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12 Top Apps for Travel in 2015

NYTF logoLast weekend was my first time attending the New York Travel Festival (aka NY Trav Fest for those of us in the know). In it’s third year, the conference brought together a mix of industry professionals, travel writers and bloggers, and just every-day folks who like to travel. It was a jam-packed two days, and as common with conferences, most of the sessions were a blur.

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All About the Budget: My Advice for the Long-Term Traveler

coinsTuesday night was my first-ever travel-related speaking gig (well, I am always doling out travel advice, but I’ve never before been asked to do so in an “official” capacity). It was the first Meet, Plan, Go! New York City meet up of 2015, and the topic was how to set a travel budget and stick to it when you’re on the road. Here are the questions I was asked, along with my answers – most focus on the lessons I learned while planning my fall 2014 trip to Southeast Asia.

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On the Road: The Five Things I Can’t Live Without

5 thingsDuring my recent travels to Southeast Asia and India, there were a few items that made life on the road so much easier and more comfortable. Here they are (with links to where you can purchase them):

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What to Pack in Your Carry Ons

Here’s a handy little list I put together of all of the items I packed in my two carry ons for recent trips overseas:

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What You Need in Your Travel First Aid Kit

Here is a list of basic first aid kit contents for international travel. I recommend bringing Western medications with you, since you might not be able to find them easily on the road. You can then incorporate any local, natural cures you find along the way (When I came down with a terrible rash in Cambodia, lemons were the only thing that relieved the itching!).

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Ladies: What to Pack for Southeast Asia

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It all fit!

Ladies, this one’s for you! Here’s the list of what I brought in my backpack for almost eight weeks in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia).:

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You Booked Your Flight, Now What?: 10 Things You Need to Do Before Takeoff

When I attended the Meet, Plan, Go! National Conference in New York City in September, I heard more than one speaker reveal that they planned their “career break” – long-term trip – for a year or more. “Yikes!,” I thought. At that point I was about five weeks from my tentative departure, and I had done nothing (no, I didn’t even have a flight). Granted my trip was on the shorter side for a “breaker” – only about eight weeks – but logistically, it still seemed like I was trying to move a small army.

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