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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. Knowing these travel tips for good health, will help you 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 […]

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Ten things you need to know before you go to Vietnam

Ten things you need to know before you go to Vietnam

Marybeth Bond, Gutsy Traveler I just returned from Vietnam, an outrageously exciting country to travel to. A little preparation before you go can take the headache out of simple things like crossing the street or avoiding dog or cat meat. 1. Learn how to cross the street (–and stay alive), slowly wade out into the […]

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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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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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Travel safety for women

Travel safety for women

Travel safety for woman is the number one concern for students, seniors and world adventurers. I’ve written chapters in my books and spoken at universities and at travel shows about “how to stay safe and travel the world”. Here are ways to prepare ourselves and avoid trouble.   1. We can be aware of our […]

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Tips for Solo Travel

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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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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Book: Gutsy Mamas – Travel Tips and Wisdom for Mamas on the Road

Book: Gutsy Mamas – Travel Tips and Wisdom for Mamas on the Road

Gutsy Mamas: Travel Tips and Wisdom for Mothers on the Road ­ In this pocket tome, Marybeth Bond dispenses invaluable advice on staying healthy on the road, traveling to third world countries and close to home, traveling to adopt abroad, and keeping children of all ages entertained and adults energized. If you have infants, toddlers, […]

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Money, Credit Cards and Debit Cards

Money, Credit Cards and Debit Cards

I am repeatedly asked for travel tips about how I deal with cash, credit cards and debit cards when I travel.  Here are my top five tips. 1. Plastic Promises Power Bring  plastic and debit cards. Two credit cards, two debit cards. Forget about Travelers’ Checks, They are a hassle to get changed. Fewer and […]

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