Friday, November 15, 2019

San Antonio


Dr. Travelbest will guide you through San Antonio, Texas. Listen to your FAQ, the destination, my mistakes and travel tips.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

USA National Parks


Have you been to a few national parks in the USA? What is your favorite?  I'd like to hear from you about that. I'd like to feature the best of them. I will share my experiences and also give tips and some of my many mistakes too.


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Hawaii


We share travel destinations, answer your questions, tell mistakes and give tips for women travelers worldwide. Give us a few minutes and we will change our world.


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Australia


Listen to the stories from the Land Down Under, a beautiful place for anyone to visit, Australia. Share your bucket list with Dr. Travelbest.


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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia



Dr. Mary Travelbest takes you to Atlanta, Georgia.
Caption: Big Creek Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia


In this episode: FAQ, Mosquitos, and how to avoid being their dinner. Destination: Atlanta Georgia; My mistake was trusting the balloon pilot, and tip is to buy your airline tickets when there’s a sale.

FAQ- What to do about mosquitos? In the summer these pests are more than just a pain. What can we do to stay bite free?
Here’s a list of things: stay indoors at sunset, when they are hungry. Use Deet and Neet and other topical sprays. B1 vitamins, long sleeves and pants, netting for your sleeping and maybe your hat has a net. Does the country you are visiting have Malaria? Be sure to get shots if you can ahead of time.

Today’s Independent Destination-Atlanta, Georgia

I’ve been going to Georgia since 1974.
Underground Atlanta was one of my first memories, and it’s still there. Six city blocks of underground shopping and eating and entertainment near the Five Points area.
What’s there to do in Atlanta? Indoors or out, there’s a lot going on.
If you like to eat, the restaurants are outstanding. The food is special, for example getting a Frosted Orange at The Varsity. That’s a chain of local fast food  places.

If you like to be outdoors, Stone Mountain is a hiking area you will enjoy. Trek to the summit.
Summers are hot. The Peachtree Road Race is a 10-kilometer run held annually in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 4, Independence Day. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is the world's largest 10-kilometer race, a title it has held since the late 1970s.
 In this episode: FAQ: Mosquitos, and how to avoid being their dinner. Destination: Atlanta Georgia; My mistake was trusting the balloon pilot, and tip is to buy your airline tickets when there’s a sale.


FAQ- What to do about mosquitos? In the summer these pests are more than just a pain. What can we do to stay bite free?
Here’s a list of things: stay indoors at sunset, when they are hungry. Use Deet and Neet and other topical sprays. B1 vitamins, long sleeves and pants, netting for your sleeping and maybe your hat has a net. Does the country you are visiting have Malaria? Be sure to get shots if you can ahead of time.

Today’s Independent Destination-Atlanta, Georgia

I’ve been going to Georgia since 1974.
Underground Atlanta was one of my first memories, and it’s still there. Six city blocks of underground shopping and eating and entertainment near the Five Points area.
What’s there to do in Atlanta? Indoors or out, there’s a lot going on.
If you like to eat, the restaurants are outstanding. The food is special, for example getting a Frosted Orange at The Varsity. That’s a chain of local fast food  places.

If you like to be outdoors, Stone Mountain is a hiking area you will enjoy. Trek to the summit.
Summers are hot. The Peachtree Road Race is a 10-kilometer run held annually in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 4, Independence Day. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is the world's largest 10-kilometer race, a title it has held since the late 1970s.

The MARTA will bring you anywhere you want, quickly, and it’s inexpensive. Traffic can be terrible, but you can plan around rush hours on the freeways.
Visit Coca Cola, the CNN tour, Peachtree everything, It’s humid in the summer.

My parents lived in Dunwoody, and then in Alpharetta. I go there twice a year and find new places to see.
 Live Music Concerts
Outdoors activities year round….
Big Creek Greenway in Alpharetta. The concrete trail is approximately 8 miles and meanders along Big Creek parallel to North Point Parkway, from Windward Parkway at Marconi Drive on the north end to Mansell Road on the south end. A soft mulch trail encircles a large wetland between Haynes Bridge Road and Mansell Road. Wildlife such as blue heron, deer, ducks and Canada geese can be observed in this preserved water setting.

 Don’t miss the…Georgia Aquarium is a public aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It houses more than 100,000 animals and represents several thousand species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons of marine and salt water.
Universities are a plenty.

Walk around the area of the Olympics from 1996 https://www.britannica.com/event/Atlanta-1996-Olympic-Games

Today’s Mistake-Trusting the balloon pilot.
I went on safari alone. Well, I did meet friends on the plane. One was a girlfriend who I still consider a good pal, even though we have not seen each other lately. The other was a balloon pilot, let’s call him Bob. Bob invited me to his camp to ride a hot air balloon. So about a week after arriving in Nairobi, I landed in his camp and he was delighted, but said I had to sleep with him to get the balloon ride. So, naturally, I declined and found a proper tent and slept there alone. I never saw him again, until watching the Today show. Bryant Gumbel was on a balloon with Bob. Really. It was the same guy. I wonder if he had to sleep with him. The mistake was my lack of judgement. I believed in this guy, but I was mistaken.

Today’s Travel Advice-Book your flights in sale periods.
The best time to book a flight is during a “sale”. For example, Southwest Airlines has many sales, some for 48 hours. Book your flight in late Aug-Dec. Non-holiday times. That is their slow season. Plan ahead if you can. Save about 50% of the cost of your travel. Sign up for the emails with your favorite travel companies.

The MARTA will bring you anywhere you want, quickly, and it’s inexpensive. Traffic can be terrible, but you can plan around rush hours on the freeways.
Visit Coca Cola, the CNN tour, Peachtree everything, It’s humid in the summer.

My parents lived in Dunwoody, and then in Alpharetta. I go there twice a year and find new places to see.
 Live Music Concerts
Outdoors activities year round….
Big Creek Greenway in Alpharetta. The concrete trail is approximately 8 miles and meanders along Big Creek parallel to North Point Parkway, from Windward Parkway at Marconi Drive on the north end to Mansell Road on the south end. A soft mulch trail encircles a large wetland between Haynes Bridge Road and Mansell Road. Wildlife such as blue heron, deer, ducks and Canada geese can be observed in this preserved water setting.

 Don’t miss the…Georgia Aquarium is a public aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It houses more than 100,000 animals and represents several thousand species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons of marine and salt water.
Universities are a plenty.

Walk around the area of the Olympics from 1996 https://www.britannica.com/event/Atlanta-1996-Olympic-Games

Today’s Mistake-Trusting the balloon pilot.
I went on safari alone. Well, I did meet friends on the plane. One was a girlfriend who I still consider a good pal, even though we have not seen each other lately. The other was a balloon pilot, let’s call him Bob. Bob invited me to his camp to ride a hot air balloon. So about a week after arriving in Nairobi, I landed in his camp and he was delighted, but said I had to sleep with him to get the balloon ride. So, naturally, I declined and found a proper tent and slept there alone. I never saw him again, until watching the Today show. Bryant Gumbel was on a balloon with Bob. Really. It was the same guy. I wonder if he had to sleep with him. The mistake was my lack of judgement. I believed in this guy, but I was mistaken.

Today’s Travel Advice-Book your flights in sale periods.
The best time to book a flight is during a “sale”. For example, Southwest Airlines has many sales, some for 48 hours. Book your flight in late Aug-Dec. Non-holiday times. That is their slow season. Plan ahead if you can. Save about 50% of the cost of your travel. Sign up for the emails with your favorite travel companies.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

What's stopping you from travel?


What's stopping you from travel?

Why are you staying home when you can go places on your own, like Yellowstone National Park, for example. You could be out there watching nature alive, and feeling connected to the world in a new way. Most people only visit for four hours, but I would stay for at least a week if you can. Have questions, ask a ranger or the doctor (that's me).
We are conquering your fears and lack of experience with our podcast. Go ahead and give a listen to these specially focused independent travel tips, mistakes and adventures we've had along the way. Now you can keep going. 
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Dr Mary Travelbest