How to Dress in Morocco, India and Other Conservative Countries

How to Dress in Morocco, India and Other Conservative Countries

  • July 09, 2024
  • by Inga

I’ll start by saying that there is no dress code in Morocco or India, and I saw a wide range of clothing choices among tourists. This is an opinion piece—it’s my opinion about how I choose to dress in conservative countries, and I wouldn’t presume to tell others how to dress. I am sharing it …

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Jet Lag: Timeshifter App Review

  • March 10, 2024
  • by Inga

Timeshifter is an app designed to help travelers or shift workers adjust to different time zones using science and technology. The science part involves research into such topics as the effect of bright light, melatonin, and caffeine on the sleep cycle, while the technology part relates to how the app lays out a plan based …

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Plugs and Power for Travel

  • February 21, 2023
  • by Inga

As tempting as it is to disconnect when we travel, it’s impossible to do if work is involved and difficut to do when traveling for pleasure. If you want to navigate using Google Maps, understand the language with Google Translate or take a photo with your smart phone, you’ll need to power one or more …

Communications Conundrum: Airalo eSIM, WhatsApp or Verizon for travel

  • December 27, 2022
  • by Inga

When planning my travel budget, there is something that makes me balk at spending hundreds of dollars on data and communications. Verizon’s $10 per day Travel Pass sounded reasonable for brief trips but I gulped when I calculated $350 for a five-week trip recently. That would be $350 for me and $350 for my husband, …

These 10 Apps Make Travel Easier

  • December 06, 2022
  • by Inga

Emerging from my cocoon after two years of pandemic travel restrictions left me feeling rusty. Actions that were once reflexive had to be relearned, but it was also an opportunity to catch up on travel trends I missed. As I reloaded familiar apps, I discovered some new ones that make travel easier. Here are ten …

Best Beach Gear for a Tropical Vacation

  • July 19, 2022
  • by Inga

Beach holidays have been a source of deep relaxation for me since I was a child and I love a tropical beach best of all—warm water, surf, sun and sand—what could be better? Shade, that’s what. I’ve found that shade is critical to my enjoyment of the beach. I finally feel like I have the …

Travel Gear for the Pandemic Era

  • June 18, 2022
  • by Inga

Having the right travel gear can prevent wasting valuable vacation time hunting for what you need in an unfamiliar environment when dealing with health issues.

Think you don’t need trip insurance? Think again

  • November 01, 2017
  • by Inga

Trip insurance was not something I ever thought about.  My husband and I weren’t old, didn’t have health problems and couldn’t see the need for the extra expense. We generally travel independently, eschewing tours, cruises and guides. Why would we need trip insurance? The First Time Somehow, as time passed, we weren’t so young anymore. …