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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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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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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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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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Seoul South Korea Shopping Guide

Seoul South Korea Shopping Guide

The Pyeongchang Olympics have brought about a lot of interest in South Korea. Let me walk you through some of my top recommendations of what to see and do in Seoul. Eating and shopping are two things that South Korea has taken and perfected. Let’s start with shopping because the shopping in Seoul is amazing!   Coex Mall was the first place I went. In 2014 it was under construction. So I didn’t even get the entire scope of how large it…

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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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A Caribbean Island with Monkeys?

A Caribbean Island with Monkeys?

It’s possible you’ve never even heard of the two island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Many people haven’t when I tell them about it. For myself, it’s the place where my great grandparents were born. The first time I visited St. Kitts and Nevis was in 2004. Unfortunately, I was only there for a few days and didn’t get to see as much as I had wanted. Of course I had to return, so in 2015 I was able…

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