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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Grab Some Sweet Deals in the In-Between Holiday Time.

Grab Some Sweet Deals in the In-Between Holiday Time.

 Grab Some Sweet Deals in the In-Between Holiday Time. Have you ever considered a non-Holiday holiday? With November, December, and January stuffed with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s, sometimes it doesn’t occur to people to take a break around this time. But in the travel industry, the weeks between…

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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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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…

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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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Souvenirs with Meaning…No More Knick Knacks or Dust Collectors!

Souvenirs with Meaning…No More Knick Knacks or Dust Collectors!

Souvenirs with Meaning Raise your hand if you’ve ever bought a trinket from a trip that you almost immediately forgot about. (Yes, I am talking about you my now rusty Alaskan Ulu made from a recycled saw blade!) It’s a common experience! It’s easy to breeze through the duty-free area on…

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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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