How to be the BEST Travel Companion

How to be the BEST Travel Companion

No Matter What Happens During Your Travels, Be The BEST Travel Companion! Whether you’re going for a couple of weeks or even for months together, there are some foundational things that are critical to making travel with someone else successful.  Ashlea Halpern is an editor at Traveler magazine who recently…

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6 Tips on How to Pack Light Like an Expert

6 Tips on How to Pack Light Like an Expert

New York Times writer Susan Heller famously said, “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” Even when we have great intentions, it’s easy to overload our suitcases. We wind up dragging a lot of stuff around. There’s…

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Need to work out while traveling? Me too!

Need to work out while traveling? Me too!

No Gym? No Problem! Here is a 20-minute workout that you can do anywhere. Traveling can make it hard to keep up with your exercise routine. Whether you’re hauling bags through terminals, sitting for hours and hours on a plane or bus, or sleeping in different (and sometimes uncomfortable) beds…

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Are Key Cards a Thing of the Past?

Are Key Cards a Thing of the Past?

While vacationing over the holidays at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, MI I was surprised to see that there was an option to have my cell phone open my hotel room door. I was intrigued so I downloaded the Hilton Honors App and logged in. I am a member of Hilton’s Honors Club…

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Why the Best Camera for Your Vacation Might Not Be a Camera

Why the Best Camera for Your Vacation Might Not Be a Camera

Most people want to take at least a few photos on their vacation, but not everyone wants the fuss of packing and keeping track of an extra piece of electronic equipment. Have you considered leaving your digital camera at home and simply using the built-in camera on your smart phone?…

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Five Things You Need To Know About Travel Insurance

Five Things You Need To Know About Travel Insurance

Even the most seasoned travelers sometimes feel confused about travel insurance — what’s out there, what it covers, whether or not they need it. While coverage and policies vary from state to state, of course, here are some basics of travel insurance to get you started: 1.   There are five…

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International Travel Documents: How to keep them safe

International Travel Documents: How to keep them safe

Planning for your dream vacation can be so exciting — where you’re going to stay, what you’ll see, the shows you’ll take in, all the amazing food you’ll eat. But what about all your travel documents? Are they all in order? Here’s a list of everything you need, plus practical…

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Do you hate waiting in lines? Want to travel faster? Read on…

Do you hate waiting in lines? Want to travel faster? Read on…

It is hard work traveling. Pre-departure there is a whole list of things you must do. Pay your bills, take the animals to the sitters, hold your mail, turn down your heat and water the plants. If you are a busy professional there is all the work that goes into…

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Value versus Cost. Which is Really More Important?

Value versus Cost. Which is Really More Important?

Value versus Cost This is something that has been rattling around in my brain for a while. People often ask me for a “good deal” at Disney, Universal or Cruises. People think that the cheapest vacation is what they want. Most of the time, though, it isn’t. Let me explain.…

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Ocean vs. River Cruising: Which one is right for you?

Ocean vs. River Cruising: Which one is right for you?

When it comes to taking a cruise on a river or ocean, it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports. But each one comes with its own unique perks, and depending on your specific needs for your next trip,…

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