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In his new National Geographic book, Traveler magazine editor at large Christopher Elliott outlines how to be the world’s smartest traveler. Here’s Elliott’s take on the myriad ways to reserve a room.

Too often, your well-being on the road is an afterthought to trip planning–a hastily packed bottle of aspirin or an inattentive glance at your health insurance card to make sure you’re covered. It shouldn’t be. A lot can go wrong when you’re traveling. Fortunately, most of it is preventable. Here are quick tips to help you determine when to go full-steam ahead–and when to stay home.