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Special Episode: Favorite Travel Movies

Armchair travelers will love this top 10 list of my favorite travel movies, plus some that will NOT lead you to travel, so don't watch them. The FAQ is about how to get through being stranded, if it ever happens to you. The mistake is about nail clippers. The tips are small things that matter when you do travel.
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Special Favorite Travel Movies Issue

Show Notes: Special Favorite Travel Movies Issue
Dr. Mary Travelbest’s Special Favorite Travel Movies for staying home.
In this episode: The FAQ is what to do when you are stranded and feeling alone? The destination is your home video studio. Staying at home film destinations are top movies picks about travel, the mistake is traveling with nail clippers, and the tip is: packing like a pro, including a respirator mask.
FAQ:What to do if you get stranded? If I am traveling alone or with a friend, and we become lost, or totally alone, what should we do?
Answer: In today’s connected world, you’re never alone, but you can do the following things if you find yourself out on the streets. 1)If you can’t find a place to stay, here are some ideas, go to the outskirts of town, or the next town over and find a place there. 2)Go to a local pub and talk to the bartender and see if he has any suggestions, 3)Go to a church and see if they know anyone who will take you in for a night. 4)Find a YWCA or YMC…

Special Episode: Socially United Physical Distancing

This episode will guide the would-be traveler during a period when travel is banned. So what can you do? Here's a few good ways to deal with reality. It's written with the women in her mid life in mind. Where do we go from here? Give a listen and find out. Only God knows the answers. 
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Special Physical Distancing Episode

Special Physical Distancing Episode
Welcome to Dr. Mary Travelbest’s Special Physical Distancing Episode
FAQ:I’ve heard of Zoom to stay connected and have an interest. What do I have to do to try it out and see some of my loved ones there? I don’t like going on Facebook or other web video platforms.
Answer: Zoom is an online platform that is easy to use, and you don’t have to download anything to your device. You don’t even have to sign up. All you need is the room number. It is good for international calls, because it uses the same type of internet tools as skype (Voice over IP or VoIP). So, you can contact a friend from another country, and don’t need to pay long-distance charges. Easy use is to stay connected to loved ones, like your family. Our family has been holding these meetings for four years, every other Sunday evening, across four time zones in the US. I hope you enjoy using it. It’s free for up to 40 minutes and up to 100 people.
Stay at Home Destination: Socially United, Dis…

Special Health Episode 2

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Show Notes: Dr Mary Travelbest’s Guide to Independent Travel: Special Health Episode 2



In this special episode: The FAQ is: I’m going stir crazy at my house now. What can I do to be more collected and show good example? How can I stay sane in a crisis? Destination is your home, if possible. Yes, we will go there, and have fun on our make-believe vacation. My mistake is trying to be perfect. The tip is: Ways for women to stay healthy.
FAQ: Special Health Question: How do I stay sane in a crisis?
We are all in this together. We all need each other. We are all in a novel crisis about health, so be sure to do your research and study what is the situation for you while you stay sane and as calm as you can. Keep aware of all the latest news and assess your personal situation. Each person must guide their own health. Don’t participate in high risk behaviors or believe that you are not vulnerable. Add some fun to every task that you do. Put a smile on your face, even if you feel alone. You’re …

Special Health Episode 2

This Special Health Episode is for women who are not able to travel due to the health crisis. The FAQ is how to stay sane. The destination is to travel inside yourself, and make believe you are on vacation at home. The mistake is trying to be perfect. The tips are to be sensible about health during the Covid-19 crisis. 
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Santa Barbara, California

This episode FAQ is about the Japan Olympic Summer Games, and the destination is Santa Barbara. My mistake is heading downhill while sleeping in a tent and the tip is using the Global Entry Pass. 
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Kenya

KenyaLearn about independent travel for women in Kenya. I share my travel mistakes, too.
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Shownotes for Dr Mary Travelbest : Kenya

In this episode: FAQ is about the struggle between travel and that most of the people in the world are restricted from travel. Destination: Kenya, my mistake is surfboards hurt and my travel tips are to stay away from dangerous situations.
FAQ:Do any of you, like I do, struggle a bit about traveling and seeing that most people in the world cannot do so?
Most people will never be able to travel like you and I. That’s because of the freedoms that we have in the US. These are things that we often take for granted, and so my goal is to point out this inequality and try to educate those of us who are able to make the sacrifice to travel, and to bring significant change and understanding to those who are not able to make this experience. It is largely due to economics and lifestyles that the modern travel ecosystem exists today. However, this could change in the future. Should you struggle or accept this fact? That’s all up to you, I want to encourage…

Savannah, GA

This audio guide helps women travel. This episode is about facemasks, Savannah, Georgia, my mistake of not checking my airline ticket change and tips for you. You may book two one way tickets instead of a round trip.
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Dayton, Ohio

Dayton, OhioWhat is there to do in Dayton, Ohio?Volunteer while you travel.Book travel on sale, when you can, not like I did.Be careful eating street food on the road.
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Kenya

Shownotes for Dr Mary Travelbest : Kenya
In this episode: FAQ is about the struggle between travel and that most of the people in the world are restricted from travel. Destination: Kenya, my mistake is surfboards hurt and my travel tips are to stay away from dangerous situations.
FAQ:Do any of you, like I do, struggle a bit about traveling and seeing that most people in the world cannot do so?
Most people will never be able to travel like you and I. That’s because of the freedoms that we have in the US. These are things that we often take for granted, and so my goal is to point out this inequality and try to educate those of us who are able to make the sacrifice to travel, and to bring significant change and understanding to those who are not able to make this experience. It is largely due to economics and lifestyles that the modern travel ecosystem exists today. However, this could change in the future. Should you struggle or accept this fact? That’s all up to you, I want to encourage …

Dayton, Ohio

Independent Travel Shownotes Dayton, Ohio


In this episode: Volunteer travel is the FAQ, the destination is Dayton, Ohio, and the mistake is booking airfare too late. The travel tip is to watch out for street food.
FAQ: How can I volunteer in my travel? I’ve heard of voluntourism and I want to know more about that.
First, that’s great to think about as you determine your plans for independent travel and the first places to visit are volunteermatch.com and govountoriing.com to see what opportunities are out there. You may find a mission in Vietnam, Cambodia or Haiti. Or you may find work in San Francisco or New Orleans. If you want to go somewhere not too far from home, but stillhave a foreign experience, why not visit Mexico? There are programs with GlobeAware,Roadmonkey and I-to-I Volunteering. You could also volunteer locally. Two that I know about personally are Habitat for Humanity and Door of Faith Orphanage. Keep your eyes open for opportunities and let me know if you select one an…

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…