Whether you are at home, traveling domestically or abroad, safety should always be a priority. While it is likely, in most cities or countries you travel to, that you are just as safe as you would be at home, there is a certain vulnerability that you feel when you travel, especially when you are traveling to a place that you aren’t familiar with. Exercising vigilance is key, along with understanding the unique issues of the place you are visiting. Here are some travel safety tips to employ on all of your travels.
I had 14 days to squeeze it all in. Here I was, trying to finalize a two-week Eurotrip that would have me trouncing around western Europe. I was flying into Paris and leaving from Stockholm, the site of a conference I was attending, and I had to figure out my itinerary for the 14 days between my arrival and departure. In the final stages of planning, I realized that for essentially the same price I could either go straight from Amsterdam to Stockholm, or I could leave Amsterdam and fly to Copenhagen a day early, then over to Stockholm. I had to figure out how to spend a day in Copenhagen… well, less than a day in Copenhagen… but I decided to do it. This was supposed to be an adventure, right? So why not?
And I am so glad that I did.
Kids argue. This is an indisputable fact. And while going on a glorious vacation sounds fabulous, the notion of that putting an end to all possible negativity, fighting, or strife between siblings is not always the case. So how can you make the trip enjoyable for everyone, especially you parents? Here I explore a few avenues that can help minimize fights between siblings while traveling… all while increasing happiness.
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).
Hotels in New York City can be tough to navigate. With boutique hotels especially, it can be tough to know what you are getting in terms of quality. That’s why we were so delighted with our stay at Yotel New York, a boutique hotel with sleek design and perfect location in the city. Check out this Yotel New York review.
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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.
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.
As an attorney, I love learning. As a traveler, I love seeing new sites and learning about the places I visit (not to mention taking great photos). So when I was planning my trip to Europe, a continent rich in architecture and history, I wanted insight into the places I visited that went beyond just the simple surface level. I wanted context. Enter Context Travel.
When you book a trip, planning is half of the fun. But while you are busy booking accommodations, planning activities, and packing, sometimes we lose sight of the logistics. Here is a checklist of things to do before you travel, some of which you may not even think of, but can change the whole trajectory of your trip.
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