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Ten Things to Do Before an International Trip.

Ten Things to Do Before an International Trip.

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Before beginning a long trip, I review my checklists. I hope they help to make your packing and planning easier. For the Airplane 1. Silicon ear plugs. 2. Eye Shield. 3. Warm sweater. 4. Comfortable Socks. 5. No Jet Lag Pills. Begin taking them as soon as you board. Emergenc-C or AirBorne tablets are immune […]

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The Perfect Travel Bag – Travel Expert Advice

The Perfect Travel Bag – Travel Expert Advice

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  Someday you too may be dropped off  on a beach in Southern Thailand  and have to drag your bag up to the resort. At that moment, you’ll know if you the perfect travel bags and if you’re an accomplished packer. Because the skill of traveling light depends upon your carry-on bag, your luggage choice […]

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Ten Things to Pack in your Carry-On Bag

Ten Things to Pack in your Carry-On Bag

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What should every traveler pack whether for a trip by land or sea? 1. A large safety-pin or a clothespin to fully close the hotel or cruise ship cabin drapes. 2. Passport and a photocopy. Before you go make a PDF of your passport and full trip itinerary and store it at an attachment to […]

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Blog & Packing Tips From College Co-Ed Study Abroad‏

Blog & Packing Tips From College Co-Ed Study Abroad‏

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Annalyse, a college student from Los Angeles is studying abroad in Florence, Italy. She shares tips, trips and tales from Europe: Although I do not want to have a bulging, heavy carry on bag, I can hear my father’s word seared into my memory, “Be sure to have a change of clothing, underwear and all […]

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Semester Abroad – 30 Days ‘Til Departure

Semester Abroad – 30 Days ‘Til Departure

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Annalyse, a college student from Los Angeles is studying abroad in Florence, Italy. She shares tips, trips and tales from Europe. Why do I have my best ideas and worst worries seconds before I fall into a deep sleep?  Last night as I was tossing and turning I wondered: How am I going to keep […]

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How to Travel with a New Partner – Travel Advice

How to Travel with a New Partner – Travel Advice

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Whether you are headed to Wine Country or to Italy, the first overnight trip you take with a new partner can be tricky. Here is some must-know advice to ensure the two of you travel smoothly together. For your first trip together, start small, go for a weekend. See what kind of travel partners you […]

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Hotel Security. How to be Safe and Stress Free.

Hotel Security. How to be Safe and Stress Free.

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Here are some tips to make sure you, and your stuff, are safe and secure in your hotel room.

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Packing for Europe – Swiss Cities and the Alps

Packing for Europe – Swiss Cities and the Alps

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I’ll admit that packing for Europe takes effort to select fashionable and functional clothes that are also comfortable. So my packing list for different countries and activities varies. If you’re going to Paris, you’ll select stylish clothing in your closet, if you’re going to Switzerland, as I am in a few weeks, you’ll want stylish […]

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Packing for Paris

Packing for Paris

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Let’s face it, Parisian women are, at least by American standards, always stylish in unusual ways. So when visiting Paris, plan to “dress up” more than you would in other destinations. Packing takes more effort to select neat and fashionable clothes that are also comfortable. How? Pack stylish jeans, which Parisians wear everywhere. If you […]

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Spring Break Beach Trip in the Planning. Mexico?

Spring Break Beach Trip in the Planning. Mexico?

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Lousy winter weather and a pent up demand for a vacation in the sun are my reasons for heading south to Mexico. The top international destination for Spring Break is Cancun, along the gulf of Mexico and that’s where I’m going next week. Actually I’m going to an area an hour south of Cancun called […]

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