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Preparing for any trip — whether it’s a weekend getaway or a month-long stay in Bali — can be overwhelming (especially if you’re not a seasoned traveler). For advice on the essentials and the coolest new travel gear, we turned to Ron Pradinuk, the guy behind the That Travel Guy blog. Pradinuk is also the owner of Journeys Travel & Leisure Supercentre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and the former president of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (so he knows his stuff). Here’s what the international traveler had to say about his business, his favorite destinations and what he takes along for the ride. – Read more at: Hotels Cheap