These Travel Quotes Will Motivate You to Travel More

How long has it been since you’ve traveled? If it’s been some time, you may have slipped into a travel rut and need a boost to motivate you to plan your next adventure with some of my favorite travel quotes.

I understand that life happens and traveling may not be a priority at the moment. But this doesn’t mean you can’t think about planning a vacation, even if it’s for next year.

Don’t give up on exploring the world because you may regret it. Even if you went away for the weekend, it’s better than doing nothing at all.

Life’s too short to not follow your dreams and heart. Besides, you never know what you may discover when you’re halfway across your country, or the world.

I hope the following travel quotes inspire you to start thinking about and planning your next adventure. Isn’t it time to explore a part of the world, even a part of your soul, that’s been dying for you to visit and get to know?

Read the following words when you need inspiration, a reminder about why it’s important for you to travel. [Read more…]

The “Travel Agent is Obsolete” Myth Debunked

The time has come to bust the myths about travel agents.

“Don’t use a travel agent” is TERRIBLE advice.

The question is why?

A travel agent can actually be a great resource for you.

He or she can help you plan your dream vacation and reduce your stress because you won’t have to search hundreds of online travel sites to find the travel package you want.

So, what’s the problem? [Read more…]

How to Improve Your Travel Experiences [And Actually Enjoy Trips]

Admit it. You may be a cranky traveler or one that has super high expectations that not even God himself or herself could meet. Does this sound like you? If it does, you’re sabotaging your travel experiences.

The only person you control is YOU. For example, Mother Nature who may dump tons of snow in your area, making it impossible for your plane to take-off to the Caribbean. You can’t control the weather! But you could be prepared to wait it out by reading a magazine, listening to music, etc.

Instead of getting upset at the slightest issue and ruining your vacations, learn to rise above travel challenges.

Fortunately, you can learn how to improve your travel experiences and actually enjoy your trips. [Read more…]

8 Adventurous and Family Things to do in Arizona

Have you taken a family vacation to Arizona? If not, you may consider traveling to the Valley of the Sun and participating in the adventurous activities. Some of them are not for the faint of heart, so make sure you choose things to do that everyone will enjoy.

You’ll find that Phoenix has a pleasant climate all year round. However, temperatures can soar past 100 during the summer. If this is too hot for you and your kids to handle, you may want to visit during the fall, winter and spring months.

Keep reading to learn about the eight adventurous and family things to do in Arizona. Bring lots of sunscreen! [Read more…]

Why Do You Solo Travel?

Why do you solo travel?

I do it because I can; I’m not afraid to grab my backpack or suitcase and take-off somewhere.

Whether or not you consider yourself to be pretty or handsome has nothing to do with solo travel as it can be an awesome experience for anyone, if you’re open to it.

From boosting your confidence to learning how to speak a different language quickly, traveling solo can push you beyond your comfort zone.

So, why do you solo travel?

Maybe you do so for the following reasons. [Read more…]

London Travel: 7 Reasons to Visit Today

Admit it. You’ve often wondered about London travel. But now with Brexit, you may be too scared to visit the city. Poppycock!

Push your fears aside, embrace travel to England, and start packing today. If you don’t go, you may regret it. You don’t want that, do you?

There are a wide variety of things to do and see in London, England, from museums to having afternoon tea at a café or in your hotel’s restaurant. I’ve visited the city and haven’t even scratched the surface. It’s why I’ll travel to London over and over again.

Keep reading to learn seven reasons to visit London, England today. Once you’ve finished, you may want to book your vacation as soon as possible. [Read more…]

Everything You Need to Know about Brexit

You’ve probably heard or read about Brexit. But do you really understand it? What happened is the citizens in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland voted on June 23, 2016 to decide whether or not the UK should leave or stay in the European Union [economic and political union between 28 European countries].

The Brexit results were 52% to leave and 48% to stay. More than 30 million (71.8%) people participated in the Brexit vote.

If you’re like most people, you’re probably confused about the Brexit vote and may have questions, such as:

  • What does this mean for travel to the UK?
  • How will this affect my Great Britain vacation?
  • Is it safe to travel to the UK?
  • How far will the U.S. dollar go?

It’s too early to know the consequences of Brexit. And rumblings of a revote have been circulating throughout the UK. No one knows if this will or will not happen. [Read more…]

Hiking Safety: Stay Safe on the Trails in the Phoenix Heat

When I lived in Chandler, Arizona, I took advantage of every outdoor activity possible, including hiking. Why? Because the temperatures were warm and hot – I could be outside 7-days a week. Since I was new to Arizona, I didn’t pay much attention to hiking safety. I was too focused on exploring my new surroundings.

My favorite mountain park was and still is South Mountain Park. Thanks to the challenging Javalina Trail and sun, I’d work up a sweat and feel the burn in my legs, hips, butt, and thighs.

I admit that I hiked in 100+ degree temperatures. Why? Because most people wouldn’t hike in hot temperatures, so it felt as if I had the entire mountain to myself. Was it smart to hike when it was 114 degrees? Probably not – I got heatstroke. But it was my fault because I didn’t bring enough water, a rookie hiker’s mistake.

Please don’t be like me and get heatstroke, or worse die while on a hiking trail. Read on to learn hiking safety tips when you’re in the Phoenix, Arizona heat. [Read more…]

10 Reasons to Experience Adventure Travel Vacations

?Your next vacation could be out-of-this-world, if you would embrace adventure travel vacations. Let’s face it; taking the same vacation year after year can get old. Why not try something different, like a hiking trip to Costa Rica? Or maybe you’ll zoom off to New Zealand where you can try bungee jumping for the first time. Life is too short! Here are 10 reasons to experience adventure travel vacations right now. [Read more…]

I Like to Travel Because

I was bit by the travel bug at Maple Heights High School, in Maple Heights, Ohio (southeast of Cleveland). I was enrolled in the Junior Business Career Cluster Course, known to us students as BLOCK. Why? Because the accounting, administrative assistant, and word processing (it was the late 1980s) programs were in a section of the school that looked like a block.

I enrolled in accounting for two reasons:

  • My dad told me to follow a ‘secure’ career path.
  • I was (still am) good with numbers.

Like most high schools, we had competitions. And this was not limited to sports. Those of us in BLOCK had our own local, state and national comps for accounting, administrative assisting, and word processing.

Long story short, I placed fourth in the local competition and it made it to the state competition in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. I admit that I liked the idea of being away from dad, mom and sister. This was my opportunity to not only be with my friends, but to meet other kids from around the U.S.

I had a great time, even though I didn’t place high enough for nationals. I had know idea that my trip to Seven Springs would impact me in more ways than one. I only wish that I would have pushed myself more in school so that I could have applied to colleges in Columbus, Cincinnati, or even out-of-state.

Oh well. Hindsight is 20/20. But one thing that’s still constant in my life is my love of traveling.

Here are the top reasons why I like to travel. [Read more…]