Half the battle of going on vacation is making it to your destination. For one thing, most of us aren’t clued in to the most effective way to plan ahead. Not to mention, once we get to where we’re going, it helps to have a few seasoned strategies up your sleeve to weather any surprises and make the most of your trip. Author and publisher of Live and Invest Overseas‘ Kathleen Peddicord, who’s traveled to over 50 countries and lived overseas for nearly two decades, is sharing 19 of her best strategies for travel – whether you’re jet-setting for the weekend or settling in on a permanent move. A true expert in traveling smart, Kathleen’s tips are ones you can’t afford to travel without.