at full decibels through his headphones, the log-sawing snorer who doesn't realize he's depriving you of a good flight's sleep. Traveling often means finding yourself exposed to sounds, sights, and stomach-turning stenches you'd rather avoid. Here are a few tips on how to deal with common travel annoyances.
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Travel Tips: How to Hack Your Hotel Room and Make it More Like Home

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Apr 5th 2013 10:17 AM
How to hack your hotel room with a light bulb, among other things

In a lifetime of traveling the world for business and pleasure, Tom and Joanne O'Toole of Willoughby, Ohio, have learned to pack one essential item to ensure a pleasurable hotel stay: light bulbs.
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