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1
Apr

5 More Travel Tips to be Applied to Your Life’s Journeys Wherever They Might Take You

On Friday, we explored 5 tips inspired by our young travel blogger, Amanda who has her own blog, A Dangerous Business, and one post in particular “26 Things Travel Has Taught Me.” This week, we are going to explore 5 more tips influenced from Amanda’s wisdom about life and travel.

  1. Get to know a person and a culture before you make any false judgments!

    Get to know a person and a culture before you make any false judgments!

     Get to know a culture before you make false judgements. Again, keeping an open-mind in life and on your travels will allow you to get to know a culture and its customs before coming to any conclusions that might be in your mind from stereo-types or what you may have heard from others.

  2. The world is a vast place filled with adventure around every corner - so let's go explore it!

    The world is a vast place filled with adventure around every corner – so let’s go explore it!

     The world might not be so small after-all. Our world is filled with awe-inspiring sights and people ready and waiting for us to come experience them! So many places, so little time.

  3. Going back to a place you have already been is perfectly alright. Afterall, there is no guarantee that it will look the same.

    Going back to a place you have already been is perfectly alright. Afterall, there is no guarantee that it will look the same.

     Going back to one place repeatedly is not a bad thing. There are always going to be places that we have visited in the past that will keep calling us back and it’s perfectly alright to keep returning. Just be sure to experience some other places too along the way so you don’t miss a thing!

  4. The Grand Canyon is just one example of the awesome wonders that the US has to offer. If you haven't experienced this in person, I would highly recommend going!

    The Grand Canyon is just one example of the awesome wonders that the US has to offer. If you haven’t experienced this in person, I would highly recommend going!

     The US is pretty cool too. Traveling abroad is always fun but traveling across the United States is a journey all its own! We have a huge country with lots of culture, vast open spaces, gorgeous natural sites, and so much more so be sure to travel all over our country too. 🙂

  5. Trying new foods when you are in a new place is just part of the experience but it's okay if you don't want to!

    Trying new foods when you are in a new place is just part of the experience but it’s okay if you don’t want to!

     Try to experience the local culture as much as you can. It’s okay if you aren’t an adventurous eater or if you don’t drink alcohol. Most people will not judge you for not trying something. So just be you but try to experience new and different things whenever possible.

We hope these tips can be applied not only to your travels but to your day-t0-day living as well. I challenge you to go see something new this week – even if it’s in your own backyard. 🙂

Happy trails everyone!

29
Mar

Life Lessons Traveling Brings – Even for Business Travelers

This week’s inspiration comes from a very talented blogger, Amanda who has her own travel blog, A Dangerous Business. She wrote a post titled “26 Things Travel Has Taught Me” and I think these are all great lessons learned that can be applied to business travel too. 🙂

Every week, 5 tips will be revealed. Hopefully, these will inspire everyone that has traveled a lot to take a look back at each trip with new eyes.

  1. We can't always believe the negative representations that the media provides.

    We can’t always believe the negative representations that the media provides.

     The Media portrays the world to be a much scarier place than in reality. Sure, traveling abroad anywhere is going to be a bit scary because it is out of your comfort zone. Just be sure to be smart about your journey and everything should be fine.

  2. Most countries today have had a negative past but that shouldn't dictate its present or future. Give all countries a chance!

    Most countries today have had a negative past but that shouldn’t dictate its present or future. Give all countries a chance!

     Just because a country might have a poor past doesn’t mean that it isn’t different today. Pretty much every single country in existence today has suffered from war, terrorism, communism, etc. but that doesn’t determine the present day in that country. Don’t make a decision not to go somewhere because of a place’s past. People can change and so can a destination.

  3. Even though we might look different, dress different, talk different, and believe different things, people are all people in their cores and all need and want the same things: happiness, health, and well-being for themselves and the ones they love.

    Even though we might look different, dress different, talk different, and believe different things, people are all people in their cores and all need and want the same things: happiness, health, and well-being for themselves and the ones they love.

     People all over are more alike than one might assume. You can’t always judge a book by it’s cover and you shouldn’t judge a person just because they look different, speak different, have a different culture because at the end of the day, we are all people and we are all searching for the same things. Happiness, prosperity, health, and love. So keep this in mind whenever you may have a different thought about someone else. 

  4. Being a US Citizen is an amazing blessing! We get to travel to most countries and people do love American's - they might just not love our government.

    Being a US Citizen is an amazing blessing! We get to travel to most countries and people do love American’s – they might just not love our government.

     Being an American is a truly amazing blessing! We, as Americans, have the opportunity and privilege to travel pretty much anywhere we desire. Despite what is floating around, most countries love Americans too even if they might not agree with our government, they love the people and love getting to know more about us and our culture as well.

  5. This quote says it all - live your life with an open-mind and doors will be opened to you!

    This quote says it all – live your life with an open-mind and doors will be opened to you!

     Stay positive and open-minded. This is a great tip not only in your travels around the US and abroad but also in your day-to-day life as well. Keeping an open-mind will open up possibilities that you never thought would be possible and makes life that much better! 🙂 As Amanda says, “forget what you think you know, and life will be much more rewarding.”

Thanks Amanda for your wonderful insight into life and traveling! Your tips are truly amazing and our followers will be deeply impacted by these too! 🙂

Stay tuned next week for 5 more tips.

Have a happy and healthy weekend and safe travels everyone!

26
Mar

It’s Time for Boston’s Winter Restaurant Week – Eat Great Food While Helping a Local Charity

Don't miss these fabulous deals at some amazing Bostonian restaurants this week only during Restaurant Week!
Don’t miss these fabulous deals at some amazing Bostonian restaurants this week only during Restaurant Week!

If you are a native or a visitor to Boston and surrounding suburbs and cities, then be sure to try a new or favorite restaurant for $38.13 for a 3-course dinner. Lunches are included in restaurant week too for 2-courses, pay only $15.13 and 3-courses, $20.13. All prices are for a price-fixed menu and exclude drinks, tax, and tip.

The types of eateries include:

  • Steakhouses
  • Italian
  • Sushi
  • Asian
  • Argentinian
  • French
  • Tapas
Lineage: One of the participating restaurants for Restaurant Week Boston.
Lineage: One of the participating restaurants for Restaurant Week Boston.

For a list of all participating restaurants, click here.

Cinquecento: A Restaurant Week Boston Choice
Cinquecento: A Restaurant Week Boston Choice

Every year a local charity is selected as a partner. This year, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and American Express are donating $5,000 to First Night, Inc.

2013 Boston's Restaurant Week's Local Charity
2013 Boston’s Restaurant Week’s Local Charity

which is dedicated to building community and diversity through the arts. All participating restaurants are donating $100 gift certificates to First Night’s Fund Raising Auction that started March 18th-April 4th. To support First Night, click on the link to see all auction items and place your bid today before it’s too late!

Enjoy great food for great prices and help your local communities by supporting First Night. Enjoy! 🙂

25
Mar

Business Travelers: Travel Insurance is a Must Have for all Business Trips!

You wouldn’t want to drive without auto insurance or have a house without home owner’s insurance so why would you ever want to travel without insurance either? Travel Insurance is so important especially when traveling oversees but can come in handy for any trip. Even if your company pays for your health insurance, there is a very good chance that you won’t have any coverage oversees and in some cases, you might not have any across states depending on your plan. Travel insurance will cover the cost of injuries, illnesses, accidents, cancellations, etc.

Travel Insurance covers for all of this and much more! Don't travel anywhere without it!

Travel Insurance covers for all of this and much more! Don’t travel anywhere without it!

Nomadic Matt is a travel blogger that has been traveling all over the world since 2006. He gives sound travel advice and recently wrote all about Travel Insurance which is where we get our inspiration and information for today’s post.

Here is a list of tips for finding the right Travel Insurance policy for YOU:

  • Find a plan with a high coverage limit to take care of all medical expenses. Most will cover up to $100,000 USD but paying higher premiums will up the coverage amount. Find a plan that will take care of all of your potential health costs so that you won’t have to pay out of pocket.
  • Be sure to find a plan that covers emergency evacuation – for both natural disasters and health related injuries/illnesses. The coverage for this is generally $300,000 USD.
  • Remember that Travel Insurance is not a health insurance substitute but is for any accidents that might happen while you are abroad.

Good Travel Insurance policies should include:

  • Coverage for emergencies that arise that cut your travel plans short;
  • Coverage for trip cancellations, hotel bookings, flights, trains, autos, etc.;
  • Coverage for lost or stolen items including baggage, documents, jewelry, etc.;
  • Coverage for your electronics (cameras, iPods, laptops, iPads, tablets, etc.)
  • Coverage for personal accidents;
  • Coverage of any legal expenses that may be incurred;
  • Coverage for any sudden illnesses or injury;
  • Coverage for most countries in the world (especially the one(s) you are going to);
  • Provide 24 Hour Emergency services and financial coverage if you get stuck in another country

What Travel Insurance won’t cover:

  • Injury to person’s on the road;
  • Alcohol or drug related incidents;
  • Carelessness in handling your baggage and possessions;
  • Recklessness – this is defined by the particular insurance company so be sure to clarify what your company’s definition is.

Proper steps for faster claim filing:

  1. Have all of your receipts and documentation for everything you need reimbursement for. If you have a police report, be sure to include this as well.
  2. Be prepared to wait for reimbursement but if you have given the company everything they need to file the claim, chances are you will get your money back much sooner.

Where to get started:

  • www.insuremytrip.com provides plan comparisons from multiple insurance companies all on one site.
  • www.worldnomads.com comes highly rated by lots of worldwide travelers: Nomadic Matt says “They are very reputable and claims are quickly and fairly processed. I used them because they are the official partner of National Geographic, now I stay with them because they are awesome. While their insurance policy is similar to many of the other companies…I enjoy World Nomads because I can purchase and renew my insurance policy online in a matter of minutes, they have a very friendly and responsive staff who answer questions and help solve problems via social media, and they have great customer feedback. They tend to be the most responsive out there.”

With any decision, research is key to find the company that will fit your specific needs. Be sure to consider all of the above when narrowing down the right company.

We hope that from now on, Travel Insurance is always another business expense whenever you are traveling and wish safe journeys to all!

Don't travel without Insurance or else you would be paying out of pocket for this!

Don’t travel without Insurance or else you would be paying out of pocket for this!

22
Mar

Don’t Miss Dallas’ BIG Celebration at Victory Park on March 27th!

Dallas BIG Event - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:00pm-8:00pm AT&T Plaza in Victory Park
Dallas BIG Event – Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:00pm-8:00pm AT&T Plaza in Victory Park

If you are going to be in Dallas, TX on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 then don’t miss this free event hosted by VisitDallas.com.

The festivities include live music, free give-aways, food, drinks, and fun for the whole family!

The performers are DJ Michael Jerome, Professor D, and Vocal Trash.

Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm; Location: AT&T Plaza in Victory Park; Date: March 27, 2013.

Schedule: 4:00-4:30 DJ Michael Jerome; 4:30-5:30 Vocal Trash; 5:30-6:00 DJ Michael Jerome; 6-6:15 Mayoral Presentation; 6:15-7:10 Professor D; 7:10-7:20 DJ Michael Jerome; 7:20-8:00 Professor D.

Come Celebrate why you Love Dallas.
Come Celebrate why you Love Dallas.
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