Travel Tip: Vegetarian Food That May Not be Vegetarian - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
Some items that might be listed as vegetarian on a menu that may not be, are things like rice. Sometimes people like to cook them in a chicken stock or a beef stock, so always ask your server before ordering. Sauces are another one, they like to put beef or chicken stock, or even dairy in them. And in places like Thailand, they like to use a lot of fish sauce, so be sure to ask your server about the sauces.
If the server does not happen to know is ask the manager, but always, if available, ask the chef. For the most part, each kitchen at any restaurant has a binder with all the recipes and the recipes obviously have the ingredients. So if your sever is a little hmm about what is going on in your menu item, then ask the manager to see if they can ask the chef or bring the binder out so you can find out what is exactly in your meal so you do not get sick.
Travel Tip: Vegetarian Options at the Airport - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
Options for people to eat healthy and vegetarian for people at the airport are pack your own food, whether it is preparing something that you love before you go to the airport or stopping at your favorite restaurant and packing it up real tight and putting it in your carry-on so that way you do not have to buy expensive airport food.
But if you did not have time to pack your food, there are always great places that you can find salads, wraps, soups, anything like that. And if you can, check the terminal that you are going to be flying out of and they have a listing of all the food locations in that terminal, especially when you are connecting flights, that is the best way to plan before you go.
Travel Tip: Vegetarian Options at Mexican Restaurants - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
My tip for tweaking a Mexican menu while dining out in Mexico are very easy. Mexico uses a lot of beans and a lot of vegetables and lots of corn tortillas. If you are gluten sensitive that is great for you because you can opt for corn instead of flour tortillas. You can pretty much vegetarianize anything. Tacos just replace the meat with beans, if you are vegan just get rid of the cheese.
A lot of times they do not serve it with cheese, that is an American thing. Tostada salads, opt for beans instead of meat, get the cheese off and replace more vegetables. You can do guacamole, you can do salsas, you can do all sorts of things. The only thing is to ask and see if beans are especially refried if they are cooked with lard or if they have been made with a chicken or a beef broth. But other than that you are golden in Mexico.
Travel Tip: Online Resources for Vegetarian Restaurants - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
The best online resources for finding vegetarian food before you travel is either doing a quick search for the city that you are going to visit, and typing in vegetarian or vegan restaurant. Or you can go to happycow.com, as they have user generated reviews and listings. And, as always, you can go to healthyvoyager.com.
Travel Tip: Vegetarian Options at Italian Restaurants - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
My tips on tweaking an Italian menu are pretty simple. When you are in the land of pasta, always opt for a dry pasta, for the most part, those do not have egg, if you are a vegan. Always go for the red sauce, that does not have cheese in it, or any cream sauce, or meat sauce. Go for veggies and add that in to an item that you may have removed the meat from, and shop at farmer’s markets, because they have fantastic produce in Italy.
Avoiding Jet Lag on Flights - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
Travel Tips: Avoiding Jet Lag on Flights
Jet lag is no fun. But it is the reality when you travel. So when I travel, to a distance, what I do is I plan something on the first day that is so exciting that it's going to keep me going, on the timetable of the location. So, that's contrary to what some people do. They suggest that you ease into it slowly. I don't like to do that. I like to land and get going, and that gets me on the timetable of my destination. Now in order to do that, I try to relax on the plane. So, the neck pillow, the classic, blow it up, it's great, it works very well. But I also, if the plane is not absolutely full, I try to get the last row of seats in the middle, which no one wants, right? And as a result, I have often got three seats to lie down in full on, which is a great thing to have a full night's sleep, or almost, on a plane. So that's another thing that I suggest. Also, lots of water, no alcohol. And, if necessary, give yourself a 20 minute nap at your destination, just to perk you up and get you going for the rest of the day.
Travel Tip: Learning Local Culture - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
The local culture is always rich and exciting to explore. The local culture is the food, the literature, the theater, film. There is so much in a local culture to really experience as well as the people themselves.
So, first off, sit back, watch. Watch how the people behave, watch how they interact with each other. Watch how they line up for things or they do not line up. Just watch how things are done, and that will give you some experience with the local culture.
But then to go into the more formal culture, get tickets to the theater. Why not? Get out! Go to see an opera that you would not otherwise go to. You may never go to opera at home, but go to it there.
And I always try to go to a bookstore that sells English books. There is usually in most major cities around the world an English bookstore. Go in and ask for the local author, the national author, that has been translated into English. And then you will be going in and exploring that culture through the literature of the people.
Travel Tip: Packing for Shorter Vacation - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
Packing for Shorter Vacation
When you're going on a short trip, whether you take a backpack or a carry on roller bag, it really depends on your destination and what you're more comfortable with. Either one will work very well. When you're packing, plan what you pack. Sometimes because it's a short trip, people don't plan and they just start throwing everything and it's they're wardrobe in there and that's really cumbersome and doesn't work very well. Make sure that everything has a purpose. Make sure that many of the items have a double purpose so that they work for two things. The basic items that I really like to see, when people are packing is a really good scarf for a woman, because it is so versatile. It can dress things up, it can protect you from the wind, it can cover your head in solemn places, it can do many things. And for men it's a really light weight sport jacket that can be rolled up, packed away, but pulled out and put on with a pair of jeans and look good. So those are the things that are really really important. When you do pack, have a packing list with you, so that you don't forget the basics on a short trip, again, it's so easy to forget the basics because you just think, oh this is easy, but you can end up forgetting your passport, or the power adapter, or whatever. So make sure you've got your packing list and you check things off.
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travelwishtv.comSeasickness - If you get seasick it can and will ruin your cruise experience. Unless you're 100% sure you don't get seasick be sure to take something just in case. Most ships have stabilizers you can still feel the boat rocking especially at night when the boat picks up speed while most passengers are tucked away in there beds. You have several options. A doctor can give you a prescription for a patch that will last the whole time. You can also take one a day Dramamine or Bonine. If it makes you sleepy just take it at night instead of in the morning. If you don't like taking medicine you can purchase wristbands that prevent seasickness through pressure points on your wrist. Ginger tea has also been known to calm sea sickness. If a cup of hot tea isn’t the best thing on a Caribbean cruise try taking a couple of Ginger tablets morning and night. It's not only supposed to prevent seasickness but is also supposed to help your food digest. It's available at your drug store in the vitamin section. I suggest you buy some before you depart on your next cruise who knows you might just ease the sickness for yourself or a fellow passenger.
When booking a cruise you can your preference for dining room reservations — either the first or second seating and amount of people seated at your table. If this preference is not made you will be sharing a table with at least 2 or more passengers. If traveling with others, also have your travel agent cross-reference all of your cabins so you'll be seated at the same table. Every cruise line will state that "no requests are guaranteed" and that your table assignment will be confirmed at embarkation. The worst way to start your cruise vacation is to find out at embarkation that the cruise line wasn't able to honor your dining preference — for example, you wanted the first seating and you've been assigned the second seating or vice versa. Also, if you are just traveling as a couple and want a table for two, you won't know whether you have a table for two until you arrive at dinner that first evening. The worst scenario possible is you think you have a table for two and then find out at dinner that you've been put at a table with four other couples. This does happen!
More about tips - Other than room and board and a very small paycheck tips are the only salary the workers receive and they do work extremely long and hard. Please be sure to have extra cash on hand at the end of the cruise for just this purpose. You can charge your tips to your credit card if you want, in fact many cruise ships automatically charge them to your Ship Credit Card account unless you tell them not to. I recommend giving them cash because it's more convenient for the workers. If you do allow the ship to add the tips to your on board account, you should at least give them a little extra in cash if they've done a good job. Envelopes will be provided in your room on the next to last day of the cruise for you to hand the money to them on the last evening. If you divide your tips out ahead of time it will save you from running for change on the last night of the cruise. Remember the room steward and waiter each receive a minimum of $3.50 per day and the assistant waiter receives $2.50 per day. You can give the maitre de' or "Head Waiter" a total of about 50 cents a day but only if he spends time making sure your meals are perfect. Another time you should tip is if you orde
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