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Travel Betty Quick Tips- Conjuring Travel Memories With Scent

July 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!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 [...]

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

Travel Betty Finally Confesses: Obsessed With Pork

June 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Buying a plane ticket to Bali in order to eat coconut-milk-swabbed pork was only the beginning. Hello, my name is Travel Betty and I am addicted to pork Two weekends ago, I made Travel Boyfriend veer 10 miles off course from the Mapquest directions on our drive from Beaufort, NC to Raleigh in order to [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · North Carolina · Pop Culture · Travel Gear · USA

Is There Such A Thing As The Perfect Travel Backpack?

June 3rd, 2007 · 7 Comments

Love them or hate them, the perfect backpack is essential for a serious Travel Betty. Your matching Louis Vuitton luggage may look exquisite in the showroom, but try checking it through a few third world airports and you’ll see that what comes out the other end is less than haute couture. Not only that, but [...]

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Tags: Travel Gear

In the Best Egypt Guidebook Debate of 2007, the winner is…

May 25th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Rough Guides! In a surprising upset, The Rough Guide to Egypt beat out my usual go-to, Lonely Planet. Published in December 2005, I found that hardly any information was out of date. It offered a lot of background information and history and the cover alone will make you want to fly off to see Islamic [...]

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Tags: Books · Egypt · Travel Gear

What Favorite Movies, TV Shows Or DVDs Do You Bring On Trips?

May 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Every time we’re getting ready for a trip, Travel Boyfriend asks me which DVDs we should bring. He used to ask me which CDs to bring too, but now we’ve both got our own iPods so unless we’re doing a lot of self-drive road trips, we usually stick to our own music libraries. It might [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Namibia · Pop Culture · South Africa · Travel Gear

Fly In Comfort. Pack Your Own Comfort Bag.

May 16th, 2007 · 3 Comments

If the word ‘fuselage’ is any indication, planes aren’t built by people with an appreciation for comfort. Ever since I made the decision to wean myself off of Xanax, it has become clear to me that if I want to enjoy flying, I need to take matters into my own hands. For my Egypt trip I [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Tips · Travel Gear

How Do You Keep Money, Passports And Other Valuables Safe When You Travel?

May 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Tired of sitting down and having the corner of your passport jam into your belly button on travels? Or taking 27 minutes to extract bus fare or a tip from the limp, sweat-soaked nuisance that is your money belt? Free yourself, dear readers! Since buying my first Pac-Safe TravelSafe (I now proudly own two), I [...]

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Tags: Travel Gear