Travel Tips For Women Over 50 Years Traveling Alone

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You have to have patience. Even if you are an experienced solo traveler, every time you go on a new trip it is normal to take your time to adjust to the solo travel and get rid of those initial nerves, that you are out in the world alone and you have to handle everything by yourself. This is why, information is primordial. Read the following travel tips for women over 50 years traveling alone. Safety Measures Plan everything ahead before you travel and choose your destination based on solid … [Read more...]

The 30 Essential Travel Items Checklist

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One’s traveling style has a lot to do with one’s personality, if you ask me. However, no matter if you like to travel light, or to make sure you have all the comfort you need at your disposal, there are certain items you should always remember to pack and take along. If you’re an avid traveler like myself, I bet there are going to be some interesting items for you, on my ultimate checklist of essential travel items. Read on, and let me know what you think. 1. Speaker for iPhone You will need a … [Read more...]

International Travel Tips Packing: Unusual Tricks for Traveling Light

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The point of traveling isn't about carrying as much useless stuff around you as you can, but about having just enough items to feel comfortable and have fun. The importance of packing light cannot be overemphasized, and there's nothing worse than dragging an oversized baggage around with you all day. The best international travel site will always tell you to pack wisely. Nobody will ever brag about how much stuff he/she managed to stuff in their bags, but about how much fun they had. Modern age … [Read more...]

Tips for Packing for Overseas Travel with Children

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How does the old saying go? “A mother’s work is never done”. The same applies for either parent, really, when you’re planning and packing to travel overseas with one kid (or several…). It doesn’t even matter if we’re talking babies, toddlers, tweens, or teens here – chances are the situation is going to be complex either way. But before you start despairing, remember that your time abroad with the whole family is not supposed to be a source of this much stress. Quite the contrary: it should be me … [Read more...]

10 Essential Clothes Packing Tips for the Hopelessly Disorganized

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The hopelessly disorganized seem to be a species all their own: on the one hand, much like anyone else, they do enjoy traveling; on the other, though, their chronic inability to get organized often causes them to freeze up and/or fly off into a panic. If you belong in this very special category, check out our list of twenty vital clothes packing tips, which are guaranteed to bring order even into the lives of the most desperately messy travelers out there. Getting started: Method-focused … [Read more...]

Tips for Traveling Alone in Europe – For All Types of Travelers

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So you’re finally making your life-long dream of seeing Europe come true. Only you’re going it alone. That may put a damper on how excited you are about the trip, but it really shouldn’t. In order to make sure that you have the best possible trip across the Old World, we’ve scoured the Internet high and low. We looked at advice dispensed by the best travel bloggers out there. We asked friends with experience in this field. And for all those planning to travel around the world, we put together a l … [Read more...]

The Ultimate List of Traveling Alone Tips

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There used to be quite the massive stigma attached to solo travel. However, as socially accepted coupling patterns and other social norms change, so is people’s attitude toward traveling alone. According to the U.S. Travel Association, 2009 alone saw 22.2 million Americans (out of a total of 170 million) take a trip by themselves for leisure purposes. There are numerous travel companies and tour operators out there who have caught on to this shift in attitudes and are trying to cater to this r … [Read more...]

Travel Clothes: Packing for the Overseas Trips

Disclaimer: In the twenty some years I have been traveling I have never purchased what any retailer labeled “Travel Clothes”. The concept of special clothes to visit a Vienna or Panama City strikes me as silly. Why would you need clothing any different from what you would wear in a US city?  Granted you want items which pack well and don’t need constant care – but you likely already own those. (also see What to Wear When Going Abroad) I have personally witnessed people who probably spent $1 … [Read more...]

Packing Your Bags

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Packing for Trips/Cruises/Overseas Journeys/Local Trips Magazines routinely run articles on how to pack. I’ve read quite a few of them and each time I encounter one I wonder if the writer has actually traveled, or just excerpted all the previous articles.  Here are my packing tips.  Whether you are going overseas or vacationing in the next state is irrelevant other than the airline weight restrictions. How you pack is dependent on how you travel. For instance, if you are going from home to … [Read more...]

Packing Checklist

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Clothes The articles will suggest you take clothes in two complementary colors and it’s certainly a good idea – you don’t need as many shoes or accessories. The key issues with clothing, as I see it, it that they work for a variety of situations, are easy to clean,  dry quickly, and don’t take too much space. (see Travel Clothes) Everything Else I devote a fair amount of space to non-clothing items when I will be living in hotels or the like for extended periods. Below are a few of my fav … [Read more...]