You are probably like many people who just want to have a good time and enjoy life as much as possible. To get the most out of life for the least amount of money and effort we have to become skilled. We must sharpen our skills to look for savings, freebies, and tips that will make our journey a pleasurable one.
Who would ever thought, despite their ads as being ‘Priceless” that a credit card company would bring joy to a consumer. Check out the savings offered through all Bank of America ATM, debit and credit cards. FREE weekend admissions to more than 100 museums and science centers in 26 states and the District of Columbia participate in the “Museums on Us” program on the first full weekend of every month. Cardholders get free general admission but must pay for special exhibits and ticketed shows. Look for the list to find the nearest to you at http://museums.bankofamerica.com
You have probably developed a sharp eye for savings, shortcuts, and planning tips without even realizing it. You may have learned it is the little things that make a difference, discovered quickly if your passport gets lost or stolen. Using the tip about backing up your passport could be a stress saver. Our suggestion is to have your local copy shop make a laminated credit card-size black and white version of the photo page of your passport. That way, if you lose your regular passport you still will have all of your information until you can get a replacement.
When traveling, be prepared for the unexpected, and the worse scenario ! Before you leave home write down to carry with you at all times the American consul ant’s phone number for easy access.
Another point we wouldn’t ordinarily think of is giving as much thought to coming home as we do leaving. When traveling some countries, especially in the Caribbean and Central America, charge tourist taxes to depart the country – and some accept ONLY cash in LOCAL currency. Check: http://travel.state.gov/travel
Being prepared is the key to being a ‘seasoned happy traveler’ and accumulating many new memories. Being prepared also saves money, sometimes a great deal of money! Come back often to learn of more ways to live within your income.
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