Mombasa, Kenya

Africa is a long trip for most of us, and independent travelers should consider their experience in travel before going here solo. Learn some good travel tips and advice from Dr Travelbest. Learn from my mistakes. Here are some ways to enjoy your travel, even from an armchair. 
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California Beaches Part 1

Special Episode on California Beaches (Part 1)Welcome to Dr. Mary Travelbest’s Show NotesFAQ: How does one become a “best” travel spot or tip with Dr Travelbest?Answer:The best travel spots and tips come from you, the listener to this podcast. You are the inspiration and the joyful traveler, who share your ideas, your travel questions, your favorites and your tips with me and with your friends. So keep thinking of others and how you can help them become better travelers.I have a best book called, The 10 Best of Everything, An ultimate Guide for Travelers, by Nathaniel and Andrew Lande, published by National Geographic. One section is about the best cheeses in England. Another section is about New Zealand’s South Island. If you are a fan of this podcast, take peek at the show notes and add your comments about your “best” and become a travel hero for us.’s Episode special edition is on California Beaches…

Special Edition on Eating out during Covid

Dr Mary Travelbest's Special Episode on Eating out during Covid
The FAQ is: on potential trouble in the city streets and how to deal with that. The Special episode is about Eating out During Covid, the Mistake was losing my parked car in a parking garage and the tip is about a tiny blade that cuts it out.Jordy asks, “If I run into “trouble” like a strike, police in the streets, angry shouting mobs, what should I do?”Here’s my answer, Jordy, This really does happen. Friends of mine were in Istanbul Turkey during some riotsa while back. You may have been visiting a city that had unrest, angry mobs, and even riots. If you run into situations where you do feel that this is not your best destination, be sure to get out now. Move to a new location, even if you need to just quickly disperse for a few hours until things get quiet again. Let the people back home know you’re ok and that you will reach out to them again soon. Learn about what is safe from those in the know, for example, the l…

Photography for Independent Travel

This special episode focuses on Photography for the Independent Traveler. Why do you need a photo? When you travel solo, it helps you remember the event, moment and feeling. Save your best memories with a digital camera. We give you easy to follow advice. 
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Photography for Independent Travelers

Special Episode on Photography for independent women travelersIn this episode: The FAQ is about the best souvenirs. The Special episode is about Photography for Independent Travelers. The mistake is the trips that I never took. The Travel Tip is to find some time to reflect.FAQ: What are the best souvenirs for travelers?Answer: A souvenir is a remembrance or memory, from the French. Souvenirs are keepsakes and things that are kept as a reminder of a place or event. You acquire these for the memories that they bring. You want to share that memory to another or to keep it for yourself.The worst souvenirs are breakables, such as glass and fragile art, because they may not be practical to carry. Next worst are heavy things, such as books, bricks or electronics. Favorite things that I like to share with others as gifts are scarves, bookmarks, and especially photographs, which I will discuss in this special episode in just a minute here. My husband likes it when I give him a rock from my tr…

Travel Independent Spectrum Level 3

Dr Mary Travelbest Independent Travel Guide:Travel Independent Spectrum Level 3 travel: independent to a different state or nearby countryIn this episode : TheFAQ Where can I learn about the arts in a new city that I visit?Level 3 travel independent to a different state or country. The mistake is about a terrible experience in a foreign currency and the tip is to learn some new words in a foreign language before you go.FAQ: Dorothea asks: Where can I find out about the arts before I visit? What is the best way to soak in the culture, especially if you don’t know where to begin? Start by reading a lot and a little planning. Which arts most interest you?Is it music? If so, then you should consider seeing some live music on your trip. When I was in Hannibal, Mo during the lockdown, the local town came to life on Monday nights with an orchestra playing on one side of the street and the audience on the other side of the street. I was delighted with this concert experience, and you would al…