a step-by-step guide to using google translate
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Google Translate explained: a step-by-step guide to using Google Translate

Google Translate can be a game changer when planning travel to a foreign country. I’ll illustrate here all of the features of Google Translate and explain what they do so that you can take full advantage of these travel planning tools 1- Google Translate Desktop Version I couldn’t even begin to plan international travel to …

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Epic Germany Itinerary  2 weeks including Austria Switzerland France

Are you wanting to plan an epic Germany Itinerary but not sure where to start?  I collected info on some of the best things to do in Southern Germany and combined them into an epic two week Germany Itinerary that includes some main attractions in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Table of Contents Germany itinerary in …

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Dreaming of world travel but don’t speak the language? A guide to overcoming the travel language barrier

When we lived in Germany when I was a kid, my mom carried a pocket phrasebook around wherever we went and it served her well.Things have changed a lot since then. Today, we have some really fantastic resources for breaking language barriers that may arise when traveling internationally. If you’re dreaming of world travel but …

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Germany

Complete Visitor Guide: Stunning Eibsee Lake and Zugspitze Mountain, Germany

Eibsee Lake is located in the Bavarian region of Germany, just 8 miles outside of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It sits at the base of Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. These two are in such close proximity to one another that they share a parking lot making it easy to fit both of these stunning locations into one day! …

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A beginners guide to easily navigating public transportation when traveling

Does using public transportation intimidate you? Does it keep you from making your travel dreams a reality? My commute is a nearly 100-mile per day drive through the country. I brave sleet, snow, torrential rains, and suicidal deer, among other things. Yet the mere mention of public transportation always strikes a tiny bit of fear …

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Arkansas

Lost Valley Trail Arkansas complete guide to one of the top trails in Arkansas (with photos)

Lost Valley Trail near Ponca, one of the most popular hiking trails in Arkansas, turned out to be one of my favorite trails EVER! Arkansas…..so lush, so green, it ever does justice to it’s moniker, the “the natural state.” If you love nature, you are going to love Arkansas. As we walked down this beautiful …