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    Thumbs up Travel wise [means what?]

    Hi,

    In my book there is written "Travel wise"
    I know what "travel" is and I also know what "wise" is. But totally, I can't get what they both mean when used together.
    I have taken a picture of the page of the book. If you click here you will see it.

    These are my questions:
    1. What does Travel Wise mean?
    2. The word Wise in the picture is a suffix or adjective or a verb or what?

    Source: Summit 2, by Joan Saslow and Allen Ascher, Printed in the USA, unit 6, Travel hassles and experiences.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Travel wise [means what?]

    It means "be wise when you (plan to) travel". As you can read under the title, two (alleged) testimonies explain that they had trouble because one did not read the catalog before going away and the other did not have those products, so the trip was not as "smooth" as it could have been.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Travel wise [means what?]

    -wise can be used as a suffix, meaning that you know about the noun, so if you are travelwise, you don't make the mistakes less prepared or knowledgeable travellers make. Here, they're not using it as a suffix, but as an adverb, with the same meaning.

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    Default Re: Travel wise [means what?]

    Meaning-wise, I agree with both charlie and Tdol.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Travel wise [means what?]

    I was thinking of streetwise, etc.

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