Packing and Budgeting with the Solo Sherpa Travel App

Packing and Budgeting with the Solo Sherpa Travel App. To make packing and budgeting easy, check out the Solo Sherpa app now available for both Apple and android products at the App Store and Google Play Store .

Solo Sherpa solves two of travelers’ biggest challenges: 1. How to pack from economical carry-on’s to taking it “all” with you and 2. How to make a budget and stick to it as you travel.  This easy-to-use app lets travelers customize packing and budget lists to add and subtract what fits their type of trip and travel. Each trip can be saved for future use so no one has to start all over each time.  Solo Sherpa was created for those traveling alone but works as well for couples, families and groups.

Packing and Budgeting with the Solo Sherpa Travel App

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Take the KIDS Texas Fall Foliage

Take the KIDS Texas Fall Foliage

Take the KIDS Texas Fall Foliage

Take the KIDS Texas Fall Foliage. Crisp fall temperatures bring on the gorgeous colors of fall leaves. In some parts of the country more so than others – mostly the northeast of the country.

Growing up in the far south of Texas, seeing the lovely colors of leaves was something I always dream of. But, as it often does, life got in the way.

As I was a student during the fall color and then I was a teacher during the fall color and couldn’t get away. Then I had kids in school during the fall color and couldn’t get away.

Thankfully, the fall leaves of the far northern portion of the United States isn’t something I’ve been able to see.

So, thanks Take the KIDS Texas Fall Foliage, I got close to seeing the fall foliage one year in Dallas, Texas with th...

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Travel safety-Avoid Being Robbery -7 Tips on How to

Travel safety-Avoid Being a Robbery Victim

Travel safety-Avoid Being a Robbery Victim

Travel safety-Avoid Being  Robbery -7 Tips on How to. With fears now of terrorism, travelers may overlook the more likely possibility of property loss and theft.  More often, petty crimes can occur.  I learned my lesson on a joint work and pleasure trip. Read on to learn how to dodge wily thieves, It is true that with some thought robberies abroad can be more easily avoided.

When I returned from my last trip abroad earlier this year,  I had some updated thoughts. (It is good to think how to use such tips at home. It is easy to be less watchful in familiar places.)

Travel safety-Avoid Being Robbery -7 Tips on How to, Tip One:

Always consider your safety when you pick your lodging...

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Witches and Salem, MA – Spooky Travel

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Witches and Salem, MA – Spooky Travel. October is the month of spooky, creepy, and scary everything! Creepy destinations can add a cool dimension to any trip. Tweens and teens especially enjoy creepy things! Add Salem, MA to the list of creepy destinations for your family vacation.

Salem, Massachusetts is the home of the famous Salem Witch Trials. It is a fun and creepy destination any time of year.

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Visit Salem, MA – Witches come in all shapes and sizes.

To look at tv and movies, it looks like we actually like witches. There are a lot of witches in our popular culture and some of them are fun, happy, and ‘good’. But, that our love of witches wasn’t always the case.

There are both wicked and good witches in the movie The Wizard of Oz.

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The witches in this old sitcom ...

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Flying When Things Go Wrong

Flying When Things Go Wrong

Flying When Things Go Wrong

Flying When Things Go Wrong. The adventure journey of every vacation begins when you leave the house. You hope that your flight goes well and smoothly, on time and that your luggage arrives with you – at the same destination and at the same time that you do!

But, we all know that things go wrong.

Flights can be delayed or canceled.

Toddlers meltdown.

Luggage can be lost, delayed, or take a trip without you.

Kids cry.

Babies poop on you – or vomit or pee.

Sometimes all of those things happen on the very same trip.

When you are flying with kids and something bad happens: Don’t Panic.

If baby screams, toddler wigs out, or kiddo melts and announces that you are the meanest mommy on the planet….take a deep breath.

This too shall pass.

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Choose the perfect travel destination – TIPS

Choose the perfect travel destination

Choose the perfect travel destination

Choose the perfect travel destination. Ah, dreaming of the perfect travel destination. I love that process! There are so many places to visit and so little time.  Sadly, there is not enough vacation time or money to do it all!!

When everything is on your bucket list, how do you prioritize?

How to Choose the Perfect Travel Destination – The fear

Parents often have a fear that vacations are limited to ‘kid stuff’. Beaches, water parks, and amusement parks can be GREAT fun for the whole family, but after a while….don’t you want to do something else?

                                              Parents are afraid of kid meltdowns.

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We worry about chasing people around while saying, “Stop that! Be quiet!” or with the old...

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Traveling Technology Using your phone abroad

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Traveling Technology Using your phone abroad

Traveling Technology Using your phone abroad Reasons to Take Your Phone on Vacation

Phones…they are now an extension of our arm.

We need Traveling Technology for phone communication

Phone communications- texts, calls, emails, FaceTime.

We need phones to record our experiences.

We use our phones now as cameras. Our photos are souvenirs and ‘proof’ we are there!

We need our phones to take down information.

We make notes, we take photos, we record voices. We need them for information. We use them for maps and looking up information. We don’t go anywhere without them.

Some people even have more than one!  In the US, there are more cell phones than people! According to the Washington Post, there are 315 million people living in the US and 327...

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Top Solo Travel Destination Thailand

Top Solo Travel Destination Thailand. When the holidays come and work slows down for year-end, I always look to take a solo travel package to a new part of the world. This year on Christmas Day, I headed out traveling Asia alone. I had much ground to cover in just 17 days and daunting flights from Washington, DC and on to Bangkok via Beijing. I began in Siem Reap, Cambodia then via a top river cruise on to Vietnam and back to Bangkok.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how easily things went for me as a woman on a solo travel package in SE Asia. I had no  encounters with pickpockets and saw no evidence of issues arising from last year’s government takeover by the military...

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5 Tips on Shopping Abroad-Solo Trekker Travel Style

5 Tips on -Solo Trekker TravelStyle from Jetway to Runway: Getting to go abroad and prowl chic shops is the best of all. However, with the Internet, you can shop from home and save the costs. See our five tips to make it work better and to save more.

5 Tips on Shopping Abroad-Solo Trekker TravelStyle:

Tip One:

Think if your “great find” worn at home on the street will look like you are on the way to a costume party! As a German exchange student in Gymnasium, I found this out. On my “must have” list was a pair of Lederhosen.  The old problem? Men and boys might wear them for special times,  but only little girls wore them not grown up students. My solution? I bought a pair for myself but only wore them at home!

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5 Tips on Shopping Abroad-Solo

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10 Tips for When Things Go Wrong Abroad |

10 Tips for When Things Go Wrong Abroad

10 Tips for When Things Go Wrong Abroad

10 Tips for When 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!

10 Tips for When 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.

10 Tips for When 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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