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What is your packing personality?

Quiz: What Is Your Packing Personality

  Packing a suitcase can cause stress for some travelers while others have it down to a routine.   What type of packing personality are you? Everything But The Kitchen Sink – You can’t decide what to pack, you toss…


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Top 5 Travel Hacks Everyone Can Use

Have you ever been on a trip and realized you’ve forgotten something?  It’s never a good feeling.  Last week on a trip I forgot some prescription medicine, but luckily there was a CVS down the street.  Unfortunately, there’s not always…


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Apple Watch Battery Drains On Vacation

A few weeks ago I wrote about my initial reactions to traveling with the Apple Watch and how it could benefit travelers.  Now that I’ve had my watch for about 75 days, I’ve had the chance to use it many…


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Buying Souvenirs

When you go on vacation do you collect something similar from every destination you visit?  One of the challenges of traveling and Buying Souvenirs is ensuring you have a way to get them home in your suitcase or ship them without…


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Apple Watch Review For Travelers 

After anxiously awaiting its arrival for months, my Apple Watch arrived on May 4th, 2015.  The Apple Watch was a piece of technology that was highly anticipated and I was one of those ordering on the first day of pre-orders….


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Injured Abroad Now What

A few years ago, after having spent 9 months working in Thailand and spending several months on vacation in South East Asia, I ended up with a few illnesses and injuries along the way.   The possibility of getting sick…


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Top Three Carry-on Essentials

If you’re traveling this summer you should think about what you’re packing in your carry-on.  If you’re taking a long flight, red-eye or international trip, you might want to consider these carry-on essentials. I don’t leave home without these carry-on essentials and…


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Volunteer on Vacation Change Your Life

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans on August 29, 2005.  Having grown up in Florida, I’ve seen my share of Hurricanes and hurricane damage.  But this was different.  I had never seen anything like what was happening in New Orleans.  On August…



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Traveling With Friends Can Kill Friendships

Traveling can be stressful enough on its own!  Delayed flights, long waits at baggage claim, fatigued travelers and personal preferences are enough by themselves; add the dimension of traveling with friends, and you can have a recipe for disaster on…


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To unpack or not to unpack, that is the question

On every trip, whether it’s for business or holiday, I am faced with the same question.  Should I live out of a suitcase? After 10 consecutive years on the road (and almost 3,000 nights in hotels), I have basically concluded that…


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Vacation Spending Across Countries

I received a very interesting press release last week and wanted to share it with you. Expedia released a study that analyzed vacation spending habits among residents in Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.  Here is the release: …


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Getting Your Honeymoon Off to a Great Start

Once the wedding is over and you start your life as a married couple you want to hold on to that wedding day magic and get your honeymoon off to the best possible start. Some great tips to ensure its…


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Traveling With A Tot: Germs Happen

By VGP Blogger, Kate Germs. They are a fact of life. Before I had my daughter I took minimal precautions against these nasty creatures, but now I am a bonafide germaphobe.  I’m “that mom” who wipes down the airline seats…


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Traveling With A Tot: Packing 101

by VGP Blogger, Kate Traveling with a toddler in tow is not the easiest thing, so you have to be prepared for the trip and if you’re organized you may even get to relax once you get to your destination. …


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Airing Your Laundry Out

I’ve just wrapped up a 28 day trip to Australia for business.  I only took one medium sized suitcase and decided that I would do laundry.  There were plenty of dry cleaning options, but I had a hard time finding…