First Time Traveler Tips

Women’s Travel Essentials

POSTED May 10th 2016 BY Travel Writer
Women’s Travel Essentials Keep it Light for Peace of Mind Whether you’re packing, going out for a day of sight-seeing, or going out at night, you will want to keep it light.  Our advice, plan ahead on what you will carry in your bag and on your person. A few moments of planning before you go are worth it, take it from a woman who...
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2 Must-Dos When Booking Hotel Rooms

POSTED February 11th 2016 BY Travel Writer
Security then comfort should be your priorities after location when selecting a hotel room. Communicate your wishes at the time when making a reservation. Be sure to follow up with the front desk, not the reservations group, 24 hours before you arrive.
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First Time Travelers

POSTED January 14th 2016 BY Ellen
Preparation can help cut down on travel delays inexperienced and experienced travelers alike can help ease airport security delays by following these simple guidelines: Before you leave home: Reconfirm your flight. Reconfirm your flight directly with the airline 24 to 48 hours before departure. Pack Smart Here’s a great guide with comprehensive information. Place “Stop” Orders and Advance Payments when applicable. Once your travel is...
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9 Tips for In Flight Comfort

POSTED December 28th 2015 BY Ellen
These are 9 simple reminders about what you can actually do to be more comfortable during your time on board. Sit in bulkhead or exit row aisles. Bulkheads offer extra leg room and no one can recline his seat back into your face. Remember that you have to store your carry-on luggage in the overheads though. Exit rows have the luxury of extra foot room,...
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Best Ways to Save on Holiday Travel

POSTED November 10th 2015 BY Travel Writer
Holidays are stressful enough without having to overpay for travel. Follow these 3 rules to save money on airfare and to increase your peace of mind. These are the top three savings tips from frequent flyers and industry experts.   Rethink your travel dates and or times The holidays themselves or their eves are usually the cheapest days to fly.  At first it may not...
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Warm Places for Winter Travel

POSTED November 5th 2015 BY Travel Writer
Hot Winter Escapes! Hello warm, hot or balmy winter escapes! This just might be the inspiration you need to plan and book a retreat from the winter blahs. Check when your passport expires Stay in the United States or venture to a more exotic local. If going outside of the US make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return...
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How to Sleep on a Plane

POSTED August 18th 2014 BY Travel Writer
Sleeping on board an aircraft is tough but following the advice of seasoned travelers on how to sleep on a plane is a good start to getting the rest you crave. Selecting the right seat  can make a difference, some seats are better than other if you want to sleep.  Read on to learn how to avoid noisy passengers and other annoyances of a red-eye...
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How to Create an Emergency File for Travel

POSTED April 21st 2013 BY Ellen
Emergency Files Emergencies happen, and usually at a moment when you or your family least expect it. Imagine if something were to happen to you or your home which would prevent you from accessing your home, your office, your bank, your cell phone. Your normal life would come to an abrupt “stop”! Hard to imagine? It happens all the time, be it due to an...
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US Department of State Smart Traveler App – A Must Have Download for International Travelers

POSTED October 28th 2012 BY Ellen
The US Department of State has created a free smart phone App called “Smart Traveler.” This is a brand new travel tool than anyone traveling overseas should consider downloading to their smart phone – and it’s free!   The app is called “Smart Traveler” features travel warnings and alerts for countries around the world.  At your finger tips you can gain access to embassy addresses and...
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