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Smart Adventure Solo Travel

 Smart Adventure Solo Travel

Smart Adventure Solo Travel

Smart Adventure Solo Travel 35 Tips. New Tips How to Make Solo Adventure Travel Easier Now: Adventure travel is my passion. However, there have been some challenges. I just missed being a snack for crocodiles. I have gone through low-grade wars abroad. I have survived two emergency landings on commercial jets. I have some up-to-date tips on how to make smart adventure travel solo easier.

New  Solo Travel Tips Easier Even Before you Leave Home

Tip 1 Getting There:

The length of your trip may mean 2 days of flights. I think it is good to break it up. When I flew to Beijing and Bangkok, I spent the night at a 4-star hotel in the latter. I then flew on to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to catch a boat to Vietnam...

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Safer Travel from the Coronavirus to Crocodiles

Safer Travel from the Coronavirus to Crocodiles

Safer Travel from the Coronavirus to Crocodiles

Safer Travel from the Coronavirus to Crocodiles: With some constant media commentary focused on the coronavirus, it can be hard to figure out how to travel safely. In addition, it can be really disturbing with quarantines of millions of people, including those on pleasure cruises now confined to cabins (worse yet those with inside cabins!)

With this growing concern daily over the coronavirus, safety and health issues are a valid consideration, especially when going abroad. Although I always go to a travelers’ clinic before leaving home, I still found a real surprise on a 4-day island vacation. I arrived in the midst of a previously unknown epidemic in Santiago, Cape Verde, off the coast of Senegal...

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20 Traveling Tips

20 Traveling Tips for Saving without Sacrificing Quality

Use the extra savings to see sights and take additional extended tours.

20 Traveling Tips

20 Traveling Tips

Now that summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, scores of travelers are heading out for vacations. Travel costs are an issue for most travelers, especially now coming out of a prolonged recession. Having been a keen global traveler, I am always looking for ways to find good pricing without sacrificing quality. These are 20 of my tips to be able to continue to travel while working with a budget.

                            20 Travel Tips for Savings without Sacrificing Quality

1. Traveling off-season is cheaper for 2 reasons. Although I have traveled to Siberia in January, there are many less drastic solutions...

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Solo Travelers Insurance

Solo Travelers Insurance:

7 Tips for Your Next Trip The need for insurance has grown with concerns as to political issues around the world and terrorist attacks. It also is important in case of petty theft or accidents.

I was glad I had it when I was robbed at noon in a top European town. It is worth it even for a lost bag.

I have known of tourists hit by cars on city streets.  Mopeds can cause a few wrecks, too.

What should you do? Find the right travel insurance.

Solo Travelers Insurance: Cancellation/Coverage:

Think of your own risks.  

  • How far ahead will you book? CheapAir.com says 54 days is the right time. This varies around the world. The right time for South America is 70 days, 120 days for Europe, and 160 days for Asia.
  • Will family needs to cause you to miss a trip? If y...
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Women Solo Travel

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Women Solo Travel

Women Solo Travel

Women Solo Travel Safety Tips Updated: Check out these 12 tips for a safer trip. If you are going abroad, don’t let jetlag make you careless!

Women Solo Travel Safety Tips Updated: Know Before You Go:

A past Washington Post had one of the best sources we have seen on safety for women world wide.  It covered both life and travel abroad. We have set out the key tips not seen often and added some of our own.

Andrea Sachs, Washington Post:

  1. In addition to the US State Department or such online resources for other countries, check out Pathways to Safety International.  They are a non-profit group. They have free background on many destinations...
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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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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 Safety Travel Tips for Solo Female Travelers

5 Safety Travel Tips for Solo Female Travelers

5 Safety Travel Tips for Solo Female Travelers

5 Safety Travel Tips for Solo : 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 Safety Travel Tips for Solo Female Travelers: Arrival:

Tip One:

For arrival in areas w...

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5 Tips On Traveling with Cash Debit or Credit Cards

5 Tips On Traveling with Cash Debit or Credit Cards

5 Tips On Traveling with Cash Debit or Credit Cards

Tips On Traveling with Cash Debit or Credit Cards: Before going abroad, I always ask myself if it is better to take local currency or debit and credit cards.

The popular wisdom is to take your existing debit card. That generally works for purchases/meals and to get local currency from ATM’s once you arrive.  I tend to agree since they are easy to find and widespread. However do be really careful if it is attached to your bank account(s). Unlike a credit card, being hacked on a debit card can cause more trouble.

  • My first encounter with ATM’s abroad was in 2000. I  was on a remote one lane road in northern Scotland in search of the Loch Ness Monster.  Not surprisingly, Nessie did not make an appearance...
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Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U

Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U

Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U

Travel Tips in Tough Times  Solo Trekker 4 U Sadly, recent times have seen an increase in violence in many parts of the world from Europe to Africa.  As a result, some travelers are concerned about safety as they think of a next trip abroad. There are no guarantees. However, it helps to think ahead and plan the best ways to be prepared.

 Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U: Know Before You go:

Tip One:

Look first at your destination. Learn about issues there via the Internet. Check out government warnings. Arc there problems there at the moment? Hotly disputed elections? For example, years ago I was planning a trip to a remote part of Africa...

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