The Savvy Traveller can’t tell you where to get great pizza in Naples but he can tell you how to see a sunrise. From why to pack light to the joys of solo travel, Brandon Schultz is Outpost’s travel-advice columnist. Just click here to leave him a question or comment, then come back for more of his uncanny travel insight.

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Europe’s Budget Airlines

Dear Savvy Traveller: Airfares for budget airlines in Europe look too good to be true. Are they real? What’s the catch? —Renee Rosen  

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Travelling to Romantic Places

Dear Savvy Traveller: I want to see romantic places but I’m single and afraid it will be depressing. —Brooke  

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Planning for a long-term trip

Dear Savvy Traveller:
What are some tips for preparing for long-term trips? —Pete

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The Post-Travel Blues

Dear Savvy Traveller,
Every time I get home from a trip I feel really down for a while. How can I get rid of the post-travel blues? 
—Jessica

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My Hometown Pride is Getting in the Way!

Dear Savvy Traveller:
How can I talk about my hometown when traveling, without embarrassing or offending? —
Sue

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Suitcase Stowaway

Dear Savvy Traveller:
Can I hide in your suitcase? —
Sandy

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Going Solo

Dear Savvy Traveller:
I’m afraid I’ll be bored if I travel alone; convince me! —
Lillian

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Snakes in the Yucatan

Dear Savvy Traveller:
I am phobic about snakes. Is it safe for me to travel in the Yucatan Peninsula? —
Carolyn

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Keep Calm and Carry-On

Dear Savvy Traveller:
How can I ensure I won’t have to check my carry-on luggage when I fly? —
Harry

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To Revisit, or Not to Revisit

Dear Savvy Traveller:
Should I keep going back to the places I love? Or Take a chance on somewhere new? —
Lydia

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Baby Abroad

Dear Savvy Traveller:
Please share tips and recommendations on traveling abroad with a 14-month-old. —
Laura

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Cultural Offense

Dear Savvy Traveller:
How do I refrain from accidentally offending people of different cultures because I’m not used to their cultural norms? 
—Mercy

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Dealing With Traveller’s Guilt

Dear Savvy Traveller:
When in India or any underdeveloped place, how do I overcome traveller’s guilt? —Brennan

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Schedule Planning

Dear Savvy Traveller:
Should I schedule most days of my trip or let it be more spontaneous? Tracy

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Is Couchsurfing Dangerous?

Dear Savvy Traveller:
Is couchsurfing safe, or am I just asking for trouble? Fiona

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Affordable Cities in Europe

Dear Savvy Traveller:
What are some of the affordable cities to visit in Europe? Virginia

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Real life, real quick

Dear Savvy Traveller:
How do I get a feel for local culture if I’m only in a destination for a short time? Milo

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Good guest etiquette

Dear Savvy Traveller:
How can I be a good guest when staying in someone else’s home, whether I’m couchsurfing, renting an apartment, or a personal guest of family or friends? Melissa

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A layover is a travel opportunity

Dear Savvy Traveller:
How can I make the most out of a layover or stopover—is it more trouble than it’s worth? Kristin

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You have to fight to fight jet lag

Dear Savvy Traveller:
What’s the best way to deal with Time Zone changes so I don’t get jet lag and ruin my experience? Jade

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The art of packing light

Dear Savvy Traveller:
In my mind, a happy traveller is one who travels light. BUT… no matter how hard I try, I still end up with a huge, heavy bag! Do you have any tips or strategies that would be helpful? Judy

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Breaking the language barrier

Dear Savvy Traveller: What’s the best way to really immerse yourself in the culture of a location when you don’t speak the local language? Jeffrey

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Introducing Outpost’s Savvy Traveller

He won’t tell you where you should go, but he’ll tell you how to enjoy it: The Savvy Traveller is the travel adviser for spirited travellers.

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6 Responses

  1. Jessica

    Every time I get home from a trip I feel really down for a while. How can I get rid of the post-vacation blues?

    Reply
  2. Laura

    Please share tips and recommendations on traveling abroad with a 14 month old. Anything such as what/how to pack and how to manage.

    Reply
  3. Tracy Charles

    Should I schedule most days of my trip or let it be more spontaneous? Whats a good balance

    Reply
  4. Virginia Thatcher

    What are some of the most afforable cities in Europe to visit?

    Reply
  5. Milo G

    When I’m visiting a new culture for a brief time, what are some ways to get an insider look at real life, real quick?

    Reply

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