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Postcards from the Road

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  Postcard from Hawaii from Dr Travelbest Show Notes: Dr Mary Travelbest :   Postcards from the Road   In this episode: The FAQ What’s the one thing not to miss in Mexico City? The special edition is about Postcards from the road. The lesson learned is getting a lousy roommate and the Tip is: Build memories one day at a time.   FAQ: What is a don’t miss thing, just one thing to do in Mexico City? I would say, see the Ballet Folklorico held at the Bellas Artes Theatre downtown.   I went there for the first time in 1973 and for the second time in 2017 and this was a memorable experience. If you only have one outing, attend this! You will experience the culture/dance of Mexico. Each scene showcases a part of the culture, history and geography. For example, for Jalisco, one of the regions of Mexico, there was a cowboy love story, with dancing for all to enjoy. There is no intermission, so just enjoy the show and soak it in.   Today’s Episode special edition is on Postcards fr

Sydney, Australia

If you are a woman who wants to travel, you will want to listen here. We help you and guide you through the challenges. Today's FAQ is How can I travel by myself? I’ve never done that before. The destination is Sydney Australia The lesson learned is carry all in one trip, and the tip is celebrate the holidays of where you are, not where you’re from. Check out this episode!

Ayers Rock, Australia

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I help guide women in independent travel, one at a time. In this episode: The FAQ is on how to use packing cubes. The destination is Ayers Rock, Australia. The lesson learned is Don’t give up too easily. The tip is We May Never Pass This way Again, by Seals & Crofts, back from the memory banks. Check out this episode!

New York City (part 2)

  Show Notes: Dr Mary Travelbest Independent Travel Guide: New York City part 2   In this episode: The FAQ is : What good are frequent flyer miles? The destination is New York City Part 2 and the lesson learned is don’t run out of water and the travel tip is Pack a small bag for “in flight”.   FAQ: What good are frequent flyer miles? Can I donate them?   Answer: They can get you free trips, but you need to work for them a bit. Unused frequent flyer miles can help a cause, so consider donating them. Most airline miles expire after 12-36 months of account inactivity. Some have made an exception during the pandemic. American Airline’s plan allows you to donate as few as 1000 miles. The program is Let Good Take Flight. Hawaiian allows you to donate and often will match your donation. See the show notes for more details and we’ll discuss this more in future episodes.   https://travel.usnews.com/rankings/travel-rewards/airline-rewards/   https://www.investopedia.com/a

New York City part 1

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  Show Notes: Dr Mary Travelbest Guide:   New York City Part 1   In this episode: The FAQ is : How do I ride the subway? The destination is New York City (Part 1) The lesson learned is: eating Hot Spicy Foods. The tip is: Give wildlife their space, too.   FAQ: How do I ride the subway?   Answer: For those listeners in rural areas, you may have never been exposed to a subway, so this is for you. You’ve seen the movies mostly of people jumping over the turnstiles and not paying the fare. Don’t let those fool you. You need to pay to ride the subway. Seniors usually get discounted fares, so look up that in the city where you are heading in advance. Most city subway systems have an app with the map, so download that. Most subway systems are forgiving, if you forget to get off at your destination, you can get off at the next stop and take the next train back. Some subways, like Washington, DC, or Atlanta, for example, allow you to take your bicycle on the subway at no extra

Special episode: Reunions for Independent Travelers

  Show Notes: Special Episode on Reunions for Independent Travelers   In this episode: The FAQ is: Why is starting a trip sometimes so hard? Special episode is Reunions for Independent Travelers. The mistake is: Forgetting something important in transit. The tip is: The Journey is a trip in itself   FAQ is: Why is starting a trip sometimes so hard?   Answer: Anne Morrow Lindbergh said that it’s like you are a snail being pulled off your rock. Once I get started, it’s better. Are you that snail that needs to be pulled off your rock? As you listen to this and other episodes on travel, I hope you feel more and more like the eagle, who soars above and is a travel champion.   Today’s Special Episode is: Reunions for Independent Travelers.   That doesn’t sound “independent” to me, but you can make it so, with a plan to be solo before and/or after your get together.   If your family announces there is a “reunion” soon, you can begin planning your solo activities before