We all have fears. Be of bugs (me) or spiders (me) or not having solid ground under my feet (also me), there are some fears we can face and some we just try to live with. But what happens when your fear directly impacts your work? Like a fear of flying, and you are…say… a travel blogger? After all, we travel for a living. Well, we found a few travel bloggers the world over who have that exact fear. Check out how they overcome that obstacle and their tips for fear of flying.
Airports are notoriously money traps. The same value meal from your favorite fast food restaurant that is $4.99 in the outside world suddenly costs $9 after you pass through the security checkpoint. But there are ways to save your coins while waiting to board your flight. Here are some tips on ways to save money in the airport.
Last month, in our first adventure series, we featured Lauren of Outdoorsy Diva. She detailed her experience hang gliding in Florida.
I, too, have been hang gliding. But it was in Brazil. And…well, my experience wasn’t quite the same as Lauren’s. So I’ll share about that time I went hang gliding in Brazil…and why I’m good for the rest of my life.
In the age of search engines and travel competition, hotels want to be competitive in pricing, just like airlines do. This is especially true in comparison to third-party travel agencies like Expedia or Travelocity. So when researching rates, be sure to look for the bonuses or special offers like free breakfast, or free airport transfers, as many third party sites will throw in these options, and the hotels themselves will try to match. By learning how to find hotel deals and special rates, you can save yourself money traveling.
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Groupon is a powerhouse for coupon savings on local activities and goods. But in addition to traditional Groupon certificates and Groupon Getaways that offer great travel options, Groupon also offers Groupon Coupons, which offer great savings to the traveler.
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Barbequed meat and more on a Saturday afternoon. What more could a girl ask for? That’s right, Saturday was the West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Set with the ship and the Long Beach shoreline and the bay in the background this event was an afternoon of relaxation, good music, family fun, and of course good food. It was a foodie’s dream!
This oldie-but-goodie tip is born of experience. And given that we are heading into the summer travel season, it bore repeating and I had to pass it along. Last year, two times that I have had a hotel to book, I searched early and found some reasonable deals. I booked through the hotel’s website directly and waited patiently.
A couple of weeks before I was scheduled to check in, I started to check the websites again. I checked Trivago, Kayak and the hotel websites. Still no change, so I waited. Same thing occurred the week before.
Name: Nicole Brewer
Location: Nizwa, Oman
Occupation: English Teacher
Number of Countries Visited: 40
Last Country Visited: UAE
Capturing moments through photos has been something that I have taken a big interest in. I really enjoy taking pictures and am always excited when I get the opportunity to do so. There is something unique about photography, and I absolutely love it. As I am learning more about photography, I have been able to snap some shots that I have grown to love. Below is a selection of some of my favorite travel photos I have taken when traveling. I hope you enjoy the pictures as well as hearing what lessons I learned on these trips! Continue reading →