Sipping a cocktail on the beach in Uruguay, standing atop a glacier in Patagonia, seeing the City of Lights sparkle on a summer evening -- these are some of my favorite travel memories. While I hope you are making plans for your next international trip, before you toss that new bikini and flip-flops into your suitcase, make sure you take care of the practical stuff well in advance. Here are 10 of my international travel tips - honed from my visits to 25 countries and counting - to insure that your next trip abroad is a safe, relaxing and enjoyable one
Anytime I travel, I carve out time to visit local markets. It is at these central gathering places that the voices, smells, music, foods, beverages and unique vibe of a place come to life! In addition to London’s famed Borough Market, here is a hand picked selection of notable markets that I have enjoyed on my travels.
It is said that, to “take a solo trip” should be on every woman’s Bucket List. As a mother of three active teens, a supportive wife, caretaker of one needy Labrador, and manager of everything that makes my family of five function; doing anything solo sounds enticing!
But for most of us, traveling alone is easier said than done. While I am lucky to have traveled extensively with my husband and children, with my mother, sisters and friends; taking the leap to go it alone was totally new territory.
After reading a post about “pinch me” moments by three talented women who travel the world for their careers; I was inspired to share some of my own travel experiences that I have savored and collected over the years. Here are a few of my favorite “Pinch Me” Moments to illuminate why I travel: