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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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Best NYC Attractions For Your Personality Type

Best NYC Attractions For Your Personality Type

There are so many places to visit in New York City. Your trip can’t last forever. Which New York City attraction will you enjoy seeing the most? Decide where to go based on your personality and what you like to do. Art Enthusiast Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)- My favorite place to explore is the famous Egyptian exhibit know as the Temple of Dendur. The scale of the room makes you feel as if you’ve been transported back to ancient…

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Best All-Natural Skincare for Travel

Best All-Natural Skincare for Travel

The thought to do a travel makeup routine came to mind. When I was honest with myself, I admitted that I don’t wear much makeup. A cushion foundation and eye shadow palette  here and there. Then there is the off chance I might apply eyeliner and mascara. Though I tend to wear more on trips, I still don’t wear enough makeup to merit an entire post. It made much more sense to do give my travel skincare picks since I…

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The Perfect New York City Weekend Trip

The Perfect New York City Weekend Trip

So many people are in love with New York City. I have to admit, it’s a pretty cool place. It’s a different city every time you visit. Nothing stays the same. Keep reading to see my recommendations for a weekend trip to NYC. Stay at a Swanky New York City Hotel One hotel I’d recommend is the Hotel Boutique Grand Central, run by the Club Quarters chain. The rooms were reasonably priced for the location. It is walking distance from…

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Haiti Travel Diary Part 3: Traveling to the Highlands of Haiti

Haiti Travel Diary Part 3: Traveling to the Highlands of Haiti

Getting There During my recent trip to Haiti, I took a local bus from Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, to a city called Hinche. The close quarters and lack of proper ventilation made the bus ride uncomfortable to say the least. However, the views of the countryside made it all worth it. The bus sped along, beeping almost constantly to pass slower vehicles and alert pedestrians in populated areas of its arrival. From Hinche I took a car ride to Cerca…

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