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The Probability of Roulette for the Gambling Traveller

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The Probability of Roulette for the Gambling Traveller

The connection between casino games and mathematics is long-standing. Winning money from games is down to the probability of the numbers and the tactics behind each game – no matter where you are in the world.

But, is this guaranteed to help you win? There are of course no guarantees, but there are reasons to believe that mathematics does play a part in assisting our judgement and decisions when playing.

Visiting local casinos around the world can be exciting; from Vegas, to the James Bond vibe of Monaco, and the old world decadence of the Venice Casino, casinos are often beautiful, historic, or modern entertainment complexes.

There’s even one in Canada that sits directly overlooking Niagara Falls!

Even if you’re not typically a big gambler, the draw of casinos when traveling is a real one, and the most common game travelers throw down a few coins on is roulette. So, is there any logic behind winning?

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Words And Phrases To Know In Every Language

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Words And Phrases To Know In Every Language

I often feel ignorant when traveling abroad. Ignorant in that we expect tourists visiting English speaking countries to speak English, however 90% of the time don’t reciprocate by making an attempt to speak foreign languages when traveling ourselves.

Not expecting people to speak to you in English, and making at least an attempt to communicate in the language of the land wherever you go, is a sign of respect for both the locals and their culture.

But language learning isn’t for everyone, and surely no-one in the world has mastered over 200 local dialects! So what is a traveler to do?

With some practice, anyone can learn a second language, but it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Even if you are just briefly passing through, learning a few words and phrases in the local language goes a long way for both respect and ease of travel.

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The Pros and Cons of Electric Scooters for City Travel

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The Pros and Cons of Electric Scooters for City Travel

Driving around most cities can be a real challenge, especially with the increasing costs of car rentals overseas and the heavy traffic that you usually have to endure to do your sightseeing.

While walking can be a healthy and cheap alternative to driving, and public transport can be a great way to explore the city like a local, there’s a new trend for city travel starting to emerge in 2019: the electric scooter.

Electric scooters might have been known as a kids toy when they first hit the market, but being that they’re both environment-friendly, less costly than driving, and much easier to store, we’re starting to see an influx of scooters on city sidewalks.

In response to this trend, today we’ll cover the pros and cons of using electric scooters for city travel. Is it really a good idea to use one?

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The Dangers of Posting Your Travel Updates Live (Why You Should Never Post About Your Vacation While Traveling)

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The Dangers of Posting Your Travel Updates Live (Why You Should Never Post About Your Vacation While Traveling)

You’ve probably read the title and you’re thinking ‘pot, meet kettle’ right? I mean, as a professional blogger who posts live while traveling all the time, who am I to recommend that you shouldn’t?

But you might be surprised to hear that even as an influencer, I hardly ever post travel updates live.

The obvious reason is for security; for both my personal safety, and that of my empty home. But, over 12 years of travel, I’ve learned that safety isn’t the only danger of posting your travel updates live.

And I’m not saying that it’s easy – it’s actually very tough not to get swept up in the excitement of being overseas, and wanting to share your bikini bod in the Seychelles right now with absolutely everyone that you know.

But if you’re willing to take the advice of an experienced and seasoned traveler, my advice for you is as follows:

Just don’t.

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How to Kill Boredom on Your Travels: Three Mobile Apps to Keep You Entertained

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How to Kill Boredom on Your Travels: Three Mobile Apps to Keep You Entertained

Layovers, coach transfers, night trains and flights. Whenever and wherever you’re going, the act of actually traveling is an integral part of the process and often involves long-hauls aboard various modes of public transport.

Coupled with having to get from one place to another, a certain amount of waiting is inevitable – and inevitably irritating! Even as a seasoned adventurer, time spent traveling and waiting can still become tedious.

Yes, it’s all worth it in the end, but the bit in the middle can often be a chore!

Fortunately, in today’s world, smartphones are a savior. As well as offering way to contact friends, post pictures of your adventure, and catch up on emails on-the-go, mobiles are modern entertainment hubs.

Regardless of your tastes, your device, or your budget, there’s an app out there that’ll keep you entertained. In this guide, we’ve picked out three mobile apps that will help pass the time in between destinations.

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The Best Places in California to Visit with Your Dog

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The Best Places in California to Visit with Your Dog

It’s wonderful when you can travel with your dog, without being denied entry in most places. And, if you can’t fathom the thought of a vacation without your best friend, California is an ideal pet-friendly destination.

Many residents of California are already dog lovers themselves, so from hotels that cater to furry guests, to dog friendly beaches, parks, and nature trails, this is the place to be at!

But California is a huge State, so where are the best places to visit with your four legged friend? The following are the most pet friendly places in an already very pet friendly State.

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How to Keep Snakes Away From Your Campsite

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How to Keep Snakes Away From Your Campsite

For the traveler who spends time in the outdoors, trying to avoid snakes completely is nearly impossible, unless you’re visiting New Zealand, Iceland or Ireland that is – countries which don’t have a single snake!

But if you’re thinking you’ll limit your travel to just those three countries, you’ll end up missing out on some truly remarkable places. Just because snakes are present, doesn’t mean you need to avoid traveling; you just need to take smart precautions.

While bugs and insects do attack unprovoked, the good news is that snakes don’t. Most snakes would rather to slither away than have a confrontation, and don’t aggressively bite things out of malice.

So it’s actually pretty easy to not get bitten!

But, if you’re setting up camp, and don’t even want to see one, you can use the following tips for keeping them away from your campsite.

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5 Ways to Enjoy a Local Aussie Summer

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5 Ways to Enjoy a Local Aussie Summer

There’s nothing like an Aussie summer. You might think it’s all about the sun, beaches and beers, however there is much more Australia can offer in the summer months!

Want to join in the fun? The following are 5 ways to feel like a local Aussie this coming summer!

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The Purest Water Sources in the World: Countries with the Cleanest Drinking Water

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The Purest Water Sources in the World: Countries with the Cleanest Drinking Water

People often take their drinking water for granted. In most western countries we don’t think twice before grabbing a glass and sticking it underneath a tap. So you’ll probably be surprised to know that 99% of the world’s water sources are unfit for human consumption.

This leaves a paltry 1% of the world’s water to sustain over 7 billion people across the planet. So, that begs the question, where is this clean water?!

The following infographic by Waterlogic (manufacturers of workplace water dispensers), takes a deep dive into the 15 purest water sources left on earth, uncovering everything from the freshwater havens of bracing Alaska through to the natural filtration effects of the gold mines in South Africa.

There are even a couple of surprises: who knew the River Thames is now regarded as the cleanest river in the world to flow through a major city? Read on to see which other waterways make the cut as world’s purest.

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How to Get From Beijing to Shanghai by Train

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How to Get From Beijing to Shanghai by Train

Traveling on the Beijing to shanghai train is the quickest and most cost-efficient way to get between these two iconic mega-cities. Because China’s high-speed trains operate at a speed of 350 km/hr, you can travel 819 miles within 4.5 hours.

While this is of course longer than the time it takes to fly (2 hours), there are many perks to train travel, including easier security, the convenient location of stations, comfort of travel, and cheaper cost of ticket.

And, when you consider getting to the airport at least an hour before your flight, and the time it takes you to disembark, collect your bags, and then catch a taxi, train travel actually ends up being around the same amount of time.

So, you’ve decided the book the train between Beijing and Shanghai. What else do you need to know?

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