Dean Foster – Cultural concierge, Founder of DFA Intercultural Global Solutions and Host of the podcast Oops, Your Culture’s Showing!
Website: https://deanfosterglobal.com https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/oops-your-cultures-showing/id1362965221
Colleen & Catie’s Picks for NYC and Anaheim
Colleen’s picks for Anaheim, CA
Accommodations: Marriott Anaheim – Close to Disney
Restaurant: The Ranch Restaurant – Farm-fresh, seasonal steak & seafood meals in an elegant interior.
Airport: John Wayne Orange County Airport – Close to Anaheim
How to get around? Stay close to Disney and you don’t have to rent a car.
Catie’s picks for New York City
Accommodations: Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Restaurant: Piccola Cucina Osteria on Spring street in Soho
Activities: One World Observatory – Top of the World Trade Center – Sky high observatory deck
Airport: LaGuardia – Close to Manhattan- Come during off peak hours ideally to get to the. city easily.
How to get around NYC? Uber or The Subway is the best! So easy too. New York Subway MTA Map in the App Store
Any other tips for visiting NYC?
Take the Subway…use the App. So much easier. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Check out Brooklyn…Avoid Times Square unless you are a huge Broadway fan. It’s expensive.
Get last minute tickets at TKTS booth in Times Square for a Broadway show.
“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”
What’s in Your Suitcase?
LifeSaver 14 oz Liberty Bottle – Filter Water Bottle
$99 on www.iconlifesaver.com
You can buy filter water bottles so you can have fresh, clean water wherever you travel in the world and no longer worry about whether or not it’s safe to drink. This water bottle filters out viruses and bacteria with just 3 pumps. Plus, it’s eco-friendly!
What’s on your phone?
Green Globe – Free on iOS, Android
Search hotels and attractions to make sure you’re using a service that is eco-friendly!
What’s the tip?
Tips for Using less plastic when you travel
Bring reusable bags for souvenirs so you’re not winding up with a bunch of plastic bags (especially if you’re going to the UK and want to avoid having to get an embarrassing plastic bag)
Bring a reusable water bottle. Just make sure it’s empty when you go through security at the airport, but after you get through there are usually plenty of water refill stations at the airport so you don’t have to buy a water bottle or use a cup on the plane.
Bring your own travel mug. If you bring your own cup to Starbucks, you’ll not only save a cup, but they’ll give you a 10 cent discount.
Bring your own reusable steel or metal straws.
If you’re doing a roadtrip, bring a large jug or cooler of water and refillable bottle so you can avoid stopping for bottles along the way.
Also bring your own food in tupperware containers on a road trip so you aren’t wasting paper and wrapping stopping at a fast food place.
Bring your own toiletries in reusable bottles, if possible, so you can avoid using the hotel bottles which are a major waste. You can even purchase shampoo bars, which are basically bars of shampoo. This saves plastic and is easy to transport.
Try to avoid single-use or disposable items, like razors. Invest in a razor that will last, or at least one where you only have to change the blade.
Bamboo toothbrushes are also a great investment, with an estimated 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes used every year.
nt, with an estimated 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes used every year.