Solo Travel Tips
Safety Tips for students going abroad. From experienced college students 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 studying abroad; from Florence to Kathmandu to Buenos (….Read more)
Travel is, or can be, as much an inward as an outward experience, and mine proved to involve an important inner dimension. Cut off from all of my support systems, I was tested in some rather wild situations. I learned a great deal about myself – how to be alone, how to live according to (….Read more)
We are more vulnerable and less aware of what’s going on around us when we text or talk on the phone. Learn from my expensive mistake (the fine is $175 in California). The police are watching for drivers who are on their cell phones and so are thieves. Here are way to prepare ourselves and (….Read more)
Airline Passenger Rights 1. Request rule 240, which in the US stipulates that the airline must deliver you to your destination within 2 hours of your scheduled flight time. If it can’t (and delay isn’t due to weather) it must arrange your ticket on another flight at no additional cost. But you must ask for (….Read more)
Here are some tips to make sure you, and your stuff, are safe and secure in your hotel room.
Women, if you’re like me, when planning travel, you’ve got your agenda planned, your wardrobe to match the adventure you are about to embark upon and a child-like smile plastered to your face thinking about the sites you are about to see. Health issues while traveling could put a serious damper on your anticipated plans. (….Read more)
Shelving a lucrative career at the age of 29, I fulfilled a childhood dream and took off for two years to trek, cycle, climb, dive, and kayak my way through six continents and more than 70 countries around the world. Since no one shared my dream or wanted to interrupt their careers, I reluctantly headed (….Read more)
In this clip from CNN, Marybeth shares great advice for travel safety and hotel security while you travel. “Don’t let fear keep you at home!” says Marybeth. “Use your common sense.” This is an especially helpful video for business travelers.
Do your homework You can call the hotel directly. Ask the hotel reservations staff the “occupancy rate” of the hotel for the dates you’ll be visiting. If the hotel is near full you won’t have as much bargaining power. To attempt to bargain with the hotel manager you must know the going rate, check out (….Read more)
It’s easy to travel alone. I have done it off and on my entire life. Now I’m a boomer and it’s easier than ever because I’m hassled less. Solo travel is very rewarding. There is a treasury of companionship out there. On a beach in Bali I asked an American woman to watch my bag (….Read more)