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What I’m doing now that I’m not traveling

What I’m doing now that I’m not traveling

Does not traveling mean I’m counting the seconds until we can fly internationally again? Yes or no. I’m not going to lie. It would be awesome to step on a plane tomorrow. But I think I’ll wait just a little while longer. I’ve learned to fill my time with other things. In reality I feel like I’m busier now than before the pandemic. Not Traveling = Virtual Traveling I’ve been video-chatting on Zoom a lot. Zoom fatigue is real. Although…

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My Dream Travel Bucket List 2020/2021 Edition

My Dream Travel Bucket List 2020/2021 Edition

Bucket list dreaming 2020! We’re not going out much right now. But that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of our next travel destinations. I made a list a few years ago of places that I want to go. Now I’ve updated it a little bit for 2020. More like 2021. Cuba I chose Cuba for the bucket list because it’s someplace that was under my radar for a long time. Watching scenes in movies and music videos made me want…

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Canceling Your Travel Plans: How and When

Canceling Your Travel Plans: How and When

Canceling travel plans is never fun. My plans to Europe next month got completely ruined. I know I’m not alone right now. So I wanted to come on here today to talk about how and when to cancel your travel plans. What is the best way to cancel your travel plans? How to Cancel Your Travel Plans Start with your travel insurance if you have it. What is covered? Global pandemics are not very common. The policy below includes quarantines….

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Millennials and How We Are Changing Travel

Millennials and How We Are Changing Travel

Millennials are defined as “members of the generation born between 1981 and 1996” (Wikipedia). I fall into that category. I want to talk about millenials and how we are changing travel. Millennials Aren’t Waiting for Retirement to Travel Life is short. We won’t wait until we’re 65 years old to travel. You spend most of your life working. Not everyone is even healthy enough to travel after they retire. All because they kill themselves slowly, working stressful jobs and never…

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Traveling Amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Traveling Amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Lots of people are afraid to travel right now because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Is this situation totally new? What precautions should you take if you are traveling? Body temperature testing in Asia is not new. I was in Taiwan last year and there was this booth with a large screen. You could see the temperature of everyone that passed by the booth. The infrared colors of the people on the screen were mostly green and blue. I’m assuming orange…

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Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Traveling with a chronic illness! Is that even possible? One of my readers recently made a comment about her desire to travel despite her chronic illness. I was inspired to share my own experience traveling with a chronic illness. Most people know how much I love to travel. But not many, even those who know me personally, know that I have Crohn’s Disease. In a nutshell, it can give you intense abdominal pain and symptoms that resemble food poisoning. That’s…

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Laundry & Clothing Care While Traveling

Laundry & Clothing Care While Traveling

Laundry is something I’m always thinking about while traveling. Firstly, I hate doing laundry wherever I am. But especially since I’m trying to be a “light packer.” This means less clothes overall and a greater need to wash them away from home. I’ve stayed in hotels, Airbnbs, hostels and beyond. Each has its own unique challenges when it comes to laundry. Washing Laundry Major hotel chains usually have laundry rooms with coin-operated machines. Get change from the front desk and…

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Navigating the Seoul Subway

Navigating the Seoul Subway

Are you scared of getting lost? In a foreign country? Aren’t we all! I talked about navigating the New York City subway. It’s one of the largest in the world. Now let’s explore the Seoul subway. I’d rate it as a 10/10 when it comes to being easy to navigate. And the cute safety videos (below) are an added bonus. T-Money card You’ve entered a Seoul subway station. Now you need to pay. Vending machines sell T-Money cards. Add money…

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Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road trips are so much fun. It’s just you, your friends and the open road. But lots of people hate driving long distances. How can you make dreaded road trips just a little bit more bearable? Or if you love them already, make them even better! Road Trip Buddies First, think about who you will travel with. Your company is very important. It will make a big impact on how the trip goes and how much you enjoy the trip….

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Airbnb: My First Experience in South Korea

Airbnb: My First Experience in South Korea

Airbnb. I’d heard so many things about them. Honestly, I was scared. I was worried that something bad would happen. And that there would be no hotel desk to run too. For years I stayed away from Airbnb. I’ve even stayed in hostels, but was afraid of Airbnb. Then my last trip to South Korea came along. Seoul Location My first stop was in Seoul. I stayed in the Wolgok/Korea University area. There were a lot of apartments on Airbnb.com…

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