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How to Choose the Best Airbnb Rental

How to Choose the Best Airbnb Rental

Hotels are great for when you want to be pampered and take a break from life. Then there are those times where you want to blend in and experience life like a local. You choose to stay at an Airbnb rental. But how do you avoid a nightmare experience? How can you as a guest choose from all the Airbnb options out there?¬† Filters are your Friend Narrow down your search and feel less overwhelmed. How many people can the…

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Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road trips are so much fun. It’s just you, your friends and the open road. But lots of people hate driving long distances. How can you make dreaded road trips just a little bit more bearable? Or if you love them already, make them even better! Road Trip Buddies First, think about who you will travel with. Your company is very important. It will make a big impact on how the trip goes and how much you enjoy the trip….

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Asia Shopping Haul: South Korea and Taiwan

Asia Shopping Haul: South Korea and Taiwan

We talked about eating in Asia. Now let’s talk about Asia shopping! I only love to shop when I’m away from home ironically. Asia is a shopper’s paradise. There are traditional markets and highrise department stores. But my favorite place has to be the subway stations! South Korea Skincare is a staple in South Korea. You may have heard of the Korean 10 Step Skincare Routine. I recommend the Myeongdong area of Seoul for all your skincare needs. It’s Skin…

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Airbnb: My First Experience in South Korea

Airbnb: My First Experience in South Korea

Airbnb. I’d heard so many things about them. Honestly, I was scared. I was worried that something bad would happen. And that there would be no hotel desk to run too. For years I stayed away from Airbnb. I’ve even stayed in hostels, but was afraid of Airbnb. Then my last trip to South Korea came along. Seoul Location My first stop was in Seoul. I stayed in the Wolgok/Korea University area. There were a lot of apartments on Airbnb.com…

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Travel Scavenger Hunt

Travel Scavenger Hunt

So many travel destinations have popular landmarks. Can you guess a destination by a single image? Let’s see how you do. The first country lies within the continent of Africa. It’s found on the eastern coast and is known for its rich spices and beautiful architecture. We now find ourselves in Europe (below). This country is known for its food and wine. I talked about it in detail in my New York Times Travel Show post. It was featured in…

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Travel Items I’m Loving Right Now

Travel Items I’m Loving Right Now

The new year, arriving tomorrow, will be the chance to visit so many new places and experience new adventures. I’m always on the lookout for travel gear that will make my trip a little easier. See what I’ve been looking into below. Leather Duffle I love duffles because they aren’t rigid and I can squeeze in so many extra items on the sides. The one above is from Nuts and Noble. They have a wide variety of leather items. Each…

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Five Types of Trips to Take Before Age 30

Five Types of Trips to Take Before Age 30

My twenties are coming to an end. As one chapter ends another one begins. When we reach a new milestone we all remember moments that made us happy and those that we regret. In my twenties I feel that I did things that were difficult and left my comfort zone on numerous occasions. All this reflection led to thinking about a 30 year old travel bucket list. I’m not referring to specific locations but types of trips you should take…

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‚ÄčTravel Items I’m Lusting Over

‚ÄčTravel Items I’m Lusting Over

Beoplay H9I Headphones from Bang and Olufsen (B&O) They are so darn pretty and come in an array of colors. I think the leather detailing is another thing that is really pulling me in. It just so happened that American Airlines liked them too. They will switch from Bose to Bang and Olufsen headphones on their first and business class international flights starting in 2019. Windsor Backpack by Manfrotto I’d be joking if I said I had enough camera equipment…

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Where I Want to Travel to Next

Where I Want to Travel to Next

There are so many destinations in the world. And even if we’d like to see them all, we need to narrow it down from time to time. There are a few places that are on my mind that I’d love to visit. I’ll share where they are and why. Udaipur, India India is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. Through Bollywood movies and short trips to areas in the States with large Indian populations I’ve developed…

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My Favorite Travel Destinations So Far

My Favorite Travel Destinations So Far

I haven’t gone the million places I’d love to go yet, but I am very thankful for the places I’ve had the opportunity to visit so far. Of these, some have stood out to me more than others. I want to share where these places are and what really made them special for me. St. Kitts & Nevis This two-island nation has special meaning to me. This is the place where my Great Grandmother was born. Even though I didn’t…

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