Writers Worldwide Share Travel Secrets
Pack light, pack smart...
savvy travellers know that packing smart can lighten the load
in more ways than one. Stick to two or three basic colours and
pieces that can be mixed and matched. Add one great belt that
will turn a day-time ensemble into a special evening look. Pack
one or two large scarves to use as evening shawls, to wrap around
the neck if the weather turns chilly, or wear as a sarong with
a bathing suit. Pack one pair of heels in a colour that will go
with everything - red, copper or a black and brown mix are always
is a Spa & Wellness Travel Writer and founder/editor
the online-magazine for the wellness-minded traveller.
Surfing in Oregon...
women who've always dreamed of learning how to surf, attend the
relaxing and supportive Northwest Women's Surf Camp at the Oregon
coast. Camp Director Lexie Hallahan, one of the premier women
surfers of Oregon, creates a safe and instructive environment
for any woman with advanced beginner to intermediate swimming
skills. Try a one-day surf camp, a mother-daughter event, or the
Women's Week Retreat with daily yoga on the beach, organic catered
meals and massages. For more information and photos see www.nwwomenssurfcamps.com.
Thalia Zepatos lives in the United
States and is the author of, A
Journey of One's Own: Uncommon Advice for the Woman Traveler
Stay cool as you travel...
Whether you're in China, Brazil or Egypt and the temperature starts
climbing, think water bottle, bandana and small spray bottle.
Dampen your bandana from your water bottle and wipe down your
neck and wrists. A tiny spray bottle from the dollar store, filled
with water, gets your temperature down fast. Always find shade
everywhere you can.
Floridian Sandy Huff
is an internationally published travel and outdoor writer, with
over 1100 published articles in 120+ publications. Her book "Paddler's
Guide to the Sunshine State" covers 236 waterways
around Florida, with tips on how to survive and thrive despite
wind, sunburn, cross currents, and even alligators.
Choose travel insurance
insurance is important but only if it provides coverage when you
need it. Read the fine print and be sure you're covered for trip
cancellation and interruption (when illness or disaster dictate
an emergency return); repatriation (to cover air ambulance home)
and baggage insurance. Also check coverage for terrorism attacks
and natural disasters, which is usually based upon travel advisories
issued by Foreign Affairs Canada or the U.S. State Department.
Isobel Warren is a freelance travel
writer from Newmarket, Canada, and author of forthcoming "Travel
Safe and Savvy".
Travelling with kiddies?...
I normally limit the amount of television my children watch, when
I travel, the rules change. When going on any kind of trip, I
highly recommend bringing along a portable DVD player with a selection
of long movies plus a bag of healthy and 'not so healthy' snacks.
On a recent five hour flight to Barbados, my kids barely moved.
Instead they loved the treat of non stop videos, allowing my hubby
and I free time to read and nap. Yummy!
P.S. Be sure to
pack extra batteries just in case.
is the creator and Editor of www.yummymummyclub.ca,
the online destination for modern mothers looking for some yummy!
on the go...
a 'must-read' by several CEOs. Get
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to the authors Stacie Berdan and Perry Yeatman, 'Working
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your pay and expand your personal horizons'.Want to learn
more? Check out their website: www.getaheadbygoingabroad.com/
Bonus #3! Author searches
for solo travel anecdotes...
write to me if you have a story. For my book about solo travelling
I'm looking for travel enthusiasts with interesting stories to
tell. My book, 'Solo Travelling'
will stir the imagination and will be packed with your anecdotes
about unforgettable experiences, special encounters, hilarious
and confronting moments and exciting and joyful adventures. Please,
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