Yearly Archives: 2013

Five Best Ways to Keep in Touch While Traveling

  Sometimes you just want to get away from it all. Cut off communication 100% from those not directly around you and just clear your head. But in this increasingly digital world, sometimes you want to share your photos, videos,

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The Secret to Making the Most of Your Trip

Most any place you go, there’s always at least one “touristy” spot.  The Colosseum in Rome, the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.  The examples are endless, but the a key idea to remember is that sometimes

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Five Tips to Buying Unique Souvenirs and Gifts

Finding unique souvenirs and gifts can be challenging, especially in more touristy places.  Having a little momento from each of your adventures makes the memories so much stronger.  Here are some tips I use to find great items! How to

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Why You Should Start Traveling Today

  Chances are if you’re reading this then you’re interested in traveling. And not traveling when you’re 70 and retired, but soon. How soon? When you’ve got enough vacation days saved up? When you can afford that ticket halfway around

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Day Trip Packing List

Day excursions, while short-lived, can be a refreshing break from everyday life so make sure you have everything you need on your day trip packing list.  Just the mental, and sometimes physical, distance from routine can make a day trip

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Is Travel During the Off Season Worth It?

We are in the prime time for summer vacations, but travel during the off season has its own benefits.  Lower costs of accommodations and attractions, lower travel expenses, and fewer tourists are all reasons why you might favor travel in

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Five Things To Do Before Studying Abroad

Studying abroad was a life changing experience for me.  My perspective on the world shifted, slowly over those months.  I returned to the U.S.A. with a different understanding of who I was and how I, and my home country, were

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The Weekender: From the Bay Area to L.A. and Back

Have a friend you keep meaning to visit but never get around to it?  I do and I finally visited mine on a weekend trip from the Bay Area to Los Angeles.  Thirty-six hours doesn’t seem like a lot of

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San Francisco Giants Game

Recently, I went to a San Francisco Giants game and it was a blast! The weather was beautiful, warm and sunny but not too hot. Although I was in some seriously nosebleed seats, I was able to be shaded by

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Five Favorite Travel Apps

There are a multitude of travel services, sites, and apps out there.  In this post, I focus on apps which can be utilized best while you’re on the move.  Here are the five I find the most useful when traveling:

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