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  • Unusual Cruise Destinations

    When someone mentions a cruise, more likely than not, you imagine the balmy Caribbean or the grandeur or Alaska. Maybe 2015 can be the year you think outside the boat, and consider…

  • Speeding your Way Through Airport Security

    I don’t know which is worse – waiting in line to go through security at the airport or trying to get off the plane when you’re in the last row. When you’re…

  • Medical Helicopter Landing

    Travel Insurance for the Unexpected Medical Emergency

    Planning a trip doesn’t usually include planning for things to go awry.  Most people envision picturesque views, adventurous excursions, and relaxing by the pool, but an unexpected medical situation is an example…

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    Not Just What to Buy, When to Buy Travel Insurance

    Savvy travelers are always looking for the best value planning a trip, and this includes the travel insurance.  Of course, finding the right coverage for a good price is a priority, but…

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    Frontier Passengers’ 18 Hour Delay

    A common concern for travelers is the possibility of an extended flight delay.  In addition to missing reservations for early portions of the trip, spending over 12 hours in an airport can…

  • Common Myths About Buying Travel Insurance

    Most people buy their travel insurance from a travel supplier, their cruise company, or their travel agent. They don’t realize they could buy better coverage for less money by purchasing the insurance themselves on the internet. Here are some of the most common myths regarding buying travel insurance.

  • How Does Travel Insurance Cover You If a Parent Is Sick?

    This is a great question to ask, because there are no simple “yes” or “no” answers. But here are a few pertinent points you may want to consider.

  • Best Places to Spend Halloween

    Try something new this year, and consider taking a trip to celebrate the season. Here’s the most interesting places to spend the holiday.

  • How Airlines Handle Flight Delays or Cancellation

    What can you do when the airline cancels your flight because of equipment failure, or you miss your connection because the airline didn’t have staff for the flight?

  • Smartphone Apps For a Better Vacation

    Your smart phone can simplify your vacation. Need free wi-fi? Want to find place to eat or even track the migration of wildebeest across the Serengeti? Having problems translating menus and converting currency? There are apps for all of these things, and more. Here are just a few apps that can make your travels both simpler and more enjoyable.

  • Traveling with your Parents

    For most of us, as we age, the circles in which we can or will travel become smaller and smaller. Not only that, but health and mobility concerns, have to be addressed and managed. Here are some ways to make your vacation with your parent easier and stress free.

  • Unusual and Strange Theme Parks

    Scattered throughout the country and the world are theme parks probably unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Some are interesting and others are a bit strange. Check out these sites and see if you are inspired to visit one.

  • Safe Travel During Hurricane Season

    Even though it is unlikely, it only takes one hurricane to ruin your vacation. Here are a few steps you can follow before and during your vacation to lessen the potential impact of a hurricane.

  • Cheaper Alternatives to Hotels

    Do you need more space, want to save money, be in a more home-like atmosphere? Consider staying in something other than a hotel or resort.

  • Managing Medications While Traveling

    If you need to take specific medications with you while you’re traveling abroad, there are a number of precautions you need to take. Certain countries not only restrict some prescription drugs, but also a number of over the counter medications. With some simple planning, you should be able to manage your medications abroad.

  • Visit the Happiest Countries in the World

    Trying to decide where to take your next vacation? How about the happiest place on earth? No, it’s not Disneyland. The people at Gallop surveyed 1000 people in each of 138 countries to find out where the happiest people live.

  • Airplanes are Full of Harmful Germs (You Already Knew That)

    This week, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers from Auburn University proved that dangerous bacteria can live for up to one week on the areas surrounding your airplane seat.

  • Weird and Wonderful Summer Festivals in Europe

    If you’re going to Europe this summer, there are some weird and wonderful festivals and events that you may want to work into your itinerary. Even if you’re not planning a trip, maybe something will pique your interest and you can make plans to attend. Regardless of your summer plans, check out these European summer festival options.

  • Guide to the Best Movies/TV shows to Watch on a Plane

    When you’re on a long (or even not so long) flight, watching a movie or television show can help pass the time, or, better yet, set the tone for your trip. There are a lot of lists of things you should or should not watch while flying on the internet. But a person’s taste in movies, as in books, is very personal. A must see for me could be a must miss for you. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to view while en route or returning from your vacation.

  • Sightseeing with Pastries in Paris

    With planning you can make the most of your time by visiting a patisserie or a chocolatier either before or after you take in one of the amazing sites in Paris. Here’s an article intended to help you experience Paris both visually and through taste. Here are some of the most famous venues in Paris, paired with some of the best patisseries around.