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My First Airport Lounge Experience in Taipei Taiwan

My First Airport Lounge Experience in Taipei Taiwan

April marked my first visit to Taiwan. Check out the post here. I experienced another first last month. I visited my first airport lounge. You know. It’s the place where all the First Class passengers magically appear from at boarding time. Airport Lounge Location The lounge was the Plaza Premium Lounge, located inside the Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). There are four of these Plaza Premium Lounges in the airport. I stayed in the one located in Zone D of the…

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China Airlines Economy Review

China Airlines Economy Review

I knew I wanted to stop in Taiwan on my way to South Korea for my most recent trip. It’s so important to choose the right airline. Checkout my post Choosing the Right Airline. The Taiwanese airline EVA (they have the Hello Kitty plane) was my first choice. Planning was just not working out, though. China Airlines is also a Taiwanese airline, btw. Now I’ll show you why I decided to give China Airlines a try. All Chinese Airlines Are…

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Where do World Travelers like best? An Interview

Where do World Travelers like best? An Interview

Why do world travelers go to the places they do? What’s their favorite way to get around in a foreign city? Keep reading for my interview with Layla, who has traveled to many interesting countries around the globe. She’s not stopping anytime soon. Q: What is your favorite travel destination and why? Bath, England is like going back in time, but still having the present with you. The architecture and cobblestone streets make me feel like I’m in a Jane…

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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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Spring Break: Unique Travel Destinations

Spring Break: Unique Travel Destinations

With Spring Break coming up you need to know the best place to go. Avoid the crowds and go to the places you’d never expect. Montreal, Canada Don’t head south this Spring Break. Head north instead to Canada. Montreal (above) is a great city year round. It’s an unexpected destination for Spring Break though. Enjoy lots of places to go dancing and incredible food. Anguilla, West Indies If you saw my New York Times Travel Show post, you’d know Anguilla…

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Best Apps for Travel

Best Apps for Travel

When I’m traveling I use so many different apps for so many different things. Some apps are for communicating with loved ones back home. Others help me navigate my destination. Let me share my go-to apps for travel. WhatsApp WhatsApp is very popular in the US and also in many caribbean countries. It now features video calling which really helps when you’re starting to feel homesick. There are also features that allow you to share stories with those in your…

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Reduce the Stress & Anxiety of Air Travel

Reduce the Stress & Anxiety of Air Travel

It’s impossible to eliminate all the stress and anxiety linked to travel. There are ways you can reduce it, though. Follow my tips below. Choose Quality Luggage Purchase luggage with quality construction. I own both hard and soft suitcases. Hard cases are more sturdy but they are so hard to balance on hotel luggage stands. Soft cases on the other had can rip or tear. It’s a personal choice, though one of each doesn’t hurt. I own a 29″ American…

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What’s in My Travel Tote?

What’s in My Travel Tote?

Let’s be nosy together. What’s in my travel tote? Travel Brochures I love contacting the tourism board of any destination and requesting travel brochures. Online guides are great, but there is nothing like feeling actual brochures in your hand to get you excited for your trip. Printed Itinerary I’m old school. I need physical paper so I can write down all my travel notes. I include the places I want to visit as well as the items I plan on…

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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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