Author Archives: Robert Kavalek

About Robert Kavalek

Robert Kavalek is a travel consultant who shares his love for traveling the world on theTRAVELER ( While his specialties are Paris, Mexico and "digital overload escapes", he can advise clients on any type of vacation. In addition, he writes about travel destinations and travel tips on his blog and Facebook page. Robert has visited 31 countries and territories and hopes to check out at least one new country every year. He currently lives in Washington, DC.

Car Rental Tips

Renting a car?  Check out these tips before making a reservation: Visit – begin your search at this site (not at the individual car rental sites). Look for online discounts and coupons at the above site and elsewhere. Carefully choose … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Visiting France

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I have learned much from my frequent travels to France over the years.  I love the country and it’s one of my specialties.  Here are some tips specific to France: Know some words in French.  I can’t emphasize this enough! … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Hotels

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Here are some hotel tips based on research and my own extensive experience traveling the world: Find out what other travelers are saying about a hotel on Tripadvisor. Unfortunately, many of the reviews are bogus.  If the majority of the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Trip to Vegas, Sedona and Phoenix

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Vegas…not on the top of my list places to go but have to fly out there on 5/12 to attend a four day long travel agent conference at the Plazzo Hotel.  The goal of this trip is to network with travel … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Using Technology while Traveling

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Like me, you probably are going to use your smartphone and laptop, while traveling.    Here are some useful tips I have picked up over the years: Get an international phone plan if you plan to use your phone overseas. … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Saving Money while Traveling

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Want to say money while traveling?  Check out my following tips: Many stores and train stations around the world are phasing out the acceptance of swipe only credit cards.  Try to obtain a chip enabled credit card from your bank. Few … Continue reading

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theTRAVELER Letter – France, Vegas, Travel Tips and More!

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I just published the latest issue of theTRAVELER – my biweekly newsletter on travel. Some of the highlights of 4/29th issue include articles on France and Bolivia and how to save money by using the Capital One Venture Card. Click … Continue reading

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