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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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Emirates Economy Review

Emirates Economy Review

As you may have seen on my Instagram, I was in Dubai the beginning of this month. It was my first time traveling to the Middle East, as well as my first time flying Emirates. I had heard a lot of things about Emirates, as well as other airlines from the Middle East  such as Ethiad and Quatar. I had high standards to say the least. I’ll break it down into a few categories: airplane, food, staff and entertainment. I’ll…

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The Night the Lights Went Out

The Night the Lights Went Out

The following is a tale from our guest writer, Yvette. Just a normal night after work. People are rushing to catch their trains, buses or whatever their mode of transport to get home. Mine was the subway. New York’s subway near Central Park in Manhattan. After being on the train for a few minutes, the train stops and the lights blink. Then total darkness. Nothing new. Maybe the train ahead was switching tracks. So, as usual, you continue your thoughts…

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One Week Trip Packing List

One Week Trip Packing List

Ever start planning a trip and get overwhelmed at the thought of what to bring. I break it down for you as to what to pack depending on your trip. Normal 7 Day Trip This is a typical trip where you may or may not have access to laundry facilities. You want enough options so you can change your mind about outfits once you get there. 5 tops 2 dresses 1 pair of pants 1 long skirt 1 causal shoe…

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Planning a Trip

Planning a Trip

It always feels amazing to step out of our day-to-day lives and live like someone else for a few days. It can be a short trip to a neighboring town. Or it can be flying half-way around the world to spend a month in another country. I’m here to show you how I plan. Going on a weekend trip doesn’t require as much planning but I still like to have some idea of what I’ll be doing. All trips still…

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Choosing the Right Airline

Choosing the Right Airline

Am I a budget traveler? Hmm..I don’t know. But I don’t like to spend money on unnecessary things. I will pay more if I know I’m getting a quality product, though. This includes trips and vacations. The trick is to know what to look for. Honestly, I’m not a fan of budget airline carriers. You’ll have to spend extra money for food, etc. to be comfortable.  If you’re like me and want the most enjoyable journey possible, consider your options…

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