Notes from the Road: Layover in Doha

When we booked our flight from Copenhagen to Singapore, we found an option with a long layover that would allow us to explore another city along the way. Score! We were especially drawn to this option because of the layover in Doha, Qatar, a place that wasn’t previously on our radar. The best part was that our airline offered a city tour for a little over $20 each that included transportation to and from the airport, so we didn’t really have to worry about making it back in time for our flight; that was all part of the deal.

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Notes from the Road: London

In February 2018, Riki and I had a few drinks at our apartment in California and spent the evening showing each other “our London” (aka where we lived, went to school, and hung out during our study abroad semester in 2009) via Google Maps. We declared we desperately missed our favorite city and even looked up last-minute flights from LA to the UK. We didn’t pull the trigger then, but I did put a reminder in Riki’s phone that read, “London, baby!” He looked at that reminder every day for 18 months. This week, he finally checked it off his list as we spent four days in London together.

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Currency Exchange: What You Need to Know

If you’ve ever paid a friend for your share of pizza with Venmo or used your Apple Watch at the grocery store, you know cash is becoming less important than it used to be. This is true when traveling abroad as well. You can pay via credit card in most places, including restaurants, major attractions, and airports. So is currency exchange even necessary? Yes! It’s still important to have local currency on hand when traveling because smaller establishments, street food stalls (mmm street food), and market vendors likely won’t take credit cards. In this article, I list the ways you can get foreign currency and share which one I think is best.

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