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Travel Tips for Good Health

Travel Tips for Good Health

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 and avoid getting sick. 1. Use hand sanitizers often. Carry disinfectant wipes and use them to cleanse the tray table, arm rest, rim of the seat pocket and the door handle to […]

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Best Places to Heal

Best Places to Heal

My mother shared her love of gardening with me when I was young, and when she died after a long illness, I planted myself in my garden to tear out weeds and wail to the winds.   Two months after her passing, I was on a business trip in Los Angeles and tacked on a […]

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Debit and Credit Card Fraud

Debit and Credit Card Fraud

Unfortunately, debit and credit card fraud are hazards of travel. Although rates of fraud vary in different countries, according to Forbes, “Mexico and the United States are more prone to fraud with 44% and 42% of respondents there saying they’ve experienced card fraud.” What can you do to protect yourself? Unfortunately, debit and credit card fraud are hazards of […]

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Volunteer vacations for a day.

Volunteer vacations for a day.

Volunteer Vacations Many tourists hunt for a meaningful service project overseas, however, most volunteer vacations are for a week or longer. Family Vacations What do you do with three teenage kids in Cambodia? Anthony Damaschino found a unique opportunity for his family to volunteer with Give A Day Global. They made all the arrangements for […]

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The Best Travel Apps for 2016

The Best Travel Apps for 2016

As avid travelers, we want to share the best travel apps we have found useful before and during our journeys worldwide.  Trip Planning Apps Solotraveller app (notice the double ll in the word “traveler”) is a cool tool for  you to expand the network of people you know in the world and connect instantly with […]

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Travel Rip-offs and How to Avoid Them

Travel Rip-offs and How to Avoid Them

Let me share my travel tips of how to avoid theft, frauds and over-paying. 1.) Avoid baggage fees. Depending upon the airline you can pay $15 to $75 for the first checked bag, and more for overweight bags. When possible, pack lightly enough to carry-on one bag or fly airlines that still allow free checked bags (two […]

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San Francisco Locals Share the 6 Best Things to Do

San Francisco Locals Share the 6 Best Things to Do

By Marybeth Bond/GutsyTraveler The tourist season, when we have lots of out-of-town visitors is almost here and we’re gearing up for it.  Here are our suggestions of where to go beyond “must see” tourist places: Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Ghirardelli, and The Golden Gate Bridge. Free Wildlife Viewing. PIER 39  Watch mammoth sea lions cavort in the […]

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Packing tips for even the most experienced traveler. 

Packing tips for even the most experienced traveler. 

Even the most experienced travelers need help packing and are constantly learning new travel tips. Packing tips Here is my last minute check list. 1. Call your credit card company to add a “Travel Alert” to your account. So when the bank sees ATM debits and credit card charges from overseas they’ll accept them. Ask […]

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Family Travel. The best and the worst family getaways.

Family Travel. The best and the worst family getaways.

Family travel is a time to make memories that last a lifetime. Over two decades and to over two dozen countries, I traveled with my kids, usually without an adult partner to help out. If you want to do more than beaches and amusement parks, then read on for tips and scroll down for suggestions for […]

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Solo woman traveler. Tales and tips.

Solo woman traveler. Tales and tips.

No one expected me to be a solo woman traveler. I had never eaten a meal alone in a restaurant or traveled on my  own — except for business trips. I surprised everyone, including myself. Shelving a lucrative career at the age of 29, I fulfilled a childhood dream and took off for two years […]

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