Archive | pre-trip

A Little Debacle…How NOT to Do a Visa Run

I’m not exactly sure why I was so woefully under-prepared for my seemingly easy visa run to Malaysia last week, but let’s chalk it up to sheer laziness and a touch of travel arrogance. Thailand gives visitors from the United States (among other nationalities) an easy 30 days on-arrival visa if you enter the country […]

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A Little Advice…What’s in Your Travel Wallet?

Stepping away from travel stories, I wanted to share focus on the practicalities of traveling long-term and talk about handling money abroad, as well as which credit and debit cards rank as traveltasticly special. **This post was updated in January 2016 to reflect new credit and debit cards on the market and my honest opinion on what […]

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A Little Habit…Essential Tips for the Laid-Back Traveler

Now that I’ve been back in the States for a couple of months I find that some of my well-honed travel habits went AWOL on me and just disappeared without asking me if I was ready to part ways.  You see, I never lose anything on the road (truly haven’t left anything behind) yet in […]

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Helpful advice and tips on how to vote while traveling. A Must read for all traveling Americans!

A Little Politics… How Do You Vote While Traveling?

When I decided to travel, I booked my flights on election day (whoops!). So, given that Florida has a week of early voting, I was luckily able to cast my vote at the polling place before I left. Voting early allowed me to avoid the hassle of voting from abroad. I proudly wore my “I voted” sticker all […]

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A Little Farewell… Saying The First of Many Goodbyes

As my departure date creeps nearer, I have begun the teary goodbyes and last-minute visits to friends and family.  As November 4th neared, those friends with whom I touch base about once started emailing me en masse. That’s where I am right now. I spent this past weekend up in Orlando visiting with college friends […]

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A Little Planning… Learning a Frustrating Lesson

I have diligently planned out my trip over the past two weeks. After all of the focus on the two weddings I was in, this month has been all about getting things lined up and in order. I knew I needed to fine-tune the details of my RTW trip. But now I’m a little defeated […]

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