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5 Quick Ways to Slim Down For Your Upcoming Trip

For this week’s tip, we focus on five quick ways to slim down for your upcoming trip. We consulted an expert, Dani, a Beachbody coach and creator of Ok, Dani. These are her tips.


The wellness coach in me cringes whenever a new client comes to me asking how to get in shape quickly for an event. Changing your body doesn’t happen very quickly, and those changes don’t last. I often give tips on how to jumpstart weight loss, but I’m sure to keep up with my clients after their event so they maintain the loss instead of suffering the dreaded yo-yo dieting effect.

There are a few things you can do if you’re a few weeks out from your trip to slim down…. And, if you continue the habits after your trip, you can keep the changes for good!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Glitch Airfare Etiquette

Another amazing glitch has come and gone. This time it was San Francisco or Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand for $220 roundtrip. Oh wait, or is it Miami to Brazil or Panama for $118 round trip? Or what about East Coast cities to Europe for $200 round trip. The point is, these glitch or error airfares are crazy. But some of them could have lasted longer. That’s right, due to novice travelers breaking the cardinal rules of glitch fares, some of these fares ended earlier than they should have, causing some fliers who were in the midst of purchasing or ticketing to get their plans cancelled. Here are the Do’s and Don’ts of glitch airfare etiquette. Spread the word so we can all book more flights. Happy Hunting!

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How to Save Money on Cruise Excursions

Cruises are a fantastic way to see a number of places quickly and affordably. You meet new people, eat, drink, party, and see the world. But the bill can run up quickly on a cruise. And one key way that the tab gets higher is when people head ashore for shore excursions. So how do you see the best of the island/country/destination without breaking the bank? Check out these tips on how to save money on cruise excursions.

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packing essentials for vegas

Packing Essentials for Vegas: One Bag or Bust

Las Vegas is a great city for a weekend (or long weekend) getaway. You get in, you have fun, you get out. Oftentimes visitors try to pack light when making the trek to the desert, but how do you accomplish that in a city that stays jumping until the wee hours of the morning? You bring your Vegas essentials and minimize the rest. Here is a list of packing essentials for Vegas so that you can accomplish the trip with one bag…and not bust.

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5 Best Resources for Travel Advice

No one wants to go to a new destination and miss the best—but perhaps little known—attraction of the location. Similarly, no one wants to make an easily avoidable mistake when traveling to a destination that he or she is unfamiliar with. Or to get to a new place, only to learn that the coveted activity they wanted to partake in is sold out or has to be booked in advance. That’s why travelers research and plan before we embark on our trips. But what are the best places to get advice on the must-do activities or the must-see architecture? Here are five top resources for travel advice.

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how to pack light

Tips & Tricks: How to Pack Light!

This week’s tip is on how to pack light. But this one is not a tip I can offer from firsthand experience LOL. I am not an expert nor even qualified to speak to you on this subject. So I called in the experts. Meet Roni Faida of The Travel Guru, who is a baggage handler at a major airline and knows a thing or two about packing light, and Kenna Williams, who travels to multiple countries on weeklong or 10-day trips with only a backpack. These are their recommendations.

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How to Budget for Travel

Travel Tip: How to Budget for Travel

Many people think that travel is something that only the rich can do. They don’t believe that it can be extremely accessible for anyone. This is part of the reason that BarrisTourista publishes tips and tricks for saving money on travel…to show that travel is, indeed, doable. No matter what your budget is, here are five travel budget questions to consider so you can fuel your wanderlust and determine what is most important when you start to budget for travel.

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Tips for Traveling to a Country Where You Don’t Speak the Language

Once upon a time, I went to a French speaking country. Here’s the thing: I don’t speak French. And when I say, I don’t speak French, I mean the extent of my French is bonjour, bonsoir (learned while actually on the trip LOL), merci, si vous plait, un, duex, trois, and croissant. That’s all I got. So, to help those who may be nervous about venturing out there with lacking language skills, I put together this list of tips for traveling to a country where you don’t speak the language.

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