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Anguilla, British Overseas Territory

  Anguilla, British Overseas Territory In this episode: The FAQ is check it or carry on?    The destination is Anguilla, in the British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean. The mistake is Faith Not Fear and the Tip is the best advice is found in the Bible. FAQ Check luggage or carry on? I’m a fan of using cubes and a small personal item to bring on board the plane these days. If in doubt, I’ll carry on. However, if I must dress up and bring several pairs of shoes, that doesn’t always work. The wardrobe changes may require a suitcase. Then I will check the bag, especially if it’s Southwest Airlines. Do you check luggage? Luggage does usually arrive, and hardly ever gets lost these days. But it can take a long time to retrieve it, so if you are in a hurry, don’t check it. Today’s Independent Destination Anguilla Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean. It’s one main island, and a few offshore islets. The beaches here go from long and sandy

Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota

  Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota In this episode: The FAQ is how to stop credit card thieves? The destination is Mount Rushmore, and the mistake is packing in the dark. The tip is about journaling your travel memories. FAQ: My friends asked me about credit card safety. Here’s what they say, I’m nervous about my credit cards and identity being stolen. Do I need a special container for credit cards with today’s swipe to pay technology? What are some ways to thwart a thief? Answer: There are some ways to get back at those who will try to steal your credit card info. Thieves armed with  scanning  devices  could  indeed read  your card  information by intercepting its RFID signal, stealing  your  information if they were close to you. Thieves  could  steal information even if  your  RFID-emitting  card  was tucked into  your wallet ,  purse  or  pocket . First, keep track of your cards, the numbers and phone number of the banks. Protect your credit cards from theft b

Witchita, Kansas

  Show Notes: Wichita, Kansas In this episode: FAQ is about booking your first AirBNB. The destination is Wichita, Kansas and the mistake is my pants that were too short. The tip is about improving your memory for better travel. FAQ: How do I book my first room on AirBNB? Answer: Get someone to refer you to Airbnb so you both can earn some money. Use the link in the show notes to get $65 off your first booking and after you book, I will get $20.   https://www.airbnb.com/c/mmccabe13?referral_share_id=cda6348a-e5a4-47ad-bd4f-ac4c13611cdd I’ve used AirBNB locally in California and across the USA and in Paris and all over France, in Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Taipei, Thailand, and other locations. https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/199/what-should-i-do-if-someone-asks-me-to-pay-outside-of-the-airbnb-website Today’s Independent Destination- Wichita, Kansas Think of sunflowers, wheat, midway, central location of the USA. I spent three days in Wichita, during the pandemic of

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   In this episode: The FAQ is how to avoid blisters on your feet. The destination is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The mistake is my friend who went hiking alone and regrets that now and the tip is about drinking fluids. The FAQ is: Laura has a lot of blisters after she hikes. She asked me, “How can I avoid these blisters and enjoy my walks more?” Answer: What’s a blister in the first place? A  blister  is a pocket of fluid between the upper layers of skin. The most common causes are friction, freezing, burning, infection, and chemical burns.  Blisters  are also a symptom of some diseases. The  blister  bubble is formed from the epidermis, the uppermost layer of skin. Don’t pop them or remove the skin. That will protect it. Preventing blisters can be part of your routine. Wear the right shoes, and clean socks. Moist skin blisters more easily, so socks that manage moisture and changing socks often can prevent some friction and moisture. Foot sweat can be

Eating Out During Covid

This special edition is about eating out during covid, the do's and don'ts. Also the FAQ is about safety and how to protect yourself. The mistake is losing my parked car, and the tip is on a tiny retractable blade that costs about two bucks. You will use it for years wherever you travel. Check out this travel for women episode!

Mombasa, Kenya

Africa is a long trip for most of us, and independent travelers should consider their experience in travel before going here solo. Learn some good travel tips and advice from Dr Travelbest. Learn from my mistakes. Here are some ways to enjoy your travel, even from an armchair.  Check out this travel for women episode!

California Beaches Part 1

  Special Episode on California Beaches (Part 1) Welcome to Dr. Mary Travelbest’s Show Notes FAQ: How does one become a “best” travel spot or tip with Dr Travelbest? Answer:   The best travel spots and tips come from you, the listener to this podcast. You are the inspiration and the joyful traveler, who share your ideas, your travel questions, your favorites and your tips with me and with your friends. So keep thinking of others and how you can help them become better travelers. I have a best book called, The 10 Best of Everything, An ultimate Guide for Travelers, by Nathaniel and Andrew Lande, published by National Geographic. One section is about the best cheeses in England. Another section is about New Zealand’s South Island. If you are a fan of this podcast, take peek at the show notes and add your comments about your “best” and become a travel hero for us. https://www.amazon.com/Best-Everything-Third-Travelers-Geographic/dp/1426208677   Today’s Episode special editio