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Best Travel Tips To Keep You Safe And Save On Florida Travel Deals 

Best travel tips come from experience. Sometimes from good experiences and unfortunately from bad ones too.

In all our years of travel, we've had mostly good, but like everyone else - a few bad ones have been thrown in just to keep things real.

When you travel you're obviously in unknown territory. Even if you've been to the same place many times, it's still not home.

This means all the things that make up your comfortable network aren't in place.

The uniqueness of where you are, is what adds to the charm of traveling. It enhances the quality of your vacation but it can also mean inconvenience and frustration.

The travel tips we've put together will make your Florida Keys vacation more enjoyable, and they'll also help you save money.

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Good Travel Tips Enhance Your Vacation to Paradise
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Travel Safety Tips

One of the more critical travel tips I'd like to share with you has to do with keeping your identity safe. For years we've all put luggage tags on our suitcases with our names, addresses, even phone numbers.

What we're actually doing is alerting handle surfers to the fact that our homes are most likely going to be vacant for a period of time. Basically these tags are a personal invitation for the robber to enter your home and steal whatever is of interest and then trash the rest.

We put our contact information on tags so our luggage can be returned to us if it's lost, but instead of blatantly advertising your home address and other critical information you should use a code.

Your luggage can then still be easily identified and returned to you, but any handle surfers won't be able to determine your home's location or your identity.

Consider using the first letter of your first, middle and last name, followed by your house/apartment number and the first number or first letter of your street's name. Run them altogether like a code.

This way you'll be able to easily remember your tag ID so you can report the necessary information to the authorities. More important, it will keep you, your home and all your possessions safer.

Another important travel tip relates to being prepared in case something goes wrong and you can't go on vacation.

Travel insurance can be a life saver.

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You never know if you'll fall ill, get hurt, experience a trip interruption or delay, have a missed connection, or loose your luggage.

If you don't have travel insurance, you end up loosing not only your vacation but a lot of money as well. This is why it's advisable to have travel insurance and emergency travel assistance in place before you go.

Travelex, an affiliate of mine is a trusted industry leader and if you're planning on taking a vacation to the Florida Keys or any place else you should check out their travel insurance options.

As an affiliate of theirs I stand to earn a small commission. The item does not cost you any more. This is called being an "affiliate." That being said, I recommend them because I know first hand how important having travel insurance is.

Good travel insurance doesn't always have to be expensive either. You should also have the flexibility to choose a plan that's right for you.

Whether you're gone for a year or just a few days, it's important to know that you, and your loved ones will be safe while traveling in your own country or abroad.

Florida Keys Map And Florida Travel Guide

When we first started traveling on a fairly regular basis, a lot of the amenities we now take for granted weren't available "back then". The amazing thing is that now there are so many conveniences you can utilize. The problem is finding out what they are, who has them, and then get the cheapest price.

To help you get the best travel tips, we've done a lot of research on products and services that would really make a difference for anyone traveling. Whether you're traveling in your home country or abroad, these products and services can make the difference between just a vacation or a terrific one. They also can make your vacation safer.

First off, you'll need good reference material such a Florida Keys map and DVD's when planning your Florida Keys vacation. These tools will help put your holiday expenses into perspective so you can create a balance between what you want, and what you can afford.

By Watching your DVD's or videos first to get a feel for the area, and being armed with a good Florida Keys map PLUS our Florida travel guide website you'll have a lot of help planning your vacation to the Florida Keys. You'll also want to remember to pack your Florida map and Florida Keys map some place where they're handy and easily accessible.

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When we first traveled, there was no internet so having the convenience of a website at our fingertips wasn't possible. I spent a lot of time lugging some rather heavy books over several continents just so I'd be prepared for what we were about to see.

Unfortunately I often had my nose in the book instead of enjoying the sights. Today's world has evolved into something far more convenient, putting information you need instantly at your fingertips.

However, as technologically advanced as we've become, there's no substitute for a good map. Not only do you get a broader sense of the area, they're far more reliable than GPS or internet maps.

Even if you're a die hard techie, a good map is still cheap backup, especially when you have no internet access! You'll find a Florida map will consistently prove to be worth it's weight in gold.

Using the internet and our website to learn about the Florida Keys, then tossing in some good old fashioned "technology", you'll be properly prepared for your Florida Keys vacation.

Florida Keys Discounts On Key West Attractions, Charters, And Museums

One of the best travel tips you should know about relates to taking advantage of Florida Keys discounts and planning ahead. Doing this, you can often save a lot of money. You'll even find that buying in advance will be cheaper because you're getting internet pricing vs what they're charging at busy tourist ticket kiosks.

This also applies for passengers on Key West cruise ships. Money saving travel tips apply especially to the various shore leave packages you can choose from.

The trick here is to do some pre-departure investigative work to find out what Key West tours and tickets are available through your cruise line. Then you'll want to compare those prices online. You'll often find you can buy the same tickets for less, because you're saving the handling fees.

Sunset Island Off Key West Framed Against a Key West Cruise Ship At Mallory Square

Sunset Island Framed Against Key West Cruise Ship At Mallory Square

If you're traveling to Florida, one of the best tour related travel tips pertains to a large international company called Trusted Tours.

In Key West FL, you can take advantage of real savings with their discounts on admission to all major attractions and activities.

Just some of the top Key West attractions you'll save money on are dolphin watch and snorkel trips, and the ferry ride to the Dry Tortugas National Park.

There's also fishing, diving and boating charters, discounts to top Key West museums including Ernest Hemingway House, the Truman Little White House, trolley tours, parasailing, even sunset cruises.

They also offer combination packages on popular venues which gives you even deeper discounts on your admission.

If you're planning on visiting the Conch Republic for even just one day, it's worth checking out how you can save money on popular Key West attractions and activities.

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By purchasing your tickets online now, you'll also guarantee your admission to the Key West attractions you're interested in as some like the Hemingway Home DON'T accept credit cards. Not only will you save money, you won't have to carry large sums of money with you so you can pay for your admissions.

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Florida Keys Discounts On Lodging

Another good travel tip you'll want to investigate involves saving money on Florida Keys lodging. To give you an idea of the different lodging facilities available, I've broken the Florida Keys down by region.

In the box below you'll see there are images and links to Key Largo, Marathon and Key West areas. You can click on these and be routed over to the main lodging page for that region.

For each region, I've then divided the Florida Keys lodging into their specific style of lodging. I've also included detailed descriptions on the individual Florida Keys lodging establishments along with TripAdvisor comments.

This means you'll find separate category listings for each Florida Keys resort, inn, hotel, condo, motel, timeshare, gay friendly, bed and breakfast and other lodging types found throughout the Florida Keys.

For any Florida Keys accommodation that interests you, click on the Check Rates button next to their name and you'll have access to more details plus their handy Price Checking Widget. This way you can play around with dates and check prices on that particular Florida Keys accommodation and read TripAdvisor comments.

You may also want to use the TripAdvisor Flight Check Widget so you can search for the best and cheapest airline tickets to the Florida Keys.

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One lodging option you may have considered in the past, that is definitely worth investigating is buying timeshare. Not only does this give you the flexibility of being able to vacation in different cities and states, you have the benefits of ownership and the feeling of being at home while on your Florida Keys vacation.

Timeshare is not an expensive proposition either, especially since you can often get good deals from owners who are selling their timeshares.

How To Save Money On Florida Keys Flights

I've always believed that the best travel tips are the ones that will also save me money. These days everything is expensive, so when an opportunity comes along that can help me cut some of those costs, I like to look at it.

Here's a variety of air travel books that focus on how you can save money on air travel and learn the tricks of the trade from pros.

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I believe you'll find this information will save you money on flights to Florida Keys or anywhere else for that matter.

Designed to benefit the casual traveler as well as the frequent flyer, these books sheds light on airline secrets so you're finally in a position to take advantage of them, instead of the airlines taking advantage of you.

The good news is, if you utilize what you learn - you'll save money. This means you'll have more to spend on other aspects of your vacation, or you can go a little more upscale on where you choose to stay.

Cheap O Air, is an affiliate company of mine and they are great in helping you to research your Florida Keys travel plans.

They specialize in CHEAP airline deals, offering a variety of super deals throughout the year, so check them out and book now!

Not only can they provide discounts on airfare, they have discounts on lodging, car rentals and Florida Keys all inclusive vacation packages.

If you're simply looking for just the best deals on your Florida car rental, then you may want to check out the rates from AirportCarRentals, an affiliate of mine.

What's great about this company is that they are able to get you the lowest rates on all the most popular car makes from the top 17 can rental companies at over 18,500 locations worldwide.

They also have user-friendly policies such as no hidden charges, no credit card or booking fees, and free cancellation on most bookings.

In fact, with AirportCarRentals, most bookings don't even require a credit card for rates.

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Travel Accessories And Luggage

Good travel accessories are as important as the best travel tips, and sometimes just as hard to find.

In today's world of travel restrictions you need to be more careful regarding the size of products you use and bring along.

This means packing more carefully, and utilizing handy "extras" such as packing cubes and jewelry bags.

Travel wallets and passport/air ticket document holders are a major essential when it comes to traveling. They make it possible for you to keep everything you need in one handy spot for fast referencing.

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This beats rummaging around in your purse looking for loose tickets, passports, visas and other travel documents.

I know first hand how awful it is to be rushing to a gate for that next connecting flight to find that you've just dropped a ticket or your passport. Keeping important documents together and safe is one of the most important travel tips you should be aware of.

To help you find quality products and affordable prices I've put together a Luggage and Accessories Store you can browse through.

It will give you an idea of some of the products you'll need to purchase whether it's through this estore or elsewhere.

However, you're likely to find that as usual, has the best pricing. Plus they're known for their superior customer service.

The other advantage is that if you don't find what you're specifically looking for in the Florida Keys Vacation Online Store, you can quickly and easily browse through the massive selection at direct. You can just click and go from this online store to search even more of the quality merchandise has in stock.

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Some of the items I've included that are helpful are luggage scales, airline compliant plastic containers, storage containers, luggage tags, and different styles of luggage.

We'll keep adding to our travel tips as we continue our quest to uncover quality products that will make your trips easier.

We've learned that often it's just some little specific product that can make a huge difference in how smoothly a Florida Keys vacation goes. Don't forget to check back from time to time to see what other travel tips and Florida travel deals we've discovered for you.

Finally a few good travel tips that are obvious but often forgotten in the rush to the airport are these. Don't forget your camera, binoculars and sunglasses. (I have family members guilty of this!)

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Take a look at the travel tips we've found, and if you have any comments or questions or great travel tips, please feel free to share them with us in the comment box below!

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Local Weather Zip Codes

Key Largo - 33037
Marathon - 33050
Key West - 33040