If you’re getting ready to travel for the holidays, you probably are somewhat stressed, whether it’s the idea of spending time with the entire family or the dread of having to fly during one of the busiest times of the year, we have a few suggestions to make your travel more manageable.
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? […]
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 […]
Everyone is shopping for the best “Black Friday deals” on the internet for their holiday gifts. Why not get the best deals on travel too?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Those sleepless nights when you have jet lag are tough to get through. Channel surfing in a foreign country is sometimes boring when you don’t know the local language. If your hotel provides WiFi, you can still stream your favorite shows on Hulu and Netflix from the US. Many companies impose geo-restrictions to […]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Instead of giving your sweetheart a gift, consider taking that special someone to see where some traditional Valentine’s Day gifts are created. Roses are a traditional gift. Instead of sending a dozen roses, why not go to Ecuador to see some of the world’s most beautiful roses? At […]
New Year’s resolutions are usually hard to keep. They frequently involve exercise, weight loss, stopping smoking or drinking or even changing a relationship or a job. Consider making some travel resolutions – some take no effort to carry through and the others will make you a successful traveler.
How many times have you gotten on a plane, settled into you seat only to see the person next to you coughing, sneezing and generally infecting the entire plane? Fall doesn’t just bring falling leaves, Halloween and Thanksgiving – it brings flu and cold season. Do what you can to protect yourself when traveling. First, […]
If it hasn’t happened to you, you’ve seen it happen to someone else. After a long (or even not so long) trip, you wait at the baggage carousel. Bag after bag circles past you. You ask the person next to you what flight he was on. Everyone is picking up bags – yours doesn’t come. […]
If you’re one of the 25.3 million people expected to fly during the Thanksgiving travel period, there are a few things you can do to make your trip back to see the family more enjoyable. Buy travel insurance. If you haven’t purchased it yet, it’s not too late. You can buy a policy up until […]
Most people put a lot of thought into what they are going to pack for a trip , but what you wear when you are flying is equally important. Here are some dos and don’ts for dressing for a flight. Don’t wear high heels. They are physically restrictive. More important – they could be difficult […]
Johnny Depp’s Yorkshire terriers basically got deported from Australia recently. Depp brought his dogs into Australia on a private flight and did not place them in a mandatory 10-day quarantine. Australia has strict guidelines that prevent certain illness and parasites from entering. Depp faced an ultimatum – get the dogs out of the country or […]