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Surviving a Long Haul Flight in Ecomomy

Surviving a Long Haul Flight in Ecomomy

So you have a long haul flight scheduled in “gasp” Economy. We’re talking regular Economy, not even Premium Economy.  You have visions of ripping your hair out or banging on the door for them to let you out. Let’s look into some ways that will calm your fears and allow you to make the most of your trip. Preparing for the Trip Sleep as little as possible before your flight, so that you can sleep as much as you are…

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Peek Inside Yachts-The Norwalk Connecticut Boat Show 2018

Peek Inside Yachts-The Norwalk Connecticut Boat Show 2018

On September 21st I attended the Norwalk Boat Show in Norwalk, Connecticut. Sunny weather would have been ideal but it was nice that the rain held up. This blog is about travel in all its forms. Boats are definitely included since I work in the sailing industry. This was my fourth time attending show, and my first time covering it as press. I knew that in covering the show I had some type of objective. To show people how fun…

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The Only Travel Hacks You Will Ever Need

The Only Travel Hacks You Will Ever Need

Bring an empty water bottle and fill it after you have passed through security. Choose a water bottle with either a hook or some other way to latch it onto your bag. This will save room for other items in your bag. I don’t recommend hanging it off your suitcase. Hang it from your daybag/backpack.   Use a hanging toiletry bag. These are a lifesaver when you’re traveling with other people and have to share a bathroom.   Saltstick Fastchews…

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Cool Travel Gadgets: Put to the Test in Haiti

Cool Travel Gadgets: Put to the Test in Haiti

I was going to post this before my trip to Haiti, but was having technical difficulties. It kind of worked out because I was able to actually put the gadgets to the test. Continue reading to see my experiences. Bugables Citronella Bracelets The first gadget I tested out were these citronella bracelets by the brand Bugables. A friend told me they had worked for her and I was excited to see what they would do for me. They were really…

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International Travel Checklist

International Travel Checklist

Any kind of travel requires preparation. This is especially true with international travel. Use my checklist below to help make things a little easier. Check the country’s visa policy. There are some countries where you will need to purchase a visa to enter. This process can take some time.   Purchase your plane ticket. I love using Google Flights because it emails me when a particular flight is going up or down in price. You can also see how the…

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Air Travel Glossary

Air Travel Glossary

Sometimes there are terms that are foreign to us or we just forget what they mean. Below is a simple glossary to help with your travels. Airline Ticket: You purchase this ticket for air travel. It is not the same as a boarding pass. Boarding Pass: In order to board the airplane you will need one. You receive this once you check in for your flight (see below). Carry-On Luggage: This is luggage kept in the same area as passengers….

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Make Economy Feel Like First Class

Make Economy Feel Like First Class

We’ve all been there. Admiring those passengers who board first, arriving out of nowhere from their secret lounge. You’ll all be squeezed in a metal tube, but it will be a little easier for them. Let me help you bridge the class gap and experience a little of the “good life.” Some airlines, like Turkish Airlines and Emirates offer amenity kits to Economy passengers. Most airlines however reserve that little treat for Business and First Class only. The first step…

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Souvenirs Your Friends Will Actually Want to Keep

Souvenirs Your Friends Will Actually Want to Keep

Be that person who gives the best souvenirs. Consider the following. Items the destination is known for: a leather item from Italy Something from nature: bleached coral Non-perishable food items unique to the destination: teas or coffee Beauty and personal care: homemade soaps or fragrances Cooking spices or herbs native to the destination: dried hot peppers Foreign magazines or newspapers always looks nice on a coffee table. Small bottles of liquor or sauce native to the destination will also be…

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Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina Review

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina Review

When it comes to accommodations, I have a few things I look for. I’m not too picky. As long as it’s clean and not too dated (stuck in the 80s). The Hilton Garden Inn Al Mina exceeded my expectations. The lobby was large and the decor was nice. There were little Arabian touches throughout the decor. The staff was very friendly. The tour desk staff in the lobby gave us good ideas as far as what to do and how…

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New York International Auto Show

New York International Auto Show

Sunday ended the New York International Auto Show. After not having gone in a few years, it was nice to be back. I was especially looking forward to the new Honda Accord. Sit back and see some of the sights. A very cool feature was the Toyota Camry Thrill Ride experience. It’s the chance to get a test drive (you are not the driver) in Toyota’s newest Camry. One of my friends who I attended the show has been a…

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