Wordtrails # 17 More Travel Tips

Here are a few more random travel tips to help speed you on your adventures: Carry a small album containing a compact map of your home province or state and a few carefully chosen photos that will help you explain what your home country is like. Take along some flag pins or a few children’s books. They make handy gifts for kind hosts and tour guides. Check out combination passes for museums, tours, sites and activities. Most cities now offer...

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Wordtrails #16 Travel Right… tips for easier and pleasant trips

Travel right. Here are some suggestions to make your journey easier and more pleasant. Test all new equipment at home and make sure you have the correct accessories, chargers, adapters and batteries. Purchase additional memory cards for your camera and then record your journey in stages. This helps prevent the frustration of sorting through 550+ photos each time you want to edit or view your memories. Use a mechanical pencil for note taking and...

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Wordtrails #15 More security hints

These tips were gleaned from fellow travellers and from experience. On this particular trip we were two women travelling alone, so the first tip reflects a safety message for others in similiar situations. Dress and act in a low profile manner. Leave flashy clothes at home. Plain neat clothing will not attract attention. Wear little or no jewellery and a small inexpensive watch. Talk quietly and avoid looking like a “lost” tourist. Other...

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Wordtrails #14

Hello again. Just got back from a great trip to Alaska. We did a circle route up the Stewart/Cassiar highway, Tagish, Whitehorse, Anchorage, Watson Lake and back through the Peace River Country. Hightlights of the trip included beautiful Boya Lake in Northern B.C., Atlin, Whitehorse- in particular the Yukon River Cruise and Beringia Interpretive Center, Anchorage’s Aboriginal Cultural Center, the Denali Wilderness Tour and the Kenai Fjords...

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