Five Travel Tips for Visiting Third World Countries

A giraffe in Zimbabwe

A giraffe in Zimbabwe

As the author of two bestselling series of international suspense novels, my job requires me to travel all over the world. Taking research trips to cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, or Hong Kong are relatively easy affairs. I decide on a time frame, a level of accommodation, and a desired area within a given city, and then ask a competent travel agent to set it all up.

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From a Shoebox to Paris and London

Billy and his family on vacation in Paris and London

Billy and his family on vacation in Paris and London

Four and half years ago, my wife and I saw a story about a woman who did not spend $20 bills. Whenever she received one, she saved it. It inspired us to do that in our house with $5 bills. It would be a painless way to save and teach our kids a creative way to achieve a goal. In addition, it would be something we could connect with our kids about as we planned the trip we would take with our savings.

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Being Open to the Unexpected

An upside-down rainbow appears after a rainstorm in Bali

An upside-down rainbow appears after a rainstorm in Bali

We can never really know what the universe has in store for us, but we can affect what happens by our thoughts, our feelings, and our resistance. And despite our best intentions, sometimes a chance encounter occurs that is so unexpected and changes everything, a person you meet in passing affects the rest of your life, or you see something that makes you question all your choices. This is why we travel not only to other countries but also along the journey of life.

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Winging It With Linda Lauren, the Travel Psychic™: May 2013

Winging It With Linda Lauren, the Travel Psychic™: May 2012

Winging It With Linda Lauren, the Travel Psychic™: May 2012

Tips for Summer

It’s the time of year when many people embrace the energy of good times, vacations, and new adventures at every turn. We are springing toward summer and all the fun, surf, sand, mountains, and parks take a lot more personal planning than mapping out the trip itself. Here are tips that will make your summer travels go more smoothly:

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In Search of the South’s Quirky Festivals

Toad Suck Daze lights up downtown Conway with its midway and crowds

Toad Suck Daze lights up downtown Conway with its midway and crowds

In the mood to celebrate what makes the American South a unique region? May is as good a time as any to head to Dixie, as the first weekend of the month alone features several world-class events from the Kentucky Derby and New Orleans Jazz Fest to Memphis' May Beale Street Music Festival and Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival—not to mention a host of small arts and crafts fairs in towns across the region. 

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