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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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Retro Travel: How Soon Do I Need to Be At the Airport?

Retro Travel: How Soon Do I Need to Be At the Airport?

The following is from our guest writer, Yvette. She wrote the post, “The Night the Lights Went Out.” She talked about her harrowing escape from a subway train. Now she’s here to talk about more retro travel and take us back to the golden era of travel. The Present Today we have to be mathematicians. “I have to leave my house at this time to allow for traffic and accidents. That way I should arrive at the airport at the…

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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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Travel Items I’m Loving Right Now

Travel Items I’m Loving Right Now

The new year, arriving tomorrow, will be the chance to visit so many new places and experience new adventures. I’m always on the lookout for travel gear that will make my trip a little easier. See what I’ve been looking into below. Leather Duffle I love duffles because they aren’t rigid and I can squeeze in so many extra items on the sides. The one above is from Nuts and Noble. They have a wide variety of leather items. Each…

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Five Types of Trips to Take Before Age 30

Five Types of Trips to Take Before Age 30

My twenties are coming to an end. As one chapter ends another one begins. When we reach a new milestone we all remember moments that made us happy and those that we regret. In my twenties I feel that I did things that were difficult and left my comfort zone on numerous occasions. All this reflection led to thinking about a 30 year old travel bucket list. I’m not referring to specific locations but types of trips you should take…

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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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