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DIY Face Masks: Cute 5-Step Reversible Masks for Travel & More

Chances are that even when travel restrictions are lifted, many of us will be wearing face masks on planes, trains, subways, and in public attractions. The question of whether or not the general public should wear cloth/surgical face masks has been confusing at best.  At first, we were told in no uncertain terms NOT to […]

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Acapulco Beaches and Activities Are Fun…But Is Acapulco Safe?

240 miles south of Mexico City, the azure blue water, craggy Sierra Madre del Sur mountains, and upscale high-rise hotels of  Acapulco de Juárez (Spanish: [akaˈpulko ðe ˈxwaɾes] was once Mexico’s paradise and most famous beach resort town. In its heyday, Acapulco beaches, upscale cuisine, golf courses, pulsing nightlife, and spas provided a powerful attraction […]

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Travel Coronavirus Impact | Expert Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, has had a big impact on the travel industry – particularly for Baby Boomers whose age puts them at higher risk. Travel coronavirus impact of the pneumonia-like virus has the travel industry bracing for up to a full year of economic interruption. According to reputable surveys at the beginning of […]

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Pickpocketing in Europe: How to Avoid and What to Do If It Happens

The 7th-floor terrace of House of Legends restaurant was small and cramped, just two tables taking up any excess space.  I squeezed past the diners, made my way over to the railing, and whipped out my smartphone to snap a photo of the stunning sunset over Lviv, one of Eastern Europe’s most beautiful cities. Recalling […]

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Advantages of Traveling: Be Healthier, Happier and More Productive

For those of us who love to travel, it’s difficult to comprehend why somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of Americans do not use all their vacation days. Studies show that people who take vacations enjoy a multitude of benefits to their well-being. Physical Benefits Taking time away from work is not just fun, but […]

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Random TSA Searches: Some Days Are Like That, Even In the Midwest

TSA rules! Tell me…. do I look dangerous to you?  Apparently the TSA still thinks so. Rapid City Regional Airport.  Just another nondescript launching pad in the life of a travel writer.  Or so I thought. But it turned out to be a no-good, very bad, terrible day. As I’m going through security in the […]

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Are Breasts Lethal Weapons? TSA Underwire Bra Rules

Underwire Alert! When traveling, always make sure your breasts are not lethal weapons. Breasts?  Lethal weapons? Apparently, the TSA thinks so. TSA underwire bra scans wreak havoc on their scans. It was 3:30 a.m. and I was on my way to a business trip from New Hampshire to Oregon.  I’m not a morning person so […]

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