Travel Tips

Be a smarter traveler! With these travel tips, you’ll be able to save money, navigate like a pro, and use your time wisely. I’ve got information on the best gear, packing lists, and more resources right here.

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New York is Not Messing Around With Travel Quarantines

In June, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order requiring a 14-day quarantine period for people traveling to New York from states with “significant community spread” or residents returning home after travel. The metrics for determining high-risk states are publicly available with the state list updated every Tuesday. New Jersey and Connecticut have similar policies in …

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My Tried & True Vacation Rental Meal Plan and Grocery List

This fall’s trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons is full of precautions — one of them being preparing our own meals instead of dining in restaurants. For us, this isn’t hard. I’ve been vacation meal planning for longer than it’s been trendy. Making your own food is a huge budget saver compared to eating at …

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Spotlight on Get Your Guide: for Tours During Times of Uncertainty

Regardless of where you think today falls on the crisis spectrum, I’m sure we can all agree that there’s uncertainty with booking travel right now. No one knows where the virus will sweep through next, which countries will require quarantines, or how our lives will be impacted. Maybe staying home is the right answer for …

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What to Wear on Safari if You’re On a Budget

Ever since I married my husband — engineer, outdoorsman, and overall pragmatist — I have to admit that I choose function over fashion when it comes to clothing. Sure, I clean up well when I need to, but first and foremost I’m about performance. But I’m here to let you in on a little secret: …

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Here’s What My Kenya Safari Cost (Every Dollar I Spent)

Kenya was the most expensive trip I’ve ever taken and even though it was worth every penny, I’m still crying a little over the final tally. I didn’t expect the cost of traveling to Kenya to be so high given how much shopping around I did on each component — but things added up every …

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Booking.com is the Best Hotel Booking Site. Here’s Why.

When you travel as much as I do, you experiment with every booking option.  I’m always on the lookout for the best price, the most options, and the best user experience.  I’ve tried just about every online travel agency that exists, but Booking.com — a classic —  consistently wins as the best hotel booking site …

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