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Millennials travel tips

Millennials travel tips

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Safety Tips for millennials going abroad from college students to professionals traveling for business. Bar Tips – Buddy System Go with a buddy. It’s better to have two sets of eyes to watch for bad situations. Don’t leave without your buddy. Get smart about Rophynol, “the date rape drug”, which is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. If […]

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Ten things you need to know before you go to Vietnam

Ten things you need to know before you go to Vietnam

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Gutsy Traveler I just returned from Vietnam, an outrageously exciting country to travel to. A little preparation before you go can take the headache out of simple things like crossing the street or avoiding dog or cat meat. 1. Learn how to cross the street (–and stay alive), slowly wade out into the […]

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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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Packing tips for everyone

Packing tips for everyone

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Even the most experienced travelers need help packing and are constantly learning new travel tips. Packing tips Start to pack early. Don’t wait until the night before you leave. My check list of what I’ve forgotten on past trips: a power strip to plug in several electronic devices when there aren’t enough, conveniently located,  electrical […]

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Debit and Credit Card Fraud

Debit and Credit Card Fraud

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Unfortunately, debit and credit card fraud are hazards of travel. Although rates of fraud vary in different countries, according to Forbes, “Mexico and the United States are more prone to fraud with 44% and 42% of respondents there saying they’ve experienced card fraud.” What can you do to protect yourself? Unfortunately, debit and credit card fraud are hazards of […]

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Travel safety for women

Travel safety for women

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Travel safety for woman is the number one concern for students, seniors and world adventurers. I’ve written chapters in my books and spoken at universities and at travel shows about “how to stay safe and travel the world”. Here are ways to prepare ourselves and avoid trouble.   1. We can be aware of our […]

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Tips for Solo Travel

Tips for Solo Travel

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Solo travel is a fast-growing travel trend for men and women.What’s so great about it? For starters, you no longer have to stay home because you don’t have a travel companion. But remember, just because you start alone doesn’t mean you’ll stay alone. If you are considering going alone on your next vacation, here are a few […]

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Ten Tips to Avoid Jet Lag

Ten Tips to Avoid Jet Lag

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As a  travel writer, I frequently fly across oceans and time zones. Here are my travel-tested tips to avoid jet lag or minimize jet lag fatigue. 1. Avoid alcoholic beverages,  or salty drinks (like Bloody Mary mix) and caffeine during the flight. 2. Drink a glass of water every hour you travel. 3. Keep your feet […]

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Book: Gutsy Mamas – Travel Tips and Wisdom for Mamas on the Road

Book: Gutsy Mamas – Travel Tips and Wisdom for Mamas on the Road

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Gutsy Mamas: Travel Tips and Wisdom for Mothers on the Road ­ In this pocket tome, Marybeth Bond dispenses invaluable advice on staying healthy on the road, traveling to third world countries and close to home, traveling to adopt abroad, and keeping children of all ages entertained and adults energized. If you have infants, toddlers, […]

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Money, Credit Cards and Debit Cards

Money, Credit Cards and Debit Cards

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I am repeatedly asked for travel tips about how I deal with cash, credit cards and debit cards when I travel.  Here are my top five tips. 1. Plastic Promises Power Bring  plastic and debit cards. Two credit cards, two debit cards. Forget about Travelers’ Checks, They are a hassle to get changed. Fewer and […]

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