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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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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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Surviving a Long Haul Flight in Economy

Surviving a Long Haul Flight in Economy

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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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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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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