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Souvenirs Your Friends Will Actually Want to Keep

Souvenirs Your Friends Will Actually Want to Keep

Be that person who gives the best souvenirs. Consider the following. Items the destination is known for: a leather item from Italy Something from nature: bleached coral Non-perishable food items unique to the destination: teas or coffee Beauty and personal care: homemade soaps or fragrances Cooking spices or herbs native to the destination: dried hot peppers Foreign magazines or newspapers always looks nice on a coffee table. Small bottles of liquor or sauce native to the destination will also be…

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What to do in Abu Dhabi

What to do in Abu Dhabi

When people think of the U.A.E, they think of flashy cars and millionaire mansions. But what do you actually do when visiting the so-called “richest city in the world”? My first pick is strolling down to the Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace Marina. It’s a beautiful little oasis in the desert. Near the Marina is the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. In the Heritage Village you are able to watch local artisans create items like rugs, and leather goods. It’s your window into…

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Dubai City Guide

Dubai City Guide

Many people hear about Dubai and think about glitzy skyscrapers and fancy cars. But what are you actually supposed to do in Dubai? I’ll share what I did and maybe it can help you plan your next trip. One of my first stops was the Dubai Museum. It takes you back to what life was like before Dubai found oil. Things were much simpler before oil was found in the late 1960s. Pearls were the most important export back then…

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The Night the Lights Went Out

The Night the Lights Went Out

The following is a tale from our guest writer, Yvette. Just a normal night after work. People are rushing to catch their trains, buses or whatever their mode of transport to get home. Mine was the subway. New York’s subway near Central Park in Manhattan. After being on the train for a few minutes, the train stops and the lights blink. Then total darkness. Nothing new. Maybe the train ahead was switching tracks. So, as usual, you continue your thoughts…

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One Week Trip Packing List

One Week Trip Packing List

Ever start planning a trip and get overwhelmed at the thought of what to bring. I break it down for you as to what to pack depending on your trip. Normal 7 Day Trip This is a typical trip where you may or may not have access to laundry facilities. You want enough options so you can change your mind about outfits once you get there. 5 tops 2 dresses 1 pair of pants 1 long skirt 1 causal shoe…

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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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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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South Korea Folk Village Time Travel

South Korea Folk Village Time Travel

Maybe the Olympics in Pyeongchang is the reason for your interest in South Korea. Or maybe it has to do with recent movies. There are lots of things to do in South Korea, during both the winter and the summer seasons. A few years ago I was able to visit the Korean Folk Village. It was like taking a step back in time and completely forgetting I was in the year 2014. You are able to see what life was…

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