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What the Airline Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know: We Have the Power to Fight The Fees

February 7th, 2010 · 9 Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Please excuse me a minute, I think I’m gonna to rant… Do you hate paying good money for bad food on an airplane? Do you hate having to make repeated purchases of 3 oz. bottles of hair gel because a [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Travel Insights

Happy New Year, Travel Betties!

December 31st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Another December 31st is upon us. And I was just reflecting back on all the amazing people I’ve met over the years through my travels specially when I got the XS in Vegas. Bojana, the Slovenian journalist researching witchcraft and ritual who I met in Siwa, the Egyptian oasis out near the Libyan border. Merrick, [...]

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Travel Betty Meet-Up With Nomad4Ever

March 19th, 2008 · 9 Comments

I have often considered myself an introvert. Others would disagree vehemently, but they don’t know how hard I’ve worked to overcome my shyness (which still lurks inside). I am a girl who once spent an entire gorgeous Ohio summer barricaded inside the house watching “Get Smart” and the “I Love Lucy” instead of hanging out [...]

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Tags: Bali · Travel Insights

Review Of Beth Whitman’s Wanderlust And Lipstick

March 8th, 2008 · 11 Comments

A couple months ago, author Beth Whitman asked me to review her book, Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo, on Travel Betty. I promptly agreed since I’m always on the lookout for valuable resources to recommend in support of fearless independent travel for women. Then I proceeded to get caught up [...]

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Tags: Books · Travel Insights

Travel Rants Blog Carnival- Week Six

February 9th, 2008 · 5 Comments

This is my first time participating as a reviewer in the Travel Rants Blog Carnival even though I have been a fan of Travel Rants for a few months now already. If you don’t already know, Travel Rants is a very well-written, well-researched travel blog penned and edited by Darren Cronian. Definitely worth a visit! [...]

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Travel Betty Featured Again On

December 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment

My blog buddies over at decided they just couldn’t get enough of ol’ Travel Betty. In addition to inviting me to be a part of their community, which “features the best travel blogs” (their words), I was asked by their badass editor, Eric, to do an interview as well. Wow, what an honor! I’ve [...]

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Tags: Accolades · Travel Insights

A Little Insight On Traveling Alone

November 30th, 2007 · 4 Comments

When you travel alone, your mind thinks it’s funny to play tricks on you. Sometimes it says mean things and makes you feel like you did back when you were in junior high. “Look out, idiot! The traffic is coming from the other direction. Jesus Christ!” Sometimes it likes to focus on the loneliness (or [...]

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Tags: Bali · Travel Insights

Travel Betty Featured On Ten Foot Square

November 19th, 2007 · 7 Comments

About two months ago, I was invited by the lovely Carter-Ann over at to do an interview for their site. Their motto: traveling the world one square at a time!  And let’s just say, they know how to get around. They’ve got a team of posters to cover off on a myriad of delicious [...]

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Tags: Accolades · Travel Insights

Should You Bother Ordering A Special Meal On Your Next Singapore Airlines Flight?

November 12th, 2007 · 8 Comments

I’d heard a lot about Singapore Airlines having the best food of any airline. But, if you set one of their default meals down in front of me along with any other airlines’, I wouldn’t be able to tell which was which. On the way over to Bali, my meal was fine, but not notable [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Food and Drink · Travel Insights

Travel Betty Makes Indelicate Discovery In Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

November 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The downsides of an outdoor tropical garden bathroom are few. One being when yours is located next to the also-outdoor spa facility and you are suffering the effects of poorly-cooked-coconut-chicken-induced “Bali Belly.”

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Tags: Bali · Food and Drink · Lodging · Travel Insights