Travel knowledge you can use
Sure, you can fly somewhere to explore and discover new places, but driving opens a whole new world of freedom, sights, and opportunities.
The key is to plan ahead and know your limitations well enough to know how you will manage each. Being in the car for an extended period of time; then work around that to come up with a travel itinerary that maximizes fun and minimizes stress. Also, planning gets the kids involved in everything! They're invested in it because they made the decision.
The latest trend: family vacation planning. The idea behind it is to encourage families to take the time and save the money so that they can meet all of their travel goals. Preplanning is about getting value and saving money; like you would for college. Some families struggle to save for their family vacation and this destination may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the family.
Taking your pet on vacation with you can be a fun experience, better check the destination, hotels, and airlines before you go...there may be restrictions you don't know about.
Summer is the best time to experience the nation's wonderful museums.
8 hotel stays that rival the US Presidents, will make your next vacation a real experience.
Traveling with a disability does not mean you are limited to where you can go - anymore.
Island Getaways are on everyone's list, but have you considered these?
The latest travel gadgets. Suitcase GPS? Scented bags? Collapsible sunglasses? We will always know the whereabouts of our checked luggage. We will sleep as comfortably on planes as kittens in a basket. And we will never again experience the horror of watching our gadgets power down with no outlets in sight. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long for this futuristic world. At most, till June. “Manufacturers are innovating to keep up with the changing traveler,” said Michele Marini Pittenger, president of the Travel Goods Association, which organizes the annual event. “Luggage is increasingly lightweight, carry-on [makers] are considering the [...]
5 WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY ASHORE BEFORE YOU GO Make sure your immunizations are up to date for the destinations you're visiting and have a flu jab if you're flying anywhere. Ask your doctor or local travel clinic for advice. Travel insurance with good medical cover is essential. PACK WIPES AND HAND SANITIZER: These are useful when soap and water aren't available. Keeping your hands clean helps prevent the spread of germs and bacteria – and it should go without saying that you wash or clean your hands before eating and after using the toilet. PROTECT AGAINST BURNS AND BITES: [...]
Can Travel Make You Fall in Love? Finding true love in a far-away land, reclaiming a bit of joy through a holiday romance. These are such commonly woven yarns that they border on cliché. Eat Pray Love taught us we may find our soulmate in Bali on vacation. Midnight in Paris (and just about every movie set in Paris, it seems) taught us we could very well fall in love while walking the streets of the City of Light. And how did Stella get her groove back? On a trip to Jamaica. But is there some truth to this? Can [...]
Travel tipping guide - Who gets what? Become a tipping expert by learning exactly who you should tip and by how much. To tip or not to tip, and if yes, when and how much for what services? For many travelers, the rules are murky. How much to tip often depends on the circumstance, and there’s a wide variety of opinions on the matter. Keep in mind that these “tips” are only for domestic U.S. travel; tipping customs vary overseas. What is surprising is that many travelers don’t realize that tipping is even appropriate or expected in certain circumstances. From [...]