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judith fein

One of the best parts of my recent trip to Poland was meeting and bonding with some fantastic travel writers. None stood out quite like Judith Fein, a travel journalist, speaker, blogger, and editor (though her husband Paul Ross put a fair effort to match her steady flow of jokes that had us in stitches). Before the trip, I’d researched my fellow writers and discovered that Judith had published two books. I started reading Life is a Trip immediately. I highly recommend the book, because it deals with how travel changes us. Judith takes us on her adventures around the globe, and…

airline points

Only recently have I put effort toward really racking up airline points so I can travel for free. I’m currently working toward getting all or most of my ticket to Provence for another yoga retreat in the fall covered by points, so I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few tips that I’ve picked up along the way. 1. Sign Up for ONE Rewards Credit Card Signing up for just one concentrates all your efforts into racking up points for that card. I have Capital One Venture Rewards, and I’ve heard good things about Chase Freedom.…

Passport renewal

You probably don’t think much about your passport until you need it. I, on the other hand, wake up in a cold sweat from a nightmare where I’m leaving for a trip only to realize my passport has expired! I encourage you to be proactive about your passport being up to date, even if you don’t have any international trips planned in the near future. A little advanced planning will save you from having to pay extra to expedite its renewal last minute. 1. Mark Your Calendar a Year Before It Expires Did you know that there are certain countries…