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Laundry & Clothing Care While Traveling

Laundry & Clothing Care While Traveling

Laundry is something I’m always thinking about while traveling. Firstly, I hate doing laundry wherever I am. But especially since I’m trying to be a “light packer.” This means less clothes overall and a greater need to wash them away from home. I’ve stayed in hotels, Airbnbs, hostels and beyond. Each has its own unique challenges when it comes to laundry. Washing Laundry Major hotel chains usually have laundry rooms with coin-operated machines. Get change from the front desk and…

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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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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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Save for a Big Trip: How to Motivate Yourself

Save for a Big Trip: How to Motivate Yourself

No matter how much money you make, if you don’t save, you’ll always feel that you can’t afford to travel. Let’s change that. I’ll show you little ways that can motivate you to save. Travel Savings Tip # 1 Look at purchases in number of plane tickets You’re probably scratching your head. You just broke your phone and you want to buy a new one. The phone you really want is $1,000.00. For a thousand dollars you can go to…

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Stress Free Vacations Planning Made Possible

Stress Free Vacations Planning Made Possible

Does the thought of planning a vacation make you want to pull out your hair? You’re not alone. I want to help you enjoy stress free vacation planning. Book the Important Things First Lots of people wait until the last minute before they book their flights and hotels. And there is nothing wrong with that, if that’s how you function. However, it just won’t work for stress free vacation planning. For last minute deals, there’s nothing you can do. When…

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How I Plan My Trips: Accommodations

How I Plan My Trips: Accommodations

I think back to when I was a child. My parents would look in the phone book and book a hotel sight unseen. We’d hope we would get a good one. Those days are long gone. I’ve broken down how I choose my flights when I travel. Now I’m going to show you how I book my accommodations. Reviews The best way to find out about a place you’ve never been is to talk to people who have already been…

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How to Make Custom Google Maps

How to Make Custom Google Maps

Custom Google Maps have been such a help in trip planning over the past three years or so. They are a lifesaver when you’re mapping out distances between locations in an unfamiliar place. I’ll show you how to create one. Step 1: Navigate to the Google Maps Menu Open Google Maps. Use the menu icon on the right to open up your maps menu. Click on “Your places.” Step 2: Create Map Next, click on the “Maps” tab. After that, click…

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How Much Does it Cost to Travel to South Korea?

How Much Does it Cost to Travel to South Korea?

So many people are deciding to travel to South Korea. They may have tried Korean fried chicken, learned about k-beauty or started listening to kpop. Whatever the reason, keep reading to see how much it actually costs to visit South Korea. Airfare If you are headed to South Korea from the US you will no doubt see Korean airlines, Chinese airlines and US airlines. Do your travel research. I can’t stress this enough. Rock bottom prices can mean really bad…

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How I Plan My Trips: Flights

How I Plan My Trips: Flights

Planning a trip can be stressful. I’ve discussed planning a trip in a previous post. Now I’m going to break down how I find my flights step by step. We’re going to do this together since I’m still trying to get back to South Korea in the spring. I didn’t end up going in November as I had planned. Head on Over to Google Flights There are options to change your dates to select the date with the best value…

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Top Problems while Traveling in a Foreign Country

Top Problems while Traveling in a Foreign Country

There is nothing more stressful than being out of your element and dealing with problems. Throw in being in a foreign country and all the problems seem to multiply. There are a few common problems that stand out and I want to share some solutions to dealing with them. Keep reading to limit the stress on your next trip. Damaged or Lost luggage This is something I have experienced a couple times. My biggest tip is something I suggest doing…

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