get-organized-for-travel-how-to-pack This is Part 10 in my How to Plan for Travel countdown series with one blog post per month containing travel tips to get my family, friends, clients and you ready to go for your next vacation overseas. From August 1 through June 30, I’ll be counting down the tips by how far in advance it’s optimal to plan. If you stumble across this blog post in June, and you’re planning a trip in July, you’re not too late. You’ll just have to do things a little more quickly.     How can I get organized for travel: 1-2 months before   How to Plan for Travel: What supplies will you need to pack for your vacation?     I’ve received requests from clients and friends about how to pack for their upcoming travels. There are two overall methods of packing:   1)      Take everything under the sun with you in multiple checked bags. 2)      Take the bare minimum using only carry-on luggage.   My method isn’t for everyone, so you can decide

Angela-by-Luc-Besson-Travel-Tips-for-ParisWhat is the best way to get organized for travel? There are many steps you need to take, but one of my favorite travel tips may seem a little odd: learn about the destination. Whenever we are planning our next adventure, we load up on movies that were filmed in the country to which we’re headed. We look for sites and restaurants that we might be interested in experiencing. We also listen to the language so that it won’t be completely foreign to us when we arrive. We know we won’t become fluent, but we’ll pick up enough words and phrases to greet and thank folks in the language of their country, which often gets us much better service. Since we have some friends who are headed to France next summer, here are

[caption id="attachment_517" align="alignright" width="225"]Wayna Picchu, Peru Indiana Jones would love this place! Wayna Picchu, Peru. Photo by Helene Segura[/caption] If you’re looking for a good guide book that has travel tips for Peru, Lonely Planet covered the country well. (I’m a big Rick Steves fan, but he sticks to Europe).   If you’re looking for a travel company to take care of everything, contact

[caption id="attachment_513" align="alignright" width="300"]Enjoying the view of Machu Picchu in Peru. Photo by Helene Segura. Enjoying the view of Machu Picchu in Peru. Photo by Helene Segura.[/caption] Peru is an amazing country full of contradictions. It is very poor, with shanty towns dotting the landscape and education out of reach for many. Yet it is rich in history and most famous for Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines. It is a glorious place to visit, especially if you’re prepared. So, here are my top three survival tips for Peru.
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