Great sites and tools for planning your trip

I thought I would share some great websites for planning your trip. I would not have been able to travel alone without the great knowledge on the internet by other travelers.  The site I visit the most  is tripadvisor, I call it my travel bible.  It is a site with reviews from other travelers, advice from…

Scams and Thieves

Originally posted on The Traveling Gemini:
Unfortunately there are people all over the world who make their living from scamming  or stealing off the tourist.  I will go over some of the scams I am aware of The bump, someone will bump you when walking by, or when you are entering a subway or bus,…

Tips for traveling solo

Tips for Traveling Solo 1) Carry your passport/cash etc on your body, spread it out so if you are a victim of a pickpocket, they will not get it all. When I carry large sums of money I carry it in a money belt underneath my pants. Once I get into the hotel I keep…

Why I travel with only a carry-on

Originally posted on The Traveling Gemini:
Yesterday I shared a video on how to pack a carry-on for two weeks, now I would like to share with you the reasons why I only travel with a carry-on I have been packing a carry-on now for years, I do this is for several reasons. When I…

Barcelona and Barcelona Budget eats

Barcelona from May 10-15th Sunday May 10th flew into Barcelona at around noon, took the aeroport bus into the city center, our hotel was only a 5 minute walk,  we checked into the hotel and first thing we did was head for the alleys, our favorite thing to do in Europe, we planned on going…

Everything you need to know for your first trip

I am  trying to assist my son with his first trip to Cuba, so I though I would write a blog for first timers.   I remember booking my first trip solo, and I wish I did some things differently. Make sure your passport is up to date, and it does not expire within 3-6…

Scams and Thieves

Unfortunately there are people all over the world who make their living from scamming  or stealing off the tourist.  I will go over some of the scams I am aware of The bump, someone will bump you when walking by, or when you are entering a subway or bus, than the next thing you know…

Why I travel with only a carry-on

Yesterday I shared a video on how to pack a carry-on for two weeks, now I would like to share with you the reasons why I only travel with a carry-on I have been packing a carry-on now for years, I do this is for several reasons. When I arrive at my destination I am…