Recently, I attended a presentation by Jeff Jung in Fredericksburg, TX. Known as the Career Break Secrets Travel Guy, he shared some stories from his years of travel. This year, he’s doing a speaking tour of the U.S. If you’ve ever thought of taking a long-term career break to travel, you might want to catch him
One way to save money on travel is to use travel rewards. Of course, the more rewards you rack up, the more you can save. And, you don’t have to travel to earn rewards. Chris Guillebeau is an expert on earning and using travel rewards. He has traveled to every country in the world and managed
An integral part of the travel experience is sampling the local cuisine. It doesn’t matter whether you’re traveling around the U.S. or around the world. This webpage, What A Week Of Groceries Looks Like Around The World, provides an interesting and visual assessment of family food budgets worldwide. It also serves as a great primer for travelers of what local
Here’s a fun and creative idea if you don’t carry a journal but want to record your travels. Create a post card journal. Every place you visit, purchase photo post cards and journal about your travels on each post card. Then, address and send them to yourself. At the end of your trip, you’ll not
The Lady Nomad was a guest on the Austin, Texas radio show “Dr. Mara Karpel & Your Golden Years”, on KJCE Radio 1370. The program aired on Sunday, September 15, 2013. You can listen to the podcast here. Her interview starts at 11:29 and ends at 30:49.
You are invited to listen to Sharon Williams, The Lady Nomad, on the Austin, Texas radio show “Dr. Mara Karpel & Your Golden Years”. Sharon will be offering tips on “How to Travel the World and Have the Time of Your Life.” The show will air on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 7 – 8 p.m. CT on
Let’s face it, no matter how much fun you’re having, travel is stressful. In addition to jet lag, you’re in an unfamiliar environment – different culture, language, surroundings, food, etc. Most likely, your daily routine is very different from what you’re used to, especially if you’re walking more, changing locations frequently and packing/unpacking. Add to
A woman was moving to a different state. At her going away party, several friends said they would come to visit her. She later lamented that, when she lived in Amsterdam for two years, numerous people said they would come to visit, but no one ever did. Rather hurt, she asked why people would say
Late one afternoon, a client called me from the Las Vegas, Nevada airport. Scheduled to fly home to San Antonio, Texas, he arrived at the airport to learn that his flight had been cancelled due to mechanical failure. Standing in a long line at the airline counter, waiting and hoping to get on another flight,
My good friend, Connie, is coming to visit here in Austin, TX. During her four day visit, which includes a two day road trip, I have planned an itinerary that I think she’ll enjoy. In preparing for her visit, I have used the following Five Tips for Planning Your Travel Itinerary. 1. Consider your interests.