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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

The Adventure Mindset – and how it can change everything

The Adventure Mindset – and how it can change everything

Nobody loves standing in long security lines, and I don’t know one person who is thrilled by the fact that most airline seats only recline about four inches if you’re lucky. But I do know people who love to travel, door to door — not just when they arrive at…

Read more

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…

Read more

Discover Your Travel Profile for the Perfect Getaway

Discover Your Travel Profile for the Perfect Getaway

The truth is, there are thousands of possible trips out there. There are plenty of great trips to choose from — and then there are trips that are great for you. Being honest about what you want and need and getting to know your own personal travel profile can save you from…

Read more

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?…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more