Hot tips for traveling Abroad ~
Terrific travel bloggers like those writing for the online magazine Getting On Travel,are a great resource for tips for traveling abroad. I always google the destination I am traveling to and see what blog posts have been written and honestly it is always incredibly helpful. Do you do your travel research this way? I know that I am biased, but these knowledgable bloggers are an excellent source of practical suggestions and have contributed to my trips in ways I never knew possible! They are also extremely generous with their help and offer excellent personal tips from their journeys.
Although safety and security regulations are much stricter than they were 10-15 years ago, I think overall, travel is easier. With our ability to communicate so easily on a world-wide basis, we can solve problems via phone and computer instead of running all over a new European city. We can also do so much advance research. Years ago, we only had travel books as a resource and they could have been published years before!
I have just returned from a glorious three-week trip to Italy to attend a cooking school in Tuscany with Tuscan Women Cook and then I met my husband Craig in Barcelona for a fabulous Spanish adventure. After a fun-filled tour of Gaudí architecture, paella making and glorious museum visits, we finished the vacation in beautiful Mallorca, Spain. Antoni Gaudí is a world famous artist/architect who designed extraordinary buildings that are seemingly everywhere in Barcelona. I will be writing about our over-the-top-amazing trip to Spain very soon!
Grand European Travel ~
Just before I left for Europe I was in contact with Jenna the content manager for Grand European Travel. Grand European Travel is a world-class travel retailer specializing in guided vacations and river cruises.
She kindly sent me a super helpful list of common travel mistakes. Once again someone else saved me from an unscheduled travel interruption and unnecessary headaches! Advice from experienced travelers can truly elevate a vacation from great, to a trip of a lifetime.
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8 thoughts on “Hot Tips for Traveling Abroad”
Can’t wait to read about your Spanish adventure! It sounds awesome — and a real exploration of Spain is on our travel wishlist :-).
Oh, and thank you for referring to http://www.GettingOnTravel.com. This online travel magazine for the over-50 luxury traveler has some terrific contributing writers — including you! I, Janice, just had to mention this, since it’s a project I’m closely involved in as co-publisher and one close to my heart, as you know — forgive the shameless little mention :-). But our writers there do offer some terrific travel tips, like how to stay healthy while traveling, best luxury cruises for boomers, how to stay fit on a river cruise, and so MUCH more…
Thank you Janice! There is so much great writing over on Getting On Travel that I just had to mention it! I learn something every time I visit the site!
Thanks for all the helpful tips! I can’t wait to read about your adventures in Italy and Barcelona!
Thanks Irene. I have already written a couple of posts about my amazing time in Italy. Just click on the Travel heading above. I still have more to share from there as well as some really fun stuff from Barcelona.
Is the tower of Pisa no longer leaning?! I know it had scaffolding up for years…
It still leans, but not nearly as much as I remember when I visited in college. No scaffolding now.
Barcelona! Heading there in October. Super excited.
Good tips, glad I can tick them all off.
You must be a smart traveler, Jan!