Who are the world’s smartest travelers?

The world’s smartest travelers are not who you think. They are not the bloggers or talking heads on TV who refer to themselves as “experts” and “thought leaders.”
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Be a smarter consumer – read this now!

My story about smart travelers who occasionally do not-so-smart things topped our list of most-visited articles this week.

No surprise – we all make mistakes.
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7 consumer secrets from the world’s smartest traveler

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Can being a smart traveler make you a better consumer? As the author of How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler, which is being published next month, I can confirm that it does.

I know that because I also wrote another book called Scammed in which I exposed some of the biggest consumer rip-offs, and I found a significant amount of overlap between the two — which is to say, smart travelers are savvy consumers, and vice versa.

I followed up Scammed with a book about travel because travel mirrors the overall consumer experience in many important ways. And also, because almost everyone travels.
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5 tips from the world’s smartest traveler

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So you think you’re a smart traveler?

Yeah, so did I – until I took this job. Now that I’m immersed in the wacky world of forgotten passports, flat tires, missed connections and trip-ending calamities that I thought only happened in the movies, there’s one thing I know: I am not the world’s smartest traveler.

But you can be.

In my new book, How to Be the World’s Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle), I serve the inside scoop on how to navigate the winding and confusing road ahead.

If you’re not a book person, don’t worry: I distill my favorite takeaways from the book here. Peruse them before your next vacation and I promise you’ll come home a little smarter, if not happier.
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