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Unusual Packing Tips for Frequent Travelers

Unusual Packing Tips for Frequent Travelers

My five most useful packing tips for frequent travelers. Packing is always stressful. Even though I’ve packed for trips to over 100 countries on seven continents, it is always stressful and I keep learning ways to make it easier. Also check out: Ten Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Vacation and Ten Things to Pack in […]

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Travel Diseases in Popular Summer Destinations

Travel Diseases in Popular Summer Destinations

Some of the most popular travel destinations during summer include cities and regions in Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the South Pacific.  Whether you plan to visit the Taj Mahal in India or check out the Great Wall of China, an important component of your travel planning should be a focus […]

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Europe River Cruises: The Hottest Trend in Travel

Europe River Cruises: The Hottest Trend in Travel

River cruises are one of the hottest trends in travel, especially on European waterways. Eleven new ships were launched in Europe in 2014 and twelve more are scheduled for christening next year. What explains the rising popularity of Europe river cruises? My husband Gary and I decided to find out. We wanted to see all […]

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Ten Tips for Saving on Summer Travel

Ten Tips for Saving on Summer Travel

Pack your bags and get ready for summer vacation. Here are my best tips for saving on summer travel and keeping to a budget during the season of inflated travel prices. 1. Avoid buying too much car rental insurance If you plan to rent a car, don’t make the mistake of buying too much car rental […]

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Five Tips for Solo Travel

Five Tips for Solo Travel

Solo travel is a fast-growing travel trend for men and women.What’s so great about it? For starters, you no longer have to stay home because you don’t have a travel companion. But remember, just because you start alone doesn’t mean you’ll stay alone. If you are considering going alone on your next vacation, here are a few […]

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Ten Tips to Avoid Jet Lag

Ten Tips to Avoid Jet Lag

As a  travel writer, I frequently fly across oceans and time zones. Here are my travel-tested tips to avoid jet lag or minimize jet lag fatigue. 1. Avoid alcoholic beverages,  or salty drinks (like Bloody Mary mix) and caffeine during the flight. 2. Drink a glass of water every hour you travel. 3. Keep your feet […]

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Packing Tips for Travel : Ten Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Vacation

Packing Tips for Travel : Ten Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Vacation

Let’s face it. Packing for a trip is not easy.

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Check List: Day Before Travel

Check List: Day Before Travel

Packing is such a pain. Lists help me reduce the stress. Here’s my list of last minute items I’ve forgotten in the past: cell phone charger, night gown, toothpaste, washcloth (many hotels overseas do not provide them), large safety pin or clothespin to fully close hotel drapes, a rubber door stopper for added security in hotel […]

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Gutsy Traveler’s Favorite Travel Apps for 2014

Gutsy Traveler’s Favorite Travel Apps for 2014

With the help of sites and apps like Expedia, Kayak and Travelocity, it’s easy to find a good airline deal. But after the flight is booked, you may need some help along the way to make your trip run smoothly. Here are a few of my favorite apps to use in 2014 to keep your […]

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Planning Your Trek on El Camino de Santiago

Planning Your Trek on El Camino de Santiago

Since the ninth century, millions of world travelers have embarked on Spain’s ancient Camino de Santiago trail, the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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