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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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Travel Quotes I Live By

Travel Quotes I Live By

These are the quotes that keep me wanderlusting. Some are just for travel and others can be used in a number of situations. “Memories don’t collect dust.” -unknown. I think I might have made this one up myself. You can buy all the things in the world. Eventually though, they aren’t so new anymore and you want to buy new things. Those old things begin to collect dust. This can never happen to a good memory. “One’s destination is never…

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3 Days in San Antonio

3 Days in San Antonio

Heading to San Antonio real soon? Keep reading for my 3 day itinerary. Day One: Relaxing Stroll Through Downtown San Antonio Morning Sample the sights and sounds of Downtown San Antonio. Take in the beauty of the historic architecture. More on the architecture found in my San Antonio Architecture post. Afternoon All the history buffs can visit The Alamo and retrace Davy Crockett’s steps. Be sure to show up early, as it can get very crowded. Another spot for history…

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Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Downtown San Antonio Architecture

Last week I was in San Antonio helping out a friend. I had never been to Texas and was excited to go someone in the States I had never gone before. I honestly hadn’t done much research, as this was primarily not a pleasure trip. You definitely need to visit San Antonio if not for the architecture alone. Keep reading to see why. The Alamo National Bank Building is a very interesting building. It sits on a corner and also…

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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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