Category: Justin’s Blogs

What a Lovely Day! Travel Flick Picks: Australia

Crikey! This edition of cinematic adventures to inspire your wanderlust: Australia. RT = Rotten Tomatoes | IMDb = International Movie Database Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) RT: 97%  |  IMDb: 8.1 Okay, so it’s not technically filmed in Australia, but it does take place in a post-apocalyptic Outback, so I will not apologize for its inclusion. George …

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Travel Flick Picks: Scotland

BAGPIPES! WAR PAINT! KILTS! FREEEEEEDOMMM!!!!!! This week’s theme for cinematic adventures to inspire your wanderlust: Scotland. RT = Rotten Tomatoes | IMDb = International Movie Database Braveheart (1995) RT: 78%  |  IMDb: 8.4 As Gladiator topped our Flick Picks for Rome, so must Braveheart top Scotland’s. There was a time when grand practical ambitions trumped the CGI-infested waters …

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Where in the World is St. Valentine?

Queue self-deprecating, satirical Instagram accounts. It’s that time of year to bite the bullet and relent to social conformity for the Hallmark hell-hole known as Valentine’s Day. How did we come to this? Certainly, there must be more than greeting card companies behind the madness. And since this blog is about “travel stuff”, it begs the …

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Big Ben’s Big Secrets

Is Big Ben really named Elizabeth? Could it tip over someday? How does it keep time so accurately?  ________ Close your eyes and think of London. You might see the skyline with the London Eye and Shard. You might see red double-deckers, red phone booths or red suits marching through Buckingham Palace. One thing’s for …

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Tips for Saving Money Abroad: Watch Yo Stuff

What are some best practices for keeping your stuff safe and sound abroad? Read on to find out! Hide yo’ passport; hide yo’ wallet. It goes without saying: a stellar way to hang onto your money abroad is simply to not lose it. But let’s get one thing straight: pickpockets should never deter you from your dream …

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Tips for Saving Money Abroad: It’s a Trap!!!

There is a wealth of advice about saving for the trip itself, so let’s talk about saving money once you’re there. This week’s topic: Avoiding the Trap. It’s a (tourist) trap!!!  With all the beauty in the nooks and crannies of the world, onslaughts of conniving gimmicks accompany them. Be careful: they were meant to trick you. Popular destinations …

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