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Non-tourist Things to Do in Seoul

Non-tourist Things to Do in Seoul

Are you a non-tourist traveler? Maybe you’ve visited Seoul, South Korea before. Maybe you haven’t. But you want to go to the places tourists don’t go. You want to experience Seoul, South Korea like a local. Then head with me over to Wolgok and the Korea University area. Let’s live like locals. I chose this area because I wanted to visit a place in Seoul I had never seen. How do regular people spend their day? What would a non-tourist…

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My First Airport Lounge Experience in Taipei Taiwan

My First Airport Lounge Experience in Taipei Taiwan

April marked my first visit to Taiwan. Check out the post here. I experienced another first last month. I visited my first airport lounge. You know. It’s the place where all the First Class passengers magically appear from at boarding time. Airport Lounge Location The lounge was the Plaza Premium Lounge, located inside the Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). There are four of these Plaza Premium Lounges in the airport. I stayed in the one located in Zone D of the…

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Taipei Taiwan: My First Visit

Taipei Taiwan: My First Visit

I had been planning to go back to South Korea for quite some time. While I love revisiting my favorite destinations, there’s something magical about a completely new one! I booked tickets with a layover in Taipei, Taiwan. A 12 hour layover to be exact. What do you do with all that time? Go on the Free Taiwan Half-Day Tour. I got a lot of info about the tour at the Taiwan booth of the New York Times Travel Show…

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Where do World Travelers like best? An Interview

Where do World Travelers like best? An Interview

Why do world travelers go to the places they do? What’s their favorite way to get around in a foreign city? Keep reading for my interview with Layla, who has traveled to many interesting countries around the globe. She’s not stopping anytime soon. Q: What is your favorite travel destination and why? Bath, England is like going back in time, but still having the present with you. The architecture and cobblestone streets make me feel like I’m in a Jane…

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Save for a Big Trip: How to Motivate Yourself

Save for a Big Trip: How to Motivate Yourself

No matter how much money you make, if you don’t save, you’ll always feel that you can’t afford to travel. Let’s change that. I’ll show you little ways that can motivate you to save. Travel Savings Tip # 1 Look at purchases in number of plane tickets You’re probably scratching your head. You just broke your phone and you want to buy a new one. The phone you really want is $1,000.00. For a thousand dollars you can go to…

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Travel Scavenger Hunt

Travel Scavenger Hunt

So many travel destinations have popular landmarks. Can you guess a destination by a single image? Let’s see how you do. The first country lies within the continent of Africa. It’s found on the eastern coast and is known for its rich spices and beautiful architecture. We now find ourselves in Europe (below). This country is known for its food and wine. I talked about it in detail in my New York Times Travel Show post. It was featured in…

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My Top Spring Travel Essentials

My Top Spring Travel Essentials

Spring is a great time time to travel. Warm destinations are not piping hot (like Dubai, above) or crowded with summer tourists. I gave my suggestions for unique Spring Break destinations in a recent post. Now it’s time sto share my spring travel essentials for the perfect trip. Spring Layers Spring weather can be extremely unpredictable. One day it’s 60 degrees and the next it’s in the low 40s. You need to be prepared for these changes. Pack items you…

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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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