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10 Travel Faux Pas

»Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Travel Treasures | 0 comments

10 Travel Faux Pas

There is nothing more embarrassing than to be in a crowd of people in a foreign country and accidentally commit a “travel faux pas.” But, it happens, more than we’d like to admit. I make sure that if I’m traveling to someplace I have not been before that I do a little research on-line and/or with reputable travel books on what “not to do”. I also try to take a moment when entering a new situation and watch what the locals are doing. You know the old saying, “when in Rome”, well there is truth to that admonition. Don’t’ draw negative attention to yourself by unknowingly doing something that offends the culture of where you are. Here are ten travel faux pas that I have had personal experience with, mostly in Germany and Austria. Open Markets: Vendors in open market...

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Passport Photos: Do and Don’t

»Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Blog, Travel Treasures | 0 comments

Passport Photos: Do and Don’t

I absolutely hate having my picture taken so when I needed to apply for a new passport, the process of having to have my picture taken was very distressing. Then, I thought, maybe there are others out there that feel the same way about pictures of themselves. So, here is a little “Do and Don’t” list to help you take the best passport pictures possible. • Do go to the official government website and read the detailed list of passport photo guidelines. http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/photos/photos.html • Do go to an official approved photographer to have your picture taken. While some places may advertise they “take passport photos”, they may or may not do them according to the required specifications. There is nothing worse than waiting...

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Travel Tips for Phoenix, Arizona

»Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog, Travel Treasures | 0 comments

Travel Tips for Phoenix, Arizona

Travel tips for making the most of your visit to Phoenix, Arizona. • Book your flight to arrive as early in the day as possible so that you can spend the afternoon getting settled in and finalizing your itinerary. • Rent a car even if your family and friends say they can drive. That way if someone wants to have a golf day, you can still have a vehicle to get around to the spa, antique stores and museums. • Phoenix is a large city. Make sure the hotel you select is as close as possible to where you want to spend most of your time so that it limits the amount of time you spend driving back and forth. To find the best hotel options for your plans and budget, check out TripAdvisor. • Bring a gps or make sure you get one with your rental car, if you don’t have map...

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