Author Archive | Nancy Skilken

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Unusual and Strange Theme Parks

Scattered throughout the country and the world are theme parks probably unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Some are interesting and others are a bit strange. Check out these sites and see if you are inspired to visit one.

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Best Fireworks Displays in America

July 4 is just around the corner. Are you ready for a summer getaway? Why not mix the excitement of fireworks with some history. Here are a few suggestions of places where you can see part of American history and also see fabulous fireworks.

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Managing Medications While Traveling

If you need to take specific medications with you while you’re traveling abroad, there are a number of precautions you need to take. Certain countries not only restrict some prescription drugs, but also a number of over the counter medications. With some simple planning, you should be able to manage your medications abroad.

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Weird and Wonderful Summer Festivals in Europe

If you’re going to Europe this summer, there are some weird and wonderful festivals and events that you may want to work into your itinerary. Even if you’re not planning a trip, maybe something will pique your interest and you can make plans to attend. Regardless of your summer plans, check out these European summer […]

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International Laws You Should Know When Traveling

It’s easier to get into legal trouble or arrested while traveling abroad than you might think. Behavior that is normal and acceptable in the United States can land you in hot water when you’re traveling abroad. Be aware of local laws before you travel. Here are a few unusual foreign laws that you should be […]

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Guide to the Best Movies/TV shows to Watch on a Plane

When you’re on a long (or even not so long) flight, watching a movie or television show can help pass the time, or, better yet, set the tone for your trip. There are a lot of lists of things you should or should not watch while flying on the internet. But a person’s taste in […]

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Keeping Your Passport Safe – at Home and Abroad

One of the biggest problems that can happen to you when you’re traveling abroad is for your passport to be either lost or stolen. Getting a replacement can be difficult because you must go to a US embassy or consulate to get it. There are some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Sightseeing with Pastries in Paris

With planning you can make the most of your time by visiting a patisserie or a chocolatier either before or after you take in one of the amazing sites in Paris. Here’s an article intended to help you experience Paris both visually and through taste. Here are some of the most famous venues in Paris, […]

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Woman's Guide to Packing Light.

Woman’s Guide to Packing Light for a Trip

Packing for a vacation can be stress inducing enough to make you need to take a vacation. No packing rules work for everyone. If you’re willing to lug a lot of luggage your only concern is luggage weight and cost to check. If you’re like me, and travel with a luggage tightwad, here are a […]

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Last Minute Passport Renewals

In a perfect world, you either get or renew your passport well in advance of your trip. Unfortunately, the world is frequently imperfect. If you do forget to renew your passport all is not lost. Here’s how to get it renewed in the last minute.

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