How to Improve Your Travel Experiences [And Actually Enjoy Trips]

How to Improve Your Travel Experiences [And Actually Enjoy Trips]

Admit it. You may be a cranky traveler or one that has super high expectations that not even God himself or herself could meet. Does this sound like you? If it does, you’re sabotaging your travel experiences.

The only person you control is YOU. For example, Mother Nature who may dump tons of snow in your area, making it impossible for your plane to take-off to the Caribbean. You can’t control the weather! But you could be prepared to wait it out by reading a magazine, listening to music, etc.

Instead of getting upset at the slightest issue and ruining your vacations, learn to rise above travel challenges.

Fortunately, you can learn how to improve your travel experiences and actually enjoy your trips.

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8 Adventurous and Family Things to do in Arizona

8 Adventurous and Family Things to do in Arizona

Have you taken a family vacation to Arizona? If not, you may consider traveling to the Valley of the Sun and participating in the adventurous activities. Some of them are not for the faint of heart, so make sure you choose things to do that everyone will enjoy.

You’ll find that Phoenix has a pleasant climate all year round. However, temperatures can soar past 100 during the summer. If this is too hot for you and your kids to handle, you may want to visit during the fall, winter and spring months.

Keep reading to learn about the eight adventurous and family things to do in Arizona. Bring lots of sunscreen!

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Why Do You Solo Travel?

Why Do You Solo Travel?

Why do you solo travel?

I do it because I can; I’m not afraid to grab my backpack or suitcase and take-off somewhere.

Whether or not you consider yourself to be pretty or handsome has nothing to do with solo travel as it can be an awesome experience for anyone, if you’re open to it.

From boosting your confidence to learning how to speak a different language quickly, traveling solo can push you beyond your comfort zone.

So, why do you solo travel?

​Maybe you do so for the following reasons.

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London Travel: 7 Reasons to Visit Today

London Travel: 7 Reasons to Visit Today

Admit it. You’ve often wondered about London travel. But now with Brexit, you may be too scared to visit the city. Poppycock!

Push your fears aside, embrace travel to England, and start packing today. If you don’t go, you may regret it. You don’t want that, do you?

There are a wide variety of things to do and see in London, England, from museums to having afternoon tea at a café or in your hotel’s restaurant. I’ve visited the city and haven’t even scratched the surface. It’s why I’ll travel to London over and over again.

Keep reading to learn seven reasons to visit London, England today. Once you’ve finished, you may want to book your vacation as soon as possible.

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Everything You Need to Know about Brexit

Everything You Need to Know about Brexit

You’ve probably heard or read about Brexit. But do you really understand it? What happened is the citizens in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland voted on June 23, 2016 to decide whether or not the UK should leave or stay in the European Union [economic and political union between 28 European countries].

The Brexit results were 52% to leave and 48% to stay. More than 30 million (71.8%) people participated in the Brexit vote.

If you’re like most people, you’re probably confused about the Brexit vote and may have questions, such as:

  • What does this mean for travel to the UK?
  • How will this affect my Great Britain vacation?
  • Is it safe to travel to the UK?
  • How far will the U.S. dollar go?


It’s too early to know the consequences of Brexit. And rumblings of a revote have been circulating throughout the UK. No one knows if this will or will not happen.

But for now, read on to learn about Brexit. Please avoid buying into the fear surrounding the vote. Remember the words found on a World War II poster, “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

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Hiking Safety: Stay Safe on the Trails in the Phoenix Heat

Hiking Safety:  Stay Safe on the Trails in the Phoenix Heat

When I lived in Chandler, Arizona, I took advantage of every outdoor activity possible, including hiking. Why? Because the temperatures were warm and hot – I could be outside 7-days a week. Since I was new to Arizona, I didn’t pay much attention to hiking safety. I was too focused on exploring my new surroundings.

My favorite mountain park was and still is South Mountain Park. Thanks to the challenging Javalina Trail and sun, I’d work up a sweat and feel the burn in my legs, hips, butt, and thighs.

I admit that I hiked in 100+ degree temperatures. Why? Because most people wouldn’t hike in hot temperatures, so it felt as if I had the entire mountain to myself. Was it smart to hike when it was 114 degrees? Probably not – I got heatstroke. But it was my fault because I didn’t bring enough water, a rookie hiker’s mistake.

Please don’t be like me and get heatstroke, or worse die while on a hiking trail. Read on to learn hiking safety tips when you’re in the Phoenix, Arizona heat.

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10 Reasons to Experience Adventure Travel Vacations

10 Reasons to Experience Adventure Travel Vacations

Your next vacation could be out-of-this-world, if you would embrace adventure travel vacations. Let’s face it; taking the same vacation year after year can get old. Why not try something different, like a hiking trip to Costa Rica? Or maybe you’ll zoom off to New Zealand where you can try bungee jumping for the first time. Life is too short! Here are 10 reasons to experience adventure travel vacations right now.

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I Like to Travel Because

I Like to Travel Because

I was bit by the travel bug at Maple Heights High School, in Maple Heights, Ohio (southeast of Cleveland). I was enrolled in the Junior Business Career Cluster Course, known to us students as BLOCK. Why? Because the accounting, administrative assistant, and word processing (it was the late 1980s) programs were in a section of the school that looked like a block.

I enrolled in accounting for two reasons:

  • My dad told me to follow a ‘secure’ career path.
  • I was (still am) good with numbers.

Like most high schools, we had competitions. And this was not limited to sports. Those of us in BLOCK had our own local, state and national comps for accounting, administrative assisting, and word processing.

Long story short, I placed fourth in the local competition and it made it to the state competition in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. I admit that I liked the idea of being away from dad, mom and sister. This was my opportunity to not only be with my friends, but to meet other kids from around the U.S.

I had a great time, even though I didn’t place high enough for nationals. I had know idea that my trip to Seven Springs would impact me in more ways than one. I only wish that I would have pushed myself more in school so that I could have applied to colleges in Columbus, Cincinnati, or even out-of-state.

Oh well. Hindsight is 20/20. But one thing that’s still constant in my life is my love of traveling.

​Here are the top reasons why I like to travel.

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10 Postcard Notes to Send to Family and Friends

10 Postcard Notes to Send to Family and Friends

Did you know that sending travel postcards has become a lost art? Well, I’m here to bring it back. People love to receive things in the mail. I mean. Who wouldn’t want to receive an unexpected handwritten note in the mail?

It’s great that you buy your family and friends souvenirs from wherever you’ve traveled. But giving them something more personal, something that may put a smile on their face is so much better. And the fact that you took the time to write and send a postcard may impress them.

Read on to learn the 10 postcard notes you can send to family and friends.

10 Postcard Notes to Send to Family and Friends

Here are 10 postcard notes that you can send to family and friends. They’ll laugh. They’ll cry. They’ll want travel with you because they don’t want to miss out on the fun.

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Why Are Over the Water Suites Popular?

Why Are Over the Water Suites Popular?

Whether you’re a celebrity or not, over the water suites [or bungalows] are popular with travelers; many resort chains are building them.

For example, El Dorado Maroma, A Beachfront Resort by Karisma, was set to offer 60 over the water suites in 2016. Roughly $7 million was budgeted for the project.

Sandals announced that over the water suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean would be ready for sale for arrivals beginning November 15, 2016. The peaceful setting will feature floating water hammocks, glass floors, and more. The Tahiti-style private villas will deliver an immersive journey above the Caribbean’s finest turquoise waters with vibrant marine life.

You’ll feel like royalty because each villa receives its own personal butler. They’ve been trained in accordance to the Guild of Professional Butlers; the same organization that provides butlers to nobility and celebrities.

Doesn’t this sound exciting?

Keep reading to learn the top reasons why over the water suites are more popular now than ever. You’ll want to book your stay as soon as possible.

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