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My Favorite Travel Blogs

 My Favorite Travel Blogs

As I announced recently, I’ll be pausing my regular publishing on this site (though not going away) while I work on some local, Orlando projects. So I thought it fitting to share some of the travel blogs I enjoy reading the most. Yes, I have shared many travel blogs over the years, but these are the one I look forward to reading everyday (and you can find more here). In no particular order…

  • Too Many Adapters – Everything travel tech. Love their gadget reviews, travel hacking and overall take on technology for the traveler.

Online Trainers Spanish Language Training Review

 Online Trainers Spanish Language Training Review

It’s funny how a decision I made in 6th grade impacted the rest of my life. You see, when I was in 6th grade we had the opportunity to learn both French and Spanish for half of the year. And just before summer break, we had to pick which language we would spend 7th and 8th grade learning. As a 6th grader, I based my decision on the 8th grade language field trip; Each class went to a restaurant of the country of origin of the language being learned. And since I didn’t like Spanish food, I chose French.

Introducing, the adventures with ben Travel Newsletter!

newsletterbanner Introducing, the adventures with ben Travel Newsletter!

Hey Adventurers,

With 2011 quickly drawing to a close it’s almost time to look ahead to travel blog goal setting for 2012 (but I still have about 2 months to complete New Year’s Resolutions for 2011). With the announcement of my travel ebooks online store last week, this week I’m announcing the adventures with ben travel newsletter – a major feature of 2012.

It’s yet another way to share with you more great travel tips and adventures.

Three Ways You Can Sign-Up for the Travel Newsletter

If you’d like to sign up for the adventures with ben travel newsletter there are 3 ways to do it!

Travel ebooks are Now Available in the Online Store!

 Travel ebooks are Now Available in the Online Store!

Hey Adventures,

Today’s post is part travel resource, part advertisement. You may be aware of my online travel store, which for the last year, has been selling the Tugo Travel Cup Holder and Mirror Sleeves. Well I am finally excited (and ready), to share that I now have travel ebooks available for download.

Travel ebooks in the Online Travel Store

 Travel ebooks are Now Available in the Online Store!

I’m really thrilled that some of the great travel bloggers have made their ebooks available in the store. The list of travel greats included in the store is quite extensive. Take a look…

Appalachian Outdoors Travel Store Review

Last week I wrote about the importance of investing in quality travel gear before your next adventure. Today, I’d like to highlight appalachian outdoors*, an online travel gear retailer that you may want to consider when you need to stock up on travel apparel and other equipment. Here’s 3 reasons why.

1. Product Selection

 Appalachian Outdoors Travel Store Review

One of the last items on my must-purchase list for my Great Alaskan Adventure was a rain jacket. Not knowing what to expect as far as what features exist and how much they cost, I was curious with what I would find online. Pleasantly…

Orlando Green Travel App Giveaway

 Orlando Green Travel App Giveaway

It’s Earth Day today and we’re celebrating with something green and local. The Orlando Green Travel App is a new app available for download on itunes for your iphone or ipad. It retails for $2.99 but for one lucky reader, you can download a free copy. Details are at the end of the post. Here’s what you can look forward to in the app…

Comprehensively Green

I’ve lived in Orlando for nearly six years and I was quite curious what is green in travel and tourism around here. What surprises would this app have in store? Kim Button, Blogger at Central Florida Green Guide and author of the app says it best in the app’s intro,

EatSmart™ Precision Voyager Luggage Scale Giveaway

 EatSmart™ Precision Voyager Luggage Scale Giveaway

Unless you’re flying business class, you’ll probably have to deal with the added baggage fees most airlines are charging these days. And if your bags are a few pounds overweight, those merciless airlines will charge you overweight fees, second bag fees and “we just like to charge you fees” fees. Just last week I saw a weary traveler at an airport in Canada repacking her suitcases at the check-in counter because one of her bags was overweight. Tres embarrassing when you’re delicates are strewn all over the terminal floor! Enter the EatSmart Precision Voyager Luggage Scale.

How to Create a Realistic Household Budget

 How to Create a Realistic Household Budget

How much can you spend each week on groceries? What about your cell phone bill? And how much can you afford to put onto your credit card each weekend? If you can’t answer those questions quickly, then you probably haven’t created a household budget.

And budgeting your money is a critical, first step in traveling more (part 3 in a 5-part series about travel and money)

It’s surprising how many people I know don’t know what their spending limits are! Corporations have vast teams that manage the money – but at home, we neglect this critical tool. Which is why…

Why I Want to Drive 1,554 Miles After Reading “Drive I-95″

 Why I Want to Drive 1,554 Miles After Reading Drive I 95

Having blogged about travel for 15 months, I’ve reached a milestone where PR folks flood my box with pitches for stories – most of them not of any interest to me (or you). But an offer to read Drive I-95, a book by Stan and Sandra Posner, caught my attention. Having driven that stretch of highway many times from my home state of Massachusetts all the way to Florida, I can tell you that it’s not pleasant. It’s long, boring and takes two full days with little to look forward to.

Introducing the tugo cup holder with h20tugo Accessory

 Introducing the tugo cup holder with h20tugo Accessory

A few weeks back I wrote about one of the products in my online, travel store, MirrorSleeves. This week I’d like to share the tugo cup holder with you. The story of the tugo goes back all the way to September of 2009. I came across this nifty travel accessory and wanted to try it out. I connected with it’s inventor and later wrote a post reviewing the product.

When it came time to build my inventory for the store, I immediately thought of the tugo and the relationship I formed a year ago. Fortunately we’ve remained in touch and the great staff at goodtugo were happy to have their product featured.