I had a follower recently send me a tweet with the following daily vlog topic. “How to avoid bed bugs when traveling?” She asked, “Have you ever had stayed in a hotel that had bed bugs If so what did you do”. My initial response was “Bed Bugs in My Hotel…Oh Hell No”. I can tolerate a lot of things when I travel, however, bed bugs are a no go for me. Bed bugs or any bug for that matter in my room is the quickest way for a hotel brand to get a scathing review from me. I’ve been lucky to never have run into this issue but I realize other may not have been as lucky. If you’re looking for general ideas on how to avoid bedbugs when traveling check out the following youtube video for tip and tricks for avoiding bed bugs. If you ‘ve never seen a bed bug and have no idea what to look for keep reading. What Is A Bed Bug How to avoid bed bugs when traveling According to WebMD, bed bugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size…

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New York City is one of the busiest and well-known cities in the world. There are a few things you shouldn’t miss during your visit. 10 Of The Best Touristy Things To Do In New York Rockefeller Center 10 Of The Best Touristy Things To Do In New York Head over to 30 Rockefeller Plaza and you’ll find a not to miss tour of NBC studios. Visitors get to see behind the scenes of their favorite NBC shows. Also in this building is the observation deck on floor 70 where you’ll see 360-degree views of the city. Empire State Building 10 Of The Best Touristy Things To Do In New York Walk through the lobby of the Empire State building and see it’s Art Deco lobby with murals and historical exhibits. Then grab the elevator and travel up to the 102 floor to the observation deck.   Central Park  10Of The Best Touristy Things To Do In New York With over 42 million visits per year, the 160-year-old Central Park boasts 843 acres of open space. Within this park, you can find the zoo, conservatory garden, the Friedsam Memorial Carousel and the Belvedere Castle. Grand Central Terminal 10 Of The Best Touristy Things To…

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On my recent trip to Phoenix, I took a break from the heat and spent the afternoon at the Phoenix Art Museum. Although I love photography, I haven’t spent much time exploring different types of art so this was a must for me. With Phoenix having such a strong art culture, I had to spend some time exploring the cities most popular museum, and here are five reasons you should too. 1. It’s The Largest Art Museum In The Southwest United States. Phoenix Art Museum The Phoenix Art Museum boasts a collection of over 18,000 objects including American, Latin American, Western, Asian, European, Modern and Contemporary Art. Be sure to also visit the PhxArtKids gallery, Dorrance Sculpture Garden and the Thorne Miniature Rooms of historic interiors. 2. They Offer Free Tours I’ll admit, I didn’t know much about art before visiting the Phoenix Art Museum, however, the wealth of knowledge provided during the docent lead tours provided a great crash course. They were great about answering questions and were able to break the information down into ideas I could understand. There were also a few kids on the tour and they were amazing with including them in the conversations. If you don’t…

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I recently decided to take a road trip to Arizona and despite how fun it was I have to tell you about the most unexpected aspect. I partnered with Sixt Rent a Car and figured it would be like any other company, but no, my friend. Let me explain. Sixt Rental Cars Reviews Sixt Rental Cars | Drying Little Tears Sixt Rental Cars Reviews Before I tell you about the incredible car they hooked me up with, I have to give them a shout-out for creating the Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Foundation called Drying Little Tears. This foundation is committed to fighting poverty, improving healthcare, and promoting education in children across the globe. I know you’ve seen the news lately. When a corporation is actually doing some good in this world, I’m paying attention! Sixt’s website is super easy to use and includes different deals all the time, like up to 25 percent off when you prepay for your rental vehicle. Teachers, police officers, seniors, airline employees, and veterans all get various discounts, too! Now onto the best surprise ever: They put me in a Mercedes C-Class!!! To give you some perspective on how epic this was for me, I currently drive…

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Sometimes exploring your own neighborhood can make the best staycations. I lived in Long Beach for almost 7 years but I had never explored the city like a tourist. This past weekend I decided to spend a little time in the city I used to call home. If Southern California is on your bucket list, no visit to Cali is complete without a stop in Long Beach. A diverse beachside community situated 25 miles from both Downtown Los Angeles and Disneyland. Best known for being home to the iconic Queen Mary and it’s welcoming LGBT community, Long Beach also hosts several annual must-see events that draw people out in record numbers. You can spend months exploring Long Beach, but if you only have a few days, here are the places you don’t want to miss. Long Beach Visitors Guide: How To Get Here Long Beach Airport | 4100 Donald Douglas Dr. Long Beach, CA 90808   If you’re staying and playing in Long Beach, avoid LAX and fly directly into Long Beach airport. Although it’s grown a lot over the years, it’s still much easier to navigate than LAX. JetBlue, Southwest, American and Delta all call LGB home, so getting here from just about…

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