Tips to keeping your home safe while traveling

How scared should you be when you leave your house before your trip? Every time I leave on a trip, I triple check every window and door to make sure I locked all of them. Luckily the worst thing I have come home to after a trip was my house being toilet papered and egged by an angry ex boyfriend when I was in middle school. I was just happy I wasn’t robbed until I realized he had put honey on my door knob.

The last thing you want when you come home from your vacation is to see that your house has been broken into or robbed. A house left empty while traveling is a target for criminals. I’m not trying to scare you, but I’m trying to give you the facts of life. Obviously, your location can also be a factor to how vulnerable you are to having your house getting robbed. I was lucky and was raised in Dana Point, CA, which has a very low crime rate, but you should still always take the necessary precautions no matter where you live. Your house can be kept safe if you follow some tips on how to make it seem like you aren’t out of town. Here are some ways to keep your house safe while on vacation.

How To Overcome a Fear of Flying

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I remember, after September 11, every time I would think about air travel, I would imagine the plane dropping from the sky or a bomb being on the plane. My mind would automatically rush to the most negative possibilities. For me, luckily, these worries lessened, because it was just an aftershock of the terrorist attacks. However, for others, these feelings and worries intensify and can stay forever.

Why are Flights So Expensive?

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The other day, I sat down to book a flight to Cabo for a friend’s bachelorette party. I thought it would come out to 500. I felt so naïve when the total was almost 1000 dollars. What was crazier to me was that half my ticket price was made up of fees and taxes. I decided to do a little research and see what the cause of all these extra fees were and why I have been paying so much extra for my airline tickets recently.

Travel Guide For Couples

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Traveling with your significant other can become a difficult trek. Traveling with your partner is a whole new ball game and isn’t like going on a couple of dates here and there. There have been many instances that I have had close friends whom I have chosen to travel with where I would never choose to travel with them again, so hopefully this won’t happen with your significant other and this guide can help prevent that.

Why Kids Shouldn’t Be Allowed On Planes

**I do not intend to offend anyone with this article, specifically people with children; I am merely writing this based off of my own and other’s experiences.

Before you freak out, I’m not talking about banning children from planes or not allowing them to travel. Children have just as much of a right to travel as anyone else. I saw most of the world as a child (I was also a very well-mannered child that didn’t kick people’s seats). And in addition to annoying children, there are many other annoying things that come along with traveling- rude flight attendants, neighbors who start snoring on our shoulder, people playing their iPods too loud, people with poor hygiene, etc. It is something we have to deal with when traveling whether we like it or not.