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Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Olympic Peninsula, WashingtonDiscover your spirit of adventure as you travel independently with Dr Mary Travelbest as your guide. She takes you through the FAQ, a destination, her mistakes and some travel tips with each episode. In this episode, you'll learn how to travel the Olympic Peninsula, just outside of Seattle, WA. We talk about using a mobile phone while on the road, too.
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Bangkok, Thailand

Visit Thailand as an independent woman traveler. Build your confidence in travel. Learn from my mistakes. Tips for a safe trip and pleasant adventures on your journeys. Show notes: www.drmarytravelbest.blogspot.com Bangkok, Thailand
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Special Health Episode

This is a special episode on Health from Dr Travelbest.We do talk about tips, but I am not a medical doctor, so please see a health professional if you feel you may have medical needs. I do share my health mistakes, so please don't do what I did. 
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Independent Travel Show Notes: Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Independent Travel Show Notes: Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Welcome to Dr. Mary Travelbest’s Independent Travel Guide. This is for women who travel, who want to travel, and especially for those who want to travel independently.
In this episode: FAQ is on House swapping. The destination is Olympic Peninsula, Washington. My mistake is falling asleep on the train and missing my stop and the Travel advice is using your mobile phone when on the road.
FAQ: What is house swapping? When does that make sense to do? This is where you exchange your home for another in the place you want to go. Full disclosure: I have not done this yet myself. Here are three clubs you can join to learn more and start swapping: HomeExchange.comHomelink.com and ILoveSwap.com Travel writer, Pauline Frommer says that "all have good customer service and lots and lots of members.” That last part is important, because it’s all about the numbers. The newer clubs that are opening aren’t charging fees because they’re tr…

Independent Travel Show Notes: Bangkok, Thailand

Independent Travel Show Notes: Bangkok, Thailand
In this episode: FAQ is my favorite place to visit? Today, the destination is Bangkok, Thailand, and the mistake is booking the absolute cheapest room possible, and the tip is to get both motivation and perspiration in the right amounts as you travel.
FAQ: What is your favorite place to visit? People ask me that all the time, because they want to hear some great stories. Which of my hundreds of best places to go should you visit? That depends on YOU, of course. I love Australia and New Zealand, Banff, Canada, and Yosemite, California, for different reasons. The South Pacific region, especially in Australia and the real people there Down Under make me feel like I belong. Jasper and Banff National Parks in Canada were on my bucket list. Yosemite was where I got engaged on Half Dome. All great memories and I’ll share more about these destinations in the future. So those are my votes for today.
Today’s Independent DestinationBangkok, Thailand
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Inchon, Korea

In this episode I tell you about the world's best airport, with a golf course and spa inside, in Korea. Also, I'll discuss getting your immunizations and will tell about my experiences in China when they had an outbreak in 1988. We'll also discuss how not to get a sunburn. Please join us.
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Inchon Airport, Korea

Independent Travel Shownotes: Inchon Airport, Korea
Welcome to Dr. Mary Travelbest’s Independent Travel Guide. This is for women who travel, who want to travel, and especially for those who want to travel independently.
In this episode: FAQ is on where to go solo if you haven’t done it in decades. Where to start? The destination is Inchon Airport, Korea, my mistake is sunburn, and travel advice on immunizations.
FAQ:
Donna asked: I am 58, married with 2 kids in college. I haven't traveled solo since my early 20's but would like to! What is your recommendation for a good place to start? I like a little bit of adventure but not sure if I would go for it alone. Love the ocean and hiking. Any thoughts or advice welcome! Well Donna, Dr. Travelbest has some advice for you and welcomes input, too. If you love the ocean and hiking, I would spend some time in Mendocino County, Northern California, not too far from the Oregon border, about 3.5 hours from Sacramento, and go to the beach as …

Costa del Sol, Spain

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Costa del Sol, Spain

Are you looking for some warm weather, European-style, without the crowds? This is where you should be. We are taking you to new places, like Nerja, Spain, on the Mediterranean. Learn what to pack for the flight, how not to get parking tickets and why you should leave early on a driving trip.
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Costa del Sol, Spain

Independent Travel Blog Show Notes: Costa del Sol, Spain
Welcome to Dr. Mary Travelbest’s Independent Travel Guide. This is for women who travel, who want to travel, and especially for those who want to travel independently.
In this episode: FAQ is quick packing tips for the flight, the destination is Costa del Sol, my mistake, Parking Tickets, and tips are for leaving early if you have a long drive.
FAQ: What are some quick packing tips for the airplane? When you are going on a long airline flight, here are some packing tips from my independent travel friend, Pat Brown. She says to pack a small bag for your “in flight” only items. She used noise cancelling headphones, which she says work great. She recommends wearing slip on shoes for faster security passing. I like to bring a mask so I can sleep on the plane and extra socks to keep my toes warm. I try to charge up an extra external phone battery, so I don’t run out of juice on a long plane trip.
Today’s Independent Destination- Costa De…

Munich, Germany

Take yourself to Bavaria, part of southern Germany, for the Black Forest, Oktoberfest any time of year, and even some places that were famous in WW2 as concentration camps. I will guide you on the best places to go and things to do, before you leave town. I also give you my mistakes along the way, so you won't repeat them. Learn from the Best Travelers for Independent Women.
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Houston, Texas

Everything is BIG in Texas, and the Doctor tells you a few of her travel bests in Houston. Learn about the touristy things, but also off the beaten path. Pick up some travel tips and my mistakes, too.
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Vancouver

Along the West Coast of Canada is the lovely city of Vancouver, just north of Washington State. Hear about what to do in Vancouver, so your travel appetite will be aroused. You can do this trip. Listen to my mistakes and some tips for travel, too.
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