A Travel Article A Day
A Challenge For Me
And A Wealth of Information For You
We love to travel, and 2020 was supposed to be a big travel year for us. Like the rest of you, that didn't happen.
We're still dreaming about travel, reading about new destinations, and making (tentative) plans for the future. We hope all of you are well and staying safe... and that you find some inspiration here for YOUR future travels.
With vaccines arriving and the world opening back up, let's hope we can all be traveling again in 2021! It's beginning to look promising.
"I want you to write a travel article a day for me.
A Travel Article A Day?
That seemed like an interesting challenge....
A good friend called to propose that we should be partners to prepare travel articles for others to use.
I wasn't sure...
Would people like to read my stories on other websites?
Did I want them to?
decided to take the challenge....
Keeping up the pace of an article a
day that year challenged me to write more regularly about all those
great destinations we've loved and the travel tips we've learned along
I'd always thought I would write some sort of a
travel book, but I could never figure out how to organize it.... This may have given me a jump start. I'm also thinking maybe it should be children's books... Let's get them thinking about travel early.
website has given me a good outlet for writing about the places we've
been and dispensing travel tips, but I we want to encourage more people
We've said it often on our pages...
We think travel promotes understanding...
...and understanding promotes peace.
If more people traveled and understood one another,
we think the world would be a better place....
Writing those articles was fun for
me... at least for a while.
I wrote all kinds of travel tips for international travel and
I wrote about countries we've been to or countries
we're planning to visit.... you know, like some of the places in our
photo banner that you've seen on several of our pages.... and more...
And guess what? Other people loved my articles!!
It did get old after a while. After a year, I found I need to slow down. Our
travel schedule makes it hard to write that much, but a year's worth of
articles has gave me lots of ideas.
What Have I Written About?
What I wrote about were my own experiences to share with you.
wrote about packing tips... I told you what WE pack for different types
When I gave you sample itineraries or tips on what to see
and do, it was because we had been there and done that.
What I wrote
about rental cars and driving in foreign countries, I was telling you
about our experiences.
Because my friend was selling these article I found that people weren't using them as reference... they were using them verbatim. I wasn't really happy with that.
I've always kept the information sort of "generic" because things can
change so fast in the travel world. Rules and laws change. Countries
develop and sights change. Hotels come and go... so I try to tell you
how WE travel, and you can learn how to travel the same way.
If we've written about it, we've done it, been there... but I'm not too big on t-shirts.
You'll find our travel tips on...
- preparing for your trip,
- how to choose your destination,
- how to deal with airport security,
- how to deal with getting bumped,
- budget tips,
- hotel tips,
- health tips,
- and LOTS of stories about destinations... what to see and do.
No More Travel Article A Day - What Next
having a great time, traveling and writing. We want to share both with
If you're a traveler or even an armchair traveler, explore our
site and read our pages and travel articles.....
And stay tuned to see what we come up with next. The adventure continues!
Here's A List - 365 Articles!
The articles I wrote for travel article a day... but I've added in a bunch of our personal experiences.
1 - Choosing Your Destination - What Kind Of Trip Do You Want
2 - Where You Want to Go Takes More Than Throwing Darts
3 - Travel With Friends and Family
4 - Best Time To Go
5 - What is a passport? (From our webpage)
6 - Who needs a passport? (From our webpage)
7 - How to Apply for US Passports for Children
8 - Independent Travel
9 - Do you want a Group Tour?
10 - Your First Trip to Europe
11 - Grand Paris
12 - See San Antonio (one of five we didn't experience)
13 - London - What You Should See
14 - Camping Family Vacation
15 - Green Travel Tips - Help Save The Environment While You Travel
16 - Sustainable Tourism - More Than Just Eco-Travel
17 - Learn A Few Words of That Foreign Language (from our webpage)
18 - Toilet Stories Are A Funny Part Of Travel (from our webpage)
19 - Changing Money (from our webpage)
20 - Make Use of ATMs (from our webpage)
21 - Travel With Credit Cards (from our webpage)
22 - Booking A Flight - Where To Look, What To Check On
23 - Dealing with Cancelled Flights
24 - Delayed Flights
25 - How to Deal With Getting Bumped
26 - Tips For Getting Through Security Lines
27 - Navigating Paris
28 - When to Visit Paris
29 - Get There On Time - The Flight You Book Makes A Difference
30 - TSA Self-Selecting Security Lanes
31 - Speed Through Security - Organize Like Frequent Flyers
32 - How to Dress and Pack for Security
33 - For Budget Travel the Countryside Is Cheaper
34 - What You Can See In London For Free
35 - New York City - What to See First
36 - Can You See Rome In A Day?
37 - You must Experience Venice
38 - See Venice Italy
39 - Consider A Home Exchange
40 - Home Exchange Details
41 - Drive California Highway 1 Los Angeles to Cambria
42 - Drive California Big Sur Highway
43 - Drive California Highway 1 Carmel to San Francisco
44 - The Amalfi Coast Italy ( one we didn't do )
45 - What to See in San Francisco
46 - San Francisco How to Get Around
47 - Madrid, the Grand Spanish Capital
48 - Museum and City Passes - Are They Worth It?
49 - The Riviera Corniches
50 - Route 66
51 - Drive From Madrid, See Segovia, Avila, Toledo
52 - Tapas and Raciones, Spanish Fun Food
53 - The Cinque Terre, Italy
54 - Western National Parks Driving Loop
55 - Grand Canyon National Park
56 - Grand Canyon Skywalk, Grand Canyon West
57 - Hike the Grand Canyon
58 - Ride Mules Into The Grand Canyon
59 - Bryce Canyon National Park to See Hoodoos
60 - Zion National Park
61 - Vacation At Home? What... Not Travel?
62 - Is Bottled Water The Only Safe Water For Travelers?
63 - The Mystery Of Stonehenge Calls
64 - Ancient Megaliths - Ancient Stones Lure Modern Travelers
65 - Henge Monuments and Stone Circles - Where to Find Them
66 - Avebury - And Impressive Henge Monument
67 - Airshows in England - Duxford and Shuttleworth
68 - Pre-departure Checklist
69 - Travel Advisories - To Help Plan A Safe Trip (from our webpage)
70 - Home Pre-departure Checklist (from our webpage)
71 - Frankfurt - More Than An Airport Gateway
72 - The Rhine River - Castles and River Cruises
73 - Mosel River - Wine, Swans and Castles
74 - Carnac France - Ancient Standing Stones
75 - Drive Through Brittany -- A Different France
76 - Drive Through Normandy -- Drive Through History
77 - Normandy Beaches - Lessons In History
78 - Giverny and Monet's Garden
79 - Mont Saint-Michel - Unforgettable Floating Abbey
80 - What Types of Accommodations You Can Choose From?
81 - Hostels - A Cheap Alternative to Hotels
82 - Big Hotels - Sometimes A Travel Bargain
83 - Bed and Breakfast - What to Expect
84 - Healthy Travel So You Have A Great Trip
85 - Bed-and-Breakfast Translated - What Is It In Other Languages
86 - What Are Hotels Called in English if Not Hotels?
87 - What Are Hotels Called in Different Languages?
88 - Volunteer Vacations - The World Can Benefit, Are They For You?
89 - Volunteer Vacations - Try One Close to Home
90 - Castles and Manor Houses - Why Not Stay In One?
91 - Direct Flight or Non Stop Flight or Connecting Flight
92 - Keep Traveling -- Tough Economic Times May Be The Best!
93 - Transportation Tips Stretch Your Travel Budget
94 - Stretch Your Travel Budget -- Eat Cheap
95 - Cheap Hotels Stretch Your Travel Budget
96 - Hotel Meal Plans
97 - What's For Breakfast?
98 - Should You Reserve A Hotel or Not?
99 - Hotel Rating Systems
100 - Internet Hotel Ratings Inconsistencies
101 - Tips for Making Hotel Reservations
102 - Cheap Hotels For Budget Travel
103 - Lisbon, Portugal - A European Travel Bargain
104 - Belem District of Lisbon
105 - Alfama District of Lisbon
106 - Sintra, Portugal
107 - Top Ten US Cities to Visit
108 - More Budget Travel Tips
109 - Travel Money Savers So You Can Keep Your Costs Down
110 - Why Travel With A Guidebook
111 - How to Choose A Travel Guidebook
112 - Travel Guidebook Types to Choose From
113 - Visit Boston For Its Rick USA History
114 - Boston Freedom Trail - Tea Party to Paul Revere's Midnight Ride
115 - Is Chicago Your Kind Of Town?
116 - Denver - Mile High City in the Rocky Mountains
117 - Native American Celebrate At The Denver Pow Wow
118 - Is It Las Vegas or Sin City? Go There To Play
119 - Miami Beach For Fun In The Sun And Nightlife
120 - Seattle - Queen of the American North West
121 - Disease Outbreaks - Should You Still Travel?
122 - Don't Let Travel Worries Get To You
123 - What To Expect With Enhanced Hotel Security
124 - Hotel Security Tips for Safe Travel
125 - Washington DC - US Capital and Tourist Destination
126 - Washington DC Monuments - Which Ones To See
127 - The Smithsonian Museums
128 - Mount Vernon - George Washington's Home Near Washington DC
129 - Washington DC for Free - Thank You US Taxpayers!
130 - Where to Eat In Washington DC - In and Around the Mall
131 - A Travel Agent - Do You Need One?
132 - Fatigue After Flights - Why You Feel Done In After Flying
133 - What Is Jet Lag - Our Simple Explanation
134 - How To Deal With Jet Lag To Get Back On Schedule
135 - Hidden Hotel Fees - Watch Out For Them And Stay In Control
136 - Avoid Hotel Fees - What You Can Do To Keep Them Off Your Bill
137 - Electricity Worldwide - What You Need To Know
138 - Electrical Adaptors and Converters For Your International Travels
139 - Dual Voltage Appliances - What Every Traveler Should Look For
140 - Brussels Belgium - A Grander Capital Than You Might Expect
141 - Belgian Beers - A Brew For Every Taste
142 - Trappist Monastery Beers - A Reason To Visit Belgium
143 - Bruges Belgium - A Well Preserved Medieval City
144 - Ghent, Belgium - A Charming, Overlooked City
145 - Amsterdam - Canals, Bridges and Surprises
146 - Amsterdam Coffeeshops and Brown Cafes - A Surprise!
147 - Amsterdam Redlight District - A Dutch Perspective on Tolerance
148 - Bavaria - Castles, A Romantic Road, Lederhosen
149 - Germany's Romantic Road - For A Romantic Holiday
150 - Romantic Road Towns You Shouldn't Miss
151 - Munich - Lively Capital of Bavaria
152 - German Beers - Part of the Fun In Germany
153 - Munich Beer Halls - For A Taste Of Bavaria
154 - Oktoberfest - A German Festival You Shouldn't Miss
155 - Neuschwanstein - Mad Ludwig's Most Famous Castle
156 - Castles of Ludwig - Five Fairy-tale Castles in Bavaria
157 - Oberammergau Passion Play - And What Else To Find In Town
158 - Traveler Versus Tourist - Forget Arguments - Enjoy It
159 - Enjoy Your Travel More - Join In, Make Friends
160 - Connect with Travel For A More Personal Trip
161 - Internet Flight Insurance - Is It Worth It?
162 - What Is There To See In Ireland? Lots!
163 - Top Sights In Ireland - Let's Explore the Best
164 - Top Ten Lists - Use Them, But Don't Define Your Trip By Them
165 - RV Road Trip - What We Learned About This Travel Option
166 - Rent An RV To See If You Like That Travel Style
167 - Traveling With An RV - Where To Stop For The Night?
168 - Oshkosh Airshow for Rookies
169 - Airplane Nuts In Oshkosh
170 - Ring of Kerry Ireland - Tips to Avoid the Crowds
171 - The Dingle Peninsula Ireland - Step Back In Irish Time
172 - Driving In Ireland - You Can Do It!
173 - Irish Pubs, Part of the Fun on Your Irish Holiday
174 - RV Travel in Europe - An Option To Explore
175 - Driving In Foreign Places - How To Navigate Foreign Roads
176 - Driving on the Left - Or Right - Whichever Is Wrong For You
177 - Bru na Boinne Ireland - What Makes It So Special?
178 - Ancient Irish Monuments - Our Take On Academic Definitions
179 - Sharing an RV - How To Make It A Good Trip
180 - Toll Roads - What To Expect Around The World
181 - What Is A Highway? Autobahns to Two Lane Roads
182 - Highways or Backroads - Get there Fast or See More Your Choice
183 - Having Houseguests - Tips To Make Them Feel At Home
184 - Being Houseguests - Tips For Being A Good Guest
185 - Reading Road Maps - Still An Essential Travel Skill
186 - Keeping In Touch When You Travel
187 - Electronics For Travel - Take It, But Only If You'll Use It
188 - GPS Satellite Messenger - High Teck Magic Marker On A Map
189 - US Highways - A Major Part Of Any Trip To The USA
190 - Prague, Czech Republic - A City You Must See
191 - Music In Prague - It's Everywhere For You To Enjoy
192 - Czech Beer - Where Pilsen Lagers Were Born
193 - Balance Your Itinerary - Mix It Up For A Great Trip
194 - Avoid Museum Sensory Overload
195 - Airline Baggage Fees - Pack Right And Pay Less
196 - Hobbies for Trip Ideas - Great for Trip Planning
197 - Should You Ship Your Shopping Home When You Travel?
198 - Ship or Check Luggage - Which Is Easier? Cheaper?
199 - Parking In Cities - Where To Leave Your Rental Car
200 - Tips to Avoid Theft When You Travel
201 - Wear A Moneybelt - For Safety and Peace of Mind
202 - Oslo Norway - Don't Skip the Northern Capitals
203 - Affordable Oslo - Tips To Help Make That True
204 - Norway In A Nutshell - Cities, Mountains AND Fjords
205 - Bergen - Gateway to the Fjords
206 - Inflight Tips to Survive Long Flights
207 - Norway Fjord Drive - A Great Way To See The Country
208 - Stockholm Sweden - On Land or Water, You'll Love It
209 - Stockholm By Boat - Beautiful From Land AND Sea
210 - Travel Document Checklist - So You Don't Forget Them!
211 - Acceptable Identification Document - What Qualifies?
212 - What Is A Visa? Answers to What? How? and When?
213 - Getting A Visa - How Do You Get One?
214 - Visa Requirements - What Do You Need To Get One?
215 - Adventure Travel - Whatever You Want It To Be
216 - Active Travel - Know How Active You Need To Be
217 - Gdansk Poland - Jewel On The Baltic
218 - Driving In Poland - Easy If You Can Read The Roadsigns!
219 - Malbork and Elblag - A Big Castle and A Colorful Canal
220 - Elblag Canal - A Canal On Rails!
221 - Warsaw Poland - A Beautiful Old Town Rebuilt
222 - Krakow Poland - It's A Jewel, The Cliché Is Right!
223 - Exploring Krakow - How To Get Around
224 - Krakow Legends - Dragons and Heros and More
225 - Krakow Salt Mine - Mine History and Salt Sculptures
226 - Krakow Neighborhoods - Jewish History, Communist Architecture
227 - Polish Air Museum Krakow - Something for Airplane Buffs
228 - Tipping in Poland - What Not To Say
229 - Seiffen Germany - Christmas Decorations Large and Small
230 - Autobahn Etiquette - Keeps Cars Moving Smoothly
231 - Travel Quotes - They Tell Us Travel Is Good
232 - Why We Travel
233 - Ways to Travel
234 - Travel Luggage Recommendations
235 - Travel Luggage Options
236 - Travel Light
237 - Packing Methods
238 - Bay of Fundy Canada
239 - Aachen Germany - Gingerbread, Markets and Charlemagne
240 - Nova Scotia Drive
241 - Halifax Nova Scotia
242 - Nova Scotia Wines
243 - Armchair Travel
244 - Toronto Canada
245 - Toronto Air Museums (from our Antique Airplanes website)
246 - Niagara Falls Canada
247 - Niagara-in-the-Lake Canada
248 - Niagara Wines
249 - German Christmas Markets - Shopping, Food, Lights... Fun!
250 - Your Travel Agent
251 - Prevent Lost Luggage
252 - Identify Carry-on Luggage - Save Yourself Grief
253 - European Christmas Markets - Visit Europe In Winter!
254 - Security Packing Tips (from our webpage)
255 - Hawaii Voluntourism (we haven't done this yet)
256 - Responsible Travel
257 - Travel Is Dreaming
258 - Travel Documents Checklist (from our webpage)
259 - Trusted Traveler Programs
260 - Tipping
261 - Mid-trip Letdown
262 - Mille Miglia Italy
263 - Florence Italy
264 - Getting to Florence
265 - Multigenerational Vacations - Families Can Travel AND Connect
266 - Finding Your Roots
267 - Finding Family History
268 - Travel Preparation List
269 - Travel Preparation Checklist
270 - Travel Trepidations
271 - Multigenerational Vacation Ideas
272 - Travel Healthy (Combined with Healthy Travel Above)
273 - Traveler's Diarrhea
274 - Traveler's Constipation
275 - Shape Up For Travel
276 - Is the Water Safe? (from our webpage)
277 - Be A Flexible Traveler
278 - Pilgrimage Cities
279 - Take A Pilgrimage
280 - City Walls
281 - Shopping On Vacation - Learn About The Culture - Have Fun Too!
282 - Travel to Flea Markets
283 - Flea Market Tips
284 - World Bazaars
285 - Family Vacations
286 - Year Round Vacations
287 - World Drives - Road Trips Are Fun Around the World
288 - Internet Travel Toolbox
289 - Travel Booking Problems - Stay Calm! Things May Work Out Better!
290 - Funny Travel Problems
291 - Foreign Food
292 - Travel Registration
293 - Pilgrimage to Santiago (one more we didn't do)
294 - Surviving Holiday Flights - Dealing With Peak Travel Seasons
295 - Paying Too Much
296 - Strange Laws
297 - International Driving Permit
298 - Make Travel Fun
299 - Get Travel Ideas
300 - Traffic Laws Abroad - Know The Basics Before You Jump In The Car!
301 - Short-term Voluntourism
302 - Find Cheap Restaurants
303 - Regional Jets
304 - Airport Layover Ideas
305 - Hand Gestures Around The World
306 - Customs and Courtesies Around the World
307 - Romantic Weekends - Win Her Heart Guys!
308 - Secure Flight Program - What The TSA Is Trying
309 - Security Rules Change
310 - Requirements for That One LIter Plastic Bag?
311 - That One Quart Plastic Bag
312 - Vancouver - British Columbia, Canada
313 - Sights Around Vancouver - Water, Mountains, Wine!
314 - Vancouver Harbor Cruise - Get A Different View Of The City
315 - The Sea to Sky Highway From Vancouver - A Great Scenic Drive
316 - Whistler BC or Whistler Blackcomb - Not Just For Skiers!
317 - Vancouver Island - A Great Little Corner of British Columbia
318 - Afternoon Tea At The Empress Hotel
319 - Victoria - A Capital Place for Fun
320 - Butchart Gardens, Victoria
321 - Campbell River - The Wilder Side of Vancouver Island
322 - Traveling With Pills
323 - Medical Tourism
324 - Stretches for Flying
325 - Deep Vein Thrombosis
326 - Economy Class Syndrome
327 - Reservations for Museums
328 - Travel First Aid Kit
329 - Treasure Hunting Vacations
330 - Prevent Automobile Burglaries
331 - Getting To And From The Airport
332 - Considerate Travelers
333 - Tips for Shopping Abroad
334 - Buying Jewelry Abroad
335 - Buying Carpets Abroad
336 - Bargaining Tips
337 - What to Pack
338 - Tropical Vacation Packing List
339 - Travel Far Eat Locally
340 - Travel Health Insurance
341 - The Australian Outback - The Red Center
342 - Iguazu Falls
343 - South Africa - More Than Just Safaris
344 - Pack Enough Medication
345 - Pisa Italy
346 - Budapest Hungary - Easy Travel in Eastern Europe
347 - Budapest Aviation Museum (On our Antique-Airplanes site)
348 - Budapest Thermal Baths
349 - Buda Is Budapest
350 - Pest Is Budapest
351 - Hydrofoil the Danube
352 - Bratislava Capital of Slovakia
353 - Eger Hungary
354 - Bulls Blood Wine
355 - Sirens Valley - Eger Hungary
356 - Tokaj or Tokay
357 - Driving Slovenia
358 - Driving Croatia
359 - The Dalmatian Coast
360 - Dubrovnik Croatia
361 - Plitvicka National Park Croatia
362 - Zagreb Capital of Croatia
363 - Israel On Your Own - Fun and Easy
364 - Old Jerusalem - A Spiritual Experience and Just Plain Fun!
365 - Bethlehem - To See Manger Square, You Must Cross Borders
What I wrote was a travel article a day for 365 days…. and I haven't
even used all of them here yet because I need to find our photos to make
it interesting for you.
Remember, what I wrote was based on what
we did… not all travel writers have been there and done that to get the
experience…. so watch out. And besides, travel articles are only a
starting reference…. you have to go there and see it and do it for
Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark
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Thanks, Judy and Mark
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