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Solo traveler. Tales and tips.

Solo traveler. Tales and tips.

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No one expected me to be a solo woman traveler. I had never eaten a meal alone in a restaurant or traveled on my  own — except for business trips. I surprised everyone, including myself. You too can travel alone. I discovered it’s not lonely, it’s empowering. You’ll learn to talk to people: from taxi drivers, […]

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Best Places to Heal

Best Places to Heal

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My mother shared her love of gardening with me when I was young, and when she died after a long illness, I planted myself in my garden to tear out weeds and wail to the winds. Many friends suggested eating my favorite chocolate as I racked my brain for the best places to heal. Here’s […]

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New York Times Features Marybeth “Pioneer in Women Travel”

New York Times Features Marybeth “Pioneer in Women Travel”

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For advice, ideas, tips on women travel, the New York Times recommends Marybeth. Marybeth is a journalist, editor, author based in San Francisco. She has traveled to over 100 countries on 7 continents and writes for National Geographic.  Outside Magazine featured Marybeth on the cover with her travel stories and advice and The New York Times […]

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Travel Rip-offs and How to Avoid Them

Travel Rip-offs and How to Avoid Them

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Let me share my travel tips of how to avoid theft, frauds and over-paying. 1.) Avoid baggage fees. Depending upon the airline you can pay $15 to $75 for the first checked bag, and more for overweight bags. When possible, pack lightly enough to carry-on one bag or fly airlines that still allow free checked bags (two […]

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In Bali new friends lead to a magical memory

In Bali new friends lead to a magical memory

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In Bali, I was reminded that there are all kinds of people who transform a ho-hum trip into a magical memory. One morning as the roosters announced a new day, my husband, two daughters and I met Mahdey, our hiking guide, in the hotel lobby in Ubud, Bali. He grinned widely, and enticed 9-year-old Annalyse and […]

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A family trip on horseback in Arizona Navajo Country

A family trip on horseback in Arizona Navajo Country

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“Campfire smoke rising up the canyon walls, stars overhead, and a full belly, what more could you want?” our Navajo guide asked us on our family horseback trip in Arizona. I glanced at my two daughters, huddled close to the blazing fire, and nodded.  Maybe it was the aspirin I had taken to soothe my […]

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Adventure Hiking and Climbing the Comfortable Way

Adventure Hiking and Climbing the Comfortable Way

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TIP:  Unless you both love roughing it, select a trip with comfort, great food and activities you both love. During the peak of the wildflower season, we joined a group of hikers with Canadian Mountain Holiday (CMH). Our group ranged in age from 5 to 75 and the majority of us were women. Naturally we […]

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About  Travel Expert

About Travel Expert

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  Travel Expert, ranks at the top of google searches. How did she get there? Her brand, blog and National Geographic Travel Books have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS News, CNN, ABC, NBC, The New York Times, and other travel blogs. She was on the cover of Outside Magazine, featuring […]

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Diving the Reefs of Roatan, Honduras

Diving the Reefs of Roatan, Honduras

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Do you dream of tropical vacations? I’m talking about imagining yourself on a relaxing island with powder-soft white sand beaches amid coconut palms swaying in the breezy sea air. You sip an icy tropical drink while swinging in a hammock on the porch of your cozy bungalow, stilt-mounted over a lagoon of brilliantly transparent, tinted […]

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Alaska from sea, air and land

Alaska from sea, air and land

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Alaskan Cruise and Wilderness Lodge Adventure By: Carly Redgers – Adventure Blogger I’ve been fortunate enough in my life to travel the globe. My feet have walked across the desert land of the Middle East, the sandy beaches of the South Pacific and the historical landmarks of Europe. However, out of all my experiences, none […]

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