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Tips and Tricks: Essential Oils for Travelers

Things happen when we travel. Sometimes it’s the aches and pains, many times from long plane rides in cramped seats with no legroom. Other times, you may get an upset stomach from the food or water in your destination. Or maybe you just happen catch a cold while traveling. Whatever the ailment, having your trust medication is key. And when I travel, I always carry certain essential oils that help ease any issues I face. Here is a list of the top essential oils for travelers, and why you shouldn’t take a trip without them. (Note: This is not medical advice and you should check with physicians or your advisers on usage. Also, keep essential oils away from children and pregnant moms can also have issues).

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Overcoming the Odds and Traveling Despite Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The women who have faced and continue to fight their battle with breast cancer are an inspiration to us all. And despite the odds and the challenges that this disease poses, there are women who are traveling the world and not letting “the big ‘c’” stop them. This is a compilation of their stories. Stories of life, love, passion, and the unwillingness to give up their dreams of seeing the world.

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ways to spot your luggage

Easy Ways to Spot Your Luggage

Unless you are #TeamCarryOn, one of the inevitable (and annoying) parts of traveling comes at the baggage claim. As bags start to drop, a sea of people flock to the conveyor belt, struggling to spot their bag, which they don’t usually spot until the last second. I don’t have to enter that fray, and don’t step up to the claim until necessary, because I can see my bag at a distance. Here are some easy ways to make your luggage easier to spot amongst the throng of travelers.

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Frequent Flier Sound Off: Sonjia ‘Lioness’ Mackey

This month’s Frequent Flier Sound Off features Sonjia “Lioness” Mackey, a beast! 

Name: Sonjia “Lioness” Mackey  

Location: “Home-Free” (I’m traveling domestically & internationally as I determine my next temporary home)!

Occupation: Entrepreneur/Owner/CEO of (Im)Possible Living, LLC, a travel and life inspiration company of which Bucket List Beasts is a segment

Number of Countries Visited: 66

Last Country Visited: Bolivia

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National Rum Month at The Island Spot’s New Rum Bar

As National Rum Month comes to a close, I am actually really disappointed in myself. I am sad to say that I didn’t indulge in nearly enough of the island spirit or its accompanying fruity cocktails. Rum is my liquor of choice, and I have snagged a number of varieties throughout the Caribbean. Seriously, nothing beats a good Caribbean rum, and for those of you in Dallas, you may want to hit up one of my favorite spots, The Island Spot, and try its new rum bar.

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7 Things to Never Pack in Your Checked Bag

I will be the first to admit that I am not #TeamCarryOn, so checked bags are a way of life for me. But even I know that there are certain things to never pack in your checked baggage. No one is perfect, and airlines clearly adhere to that rule. Employees are only human, and sometimes things get misplaced, put on the wrong plane, miss the flight, or even worse, get stolen. But there are simple ways you can avoid a bad situation by keeping certain items out of your checked baggage.

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