How Do I Travel With Medications?


Sometimes when we travel it’s impossible to leave certain medications at home. How do you make sure your prescriptions will arrive with you safely and not cause problems at the airport?

Here are some tips:

  • Always carry your medications with you. Do not put them in checked luggage in case of loss.
  • Bring a copy of your prescription in case you need to have ...
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Free City Walking Tours


Many cities worldwide have free walking tours where you name your own price or sometimes for only the price of a tip. Take advantage of them. First of all, a little history and background on a new city will add depth to your travel experience. Secondly, you will meet locals who have a love for their city and are ...

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The 5 Prettiest European Towns You Need To See Now

I’ll admit it. Europe has my heart. I love the history and the art and the culture. Most of all I love the smaller towns and villages. There is something about cobblestone alleys and stone houses with overflowing flower boxes that draw me like a magnet. While every corner of Europe is full of cute and quaint places, I would like to share my 5 favorite prettiest towns you need to see now. These ...

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Don’t Go To Venice If…….



Venice can be one of the most romantic places on earth. Canals grand or quiet, beautiful architecture, history, Italian food, high end shopping and so many other reasons make this city one of the most popular tourist places to visit. There are a handful of reasons you may want to stay away however. Here are some of them.




  • Don’t go to Venice ...
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What! Santa Claus and Alligators???



If you happen to be in New Orleans during the Christmas holidays you must go to City Park for the Celebration in the Oaks. The park itself is huge. There is a small amusement park, a sculpture garden, a botanical garden, and I’m sure much more that I missed on my evening adventure. The ancient oaks drip Spanish moss. It’s the kind of place ...

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No Fluff No Frills – The Cost of a Low Cost Carrier



I always said I would never fly Spirit Airlines. Imagine my surprise when I booked a Spirit flight for my latest travel. Yes, **hangs head** those low fares grabbed more than my attention, they reached into my wallet and before you know it, I was off to New Orleans for the price of a good dinner. The experience wasn’t terrible because I was prepared. I knew that my end fare was going to be much higher than the advertised price. Still I ...

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Remembering France’s Maginot Line


Maginot Line France

This Memorial Day I want to remember a seldom talked about French fortification system from WWII – the Maginot Line. It was built in the 1930’s and named after Andre Maginot, the Minister of War. A series of underground bunkers stretching from Luxembourg to Switzerland on France’s northeast border, and armed with heavy artillery, it was intended to protect the country from ...

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Sleeping with Strangers – Discover Hospitality Exchanges

What do you know about sleeping with strangers on the road? Hospitality Exchange organizations have been around for many years and offer both a budget friendly way to travel and also a unique way to learn about your new destination. Maybe you’ve heard of CouchSurfing and were curious how that really worked. Did you know that that is just the start of possibilities to stay free and meet new friends?

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Finding Rome’s Quiet Treasures


Going through my photos of Rome I was struck by how many were NOT the big tourist views of the Eternal City. I like to discover local treasures or just signs of everyday life while I’m traveling. Join me in seeing Rome from a different point of view.

I started my wanderings in Trastervere, a quaint neighborhood across the Tiber River from most of the main sights. Here is a statue at the streetcar stop along the river. It honors Guiseppe ...

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The Only Airfare Tip You’ll Ever Need – Secrets from a Travel Agent

I’ve been seeing quite a bit of talk about finding the best airfare deals lately. Whether it’s a blog about travel hacks or questions on a Facebook group, there’s a lot of interest in finding the best booking website, the best time to book, the tricks to get you to your destination for less. While most of the information is good, really all you need to do is follow one common sense guideline. When you hear it you’ll see how ...

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