Category Archive: Travel Tips

Sep 15

Chase Sapphire Reserve Review (How I flew to Bali for FREE!)

2017 is a big travel year for me.  It was the inception of this travel blog.  I traveled to Michigan, Nashville, Huntsville, Indonesia, Timor Leste and will soon be traveling to Ethiopia and Djibouti this fall.  I often get asked for travel advice, including money matters, and a little over a year ago I applied …

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Sep 01

How to Save Money on a Cruise (Why the cruise lines HATE me)

I LOVE boats and cruises.  From small expedition trips like the one I took in the Philippines, to ferry rides, to wildlife spotting expeditions to see whales and bears.  But most people who think of cruises immediately think of the mega-ships.  Well, I like those too and here are some tips from a very frugal, …

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Jul 04

Timor Leste Travel Tips – general tips and thoughts after my 8 day stay

In my last post, I called Timor Leste “Frustratingly Fantastic”.  The following post may seem extremely negative on Timor Leste, but I’m so happy I had a chance to visit the country and would definitely consider going back someday.  These are my Timor Leste Travel Tips…   General Tips The official currency is the US …

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Feb 12

Cuba Travel Tips

Cuba Travel Tips: Get familiar with the two currencies.  Read more about it here. Get small change that you can use to pay for toilets, tip musicians, etc. Be prepared for touristy sites.  There were times that I felt totally surrounded by tourists, especially in Trinidad it was impossible to escape.  The tourist train was …

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Feb 12

Cuba

I had the fortunate chance to visit Cuba with a friend on an independent people to people tour in November 2016.   General tips & stories: General Travel Tips for Cuba A Tale of Two Currencies Airbnb – A win-win for Cuba & Tourists Disconectado (Disconnected) Destination guides: Havana (El Captitlo) Vinales (Country Roads Take Me Home) …

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Feb 10

About TheHotFlashPacker

Lisa (TheHotFlashPacker) has always had an interest in travel.  From the car trips of her youth, to European trips of her 20’s, to backpacking in her 30’s.  Lisa is now what you might call a flashpacker.   She has visited 84 countries on all 7 continents.  She hopes to inspire women to show that traveling …

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