TRAVEL APPS Part 1

Travel Apps, Records And Plans Google Travel Intrusive or helpful? It’s all a matter of perspective. If you have a Gmail and Google account, you already have this feature working for you wether you know it or not (we didn’t). It seems that any travel confirmation that comes to you through your Gmail is categorizedContinue reading “TRAVEL APPS Part 1”

The Intentional Traveler Newsletter

We are pleased to offer our first of many travel newsletters. Each one will be focused on a specific topic and is loaded with lots of good articles along with hyperlinks to good supplemental information from numerous sources including The Intentional Traveler. To receive these informative newsletters right in your inbox please sign up below.Continue reading “The Intentional Traveler Newsletter”

The Rise Of The Electric Scooters

Economical and Convient Transportation They’re everywhere… zipping down busy streets, running on sidewalks and racing past bicycles in the bike lanes. They’re lime green electric scooters and you will find them in most large cities in France and probably most of Europe as well. You’ll see young men racing each other down streets and  couplesContinue reading “The Rise Of The Electric Scooters”

Seeing Paris From The Seine

Cruising On The River Seine Cruising through Paris on the river is one of the most enchanting ways to experience this incredible city with its historic architecture, famous monuments and remarkable beauty.Most visitors to Paris want to add a cruise on the River Seine to their plans. Seeing this city from the river there isContinue reading “Seeing Paris From The Seine”

The Paris Metro – Getting Around The City

Seeing Paris On The Cheap Seeing the sites in Paris can be a costly adventure. First, the city itself is very large. On our recent trip we went from Notre Dame to the Louvre, up to Sacre Coeur and back to Notre Dame and clocked fourteen miles. There are a couple of hop-on, hop-off busContinue reading “The Paris Metro – Getting Around The City”

Pickpockets and Purse Snatchers Oh My!

Getting pickpocketed is a terrible thing. If you travel often, the chances are that it’s going to happen. Even if you don’t travel it can happen. If you take precautions and stay alert the risk is greatly reduced but the fact is no one is immune. Some steps you can take to make you lessContinue reading “Pickpockets and Purse Snatchers Oh My!”

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL – Things To Do

A Checklist For International Travel Travel Insurance ___ Check amounts and terms of international coverage on health insurance policy ___ Look into travel insurance. Health coverage, emergency transport and general travel insurance ___ Buy travel insurance on big risk areas and large cost items, such as flights and cruises. Make a Contact List ___ UpdateContinue reading “BEFORE YOU TRAVEL – Things To Do”

Beating Jet Lag

Dealing With Jet Lag In the last dozen or two years we have made a number of international trips. There have been times when we hardly experienced jet lag at all, but a few trips took days to recover. Our experience has taught us a few things including what causes the worst jet lag. ItContinue reading “Beating Jet Lag”

Using The Mobile Passport App (An Update)

Some time ago we did an article on the new Mobile Passport App. We were so excited about this new approach we immediately got ready to make use of it. At the time we published we had not actually used the app yet. Now it’s over a year latter and we have come through immigrationContinue reading “Using The Mobile Passport App (An Update)”

Traveling, Emergencies and Twitter

Twitter and the Traveler in Emergencies Lately a few things have happened that have caused us to be more concerned about how to deal with emergencies while traveling in foreign countries. Letting family and friends back home know we are okay is one of those concerns. Most people know Twitter as a social message sharingContinue reading “Traveling, Emergencies and Twitter”