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Pyranees, France

We help women overcome fears of travel. FAQ is: How to avoid those pickpockets? Today’s Destination is: Pyrenees, France Today’s Mistake- update your credit cards and Advice: Reunite with a friend on your next trip Check out this episode!

USS Midway Museum

Independent travel for women. How can I lighten my suitcase? Today’s Destination is: Midway Museum Today’s Mistake- Forgetting my passport Travel Advice:  Journal in your phone Check out this episode!

Jackson, Mississippi

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This is one of my favorite Authors, Roald Dahl. Jackson, Mississipi has some wonderful authors, too. Faulkner is one that comes to mind. Show Notes Destination: Jackson, Mississippi In this episode: FAQ is: How long should my vacation be? . Today’s Destination is: Jackson, Mississippi Today’s Mistake- Oversleeping Travel Advice: Bring half of what you think you need. FAQ: How long should my vacation be? I’ve been planning to take a trip to see my family and combine with some sightseeing. Can you suggest a good length? Answer: This response would vary depending on which level in the Independent Travel Spectrum you are currently at. The lower the number, the shorter the trip. If you are a level 3, which is more adventurous, you would possibly travel for several weeks at a time. The longest that I have traveled is a month, but many people go for longer trips than that. If you have the time, the money and the desire, well why not travel longer? Today’s destination: Jackson, Mis

Dallas, Texas Airports

This is for you if you are a woman who wants to travel more. This episode FAQ is: How can I travel better? I think that travel has a lot of glamour, but I don’t find that to be accurate when I am on the road. What can I do to improve my journey? Today’s Destination is Dallas Texas airports Today’s Mistake- Leaving a sweater on the plane Travel Advice:  Read the book: Wild Check out this episode!

South Side Chicago

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This photo is from the Art Institute of Chicago, found on the southern side of the loop. Destination: South Side Chicago In this episode: FAQ is: Is it wrong for me to hate airports? . Today’s Destination is: South Side Chicago Today’s Mistake- Stranded in Dallas 3 days Travel Advice: Go with public transportation FAQ: Is it wrong for me to hate airports? I have to go there to pick up my grandkids but going to the airport is not fun. Answer: If you look at this as a chore, you’ll not enjoy the experience. I agree that airports can be a challenge. I think that you can shift your thinking and get that frown turned around with some attitude planning. Consider that you will be seeing your grandkids for the first time in a while and how excited they will be to see you makes this a fun trip and experience. You will change the world when you change your attitude. Today’s destination: South Side Chicago I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for ten years, and rarely visited the

Pyranees, France

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Show Notes Destination: Pyrenees France How to avoid those pickpockets? Answer: My friend Nicole, originally from France, now in Brooklyn gave this advice. Don’t stand next to the door on the subway or put your wallet in pants back pocket. There are teams that know how to work the subway car, so save your wallet and phone from pickpockets. Be aware and use a hidden wallet for your valuables. Here are a three tips: 1. Stay away from the heavily tourist areas and surrounding streets. Usually there is more than one person. One distracts you, the other empties your pockets. Jostling on crowded buses and metro. 2. No dark empty streets, ok? 3. Keep your money out of sight. Don’t wear expensive jewelry or clothing that will attract them. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/madrid/narratives/practical-information/directory/dangers-annoyances Today’s destination: Pyrenees, France The region between Spain and France may not be on everyone’s short travel list, but you may want to consid

USS MIdway

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Show Notes Destination: USS Midway Museum In this episode: FAQ is: How can I lighten my suitcase? . Today’s Destination is: Midway Museum Today’s Mistake- Forgetting my passport Travel Advice: Journal in your phone FAQ: How can I lighten my suitcase? It’s just so heavy and I wish it was not. Answer: Todays luggage choices are so diverse that you can get around with a lighter bag and less stuff. Start out by determining the purpose of your trip. Are you on a solo adventure or a guided tour? Are you combining two outings into one trip? There are ways to lighten the load. Consider that you may not need to bring a laptop, only a tablet or phone. That will save you time and stress. If you can pick one color clothing and keep the outfits to a minimum, you can pack fewer clothes, and focus on accessories. If you carry a book, re-consider how you can read from your device instead of the paper version. What weighs a lot should be removed. If you need to, ship your heavier items to yo