Author Archive | Nancy Skilken

What Are Your 2018 Travel Resolutions

What Are Your 2018 Travel Resolutions

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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How To Make A Travel Insurance Claim

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 […]

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New TSA Baggage Scanning Requirements

New TSA Baggage Scanning Requirements

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 […]

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Travel Insurance Isn’t Just for International Travel

Travel Insurance Isn’t Just for International Travel

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? […]

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The Best Time to Buy Travel Insurance

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 […]

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Summer Camp for Adults

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 […]

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Give the Gift of Travel

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 […]

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Shorten Your Time In Airport Lines

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 […]

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Stay Informed While You Travel

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 […]

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How to Deal with Lost IDs While Traveling

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 […]

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Your Trip May Be Longer than You Think

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 […]

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Travel to See Unique Watersports this Summer

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 […]

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Skip the Security Line Before Your Next Flight

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 […]

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With people sharing such confined spaces, attention to etiquette is key to a good in-flight experience.

Just Plane Manners

  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 […]

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Unique SPA Experiences

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 […]

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Snacks on a Plane

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.

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The Zika Virus is spreading rapidly through Latin America and South America

Latest News on the Zika Virus and Travel to Latin America

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.

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