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Bay Area Betties, Beth Whitman Wants To Help You Wander The World

May 28th, 2008 · No Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Not long ago, I posted my glowing review of Beth Whitman’s Wanderlust and Lipstick, The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo. And now, if you’re lucky to live in or around San Francisco, you’ll be happy to hear she’s coming to [...]

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Tags: Books · California · Northern California · Tips

Travel Betty Quick Tips: Pleasant Bathroom Experiences Abroad

December 5th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Always carry around a tissue or two (or a whole packet if you’re that well prepared) because not every country has the same love affair that you do with toilet paper. You can also choose to carry around an entire roll of toilet paper, but that’s like wearing a fanny pack around your forehead.

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Travel Betty Quick Tips: Picking Your Seats On A Flight

November 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

It goes without saying that when you fly, you should reserve seats ahead of time, least you end up in the dreaded middle. But it’s also important that when you’re flying on consecutive flights, especially long ones, that you alternate between the left and right sides of the plane or switch up between window and [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Tips

Want To Get Upgraded To Business Class? Avoid Travel Betty’s Rookie Mistake.

October 20th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Upgrades are rare. Even if you’re willing to dole out miles for the pleasure. If you’re willing to dole out money, more power to you, Richie Rich. Here’s a recent lesson I lived and learned so you don’t have to make the same mistake. My grand plan back when I first conceived of the Bali [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Tips

Will BlogRush Point You To Better Travel Blogs?

September 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

About a month ago, I signed up for a program called Blog Mastermind. It’s supposed to help walk you through the steps of launching and growing a successful blog. I figured what the heck, I’ll give a try. Nobody wants an unsuccessful blog, right? I put a lot into this thing and especially into creating [...]

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Travel Betty Quick Tips- Forgetting Important Items

September 9th, 2007 · 3 Comments

This weekend during our wedding location hunt up in Gold Country, I discovered that in a pinch, the complimentary lotion provided by a hotel can be used as a makeshift conditioner. Also, bikini bottoms can double as underwear. Anyone else have good alternatives for forgotten items?

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Flying United? Breeze Through Security At SFO

August 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

So Travel Boyfriend, as sweet as he is, decided to take me to New Orleans for my birthday. He had a business trip scheduled there during my birthday week (Yes, I celebrate the whole week. I’m a Leo after all.) and I decided that instead of going for just a long weekend or whatnot, that [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Northern California · Tips · USA

Travel Betty Quick Tips- Moving Sidewalks

August 12th, 2007 · 3 Comments

We’ve all seen and maybe even used moving sidewalks at the airport. It’s a simple system. If you’re going to stand, do it on the right. If you’re going to walk, do it on your left. If you’ve got an unmanageable brood of children or can’t keep tabs over the many pieces of your luggage [...]

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Travel Betty Quick Tips- Fisherman’s Wharf

August 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Avoid Avoid For the love of God and all that is holy, avoid giving money to or even looking at or near all metallic-painted people. Humanity thanks you. If you’d like some world class entertainment of the street performer variety while strolling around the Wharf, then you need only learn two words: Bush Man.  

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Tags: Northern California · Tips

Travel Betty Quick Tips- Conjuring Travel Memories With Scent

July 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

One thing I like to do on long trips is bring along a really overpoweringly-scented body wash and shampoo combo to use for the duration. It’s not that I’m hard of smelling. I just like my product to do its job. Then when I get home and I’m feeling nostalgic for the place, I can [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Namibia · South Africa · Tips · Travel Gear