London in Luxury: Sweet Inn Review

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As a full-time travel blogger, there are certain aspects of accommodation that I’ve come to appreciate. While life on the road has me changing beds every 3 days, you can imagine that feeling a sense of home where I lay my head, has become a luxury.

So on my recent visit to London to attend World Travel Market, I was excited to try out a new type of accommodation that seemed like the perfect intersection of the luxury of hotels with the comfort of homes.…

Why Egypt Should Move to the Top of Your Bucket List

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If your idea of what Egypt is like stops at the image of the Pyramids of Giza, then you are greatly mistaken about the layers of history and beauty that’s waiting to be found in this country.

Egypt is a country that’s been on my mind for a while, and it’s a place many of my friends have expressed the desire to travel to, but they’re typically hesitant about doing it alone.…

Online Travel Booking Scams & How to Avoid Them

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5.2 billion dollars — that’s how much travelers are spending every year on fraudulent and misleading online booking transactions.

That’s why the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) are launching a “Search Smarter” education and awareness campaign this summer to educate travelers on the benefits of booking directly through company websites.

While I’m an optimist at heart and believe the world is made up of innately good people, the reality is that there are a few sour apples both in person and online with ulterior motives to mislead travelers that could cost them money.…

Introducing ili: The World’s Fastest Offline Translator for Travelers

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One of the biggest struggles of long-term travel is finding ways to communicate in foreign countries. While English is very much a universal language, it shouldn’t be expected for other countries to always cater to you, and that’s why I try and learn at least 10-15 words of the local language before I arrive so that my effort is acknowledged and people are more likely to help with my needs.…

Sitting down to take a stand: Greensboro, North Carolina

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of U.S. Civil Rights Trail. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sitting down to take a stand was the powerful method of operation for a young group of black students Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. and David Richmond, who were refused service at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, but stayed and sat in until it closed anyway.…

Attending the Sake Festival in Japan

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There are so many reasons why Japan is my favorite country in the world, from their collective mannerism, to their nearly 100% literacy rate, to their stunning fashion, to their overall dedication to excellence.

When I think about my childhood, Nintendo64, Yoshi, Pokemon, and Sailor Moon come to mind. My guide immediately exclaimed, “Ooooh, you’re that generation.” Haha!…

Introducing the New & Improved TravelSmart App

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If you’re accident-prone on the road like muah, then having travel insurance is simply non-negotiable. I’ve blogged before about the importance of being insured abroad, but I understand if it takes a canceled flight or lost baggage for you to finally be convinced 😉

I’m insured through Allianz and you can get a free quote for yourself at the end of this post, especially after learning about the app that you can use in conjunction with it.…

3 Awkward Mishaps Abroad That Travel Insurance Covers

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Traveling without insurance these days is like going on a Tinder date without an escape plan. Except you can’t undo and unmatch a real-life accident — which, if you’re of my special breed of clumsy, is probably inevitable.

I wrote about everything you need to know about travel insurance a few weeks back, and now I’m writing a follow-up post listing some of my quirky stories and mishaps that happened while abroad that travel insurance would have my back for.…

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