Category : Transportation

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Planning, Posted by Amy, Transportation
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10 Differences Between International and Domestic Travel

Normally I’m cool as a cucumber packing for a trip, but right now, that’s not the case. I’m headed to Costa Rica for a few days and because it’s so close to the US, I’ve been thinking about it like a domestic trip. Only as things get closer, like packing-right-now-plane-leaves-in-3-hours closer, I’m realizing how unprepared I am for this international trip.

Here are 10 differences between international and domestic travel to be aware of and think about before you go.

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Food, Planning, Posted by Amy, Transportation, Travel Activities
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Planning a Trip to Prague

I am super excited that I was able to sneak a short trip to Prague in in-between two other work trips to Barcelona and San Francisco. I only have 2.5 days, and need to do some aweseomsauce planning to really take advantage of my time in the Czech Republic. This method of planning trip activities can be used for any place you visit.

Check back in a few weeks to see what my actual trip was like compared to the plan!

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Planning, Posted by Amy, Transportation
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How to Use Public Transportation in any City

Copenhagen was the first place I visited outside of New York and San Francisco that had a train system, and I was determined to figure out how to use it. I poured over the maps every day to learn all the stations and directions and how to get to every place my coworkers and I wanted to go. We took a lot of trains in Copenhagen because it’s an efficient way to get around.

Udgang Exit Sign in Copenhagen
A sign pointing to a wondrous, magical place. Or the Exit.
It seemed like every train station we were at had a sign pointing to “Udgang,” and I spent the entire week thinking about Udgang and what a cool and special place it must be for there to be so many signs pointing travelers towards it. I made a mental note to look up what Udgang was so I could make sure to see it before I left. Imagine my disappointment when I found out on my last day in Denmark that Udgang means… Exit.

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