Safety Tips for Traveling Alone as a Female

Safety Tips for Traveling Alone as a Female

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] You’re planning a vacation, and you’re all excited, but you can’t seem to convince any friends to join you, so you decide to take a solo trip. Sound familiar? I’ve been there! I get it. You’re going to a new place, and the thought of traveling alone can seem a bit daunting. All you want is to have a good time with the least stress. Over my many years of traveling (and several solo vacations), I’ve come up with a list of safety tips for the female travelers out there who just want to get out there and put their toes in the sand – and to go solo. [02:03] Arrive at your destination as early as possibleThe last thing you want is to arrive at the airport…
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Episode 19:  The ABC Travel Green Book by Martinique Lewis

Episode 19: The ABC Travel Green Book by Martinique Lewis

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Shortcode for Podcast Player: [podcast_subscribe id="715"] In this episode, I talk to Martinique Lewis. She has been making waves in the travel industry, pushing back against a historically white-centric travel narrative and making way for a wider acceptance of black travel and tourism. In 2018, African American travelers added $63 billion to the US tourism economy, according to a Mandala Research survey. Martinique is determined to expose the world to this significant contribution. Today, I get to talk to her about her new book, The ABC Travel Green Book. She is about to open doors and get more black travelers to live their best lives in some of the most unexpected places around the world! Purchase the Book The ABC Travel Green Book on AmazonThe ABC Travel Green Book on…
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EP 18:  15 Things You Should Do Before You Travel

EP 18: 15 Things You Should Do Before You Travel

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] So, you’ve decided you want to travel. You’re almost certain nothing will go wrong - after all, you’ve never had a problem travelling before. You get to the check-in gate at the airport, and you can’t find your passport, or you get to your holiday resort only to find that it definitely isn’t that 5-star luxury and comfort you saw in the photos. Avoid the stress, uncertainty, and possible disappointments by having a to-do list. Don’t know what to put on that list? In this episode, you’ll learn the 15 things that you should be doing before you even leave your house to go on that vacation. Here are the things that should be on everyone’s list: [02:43] Get a folder for all your travel documentsThis is the…
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Episode 14:  Why Visit Jamaica

Episode 14: Why Visit Jamaica

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Looking for a destination that has great beaches, amazing food and low-key vibe? How about Jamaica? That’s right, the beautiful Caribbean island is a whole vibe that you are sure to find yourself having one love for. This episode is all about Jamaica- an ultimate guide from a trusted source of information about traveling to Jamaica. Tamara Christie - Johnson is with the Jamaica Tourist Board. Tamara is a Business Development Manager with the Jamaica Tourist Board where they promote Jamaica and work with individuals who are within the travel industry, media, festivals, and more. They spread information about traveling to Jamaica for weddings, vacations, honeymoons, and so much more. Here’s a snippet of the information on COVID-19 pandemic travel guidelines that you’ll find at visitjamaica.com: Jamaica is…
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Episode 13:  Travel Talk with Joey Held

Episode 13: Travel Talk with Joey Held

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] In this episode of the Erica James Travel Show, I am talking to Joey Held. Joey is a writer and podcast host based in Austin, TX. He is the host of two podcast---the Good People, Cool Things and Parks n Wrecked podcasts. Joey Held also runs the food blog Phat Phoodies, and is the creator of Crisp Bounce Pass, a newsletter exploring the intersection of basketball and pop culture. When he’s not working on a story or podcasting, Joey enjoys playing with his band Burning Years, traveling to new cities, and spending time with his two pups. They truly do give the best cuddles.   Today's episode, I am diving into Joey's travel journey, his past vacations, and some of his current travel goals. Instagram: https://instagram.com/phat_phoodies Twitter: https://twitter.com/josephcurrency LinkedIn:…
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Episode 12:  Travel Tips I Learned from Watching Seinfeld

Episode 12: Travel Tips I Learned from Watching Seinfeld

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Still a shock to me how I went from one to twelve episodes without mentioning the sitcom Seinfeld. I am so excited about Episode #12 of The Erica James Travel Show, as I reveal 19 tips I learned from watching Seinfeld. So let's have some fun going over the 19 best travel tips that I learned from watching my FAVORITE show of all time, Seinfeld. Tip 1: Trips are relationship killers! Be careful how soon you travel with someone who you are dating. It could change the dynamics of your relationship. It can be good or bad. Jerry’s girlfriend didn’t like the resort. It was raining and they ran out of things to talk. She even thought he was being cheap. “Trips can be relationship killers”. Have a…
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Episode 9:  Travel Talk with Leonard Bean

Episode 9: Travel Talk with Leonard Bean

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[podcast_subscribe id="715"] Are you friends, on social media, with people who are always traveling, they never seem to be home, they are out living their best life and exploring the world? You know those kind of people, right? We all follow, at least, one person like that! I don't know about you, but I love following people like that! I love hearing about people's travels and being inspired by them to travel to new places. In today's episode, we're going to talk to Leonard Bean who has a love and a passion for travel. He will share how his passion for travel was sparked, the many places he has been and how he is pivoting during this pandemic to feed his travel needs. Instagram: @leonard_bean Rate, Review, & Subscribe on…
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My Sister’s Travel Regret

My Sister’s Travel Regret

Blog, Travel Learning Lessons
One of my wishes, as a travel agent, is that all travelers select their vacation accommodations based on what they wish to experience rather than what they want to pay.  Often times, when people call me about traveling, they select their resort and room accommodations based on price, no quality. Sure you can vacation in a less expensive room, but the question is--is what you are giving up worth it?   Regardless of recommendations (which is one of the reasons you select a good travel agent), some travelers just want to book based on price and not quality.  My sister is one of those people.    My sister (left) & Me in Vegas   I recently went to Las Vegas with my sister.  Upon check in, they asked if we…
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A Simple Beautiful Vacation

A Simple Beautiful Vacation

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  One of my favorite movies was Jim Carey's The Truman Show.  I thought it was such a cute and touching movie.  The life lived in that movie was very simple, quiet and relaxed.  Something that is on the other end of the spectrum from my current life.  Because that life depicted in The Truman Show was so different from my every day life, I was extremely excited to visit Seaside, FL (not too far from Destin, FL) where the movie was shot. Normally when I vacation, I am in a popular hotel or resort.  This trip, I decided to try something different and I was pleasantly surprised with white picket fences, a town square, bicycle rentals and ice cream shops.  I not only stepped out of Nashville, TN, but…
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