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The Best Travel Apps for 2017

The Best Travel Apps for 2017

| September 4, 2016 | 10 Comments

As avid travelers, we want to share the best travel apps we have found useful before and during our journeys worldwide.  Walking tours anytime by local experts Detour, is a cool new app for people who hate conventional walking tours (meeting with large groups at an appointed time, having to follow along at the tour […]

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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

| August 11, 2016 | 4 Comments

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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Travel safety for women

Travel safety for women

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Five Tips for Traveling Where You Don’t Speak the Language

Five Tips for Traveling Where You Don’t Speak the Language

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Moving to a small town in Greece from California—in the middle of the tourist off-season, I might add—has taught me a thing or two about surviving in a country where you don’t speak the language. With a little help from your smartphone and a healthy dose of humility, it is easy to enjoy yourself regardless […]

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Protect your smartphone or laptop from theft of financial or personal information.

Protect your smartphone or laptop from theft of financial or personal information.

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

We all lock our hotel room doors and make copies of our passports as precautions, but how many of us think about the “digital dangers” of traveling? Nearly everyone travels with a smartphone or laptop, making the possibility of  loss, theft, data interception and hard drive damage legitimate threats to personal data like photos, financial […]

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Ten Ways to Protect Your Eyes When Traveling

Ten Ways to Protect Your Eyes When Traveling

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Some of us have to learn the hard way. After my two-year-around the world trip I discovered I had damaged my eyes by not wearing proper eye protection. My perfect 20/20 eyesight was compromised due to over- exposure to harmful UV rays. How do you protect your eyes from dry airports, hotels, and the elements? […]

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Seven Best Things To Do If Your Flight is Cancelled

Seven Best Things To Do If Your Flight is Cancelled

| August 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

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 […]

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Hotel Security. How to be Safe and Stress Free.

Hotel Security. How to be Safe and Stress Free.

| August 10, 2011 | 3 Comments

Here are some tips to make sure you, and your stuff, are safe and secure in your hotel room.

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Packing for Europe – Swiss Cities and the Alps

Packing for Europe – Swiss Cities and the Alps

| August 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

I’ll admit that packing for Europe takes effort to select fashionable and functional clothes that are also comfortable. So my packing list for different countries and activities varies. If you’re going to Paris, you’ll select stylish clothing in your closet, if you’re going to Switzerland, as I am in a few weeks, you’ll want stylish […]

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Marybeth speaks about travel safety on CNN News. CNN Airport Channel.

Marybeth speaks about travel safety on CNN News. CNN Airport Channel.

| January 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

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.

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