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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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Machu Picchu. Stop-over in Lima, Peru Is it Safe? What to Do?

Machu Picchu. Stop-over in Lima, Peru Is it Safe? What to Do?

Lots of trips to Machu Picchu and the other South American destinations stop in Lima for 8-18 hours.  When my husband and trekked in Peru many years ago — Machu Picchu, the Cordillera Blanca — we too had a long lay-over in Lima.  Recently I returned to Lima en route to Easter Island and discovered […]

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Packing and travel tips for even the most experienced traveler. 

Packing and travel tips for even the most experienced traveler. 

Even the most experienced travelers need help packing and are constantly learning new travel tips. Once again, I find myself leaving for an international trip in two days and I’m still making lists. To make my next trip, and yours, easier, here is my last minute list.   1. Call your credit card company to […]

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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 offeringmore activities that need a greater mix of formal, informal and casual evenings at sea. Packing the shorts, t-shirts and bathing suits […]

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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 safety tips for college students

Travel safety tips for college students

Safety Tips for college students going abroad from college students who have recently returned (my daughter and her friends)  and travel expert, Marybeth Bond. Women Travel Statistics indicate that the number one issue for women travelers is safety. Here are practical safety tips compiled by my college-age daughter and her friends, who have recently returned from […]

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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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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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Packing tips for Airline Carry-on

Packing tips for Airline Carry-on

Flying soon? Here are packing stip that will help you get through that line a little quicker, from gutsy traveler Marybeth Bond: Remember the 3-1-1 rule.

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Summer Travel Tips

Summer Travel Tips

Summer travel tips so your vacation will go more smoothly.   Most of us plan our vacations months before we travel. The more preparation we do, the less stress we’ll have when the time come to take off. In this short video, I share some tips that will minimize the misery and maximize the magic […]

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