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Hints and tips that will make your travel experience run more smoothly and with less stress.

Boldly Go: How seeing the world has removed much of my fear of travel

These women in Morocco work in a coop where they grind the seeds from the Argan tree into oil that is sold and used for the skin and hair. They let me sit with them and give it a try.

She admonished me first not to go (though she knew that wouldn’t be an argument that she would win.)  She then told us that she thought that we shouldn’t ride on the metro in Madrid, because terrorists often target subways for bombings. My mother has never been to Europe, so she obviously had no idea […]

Trip Planning for a Short Trip: How to get the most our of your time

Segovia Aqueduct

We almost NEVER have as much time when visiting a place as we would like.  Sometimes, we only have a long weekend and are tempted to pack in as much as possible. Periodically, we have an extended layover in a city and only want to try to get out of the airport for a few hours. Whether […]

Please don’t be one of “those” people…Flying on Thanksgiving

Seats at the MSP airport

Thanksgiving is time for giving thanks.  On this Thanksgiving eve, I am giving thanks for the fact that I am not at work at the airport tonight. I realize that you all have your reasons for traveling on this particularly inauspicious day.  You couldn’t get any extra time off of work or school, your already […]