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February 2013 Speaking Schedule

By on January 31, 2013

February 2, 10 am

Rooten’s Luggage Center -17775 Main Street  Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 250-0774 to RSVP

February 9, 9 am

Distant Lands – 20 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 449-3220 to RSVP

 

 

February 23, 9:30 am

H. Savinar Luggage -6931 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 703-1313 to RSVP

All events are free and open to the…


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Travel Tips

London Basic Travel Tips

By on January 23, 2013

My friend Squigs, an artist based in New York, is heading back to London for a quick visit. Squigs is an overall great guy who is passionate about art and beer. As part of the Happy Hour Guys, he is keen on visiting some great places to enjoy his favorite…


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January Speaking Schedule

By on January 2, 2013

Saturday January 12th, 10am

Rooten’s Luggage Center 
17775 Main Street  Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 250-0774 to RSVP

Saturday January 12th, 1 PM 

Bergman Luggage – UTC Mall San Diego
4505 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 455-6556 to RSVP

 

Saturday January 19th, 10 AM

H. Savinar Luggage 
4625 West Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90016


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Must Have Money & Time Saving Sightseeing Passes for Europe

By on November 28, 2012

Americans have among the shortest holidays in the western world. For most people, time is money when we are on the road. A good way to maximize time (and save money) is to invest in handy city or regional sightseeing passes.These passes often allow the holder to skip the…


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Packing Tips

Appearance: The Distant Lands Show, Successful Packing Tips

By on November 20, 2012

Most American’s are getting ready to hit the road this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Want to avoid airline baggage fees and save money? Follow these three tips for successful packing, and you will fall in love with travel all over again! Choose the right (lightweight!) luggage, carefully plan…


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Appearance: Our Travel Affair

By on November 19, 2012

This week I was the featured guest on “Our Travel Affair” hosted by Catherine Adde. The “Our Travel Affair” webcast can be heard on RadioFishBowl. 

 

Catherine is a bona fide Anglophile, world traveler and expert travel agent in Southern California. We’ve known each others for years now, so she graciously…


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December Speaking Schedule

By on November 15, 2012

 

 

 

Saturday, December 1, 2012 10am

 LAX Luggage – 2233 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
 (310) 4478-2661 to RSVP

Monday, December 3,  2012 7:30 PM

Distant Lands – 20 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 449-3220 to RSVP

Saturday, December 8, 2012 10am

H. Savinar Luggage – 10:00 am – 4625 West Washington Boulevard Los Angeles,…


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Tech & Gadgets

Travel Website, App & Blog Picks

By on November 13, 2012

Website of the Week
Routehappy – An in depth search engine for flights. Their “happiness” factor gives each flight in your search a rating and then it lists several different happiness factors (WiFi, AVOD, In-flight Power, Roomier Seats). Helps travelers make educated decisions before they buy a flight. A great…


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Packing Tips

Packing Light: Clothing List for Women

By on November 12, 2012

Do you belong to ‘OverPackers Anonymous’? The answer is most likely yes, considering the airlines are making millions of dollars in checked & oversized baggage fees each year. Packing presents a particular hurdle for women. Jenna Marbles posted a pretty funny YouTube video on how women really view packing….


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Packing Tips

Packing Light: Clothing List for Men

By on November 2, 2012

It often surprises me how many people are burdened and perplexed when it comes to packing. Packing should be easy. I believe that packing light is a blessing, not a curse. I’m a minimalist and I’ve been packing the same way for years. Heavy luggage, excess airline fees and…

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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