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Travel Exercise at Home

  Special Episode on Travel Exercises at Home from  Dr. Mary Travelbest In this episode: The FAQ is What should I do in Tijuana, Mexico? The special episode is on Exercise at Home. Lesson learned is don’t get Seasick while shark fishing    Tip is kill insomnia with prayer FAQ: What should I do in Tijuana, Mexico? Answer: Once the pandemic is over, you should visit with your passport and Mexican auto insurance if you’re driving there. I’ve been to TJ about 50 times and each time I seem to get lost. It’s a big city and that’s easy to do with so many people and cars. The attractions include Jai alai games, dog or horse races, and a lot of eating and shopping. If you’re a shopper, you can visit Plaza Rio or Plaza Mexico. I enjoy looking at the items in food sections, dreaming of the flavors and smells of the food. The Omnitheatre, in the Tijuana Cultural Center has a film on a 180-degree screen, so the viewer is right in the middle of the scene, soaring across Mexico, the pyramids, b

California Beaches (part 3)

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    Welcome to Dr. Mary Travelbest’s Special Episode on California Beaches (Part 3) In parts 1 and 2, we started in Coronado, California and visited all beaches through Camp Pendleton. In part 3, we will keep going north through Orange County beaches from San Clemente to Seal Beach and in between. They are all or mostly “free” to visit but check hours and parking before you travel. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Orange+County,+CA/@33.8755442,-118.446624,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80dc925c54d5f7cf:0xdea6c3618ff0d607!8m2!3d33.7174708!4d-117.8311428 San Clemente - There are at least 10 beaches in this part of Orange County. https://www.san-clemente.org/recreation-community/parks-trails/visit-a-beach There’s a train station on the beach; it’s just steps to the sand or to the shopping areas. San Clemente has a regular routed street Trolley, and it’s free of charge for all visitors and locals but closed during Covid. That’s a good way to get to the beach and not worry about park

Working from the Road

Are you working from the road? Here are some tips on that from Dr Mary Travelbest. It's a special episode on how to find an income while you're on the go. The tips are about extra hydration. The lesson learned is to be on time. If you are a woman who travels, or would like to, you need this guide from the Doctor of Travel. Check out this episode!

Chuck Yeager Special Edition

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This is a Special Edition on the memories of Dr Travelbest and General Chuck Yeager, who died on Pearl Harbor Day, 2020 at the age of 97 years old. The FAQ is beach or mountain travel? The lesson learned and the travel tip will keep you subscribed to this podcast and others like it. What's on your travel bucket list? Don't miss a single episode. Check out this episode!

VanLife for Independent Travel

You can travel independently, even in a motorhome or van. This episode discusses the things you need, the pros, the cons and even how to park your van. During Covid, motorhome travel has never been so big. Send in your comments and questions and the doctor will respond. We also learn from other's mistakes and give you tips on tracking your steps and exercise. Check out this episode!

Omaha, Nebraska

  Show Notes 77 Dr Mary Travelbest Guide to Omaha, Nebraska   In this episode: The FAQ The FAQ is on medical tourism The Destination is Omaha, Nebraska The lesson learned is not to hitchhike in the wrong direction The tip is remove food from carry on luggage for X ray.   FAQ: What is Medical Tourism, and should I consider that?   Answer: Medical tourism is very popular in certain countries like Thailand, India, Costa Rica, and Mexico. There are packages that include insurance for a selection of treatments, travel and doctors. Some of the reasons for these visits include cancer, osteo, cardio, cosmetic and dental. Think about the quality and the level of satisfaction that you expect if you are going to plan such a visit, and include interpreters, as well as recovery if needed. There are three steps, the pre, during and post medical consideration. With today’s technology and transparency, look for this to grow in the future.   Today’s Episode Destination is Omaha,

Lincoln, Nebraska

  Show Notes Independent Travel Destination: Lincoln Nebraska   In this episode: FAQ is how to find out the travel restrictions for a place I want to visit? The destination is Lincoln, Nebraska The lesson learned is: don’t drop phone/camera and crack your screen and the tip is on using notes on your phone.   FAQ: How can I find out the travel restrictions for a place I want to visit?   Answer: State Department   Travel.state.gov     is the website to visit to get up to date travel restrictions, maps and what you need, including passport updated info. You will see every region has a level of restriction, and most say “travel restricted” or “do not travel” now. That will change over the next few months, and years, so stay aware of the rules as you are planning future trips.   Today’s Independent Destination- Lincoln Nebraska   My sister in law, Cindy, is from Lincoln, so she told me some great things to do there. Here are some of my favorites.   Pionee

South Dakota

    Show Notes Dr Mary Travelbest Episode on South Dakota     In this episode: FAQ is “How to keep clothes clean while traveling?” The Destination is the state of South Dakota.   My lesson learned is trouble with Uber/Lyft apps and The Tip is how to deal with people who approach you that you’d rather not know.   FAQ: How do you keep clothes clean when traveling? How often should I plan to do a wash of my clothes?   Everyone has their own definition of clean, and with clothes that is not any different. My definition of clean is fresh and non-stained clothing, and what really matters is your undergarments. Keeping the things close to your skin clean will keep you on the road longer. So be sure that you have enough underwear for your trip, even if you need to wash them often. Usually, these will dry quickly, too. Here are three tips for clean clothes:   Bring bags to keep clean away from dirty Carry detergent with you so you can wash on the road Consider wea

California Beaches Part 2

  Show Notes California Beaches (Part 2)   In this episode: The FAQ is on points vs miles for a credit card and the destination is California Beaches part 2 the lesson learned is cutting out sinus infections and the tip is when to visit the Eiffel Tower.   FAQ: What’s the difference between points and miles on a credit card reward?   Answer:   There is little difference between points and miles on a credit card.   If you have a choice, get the cash, not the points or the miles. Points are just another way to accrue loyalty for travel companies. They may call them miles, but all in all, the mileage may vary. The companies can change the rules anytime they want. Now is a good time to use your miles, if you’ve been storing them. Don’t let them disappear. You can often give them as a gift to someone else, too. Most of the credit cards that let you earn points have a fee and restrictions. Be sure to read the fine print before you buy.   https://www.investopedia.com/artic

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  Show Notes Sioux Falls, South Dakota   In this episode: FAQ is   how to deal with loneliness when you are solo. Destination is Sioux Falls, South Dakota Lesson Learned is Getting Wet Travel tip is a Fanny Pack   FAQ is: When I am lonely, what should I do on the road?   Answer:   If you travel solo, there are times you will feel alone, but you can lean into these times and think of something positive about being solo. For example, you can go at your own pace, have uninterrupted time to daydream, and sleep in if you want. However, it’s always good to have a friend you can check in with from the road, just to call and say “hello” to someone you love. So, keep the loved ones informed about your location and have a positive attitude so they don’t worry.   Today’s Independent Destination- Sioux Falls   What can you do in Sioux Falls?   Downtown Sculpture Walk, that was perfect to do early morning, and stopped in some retail stores, too. Duluth Trading for one.

Arkansas

  Show Notes Independent Travel Destination: Arkansas   In this episode: FAQ is single supplement shopping The destination is Little Rock, Arkansas The lesson learned is cutting out stress and the tip is tooth smart travel   FAQ: should you pay a single supplement or negotiate for a lower rate?   A  single supplement  is a charge paid by a solo traveler to compensate a hotel or cruise line for losses incurred because only one person is staying in a room or cruise ship cabin. Most hotel rooms and ship cabins are built under the assumption that at least two people will occupy them   You will be required to pay them from some vendors, but this is negotiable. You should negotiate for the lower rate or move on to a vendor who is willing to work with you. Do not settle for the first price when it comes to a single supplement. Your pocketbook will thank you.   Today’s Independent Destination- Arkansas   Depending on where you live, Arkansas may be one of your last