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Travel Lesson Learned: Chicago, IL 2014


Being robbed is a horrible violation…but being robbed while away from home is worse. Having your purse, wallet, passport, cell phone and computer stolen can basically ruin your vacation or business trip. There are, however, a few things you can do to make recovering from this situation a little easier.

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Must Have Travel Items: Choosing the Best Luggage


A major factor in the success of your travels could easily be the suitcase that you bring along for the ride. Suitcases and travel luggage come in many different sizes, shapes, weights, materials, colors, prices and quality. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, the right suitcase/luggage is a worthwhile investment that does not need to break the bank.

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Travel Lessons Learned: Houston, TX 2014


Sometimes too much communication is not a good thing. If you receive an email/text from your airlines claiming your flight is delayed…think again and act accordingly.

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Travel Lesson Learned: Valencia, Spain 2012


This example of a “lesson learned” happened more recently, and although we all laugh about this event now, it was definitely not funny at the time. When you park your rental car in a parking lot, you might want to jot down the parking lot address or take a picture of the entrance, as the parking ticket might not have any useful information on it in the event that you forget where you parked the car.

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Travel Lessons Learned: Beirut, Lebanon 1975


Although the following example of a “lesson learned” occurred 38 years ago, the same principle holds true: If you are travelling to a country or region that is politically unstable, be sure to: 1) Research travel advisories issued by your government. 2) Have at least $100 in cash with you at all times. 3) Know where your embassy is located and have a predetermined plan for evacuation.

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Travel Lesson Learned: Heathrow Airport, London, England 1971


Although the following example of a “lesson learned” occurred 38 years ago, the same principle holds true: If you are travelling with a young child, put a business card in their possession (pocket, shoe, etc.) or a personalized dog tag around their neck with contact information in case they get lost.

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Travel Lesson Learned: Tanzania, Africa 1969


Although the following example of a “lesson learned” occurred 44 years ago, the same principle holds true: If you are travelling in a third world country or remote area of the world, do your research about any products that might not be readily available – and pack accordingly if you need these items while away from home.

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Meet Dan & Lorraine


To put this travel blog into perspective, I need to introduce my parents, Dan and Lorraine. They are ex-pat pioneers and my original travel guides.

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Welcome


Welcome to the OMT blog. I hope that together we can build an exciting community of people who enjoy sharing their travel ideas, advice, memories, suggestions and experiences. Inspiration and education through travel have always been key components throughout my life.

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