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Family Road Trip

Family Road Trip

Family Road Trip

Family Road Trip Safety Packing List (with Printable). It’s all too easy to assume our smartphones will help us out of any difficulty we may encounter on a Family Road Trip. But not only can those smart-when-they-work gadgets lose signal the moment you really begin to rely on that navigation–or need to call AAA, they have a hard time replacing that burnt headlight on a late night’s drive or keeping everyone well hydrated in an overheated car while you wait much longer than expected for roadside assistance.

Here is a quick list of what to make sure you have with you on the open road for your next family road trip–and a printable copy to keep in your glove box for future trips.

 Road Trip Safety Packing List:

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Female Solo Travelers

Female Solo Travelers

Female Solo Travelers

Female Solo Travelers 5 Safety Tips, for Over two decades, I have explored the remote islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki, skied an active volcano, dodged epidemics and navigated a low-grade civil war. I fought off muggers in broad daylight in Europe and barely missed being a feast for crocodiles.  Aside from the latter, many safety issues worldwide are the same as those that exist at home. However, when jetlag combines with an unfamiliar setting, a traveler may become easy prey.

Although I have come through my travels unscathed, we women solo travelers need to be realistic about safety. From my repeated sojourns, I have gleaned a list of practical considerations.

5 plan transportation from the airport to the hotel.

Tip One:

For arrival in areas with poli...

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Solo Travel Tips

Solo Travel Tips

Solo Travel Tips

Solo Travel Tips If Things Go Wrong Abroad: If you do plan to get overseas for a vacation this year, what are the best ways to avoid problems that can spoil your trip? Here are our ten updated tips. Bear in mind, that some safeguards must be taken before and even AFTER you come home!

Solo Travel Tips If Things Go Wrong Abroad:

Tip One:

Before you leave home, make a copy of the first page of your passport and visa, and keep them separate.

Solo Travel Tips If Things Go Wrong Abroad:

Tip Two:

Make a plan to have cash wired if your passport is lost. (When I flew home from a trip, a fellow traveler told me of his plight that Sunday. His US passport was stolen abroad. When he went to get it replaced, fees applied to get a new one...

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Best Flight Tips

Best Flight Tips

Best Flight Tips

Best Flight Tips. I have spent hours this week trying to get really cheap flights to Central Europe in the fall. The 5 tips below are what I have found personally. I tried both the official sites for several airlines as well as Expedia, Priceline and Cheapo Air. This is what I discovered.

1. The lowest price is not always the best deal. Although the fall shoulder season is somewhat less than summer, the really cheap rates are in the dead of winter. In addition, when you surf the net and see unbelievable rates take a look at how many hours your journey will take at that rate. I found my 11 hour flight could take 23 hours! So it isn’t just a matter of how many stops there are and where they are but what the delays are between the connection...

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Finding a Hiking Partner

Finding a Hiking Partner: 3 Things to Keep in Mind. If you are passionate about hiking and like to hit the trails as often as possible, you may be considering bringing along a buddy on your next adventure. While a short stroll doesn’t require that much preparation, there are a few things to consider if you want to embark on a long trek with a friend.

  1. Where Should You Look to  a Hiking Partner?

Depending on your comfort level with social media, you can go virtual or stay in the real-life realm to look for your next hiking partner. The first place to look is close to home—do you have any colleagues, friends or family members who have expressed some interest in hiking?

If not, consider these other options.

  • Facebook groups

Facebook groups can be found for just about any interest or...

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Ranch Vacations

Ranch Vacations

Ranch Vacations

Ranch Vacations are Perfect for Solo Travelers. Traveling alone? You may be surprised to find out that dude ranch vacations are the perfect getaway for solo travelers! Here’s why…


Dude ranch vacations are becoming increasingly attractive to solo travelers of all kinds, from those who want to meet new people and make new friends, to those who wish to retreat from the world and enjoy some serious ‘me-time’. Haven’t considered ranch vacations for single travelers yet? Read on and find out why this is one solo adventure you don’t want to miss out on.

Wiht Ranch Vacations You’ll enjoy the freedom to be you

Guess what? If you take the plunge and book a singles vacation, you only have one person to please – that’s you! No more traipsing around museums when i...

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American Adventures

American Adventures. 14 Epic Not To Miss On Your USA Travels! Dreaming of visiting the American Southwest?  We spent several months exploring on our Southwest USA road trip so have plenty of tips and insights to share with you down below!

 American Adventures

American Adventures

The American Southwest region is one of the best road trip destinations in the USA, if not the world.

It’s full of wide-open spaces and natural beauty, diversity of landscapes and Southwest culture, and crazy fun adventures that will have you screaming, whooping, and talking about for years to come.

These are the stuff memories are made of and these are the reasons why we travel, especially with our kids. We want to help you get the most out of your USA road trip through the Southwest states...

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Travel Videographer

Travel Videographer

Travel Videographer

Travel Videographer. 10 Steps on How to Become one. With the increase in digital technology, travel photography and videography are increasing rapidly. There are multiple projects that deal with a picture to video maker. It means you can make a full-fledged video by using pictures only. Almost everybody has tried it at least once in their lives and some of them are doing travel videography to earn their livelihood. It has proven to be a profitable and very healthy profession. But here are some tips and tricks which you must know before starting travel videography. These tricks will help you to excel in your profile and to become famous overnight. I am going to mention some of the important steps on how to become a travel videographer here :

1- Learn the Video Making s...

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Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts

10 Adventurous Photo Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Scavenger Hunts for Kids. Looking for ways to get your kids out of the house to explore? Road trips, nature walks, and beach days are fantastic ways to encourage little ones to get involved in a photo scavenger hunt.

Kids are curious and love games. That’s why a themed photo scavenger hunt is the perfect way to explore something new and have some fun at the same time.

What You’ll Need

Before you begin, double-check to make sure you have the following supplies:

  • A smartphone or camera
  • Pencil or pen
  • Scavenger hunt lists or printables
  • A grand prize for the winner

Photo Scavenger Hunt Guidelines

The rules are simple, but you’re also free to be as creative as you want...

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Best Airplane Seats

Best Airplane Seats

Best Airplane Seats

Best Airplane Seats 5 Tips on How to Get Them on your next flight  To catch a flight to my 67th country, I found it can be a challenge. (Solo Trekker does not book airlines or receive fees from any airline.)

Months ago I found that if your tour changes its dates, your airline may charge you 2X. (First, you may have a fee of $350 and then a new fare charge of $600! I paid about $1900 for my economy flight of $950. My tour gave me credit.) I thought it was easy from there. Stay tuned!

If you can’t pay for an upgrade to Business Class, you will be in a maze of challenges to get a good seat. Here is what I just found and some solutions.

Best Airplane Seats, 5 tips on how to get a good seat on your next flight Tip One: Frequent Flyer:

When you book your flight, join th...

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