Archive for 2012

Safety Tips Before You Go and On The Road

Safety Tips Before You Go and On The Road

What should you know when you check into a hotel? What should you take out of your wallet or purse when you go out on the town? What can you do to protect your home before you go out for an evening or on a trip? How do you make your home look “lived-in”? Here […]

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Packing for a Cruise

Packing for a Cruise

Packing the right clothes for a cruise has always been a big challenge. I’ve packed for more than a few cruises by now but it is getting even harder because cruise companies are offering more activities that need a greater mix of formal, informal and casual evenings at sea. Packing the shorts, t-shirts and bathing […]

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Where is the Gutsy Traveler Now?

Where is the Gutsy Traveler Now?

South African Game Parks and the Kalahari Desert

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California Wines From Napa to Santa Barbara.

California Wines From Napa to Santa Barbara.

Visitors to San Francisco and locals head to the Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Carneros, or Santa Barbara to taste and discover new varietals at the many of the wineries and wine country towns. Consider these California wine pairings: Sauvignon Blanc & Oysters. A romantic, sensual classic: the bright, crisp liveliness of a California Sauvignon Blanc […]

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Ten Things to Do Before an International Trip.

Ten Things to Do Before an International Trip.

Before beginning a long trip, I review my checklists. I hope they help to make your packing and planning easier. For the Airplane 1. Silicon ear plugs. 2. Eye Shield. 3. Warm sweater. 4. Comfortable Socks. 5. No Jet Lag Pills. Begin taking them as soon as you board. Emergenc-C or AirBorne tablets are immune […]

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Five Ways to Stay Healthy When Traveling

Five Ways to Stay Healthy When Traveling

Getting sick while traveling can put a damper on all your plans. This is how you you can minimize the germs you are exposed to. 1. Above all use hand sanitizers often. 2. Don’t put your head down on the food tray in an airplane to sleep. 3. Don’t put your bread or snack directly […]

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Seven Haunted Hotels…Stay Here if You Dare

Seven Haunted Hotels…Stay Here if You Dare

 To celebrate Halloween, check out the seven spookiest hotels in the U.S. While we all know about the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park where the movie The Shinning was filmed, check out these hotels where you may just cozy up with the ghosts. We can’t say if the “haunted” title is earned or added for […]

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Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Even the most seasoned traveler, like me, still makes mistakes. Here are the worst dumb mistakes that could have ruined my trips, but I’ve been very lucky. Learn from me and avoid unnecessary disasters. Look Backwards 1.     Before you leave for your next destination, glance in the rear view mirror as you pull away from […]

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Best Fall Foilage in the West. My Favorite Fall Destinations – Photo Essay

Best Fall Foilage in the West. My Favorite Fall Destinations – Photo Essay

A small bear seen up in a tree and then scampering up the hill along the road at the Grand Teton National Park boundary. Along the Wilson-Teton Village Road.

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Where’s the Gutsy Traveler?

Where’s the Gutsy Traveler?

We gasped in awe at the first glimpse of the well-preserved Inca ruins standing regally under a piercingly blue sky. Live updates at: https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.bond.7 

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