The Whiskr Blog

Travel Hacks, Ideas, and Strategies to Go Further for Less

Make Your Travel Dreams a Reality Now

Author: Edward Ramirez

September 16, 2017

In 2010 I took my first trip abroad and my life changed forever. Ever since then, I have traveled to quite a few countries around the world, mostly in Europe, North America and the Middle East.
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Whiskr's Travel Tip: Be Careful Whom You Travel With

Author: Edward Ramirez

Traveling with someone can be a great experience. Having someone to create memories and share them with is amazing. However, many great relationships have gone sour during travels, and those memories shared, end up turning into nightmares.
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Whiskr's Travel Tip: Avoid ATM Fees

Author: Edward Ramirez

Traveling can get quite expensive, especially when using ATM cards abroad. When combined with foreign bank fees, you could see charges of more than $5 USD per withdrawal. A transaction here and there can definitely add up. We don’t know about you, but when we travel we like to keep as much money to ourselves as possible. So avoiding the fee means there’s more money for you to spend on whatever your heart desires.
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Pay in Local Currency, Always

Author: Edward Ramirez

A friend of mine just returned from a trip abroad and told me when he got back he was hit with high exchange rates fees all because he decided to pay in US dollars when purchasing with his credit card.
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Best Places to See the Northern Lights on a Budget

Author: Edward Ramirez

The Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are a natural phenomenon that have mesmerized humanity for millennia. It’s an amazing light show caused by the collision of electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and crash with oxygen and nitrogen.
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Always Carry A Lock

Author: Edward Ramirez

Getting your stuff stolen sucks, especially while you're traveling. In almost 10 years of international travel, I have been lucky enough knock on wood to avoid my belongings being stolen. However, some people are not so lucky.
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Why We Built Whiskr

Author: George Haskell

Finding travel deals has come a long way since 2012 when we started Flight Fishing, our first flight deal site. New low cost carriers have made flying to Europe or Asia a bargain, domestic carriers continue reducing service and cramming more people in smaller spaces, and companies like Google have built some new, amazing flight search products.
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Club 49: The Little-Known Club For Alaskans

Author: George Haskell

t's a rare day when I learn about an airline discount program that I'm not familiar with but today is one of those days. Following the Alaska Travelgram (http://www.alaskatravelgram.com) I learned of Club 49.
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Travel Tip: A Free Form of Lodging

Author: Edward Ramirez

So you've been saving up money to book a trip to your dream bucket list destination, but now you need to save up money for lodging and you realize it is out of your budget. What if we told you you can stay somewhere for free, and all you have to do is share your life, create a connection and offer kindness. Couchsurfing.org offers users a free place to stay in exchange for memories and experiences.
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