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December’s 10 Most Popular Stories

10. The Truth I Learned From a Year of Travel
December’s 10 Most Popular Stories
This past December, AFAR readers were most interested in how to maximize their points and miles, airline trends, and how travel can be generally life-changing. Scroll through the slideshow to read the 10 most popular stories.
By Danielle Walsh, AFAR Staff
Photo by Sarah Buder
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    10. The Truth I Learned From a Year of Travel
    10. The Truth I Learned From a Year of Travel
    How one writer’s attempt to escape reality, in effect, gave her a large dose of it.

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    Photo by Sarah Buder
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    9. How to Survive an Insanely Long Travel Delay
    9. How to Survive an Insanely Long Travel Delay
    Given the hectic travel season, it doesn’t surprise us that AFAR readers clicked on this story.

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    8. 16 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages
    8. 16 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages
    Introducing our favorite untranslatable words from other languages. Where has resferber been all our lives?

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    Courtesy of Urban Adventures
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    7. Quiz: Where Should You Go in 2017?
    7. Quiz: Where Should You Go in 2017?
    AFAR’s editors selected a whopping 100 destinations worth seeing in 2017. Take this nifty quiz to help narrow the list.

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    Courtesy of Pixabay
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    6. The Weirdest Things TSA Confiscated in 2016
    6. The Weirdest Things TSA Confiscated in 2016
    Among those things, a Hello Kitty pistol and a jar of dead sea horses turned up.

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    5. The Secret to Booking Cheaper Airline Tickets
    5. The Secret to Booking Cheaper Airline Tickets
    Thought booking airfare would be cheaper on a Tuesday? Think again. Here’s when you should actually buy your tickets.

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    4. 5 Airline Trends to Look for in 2017
    4. 5 Airline Trends to Look for in 2017
    Be prepared for some changes to the way you fly this year—some good, some bad.

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    3. I Got Zika and I Will Never Be the Same
    3. I Got Zika and I Will Never Be the Same
    What it’s actually like to get Zika—and how it changed one woman’s life in a positive way.

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    Photo by Brianna Rice
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    2. 11 Things I Learned From My Flight Attendant Mom
    2. 11 Things I Learned From My Flight Attendant Mom
    From how to be a packing ninja to never forgetting anything in a hotel room, our senior editor Aislyn Greene shares her mom’s wisdom.

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    1. The Travel Credit Card We’re Obsessed With
    1. The Travel Credit Card We’re Obsessed With
    Turns out, our readers are avid points and miles nerds. Here’s one traveler’s take on the hottest credit card in the game right now.

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