In the span of two long days we packed and stored our NYC life, grabbed a direct 14 hour flight from EWR to PVG, and checked into our new temporary home in the former French Concession (FFC) in downtown Shanghai. We chose Shanghai because we are familiar with the city and will be able toContinue reading “Four Years and Seven Days Ago and I’m back in Shanghai”
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Top 10 Reasons NOT to waste money on Trip Insurance
10. It’s a short trip Short trips never mean that something bad is going happen right? I guess the odds are in favor but who ever expects anything bad to happen. It just takes a bad taxi driver, a crazy pack of dogs or just bad luck to get injured while away from home. 9.Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons NOT to waste money on Trip Insurance”
Squat Toilets…what’s all the flush?
The reward for the best Squat Toilet scene in a movie by no doubt goes to Slum Dog Millionaire. It’s actually a very big smelly problem in countries like India.This is a great video from YouTube done by user rahulbrown that gives a good understanding of how valuable something most of us take advantage ofContinue reading “Squat Toilets…what’s all the flush?”
The Amazing Race…and the travel contestant
You’re in the taxi on the way to the airport. Of course, the driver is chatting on his phone and decided to take the beltway to JFK since it’s longer and maybe he thinks he can travel it without having the use the brakes. It’s the typical kamikaze ride to the airport. Most taxi driversContinue reading “The Amazing Race…and the travel contestant”
I’m not one for reality television but …
I’m not one for reality television but being a traveler I think the Amazing Race is pretty funny and sad at the same time.
Valentine’s Day around the World
Tomorrow is Valentines Day. Many lovers around the world will be scurrying to pick up last-minute chocolates, flowers and cute stuffed animals to show there love and affection they feel for one another. Many countries around the world celebrate this day in their own way. The traditional Valentine’s Day card industry began in my homeContinue reading “Valentine’s Day around the World”
What does a girl bring?
Women just seem to need more stuff in life. As this is usually the case, but when traveling we usually need just a little more than the male traveler. For some, their daily routine is usually filled with make-up, rehydrating creams, a closet full of clothes. This routine will have to quickly change since it’sContinue reading “What does a girl bring?”
Top 5 things an Adventure Travel Girl can’t go without
There are so many things a girl can do without when it comes to adventure traveling. This list is long and it’s better to focus on the top 5 most important things bring along when going on an adventure trip. In adventure I’m talking about one where you will have to carry your bag more than aContinue reading “Top 5 things an Adventure Travel Girl can’t go without”
She’s traveling to the Middle East
What a girl packs away in her travel bag will all depend on where she’s planning to go. This case is the Middle East. This being said, taking great care in how you dress and act while visiting. What a woman traveler wears and how she behaves will show how locals in turn treatContinue reading “She’s traveling to the Middle East”
Now that you decided to travel….
So now you have decided to take that week, month, year or unlimited time off to travel, now it’s time to figure out where to go from here. Planning and preparing for any trip can take a while to do thoroughly so start a few months ahead and pace yourself. The list can seem endless.Continue reading “Now that you decided to travel….”
No better time to travel then now
It seems like travel has increasingly become harder to do. Visa and airline fees, travel alerts, and tension are on the rise and the outlook of them going back to normal levels looks dim. Since there is nothing a traveler can do about these obstacles then one can either stay home or go on andContinue reading “No better time to travel then now”
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