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Level 5 Independent Travel

Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

Release Date: 01/18/2021

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Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

Have you been down under? This is a guide to help women travel, one at a time. The FAQ is How can I travel by myself? I’ve never done that before.

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Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

Dr Travelbest helps women like you find their way through the world, independently. In this episode: The FAQ is on how to use packing cubes. The destination is Ayers Rock, Australia.

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Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

In this episode: The FAQ is: on being single and traveling: The destination is New Zealand, North Island. The lesson learned is: losing jewelry while traveling and the tip is: be willing to pause and be safe in travel.

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Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

Are you a woman who wants to travel? In this episode: The FAQ is: What kinds of women travel the world? The destination is Taiwan.

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Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

The FAQ is: How do those from other nations view American travelers? The destination is New Zealand, South Island. The lesson learned is: getting ripped of while traveling.

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Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

In this episode: FAQ is How far in advance should I book my travel?

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Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

The FAQ is: How can I stop from getting lost all the time? The Special episode is on 2021 Vaccine Passports. The lesson learned is about: Wearing bike shorts. The tip is: Check the weather reports on your app.

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Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

The FAQ is: How do I prevent getting stranded when I’m on a road trip? The Special episode is on Level 4, Challenging Travel , out of 5 levels total in the Travel Independent Spectrum. The lesson learned is not getting a second opinion for car repair and the tip is adding serendipity to your travel.

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This is for women who need to get going, but not with a group. If you are waiting for others to travel, you need to listen here now. The FAQ is about vaccines and travel, and the special episode topic is Public Transportation. The lesson learned is ingrown toenails. The tip is to make a game of travel on long trips.

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Dr Mary Travelbest Guide

FAQ is: How can I get some rest on my vacation while keeping my sense of exploration?

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More Episodes

Dr Mary Travelbest special Episode on Travel Independent Spectrum Level 5

 

In this episode: The Faq is: What’s the most challenging trip so far for Dr Travelbest?

This Special Episode is about Level 5 Travel, the most challenging.

Lesson learned getting a tow and the Tip is to Stay informed by tuning in to local news early

 

FAQ: The most challenging trip so far for Dr Travelbest has been not traveling during Covid (much travel that is).

I’m trying to flatten the curve in a small way. I’d like to be traveling every week, going somewhere new and what an adventure that will be. However, I’ve been patient and waiting until the bans are lifted and will have lots of travel ahead.

 

 

Today’s Independent Destination Travel Independent Spectrum Level 5 Difficult

 

This is travel to the countries that I’ve been to that would be considered Level 5 include these: Thailand, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Chile.

 

This is the peak level, or most difficult travel of all. Many of the listeners today will not make this kind of a trip, but it’s always a challenge to learn what’s available and dream about it.

I’ve been to different continents, all but Antarctica, and these Level 5 Difficult countries are not recommended for most US citizens to travel, for example regions of Asia or Africa, and can be impossible to visit some countries like North Korea. Level 5 difficult travel is about getting out and having unique experiences in nature, with countries you may not know how to spell, and to see people who are very different than you are.

 

If you are heading on a journey that is Level 5, I want you to be prepared for anything, including losing your passport, luggage, and cash. You want to have copies of everything important in a safe place and a backup ready for when you need it.

However, you may combine a level 5 with another level as well.

 

If you are heading to a country that is on this list, be sure to get all your documents prepared in advance, including birth certificate, passport and any vaccinations that are required or may be in the future. You may need a permit to visit the region, so ask.

In Tibet, only tour groups are allowed, and all tourism is currently closed during the pandemic. For travel to Mongolia, you will need a visa and a passport that has more than 6 months until it expires. Do keep checking the show notes to see any further news on vaccines.

 

http://mongolianembassy.us/mongolian-visa-information/

https://www.yowangdu.com/tibet-travel/visit-tibet.html

 

 

I’ve not been to places that take four days to get to from the USA, but they exist on our planet. This is level 5 planning at it’s best. My woman friend San-d is a scuba diver who goes on remote locations on small islands in the Indian Ocean. This takes time and energy to plan and to make a success. I would like to hear about your trip. Please share it with my travel group on Facebook, especially if it is a Level 5 trip.

 

 

Today’s lesson learned ----Getting a tow can be ok

 

Here’s the situation, I’m age 13, and in a canoe rowing the same stretch of water for what seems like hours. The current was too strong, and it was impossible to keep going in the same direction. This was a Girl Scout camp on Long Island, and it was a three-day canoe trip. Getting a tow from a nearby speedboat not only helped us move forward, it also gave us confidence we would finish our trip. In the long run, the lesson was healthy.

 

Today’s Travel Advice- stay ahead of local news

 

Read a local newspaper, even if it’s online, on where you’re going next. Here are three reasons to read a local paper

  1. Learn if there are any special events happening that you would not want to miss.
  2. In advance, find out if there is a crowd expected or a traffic alert that could prevent you from your activity.
  3. Be able to have a conversation with a local on things that are going on in the locale.