Explore the Global Marketplace Shopping Experience

Embark on a secure and informed shopping journey with Trusted Shopping Guide, as we guide you through the unparalleled experience of exploring the global marketplace.

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The team behind Trusted Shopping Guide

Welcome to the heart of our journey! At Trusted Shopping Guide, we're not just about showcasing fantastic travel and shopping experiences; we're a team of passionate individuals dedicated to crafting unforgettable journeys for you.

" Together, we'll unwrap the beauty of global shopping, infusing culture into every story we feature"

Naomi Lee
Naomi Lee
Freelance Writer

Naomi Lee is a well-traveled freelance writer with roots in China and UAE.

Azizi Gizaro
Azizi Gizaro
Marketing Freelance Writer

Azizi Gizaro, a freelance writer from Texas, harbors a passion for crafting articles pertaining to Hidden Gems, Culture, and Tradition, particularly within his ancestral region, Africa.

Ingrid Wright
Ingrid Wright
Travel Agent and Family-oriented Freelance Writer

Ingrid Wright is a travel agent and an impassioned writer who shares her experiences from guiding clients on tours, recounting her personal travels, and detailing her family's shopping adventures.

Leigh Peterson
Leigh Peterson
Aspiring Journalist

Leigh Peterson is an aspiring journalist and a passionate freelance writer and researcher with an interest in the shopping and travel niches.

Lucas Miller
Lucas Miller
Freelance Writer and Free-spirited Traveler

Lucas Miller is a freelance writer specializing in his personal travel stories and researching shopping trends.

Harper Smith
Harper Smith
Graphic Designer, Writer, and Passionate Newbie Photographer

Harper Smith is a freelance graphic designer who has a passion for photography. She also enjoys traveling and embracing life, and she pursues writing on the side, featuring her personal travel stories and sharing her knowledge of shopping.

Janaina Sauza
Janaina Sauza
Passionate Bartender and Freelance Writer

Janaina Sauza is a passionate bartender who loves to travel and shop, exploring hidden gems and striking deals in different regions of South America.

Our Mission

Become the premier resource for shoppers and travelers who desire to navigate the global marketplace with ease and confidence. We are committed to providing in-depth, accurate, and valuable reviews of shopping destinations worldwide, along with advice based on personal experiences and practical tips. Our aim is to enhance the shopping experience of our users by offering guidance that is both trustworthy and insightful. We strive to equip our audience with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions, optimize their shopping excursions, and enjoy the cultural richness of shopping across different regions.



Our Vision

Inspire and empower consumers by becoming the most accessible source for shopping and travel guidance. We envision a world where every shopper has the tools to explore the finest shopping experiences, whether close to home or in a far-flung corner of the globe. We aim to foster a community of well-informed, savvy shoppers who appreciate the nuances of international commerce and cultural exchange. By continuously expanding our reach and deepening our expertise, "Trusted Shopping Guide" will pave the way for a new era of shopping exploration, where discovery, value, and authenticity are at the heart of every adventure.


Got some questions...?

Trusted Shopping Guide knows that shopping and traveling can sometimes feel overwhelming, which is why we've got your back with our friendly FAQ database! From planning and budgeting to finding the best spots to shop and visit, we're here to make your life easier. Need tips on snagging great deals or maximizing your budget? Look no further! With our wealth of information, you can shop with confidence and explore new destinations hassle-free. Say goodbye to endless research – let Trusted Shopping Guide be your cheerful companion on all your shopping and travel escapades!

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Steal

Pronunciation: /stiːl/

Etymology: The word "steal" comes from the Old English "stelan," which is related to similar words in other Germanic languages, such as Old High German "stelan" and Gothic "stilan," all of which mean to take something unlawfully.

Definition:

  1. Verb:
    • To take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it.
      • Example: "He was caught trying to steal a car."
    • To move somewhere quietly or surreptitiously.
      • Example: "She tried to steal away without anyone noticing."
  2. Noun:
    • A bargain; something acquired at a very favorable price.
      • Example: "This designer jacket for $50 is a steal!"

First Use: The verb form of "steal" has been in use since before the 12th century. The noun form, meaning a bargain, is more recent, becoming popular in the 19th century.

Synonyms:

  • Verb:
    • Thieve
    • Pilfer
    • Swipe
    • Purloin
    • Snatch
  • Noun:
    • Bargain
    • Deal
    • Snip (British informal)
    • Buy

Antonyms:

  • Verb:
    • Return
    • Give
    • Restore
  • Noun:
    • Rip-off
    • Overcharge
    • Swindle
Splurge

Pronunciation: /splɜːrdʒ/

Etymology: The word "splurge" likely originated in the mid-19th century, possibly as an alteration of "splurg," which was a dialectal term meaning "to gush or spill out." It reflects the sense of spending money or indulging excessively.

Definition:

  1. Verb: To spend money freely or extravagantly, often on something luxurious or non-essential.
    • Example: "She decided to splurge on a designer handbag."
  2. Noun: An act of spending money freely or extravagantly.
    • Example: "Their weekend getaway was a splurge they had been planning for months."

First Use: The term "splurge" as a verb appeared around the 1850s, with its noun form following shortly thereafter.

Synonyms:

  • Indulge
  • Lavish
  • Spend lavishly
  • Treat oneself
  • Extravagance

Antonyms:

  • Save
  • Economize
  • Conserve
  • Scrimp
  • Frugality

Swipenomics

Pronunciation: /ˈswaɪpəˌnɒmɪks/

Etymology: The term "swipenomics" is a portmanteau of "swipe," referencing the action of swiping on digital devices, particularly in mobile apps like dating apps, and "economics," the social science concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

Definition: Swipenomics refers to the economic and social dynamics created by the widespread use of swipe-based technologies and applications. It encompasses the ways in which these apps influence consumer behavior, market trends, personal interactions, and broader societal changes. The term is often used to describe the impact of apps that use a swiping mechanism, such as Tinder for dating or swipe-based shopping apps.

First Use: The exact first use of "swipenomics" is difficult to pinpoint, but it likely emerged in the early 2010s with the rise of swipe-based mobile applications, particularly in the context of discussing their economic and societal implications.

Synonyms:

  • Swipe culture
  • Swipe economy
  • Digital interaction economy
  • Mobile app economics

Antonyms:

  • Traditional economics
  • Offline economics
  • Non-digital interaction
  • Analog economy