Category Archives: Travel

Tips for Commuting (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Malaika Elahi

Founder & Owner of: A Place for My Thoughts

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Entertainment, Politics, Successful Living and Writing Writer


As a university student, I commute for 2 hours in total each day because I live off-campus. Over the past few months, I have learned a few tips to make it a more pleasant experience for you and your fellow travelers.

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Trip to Anywhere (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Franci Hoffman

Founder & Owner of: Amanpan

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer


If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you how much I need to take a trip to anywhere. And how I want to be somewhere with statuesque trees filled with birds and bees. Birds building new homes on the strongest of branches creating a safe haven for their family.  Honey bees, flit from flower to flower getting their nectar. Birds of song chirping in acapella; honey bees buzzing in harmony creating a symphony like none I have ever heard.

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Quirky Places to Stay in the UK and Beyond (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Scott A.

Founder & Owner of: innocentCV

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Travel Writer


Afternoon fellow bloggers! We’re back again and here is our list of some of the most quirky and different places to stay right here in the UK. We don’t do normal here so we thought quirky is right up our street. We will be giving pictures, the address, and some general information about each of our choices.

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For the Travel Lovers (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Seth Henry

Founder & Owner of: Seth Henry Blog

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Entertainment, Family & Life and Travel Writer


My second blog post is going to be a relatively short one.  I just wanted to inform those that are interested in cheaper travel of this amazing website that I actually learned about from my Mother!

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5 Off Beat Places to Shop in Dubai (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Kani Karthick

Founder & Owner of: Kani’s View

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty, Books and Entertainment Writer


Dubai is very quickly becoming everyone’s favorite shopping destination in the world! One can find every single brand from across the globe, sold under a single roof in this amazing little city! But just for a moment let’s forget Prada, Gucci, Mango, Zara, Chanel etc. There are a few lesser known Shops in Dubai that can satisfy your shopping needs without burning a hole in your pocket!

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5 Packing Necessities for Travelers (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Valerie Furgerson

Founder & Owner of: Real Red Life Blog

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Travel Writer


Wherever you go there are definitely some items that you should have in your bag or suitcase to make your trip run more smoothly. For a more relaxed and  worry-free trip here are 5 packing necessities:

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Drive vs. Flight (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Shubham Gupta

Founder & Owner of: My Exploits

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Books and Writing Writer


I listen to the sound of the plane passing above me. I look up. I am itching to get on it or for that matter any of the many planes that fly past. Alas, I have a busy schedule to follow. Yet it is tolerant enough to allow the construction of imaginary far-flung spaces I take up, along with my magical reading-writing duo.

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10 Places You Should Visit with Loved Ones (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Members: Ryan & Samantha Looney

Founder & Owner of: Our Travel Passport

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributors and Travel Writers


There’s nothing better than exploring new places with the one you love. Whether you’re swimming with stingrays in Bora Bora or running up the stairs of the Eiffel Tower, there’s something magical about sharing new experiences with the love of your life by your side.

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Jamaica is Everything! (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Nyasha Bosman

Founder & Owner of: That Other Petra Guy

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Games, Photography and Travel Writer


A    WEH    YUH    A    SEH? 

Stumbled on to this beautiful blogger a few days ago and can’t wait to meet her in person. The places she’s been to are amazing and I couldn’t help but, go through all the pictures filled with so much color and love. If you love travelling and you plan to travel somewhere, then visit Bamoni’s blog for some pointers. I swear you won’t regret having a second opinion. Continue reading Jamaica is Everything! (1 min read)

A Fairytale Celebration

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member, Editor, and Author: Franci Hoffman

Founder & Owner-BrewNSpew

-Millionaire’s Digest Contributor, Inspirational & Motivational Writer

Article Credits:  Franci Hoffman

Since my birthday and Father’s Day were on the same weekend, my husband and I took a road trip to Helen, Ga. The city is about an hour and a half from where we live and a pleasant drive through the lovely countryside and small mountain towns.

The State of Georgia’s third most visited city

I was excited about this trip because we haven’t been to Helen in a couple of years and we have such fond memories of our previous trips to this charming little city. Memories returned of when I was a child and so full of anticipation about taking a trip. I was filled with those same antsy feelings about the weather, what we were going to do, and what to pack. Silly me since this was just a short weekend trip.

The hotel I chose was one where we had stayed before. It is located directly on the Chattahoochee River. 70% of the rooms face the river and have terraces and/or balconies offering a lovely view. When I made the reservations, there was no availability of rooms with a river view, which I was disappointed. However, when we arrived at the hotel, I was able to upgrade the room to one with a river view. We were thrilled!

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Our hotel, The Helendorff Inn, is absolutely charming and within walking distance to downtown Helen.  The hotel was built in 1973 with add-ons in the seventies, eighties, and nineties. The property is constantly being improved on making the hotel a popular spot to stay.

The Helendorff Inn – American owned and Army family operation for over 41 years

The city of Helen is a replica of a Bavarian Alpine town located in the southern Appalachians. The architecture of every building is classic south-German style. This design was adopted and mandated in 1969. Even national franchisees must adapt to the style.

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The main industry went from a declining logging town to tourism, which the city’s peak time is in the fall when the leaves change to their brilliant autumn colors. The city becomes a wonderland displaying twinkling lights and filled with the traditions that go with the fall season. The city hosts Octoberfest from September through November which Helen becomes very crowded, to say the least. This is Helens largest celebration with music, dancing (waltzes and polkas), good food and drinks.

Population 510 as of the 2010 census

Sister City – Fussen, Bavaria

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On the day of my birthday, we found a great German restaurant and bar in an alleyway. Helen has several alleyways located off the main drag, which are lined with quaint little shops, restaurants, and bars.

We sat at the bar because we find bartenders to be most informative and entertaining. We were spot on with our decision because our bartender’s personality and service were beyond our expectations.  He nudged me into ordering a hot pretzel with beer cheese dip. So, my idea of eating a light salad wasn’t going to happen and the pretzel was huge, but delicious. Then he surprised me with a complimentary apple strudel, which was also delicious. This German restaurant was not only welcoming but very charming with live German music, German decor and the wait staff wore traditional German clothing.

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Old Bavaria Inn, 8619 N Main St, Helen, Ga

After my fun birthday lunch, we walked back to the hotel for a break. We relaxed on the balcony and watched the tubers float down the river. This is entertainment at its best because there are some people that should not even think about river tubing. Some of the tubers float down the river with cell phones, cameras, and even their pets, never dreaming they will fall out of their tube. Even though the water is shallow, it is not easy for some to get back on their tube. It’s great fun to watch.

 

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After our break, we decided to take in some live music at a restaurant and bar across the street from the hotel. There we found some of the same regulars and wait staff that we met 2 years ago. And even the same bartender that told us she shot her ex-husband in the derriere with a shot gun! Yep, never a dull moment in Helen, Ga.

Paul’s Steakhouse and Seafood, since 1965

While we were at Paul’s Steakhouse, we noticed a lot of activity in their parking lot, which we found was due to a double rainbow. Many people were taking pictures and I took a few myself because I have never seen a double rainbow. According to the AccuWeather site, double rainbows are not uncommon and usually ahead or behind a rainstorm. Also, I learned there are triple and quadruple rainbows, however, they are a rare occurrence.

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After a full day and a full night of adventure and fun, we were pretty tired and decided to call it a day. Our cozy room was very welcoming and calling our names – it’s time to rest. After all, this was only day one and we had two more days to go.

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ATM painted on the outside of a building

The next two days were almost a repeat of the first day, except we found new places to shop, eat and drink. We met so many nice people, which makes any trip worth while, in my opinion. We left for home on Monday morning and topped off our trip with a fabulous brunch at a local restaurant called The Broken Egg. This was a perfect ending to my birthday and the Father’s Day celebration.

If we decide to make the trip to Helen, Ga next year, I wouldn’t change a thing, except getting a year older.

Cheers!

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member, Editor, and Author: Franci Hoffman

Founder & Owner-BrewNSpew

-Millionaire’s Digest Contributor, Inspirational & Motivational Writer

Article Credits:  Franci Hoffman

 

http://www.helendorf.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen,_Georgia#Demographics

http://www.helenga.org/restaurant/old-bavaria-inn-restaurant

http://www.paulssteakhouse.com/menu/menu.html

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/what-is-a-double-rainbow-1/33889