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The Cell Phone Is The Curse Of The 21st Century

The Cell Phone Is The Curse Of The 21st Century

The Cell Phone Is The Curse Of The 21st Century I enjoy watching people and how they interact with each other. Yesterday, while eating breakfast at...
A Test to See How Good You’d Be at Traveling Solo.

A Test to See How Good You’d Be at Traveling Solo.

  Here is a test I give my friends so that they can get a feel for whether they are fully prepared to go travel solo.  The scoring is as follows: ...
Sound People Relationships Are Built On Good Communications

Sound People Relationships Are Built On Good Communications

If you want to build a sound relationship with members of the indigent population in the country you are visiting, you need to focus on communicat...
Travel Is Hard Work But You Can Still Have Fun

Travel Is Hard Work But You Can Still Have Fun

Traveling is so much serious work that we often forget to enjoy the travel and have some fun. The place you end up in should be a place where you a...
For A Few $ More To Your Friendly Travel Agent

For A Few $ More To Your Friendly Travel Agent

Travel Agents should be viewed as providing solutions to your (the traveler’s) problems and making you happy and satisfied. They, your friendly tr...
Solo Traveler, Know Why You Can Still Succeed?

Solo Traveler, Know Why You Can Still Succeed?

  As a solo traveler, there are times, especially now, when you feel like giving up.  You are alone, the economy is tight, money is hard to get, pr...
Listening Versus Hearing When Traveling

Listening Versus Hearing When Traveling

  photo credit: peter pearson As travelers we make the time and effort to go to a country and to mingle with the indigenous people of that country ...
Diversity in The Traveler’s World – Respecting One Another

Diversity in The Traveler’s World – Respecting One Another

As travelers we are very quickly thrown into a diversity of cultures and have to mesh with different backgrounds.  It is not an easy task to know what to say and how to act without offending someone while abroad.
Before You Leave - Savings, Pensions, SSA Benefits, IRAs

Before You Leave - Savings, Pensions, SSA Benefits, IRAs

One of the first things you do when planning your trip is to tell your bank that you'll be traveling and the dates/countries where you'll be. The last thing you want is your bank freezing your credit because they see foreign activity on your ATM card. Make sure to get your bank's international number loaded into your phone so you have a  toll-free number you can call overseas to report any loss immediately.
During Travel, You Might Need To Change Course

During Travel, You Might Need To Change Course

You need to plan every trip carefully and once the travel has begun, you need to begin to enjoy yourself and forget all of the stuff you left behin...
10 Reasons To Travel Solo

10 Reasons To Travel Solo

For many of us the concept of traveling solo is almost frightening because we are not used to being by ourselves.  We are not comfortable in our o...
When You Travel - Most Important Rules For The Single Woman

When You Travel - Most Important Rules For The Single Woman

Every single woman traveling alone in most countries is a target for being hassled or hustled by some guy.