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The Clever Travel Companion Review and Giveaway!

Watch Clever Travel Companion review, so you know what I’m giving away!   I’m super excited. You know why? This is where I finally get to offer you readers and viewers more than just eye-service. I’m having my first GRRRLTRAVELER giveaway! Woopta!

October 23, 2013 31
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External Battery Chargers: How do you keep charged on the road?

How many times have you kept your mp3 running the entire flight only to touch down in a country and realize you’ve got one bar left and it’s dwindling quickly? Maybe you’ll be away from a power source for days, don’t have time to power your devices or perhaps you’re staying in a hostel where […]

September 6, 2013 14
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VIDEO: 8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

VIDEO: 8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers This is the second part of my Travel Q & A to the two-part question asked by a YouTube viewer : What are some safety tips that I’d recommend for solo travelers? In the last video post, I spoke about a smart traveler being thoughtful of safety, making […]

September 4, 2013 17
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Tokyo Budget Tips: Getting Around Tokyo on $30/day!

I’ve long been waiting to visit Japan. But I kept holding myself back. Why? Everyone I’ve spoken to came back to report one thing,  “Japan is expensive.”  How expensive?  One  brave friend recommended a budget of $100/day in Tokyo!  Someone else termed it wallet rape.

July 24, 2013 17
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Vapur water bottle review : Avoiding Airport Water Rip-off with a Collapsible Water Bottle

  One of the things I hate about travel is being a slave to overpriced water vendors at airports.  There’s no way I like spending $5 on a 16oz bottle of water just because TSA security confiscated mine. Unlike saving my used plastic water bottles for reuse– something I occasionally, still do—  I take my […]

June 13, 2013 15
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Is the Clever Travel Companion clever about travel theft?

As a female solo traveler, I’m constantly thinking of ways to protect my valuables and to not show that I have them.

This is because I have to be my own Superman and “tourist carrying a DSLR camera” usually equates big money for depressed economies and desperate folk.


How do I protect my valuables when I travel?

I don’t wear money belts….

March 11, 2013 5
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Is Solo Travel Safe for Women? …6 Tips to make it so

There’s been headlines in the news about women encountering danger abroad. In Delhi last December, a nation was awakened when a local physiognamy intern accidentally boarded a private bus with a friend and was raped by six men. Even more recently, the body of 33-year old Sarai Sierra was found in Turkey after she had gone missing for two weeks.

It’s made the public and media becry – Is it safe for women to travel alone?

February 8, 2013 23
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How to plan a last minute trip (Part 4: Trip Planning)

Since I’ve completed almost of month of travel, with having had only two days to prepare before hitting the road, it’s time to assess my shining highs and my rock-bottom lows.

What did I learn from this crash course in winging a last-minute trip?

Quite simply, I learned how to survive it.

So now I’m going to give you some “insider tips”, so that you that can survive it better than me.

January 31, 2013 8
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The Freshette | If you’re a woman, would you pee standing up?

Are you a newbie to using squat toilets? Traveling a country, where there’s non-western toilets? Going hiking in the woods, where the toilet is the great wide open? Well, here’s a helpful aide for my squeamish squatters…

January 17, 2013 35
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