Two years ago we suggested some travel resolutions for the new year. They made a lot of sense and should have been easy to keep. Did you make a travel wish list and save money to take the trip? Did you go for a quick getaway or take a buck list trip? Even if you […]
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You’re all packed and ready to go on your trip, and then someone gets sick and you can’t go. Or, you’re on your trip and someone gets sick and has to go to the doctor. Or. . . you miss your connection and have to stay overnight somewhere along the way. It’s a good thing […]
With everything that has happened this summer, you may have missed an announcement that might affect you if you are planning to fly somewhere later this year. In June, the TSA announced that it is tightening screening requirements at all domestic airports. In the coming months, passengers at TSA checkpoints will have to remove all […]
By knowing what you can and can’t bring into the country, you’ll save yourself both hassles with customs agents and possibly fines, from having something you bought confiscated.
You might think that you don’t need trip insurance if you’re vacationing in the United States. Think again. Just because you’re not traveling beyond our borders doesn’t mean something could stop you from being able to travel. You can have travel problems or need to return home regardless of where you are vacationing. Not convinced? […]
When is the best time to purchase your travel insurance? Is it ever too late to purchase a policy? You need to purchase your policy before you need it. You can’t wait to buy your insurance until something happens that precludes you from traveling. You can’t make a deposit on your trip, then break your […]
Just because you’re an adult, you don’t have to give up the fun of attending summer camp. There are many opportunities for you to get away and immerse yourself in a new activity this summer – learning something new or rediscovering your inner child. You probably have heard about fantasy sports camps and dude ranches […]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Don’t just buy that special someone jewelry, candy, flowers or bubbly – give them a gift of travel to the source. Imagine their surprise when you tell them you are planning a great trip together.
Are you looking for a gift idea for family or friends. Give them the gift of travel. Sending them on a vacation is a fantastic gift they will remember for years. They look forward to traveling for months before they take the trip. Then they enjoy their vacation, and then enjoy the memories the vacation […]
Getting through airport security is taking longer than ever before. It doesn’t look like things are going to improve any time soon. Government officials, airports and airlines suggest you arrive at the airport 3 hours before your flight in order to get through security in time for boarding. There are a few things that can […]
Many people are nervous about traveling. Civil unrest in other countries, terrorist incidents, health concerns like zika, hurricanes, even long lines at airports might make you just want to stay home. No need to despair, most places that you would want to visit are safe to visit. All you need to do is make sure […]
You’re having a great time on your vacation – until you realize your wallet and photo ID is missing. Did you leave it somewhere? Was it stolen? How are you going to be able to get on the plan without a valid ID? Don’t panic, you’ll be able to get home. You just need to […]
You’re taking a ten-day cruise, so your trip will be ten days long, right? Not necessarily. If you are traveling to get to your main point of departure for your trip and spending a night away from home before embarking on the main part of your trip, you trip is longer than the dates of […]
If you are a fan of competitive watersports, but are looking for something a little different this Olympic year, forgo Rio for the swimming and diving. Travel to watch people compete in one of these unique watersports you may never even have heard of before. Dragon Boat Racing has been around for years. The Dragon […]
Getting through airport security is taking longer than ever before. It doesn’t look like things are going to improve any time soon. Government officials, airports, and airlines suggest you arrive at the airport 3 hours before your flight in order to get through security in time for boarding. There are a few things that can […]
You can purchase travel insurance from the first day you make a deposit on your trip up until the day before you depart. The cost will be the same regardless of when you purchase, but there are advantages if you buy sooner than later.
Sometimes it seems like common courtesy doesn’t exist anymore, particularly on airplanes. Generally speaking things don’t escalate to violence, but occasionally they do, as it did in March when women had a fist fight on a flight over noise from a boom box. People may really bother you, but before you say anything, make […]
Your idea of a fantastic vacation might include a luxurious and relaxing day at a spa. Your traveling companion may want something new and adventurous at each stop. Visit one of these unique spas, and everyone can be happy. Some sound wonderful, others are just a bit …. Different. Decide for yourself, but consider trying […]
If you have even a little bit of time, you can take enough food to help you make it through even a fairly long flight. But knowing what not to take is almost more important than what to take. Follow these simple rules.
Information about the Zika virus changes daily. In January, the CDC issued a Travel Alert Level 2 for pregnant women traveling to many Latin American Countries. If you are considering travel to one of the affected areas, consult with your doctor about the health risks and make sure you take precautions against mosquitos.