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Special Episode: Postcards from the Road

In this episode: The FAQ What’s the one thing not to miss in Mexico City? The special edition is about Postcards from the road. The lesson learned is getting a lousy roommate and the Tip is: Build memories one day at a time. Check out this episode!

Postcards from the Road

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  Postcard from Hawaii from Dr Travelbest Show Notes: Dr Mary Travelbest :   Postcards from the Road   In this episode: The FAQ What’s the one thing not to miss in Mexico City? The special edition is about Postcards from the road. The lesson learned is getting a lousy roommate and the Tip is: Build memories one day at a time.   FAQ: What is a don’t miss thing, just one thing to do in Mexico City? I would say, see the Ballet Folklorico held at the Bellas Artes Theatre downtown.   I went there for the first time in 1973 and for the second time in 2017 and this was a memorable experience. If you only have one outing, attend this! You will experience the culture/dance of Mexico. Each scene showcases a part of the culture, history and geography. For example, for Jalisco, one of the regions of Mexico, there was a cowboy love story, with dancing for all to enjoy. There is no intermission, so just enjoy the show and soak it in.   Today’s Episode special edition is on Postcards fr

Sydney, Australia

If you are a woman who wants to travel, you will want to listen here. We help you and guide you through the challenges. Today's FAQ is How can I travel by myself? I’ve never done that before. The destination is Sydney Australia The lesson learned is carry all in one trip, and the tip is celebrate the holidays of where you are, not where you’re from. Check out this episode!

Ayers Rock, Australia

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I help guide women in independent travel, one at a time. In this episode: The FAQ is on how to use packing cubes. The destination is Ayers Rock, Australia. The lesson learned is Don’t give up too easily. The tip is We May Never Pass This way Again, by Seals & Crofts, back from the memory banks. Check out this episode!

New York City (part 2)

  Show Notes: Dr Mary Travelbest Independent Travel Guide: New York City part 2   In this episode: The FAQ is : What good are frequent flyer miles? The destination is New York City Part 2 and the lesson learned is don’t run out of water and the travel tip is Pack a small bag for “in flight”.   FAQ: What good are frequent flyer miles? Can I donate them?   Answer: They can get you free trips, but you need to work for them a bit. Unused frequent flyer miles can help a cause, so consider donating them. Most airline miles expire after 12-36 months of account inactivity. Some have made an exception during the pandemic. American Airline’s plan allows you to donate as few as 1000 miles. The program is Let Good Take Flight. Hawaiian allows you to donate and often will match your donation. See the show notes for more details and we’ll discuss this more in future episodes.   https://travel.usnews.com/rankings/travel-rewards/airline-rewards/   https://www.investopedia.com/a

New York City part 1

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  Show Notes: Dr Mary Travelbest Guide:   New York City Part 1   In this episode: The FAQ is : How do I ride the subway? The destination is New York City (Part 1) The lesson learned is: eating Hot Spicy Foods. The tip is: Give wildlife their space, too.   FAQ: How do I ride the subway?   Answer: For those listeners in rural areas, you may have never been exposed to a subway, so this is for you. You’ve seen the movies mostly of people jumping over the turnstiles and not paying the fare. Don’t let those fool you. You need to pay to ride the subway. Seniors usually get discounted fares, so look up that in the city where you are heading in advance. Most city subway systems have an app with the map, so download that. Most subway systems are forgiving, if you forget to get off at your destination, you can get off at the next stop and take the next train back. Some subways, like Washington, DC, or Atlanta, for example, allow you to take your bicycle on the subway at no extra

Special episode: Reunions for Independent Travelers

  Show Notes: Special Episode on Reunions for Independent Travelers   In this episode: The FAQ is: Why is starting a trip sometimes so hard? Special episode is Reunions for Independent Travelers. The mistake is: Forgetting something important in transit. The tip is: The Journey is a trip in itself   FAQ is: Why is starting a trip sometimes so hard?   Answer: Anne Morrow Lindbergh said that it’s like you are a snail being pulled off your rock. Once I get started, it’s better. Are you that snail that needs to be pulled off your rock? As you listen to this and other episodes on travel, I hope you feel more and more like the eagle, who soars above and is a travel champion.   Today’s Special Episode is: Reunions for Independent Travelers.   That doesn’t sound “independent” to me, but you can make it so, with a plan to be solo before and/or after your get together.   If your family announces there is a “reunion” soon, you can begin planning your solo activities before

Sports Travel

Show Notes: Dr Mary Travelbest Special Episode on Sports Travel     In this episode: FAQ: Favorite women’s sports events, and the Special topic is Sports Travel. My lesson learned is forgetting my suitcase and the travel tip is to give yourself the gift of travel.   FAQ: What are my favorite women’s sporting travel events?   Answer: My favorite women’s sporting travel events are high school women’s sports. I enjoy watching the spirit of young women who are in adult size bodies with strength that they never knew they had. They achieve on the field in competition with peers and against rivals from other locations. Some of my favorite travel days have been spent in the bleachers watching a women’s softball game or water polo team compete for the sake of doing their best and leaving it all on the field or pool in competition.   Today’s Special Episode is Sports Travel.   My favorite baseball stadiums include most of the big-league National and American League basebal

Sydney, Australia

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  Show Notes for Independent Travel Destination: Sydney, Australia   Pictured: Dr Travelbest feeding kangaroos in Australia. FAQ is How can I travel by myself? I’ve never done that before. The destination is Sydney Australia The lesson learned is carry all in one trip, and the tip is celebrate the holidays of where you are, not where you’re from.   FAQ: How can I travel by myself? I’ve never done that before Answer: Look to the Bible for the answer: 2 nd Corinthians 12:10: When I am weak, then I am strong. For my power is made perfect in weakness. Our own abilities prove inadequate. However, if you look at this as an opportunity, you will be pleased. Another quote from 2 nd Corinthians 5: 16-18 says “Old things have passed away, behold they have become new.” So new adventures will replace the old ways. Good luck in your future travels and new experiences, with God as your companion.   Today’s Independent Destination- Sydney, Australia   I spent about a dozen day

Ayers Rock, Australia

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   Pictured: Dr Travelbest climbing Ayers Rock. Welcome to Dr. Mary Travelbest’s Show Notes on Ayers Rock, Australia     The FAQ is on how to use packing cubes. The destination is Ayers Rock, Australia. The lesson learned is Don’t give up too easily. The tip is We May Never Pass This Way Again , by Seals & Crofts, back from the memory banks.   FAQ: What are the advantages of Packing Organizers or travel compression bags? How can I pack a suitcase best using cubes? The best way to pack a smaller suitcase, that is one you want to carry on, is using cubes. Many airlines limit your size of carry on, so find out the exact dimensions and get a suitcase small enough to bring. The advantages are efficiency, saving space, keeping clothes clean and dry and prevent you from overpacking. https://www.neverendingvoyage.com/how-to-use-packing-cubes-carry-on-travel/   Today’s Episode is Ayers Rock, Australia   It is a six hour drive through bush country from Alice Spring

New Zealand North Island

In this episode: The FAQ is: on being single and traveling: The destination is New Zealand, North Island. The lesson learned is: losing jewelry while traveling and the tip is: be willing to pause and be safe in travel. Check out this episode!

Taiwan

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Dr Travelbest helps women travel, one at a time. In this episode: The FAQ is:  What kinds of women travel the world? The destination is Taiwan 2021 The lesson learned is: Shop at the END of your trip, not at the start. The tip is: Paper money and coins from foreign countries make good memories and can be shared. Check out this episode!  

New Zealand South Island

The FAQ is: How do those from other nations view American travelers? The destination is New Zealand, South Island. The lesson learned is: getting ripped of while traveling. and the tip is to listen to other podcasts about travel, besides this one from Dr Mary Travelbest, of course. Check out this episode!

North Dakota

For women who want to travel independently. One woman at a time. In this episode: FAQ is How far in advance should I book my travel? The destination is North Dakota. The lesson learned is carry a flashlight and the tip is how to stay awake while driving. Check out this episode!

Vaccine Passports

The FAQ is: How can I stop from getting lost all the time? The Special episode is on 2021 Vaccine Passports. The lesson learned is about:  Wearing bike shorts. The tip is: Check the weather reports on your app. Check out this episode!

Travel Independent Spectrum Level 4

In this Special Episode, the FAQ is: How do I prevent getting stranded when I’m on a road trip? The Special episode is on Level 4, Challenging Travel , out of 5 levels total in the Travel Independent Spectrum. The lesson learned is not getting a second opinion for car repair and the tip is adding serendipity to your travel. Check out this episode!

Special Edition Public Transportation

This special edition is about Public Transportation for women travelers. Are you going somewhere? You may choose to use public vs. private transportation. Get info on vaccines and travel, plus my mistakes and tips for your future travel after the pandemic is past us. Check out this episode!

Costa Rica

Are you a women who wants to travel in the future? If so, give a few minutes here to listen to Dr Mary Travelbest share insights on her travel guidance. This episode is about Costa Rica and you will also hear the FAQ, her lessons learned and tips.  Check out this episode!