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Travel Anxiety: Causes and Tips for Easing Stress

Whether you're heading to the beach for a month or traveling to Shanghai on an extended vacation, traveling often comes with some form of anxiety. For some, the anxiety is mild, but for others, it can be crippling. This makes it hard for them to have a good time before they reach their destination. Read this blog to find out a few of the causes of travel anxiety and a few tips for easing the stress as well.  The Most Common Causes of Travel Anxiety Travel anxiety can happen for a variety of different reasons and no two people who have it are the same. Some of the most common causes are listed below.   Fear of Flying: Whether it's pre-travel anxiety or full-on travel anxiety, many times it stems from a fear of flying. Over 25 million people in the United States alone suffer from a fear of flying and…

How to Save Money for Travel Expenses

So many people don't travel or go on vacation because they say they can't work it into their budget. However, if you want to visit badly enough, there are ways to not only fund your travels but to save for travel expenses as well. There are many reasons to take a vacation, and there are just as many ways to save money for that vacation as well. If you want to travel but can't quite seem to afford it, take a look at these tips for saving money to get you started. Get a Loan Many people would prefer to just go on a trip at the spur of the moment, but you can't do that with no money. However, you can check into same day loans as a way to pay for your trip, especially if it is a small one. It is essential to make sure that you…

Awesome Events That Occurred While Traveling

Years ago, I stood in a bazaar in Urumqi, Xianjiang Province, China. Around me, cacophony reigned, sounding like the hundreds of individuals were all shouting at each other. Donkeys brayed and camels made camel noises, dogs barked and car horns honked. The smells were just as varied. The colors were incredible. Brilliant hues shone from bolts of cottons and silks on tables. Multi-colored native caps, bright with sequins, adorned another table. I thought they'd be cute presents for my nieces. The woman behind the table was beautiful in her own way. A strong face with intelligent black eyes, hair hidden under a bandana, she regarded me with a calm presence. I was immediately charmed and asked, through the interpreter, whether I could take her photo because she was so beautiful. She blushed, but agreed. I took several photos. And then I bought a dozen caps and overpaid for them. As…

Proper Planning for Potential Travel Emergencies

Traveling is a great adventure that opens your eyes to the world around you. However, satisfying your thirst for wanderlust comes with a host of potential mishaps that can throw a wrench into your best-laid plans. Here are five ways that you can plan for potential travel emergencies so that you are not left helpless out on the road. Medical Emergencies: There are a number of health problems that can occur when you are away from home. From acute medical emergencies to basic illnesses, nothing will ruin a trip quite like a sudden health issue. Before you take off for your travel adventure, be sure to make sure that you have all of your health insurance documents handy. You can also make dealing with medical issues easier by locating the closest urgent care clinics and pharmacies to your destination. Traveling with a basic first aid kit may prove to be…

5 Tips for Travel Treasure Hunting

Traveling may be exciting enough, but add to that the thrill of hunting for treasures along the way. Whether you prefer to peruse antique shops, thrift shops, consignment shops, marketplaces, or flea markets, treasures abound.  Make the most of your hunting by following these five tips: Start with a Budget and a List Be prepared before you even start your treasure hunt. Consider how much you're willing to spend on your trip overall. Also, prepare a list of wanted items and keep it on hand as you amble through markets and shops. This list may include vintage textiles, milk glass, Victorian linens, or whatever strikes your fancy. Bring Cash for Negotiating Although credit and debit cards are used everywhere these days, it doesn't hurt to carry cash for negotiating prices. Vendors and shop owners are more likely to negotiate if you can offer them cash. Be sure to use courtesy…

Wedding Thank You Etiquette

Writing and sending a wedding thank you card is not a simple task. The thank-you card should be written with exceptional etiquette in mind, and also delivered to the recipients in good time. Ideally, you should also write the thank-you note politely to express to your guests how grateful you are for their support during your big day. A thank you note should be written to everyone who made an impact on your wedding, and not just the people who gave you gifts. For instance, your family members who were present in your engagement party, all deserve a thank you note. Generally, the list of the people you have to write a thank-you note for is long, and you have to consider some key factors when sending the cards. We have outlined the factors you need to consider below. The Guests Addresses The first factor you have to consider is…

Planning a Beach Vacation During the Pandemic

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many families are still looking to squeeze in a family vacation this summer. The challenge is twofold: what’s open and accessible, and what’s safe? A popular choice for many people is the quintessential beach vacation. Here are five things to keep in mind when planning a beach vacation during a pandemic. Choosing Your Destination Wisely The most important that you can do to keep your family safe on your beach vacation is to choose your destination wisely. You can reduce the odds of exposure by finding a destination that is not experiencing an outbreak. There are numerous online trackers that you can use to ascertain what areas you should avoid. For example, a beach vacation in Florida is likely not a good idea as the cases in the Sunshine State continue to surge. Conversely, beaches in the Northeast or the Pacific Northwest are safer options.…

7 Family-Friendly Attractions in Orange County, California

Orange County offers an authentic Californian experience, from its sunny weather, Instagram-worthy beaches, museums, and--to top it all--Disneyland. The area’s charm has inspired numerous mentions in TV and film. All of this makes it a draw to millions of tourists each year. If you’re planning to visit with your friendly, here is a list of some of the top attractions:  Disneyland Disneyland is rightfully called the happiest place on earth thanks to its plethora of magical attractions. It is a perfect destination for a family to visit interactive play spaces like the Temple of the Forbidden Eye with Indiana Jones, roller coasters, and iconic rides like the Pirates of the Caribbean.  Star Wars buffs will be right at home in the themed Galaxy’s Edge, and you will get to interact with numerous Disney characters. Plan ahead to avoid too many crowds and make your visit less of a hassle. You…

Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

Road warriors understand that it can be challenging to stay healthy when out on the road. The temptations of eating out and not having the convenience of your regular workout routine can wreak havoc on even the best-laid plans. Here are a few things that you can do to ensure that you stay healthy while traveling. Watch Your Diet: The number one thing that you can do to stay healthy while traveling is to watch what you eat. It is natural to want to indulge in local food and drink offerings when discovering new places. While this is fine in moderation, it is important to balance your indulgence with nutritious foods. If applicable, ask if your weekly delivered weight loss meal plans can be redirected to your destination. This will ensure that you do not get off track with all of your diet and nutrition goals while away from home.…

3 Strategies to Fund Your Travel Adventures

We all have comfort zones. We like certain kinds of people, places, and things more than others. We have preferences for thousands of things, and our list of attachments and aversions define us. While comfort zones give us a sense of safety because they’re predictable, they also lock us into a narrow worldview and confine us to a constricted way of living in the world.   When you travel, you see, hear, smell, and feel many unique aspects of life. Over time, you develop a fresh perspective about the world and gain a deeper understanding of the human experience.  Travel stretches the boundaries of your comfort zone and you discover that the world is a far friendlier and more beautiful place than you had imagined. With a little creative thinking, you’ll uncover many ways to fund your travels.  Here are three suggestions on how to earn more money by traveling than…