Category Archives: Trip Planning

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Touring Tokyo: Trip Planning

In a couple days we will begin our trip and head to our first stop: Japan. My neighbor who has spent time in Tokyo says very few people speak English,…

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Don’t Forget your Shots

When traveling to far and distant places, it’s a good idea to check with the CDC or World Health Organization (WHO) to see what ailments still persist there. In other…

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Planning for 5-days in Peru

When visiting the Cusco and Machu Picchu area, there is a lot of ground to cover.  There is the city of Cusco,  the Sacred Valley – home to Moray, a…

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A bit about Travel Insurance

I have auto insurance, home insurance, and health insurance, but for the first time ever, I purchased travel insurance. There are lots of choices and it’s overwhelming.  There is even…

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Pages vs Pixels

Gone are the days of lugging travel books around the globe. Today you can leverage your digital gizmos and download all your travel books onto your device of choice: Kindle,…

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Her Name is Rio…

…and she dances on the sand of two of the most famous beaches in the world: Copacabana and Ipanema.  Barry Manilow sang about them in his 1978 song Copacabana, The Girl from…

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Private Tours in China

While I’m not new to traveling to and around China, I have not done it on my own and usually have a guide of some sort.   While I vow every…

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Indie RTW Travel Planner

Not tied to an airline alliance?  Want to travel outside of the alliance’s hub-spoke territories?   Check out BootsNAll RTW travel trip planner, Indie: http://indie.bootsnall.com/ [requires registation].  They’ve built a great search…

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World Wide Wireless: Connectivity while traveling

One of the biggest questions when traveling abroad is connectivity.  It can be expensive or non-existent. So what’s a traveler to do? Wi-Fi is your Friend: For the most part,…

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Visas

When traveling internationally, it is important to verify the entry requirements for each country.  Many countries require visas prior to arriving, and these must be obtained from a consulate or…

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Surface Sectors

Once your round the world (RTW) itinerary and dates are finalized and tickets are purchased, it’s time to start planning or finalizing the surface sectors, if you have any. Surface…

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China Planning

For China, we felt like we will need some hand-holding. We don’t speak the language, and we are fish out of water, so we looked into private tours offered by China…

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RTW Ticketing with a Major Airline Alliance

Which Alliance? All the major airline networks offer round the world fares: Star Alliance, One World, SkyTeam. Which one you use depends on your preferred airline or status as well…

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Trip Planning: Where to Go?

With over 193 countries in the world, there is no shortage of options. We traveled to Europe in July 2011 and visited London, France, Italy, and Switzerland, so we did…

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