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10 Ways to Skip Lines When You Travel

10 Ways to Skip Lines When You Travel
(Photo: Eric Chan via flickr/CC Attribution)

The average traveler will spend 15 years of life waiting in line. OK, I made up that statistic—but it feels true. Whether standing in a long customs queue or attempting to visit the Louvre on a summer Saturday, we globetrotters spend way too much time lingering in line. But there’s a better way to see the world: Live life in the fast lane. Here are 10 smart tricks for skipping lines at airports, attractions, cruise terminals, car-rental counters, and hotels.

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