Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. My name is Lynn, and I am the opinions behind Be Your Own Travel Guide.
I believe that traveling is more enjoyable when it is not stressful. A stress-free vacation creates a more likely scenario that you will take the plunge again because you had SO MUCH FUN last time.
So how do you reduce stress when you travel?
When you have a plan, you know what you’re doing and you come prepared.
Before I went on a trip, I scoured maps of cities, made pro-con lists of potential destinations, and combed TripAdvisor reviews for key details and information.
I built a wealth of information for that destination because I wanted us to have a good time. And we did! Good planning allows for a stress-free tour.
I was confident in my trip because I was confident in my information. Some things still come up…but you are able to take them in stride, as you are relaxed and waiting for something to throw you off of your flawless itinerary.
So what kind of information can you find here? I am not a backpacker nor can I afford luxury travel. I am the average Joe seeing the world, paying good money for some things and cheaping out on others.
I’ll be honest – there may have been a time of my life where I could survive sleeping in a hostel, but now I am more than willing to shell out a few extra dollars for air conditioning and a private shower.
I love cats, coffee and continuously challenging my fear of heights as I visit attractions around the world. Join me as I share tips, directions, and reviews for your next destination.
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