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    Jul 26, 2016

    17 Travel Skills Every Twentysomething Should Know

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    1. How to use your phone abroad without getting slammed with fees.

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    Because coming home from Europe and finding out you owe your phone company like $400 is just the worst. Learn how to avoid that fate, plus other ways to be a ~phone wizard~ when you're out of the country, here.

    2. And how to use ~all the apps~ to find and get everything you need.

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    Want to find the best local food in town? Want to know how to ask where the train station is in the local language? It's all about the apps. All of these great ones — and these, too — will make your travels so. much. easier.

    3. How to find amazing local food wherever you go.

    Annie Daly
    Annie Daly

    Everyone knows that one of the best parts of travel is the food. Not only is seeking out local eats exciting and delicious, it's also a great way to get the vibe of a new culture. So here's how to find the best local food wherever you go, and here's how to eat it exactly like the locals do once you've found it.

    4. How to travel safely by yourself.

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    Solo travel can be an incredibly liberating, eye-opening experience — but it's also important to be extra cautious, since you are, after all, by yourself. Follow these useful solo travel safety tips to make sure you're taking proper precautions.

    More tips: We Asked 17 Travel Pros For Their Best Advice On Traveling Solo And Here's What They Said | A 29-Year-Old Woman Spent Three Years Traveling The World By Herself And Here Are Her Favorite Places

    5. How to find the cheapest flights possible.

    With so many helpful apps and websites out there, it's actually easier than you may think to find a good deal on a flight — you just need to know where to look. Here's all the info you need.

    6. And, similarly, how to make the most of all your airline miles.

    Step 1: Start paying attention to what the fuck airline miles actually are, lol. This helpful primer is a good place to begin.

    7. How to pack a perfect suitcase.

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    The strange thing about packing is that no matter how many times you do it, it doesn't seem to get any easier — until you take the time to learn. In addition to the video above, these genius tips and tricks will have you packing like a pro in no time. And here's the right kind of bag for every trip.

    8. How to camp like a pro.

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    Of course you should be like a Boy Scout and always be prepared. But you don't have to be super outdoorsy to do it right. These borderline-genius hacks are basically all you need to become a camping ninja.

    More tips: 42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip | 23 Gifts For People Who, Like, Actually Camp

    9. And how to cook tasty camping food while you're there.

    You know those people who always seem to have the most epic camping food? It's like, there you are, cooking your little hot dog on a stick situation, feeling pretty happy with yourself all things considered, when you look over at the campsite next to you and see your neighbors whipping up a casual gourmet feast? You can actually be *those people.*

    Recipe ideas: 29 Camping Recipes That'll Make You Look Like A Genius | 27 Delicious Recipes To Try On Your Next Camping Trip | 21 Foil-Wrapped Camping Recipes

    10. How to plan an epic road trip.

    Annie Daly

    Cruising with the windows down and the music up may just be one of life's greatest pleasures — especially if you don't run into any ~road blocks~ along the way. Here's how to make your road trip as awesome as it should be, plus all of the road-trip hacks you'll ever need.

    11. How to save money on travel.

    It's the all-too-real struggle: You have the desire to get out there and go, yet lack the ~sufficient funding~ to do so. But that doesn't mean you have to give up travel entirely. Here are some genius tips and tricks to save money on travel.

    And here's where to go in the first place: Here's Where Budget Travelers Actually Go On Vacation | 23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

    12. How to take a damn good travel photo.

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    Laurence Norah

    Just because you can hold your phone up and snap at the sky doesn't mean the snap will actually be good — you've still gotta know what you're doing in order to take your pics to the next level. Follow this advice for iPhone-only photography, and these tips for both iPhone and DSLR cameras.

    13. And then how to display your photos in awesome ways once you get home.

    Post a photo on Instagram, get likes for a couple hours. Hang a photo on your wall, get inspiration for a lifetime. Here are some gorgeous ways to display your wanderlust at home.

    More ideas: 20 Ways To Display Keepsakes From Your Travels And Trips

    14. How to vacation with your kids (if you have them) without getting too stressed out.

    Taking your kids on a trip can seem overwhelming at first. But what you lose in minor annoyances, you gain in awesome experiences. Here are some great tips for traveling with kids, plus how to take them overseas — and some useful products to bring with you on the way.

    15. How to tailor your trip based on your personality type.

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    One person's amazing trip can be another person's worst nightmare; it all depends on your personality. Here's how to make the most of your trip if you're an introvert, and here's what to do if you're an anxious traveler.

    16. How to actually work travel into your life in a realistic way.

    Annie Daly

    You can be the best traveler in the world, one who utilizes every hack and tip in the book, but all of that doesn't really matter if you don't make it a priority to actually get out there and go. The key to fitting travel into your (probably busy, hectic) life is to cultivate good habits — so it'll just become something that you do. Start with these.

    17. And finally, how to drop the F-bomb in 29 different languages.

    The more you know! Translator here.

    Got all that? Now get out there and go!

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