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Travel Ambassador Guide to Cuba Special Event

By on June 28, 2017

Special Event Today June 28th & Tomorrow June 29th

6:30 PM for Appetizers & Beer

7:00 PM Discussion on Travel to Cuba

With all of the talk on travel to Cuba, I figured I should update fellow travelers on the possible new rules and how to travel to Cuba. I will discuss the…


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May & June 2017 Travel Smart Events

By on May 25, 2017

May 2017
May 25 — Sports Basement, Presidio Store, San Francisco CA. Click HERE for more info to RSVP

May 27 — Various lectures at Summit Hut, Tucson, AZ. Click HERE to RSVP

June 2017
June 3 — Various lectures at Luggage & Leather, Houston, TX. Click HERE to RSVP

June 10  —Various lectures at Passport Luggage, St. Louis, MO. Call  314-726-1313 to…


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March & April 2017 Travel Smart Events

By on March 28, 2017

MARCH 2017
March 4-5, 2017 — Various lectures at the San Diego Convention Center with the San Diego Travel Show, San Diego, CA. Use promo code SOCIAL for discounted tickets

March 8-9, 2017 –  – Various lectures at the Colorado Convention Center with the Denver Travel Show, Denver, CO. Use promo…


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Talking Travel Tech on Frommer’s Travel Radio

By on March 24, 2017

I was recently invited to talk travel tech with Arthur & Pauline Frommer on their radio show. We discussed the following topics:

Prepping phones & devices for travel
Digital safety & privacy
Travel Apps
Using phones & devices for free abroad

It was such fun segment with America’s premier travel gurus. In…


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Packing Tips on Fox 2 KTVU

By on March 23, 2017

For more packing tips CLICK HERE
For women’s packing tips CLICK HERE



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Tech & Gadgets

Best New Travel Apps for 2017

By on February 21, 2017

Travel has never been easier in the history of mankind. Technology is one of the best tools we have to travel smarter, better and cheaper. Here are my favorite travel apps that turn your device into a useful travel tool. Consider using these apps in 2017 for your upcoming…


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Travel Tips

Saving Money on Travel in 2017

By on February 11, 2017

You can still save money on travel without being a backpacker or a “budget traveler.” In this modern era of travel, there are several ways to to save money without diminishing quality or comfort. I believe there is a better way of saving and a new kind of budget…


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January & February 2017 Travel Smart Events

By on January 13, 2017

January 14-15, 2017 –  – Various lectures at the Washington Convention Center with the Washington DC Travel Show, Washington DC. Use promo code SOCIAL for discounted tickets.

January 21-22, 2017 –  – Various lectures at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center with the Chicago Travel Show, Rosemont, IL. Use promo code SOCIAL…


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October & November 2016 Travel Smart Events

By on October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016 – Adventure16, 143 S. Cedros Ave.Solana Beach, CA 92075 (858) 755-7662 to RSVP

October 22, 2016 – Landmark Luggage, Valley West Mall, Des Moines, IA. Call (515) 223-0999 to RSVP

October 22, 2016 – Landmark Luggage, One Pacific Place, Omaha, NE. Call (402) 392-2500 to RSVP

October 24, 2016 – Distant Lands, Pasadena, CA….


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Travel Ambassador Angel Castellanos on Fox News

By on July 28, 2016

Fox 11 Los Angeles

Fox 2 St Louis ~> Tips for traveling smarter with Angel Castellanos

Angel Castellanos
Pasadena, CA

I'm a US based travel expert and spend my time teaching people how to travel well, smart and often. I'm passionate about travel and helping people save time & money. This blog, or travel lounge, is a collection of my practical travel advice and experiences from traveling 8-10 weeks internationally each year. I believe that travel has never been easier and that everyone can achieve their travel dreams. Happy Travels!

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