Travel Tips2017-12-30T17:08:41-05:00

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The Components of a Tour

The Components of a Tour Tours require the combined skills and resources of many people. What do they consider in choosing the components of the tour, and how are the pieces put together?  For a thorough examination of this topic, we enrolled in classes during the pandemic to become more familiar with destinations and group touring, so we are taking a quick snapshot of the all-important components of a tour. If you were considering a tour, what would you include? Obviously, the answer depends on the market and destination. Some tours offer a minimum of elements; others are all-inclusive. Let’s [...]

REAL ID Rules for Domestic Flights

REAL ID Rules for Domestic Flights If you're worried about whether your driver's license is compliant with new REAL ID requirements for domestic air travel, you can relax for now, but not for long. Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel; a driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent). Beginning May 3, 2023, if you plan to use your state-issued ID or license to fly within the U.S., make sure it is REAL ID compliant. If you are not sure if [...]

Refreshing and Inspiring Fall Foliage Vacations

Refreshing and Inspiring Fall Foliage Vacations  As the dog days of summer wind down, you might start thinking about cooler climates, and the autumn season holds great promise. It’s the time of year when bed and breakfasts throughout the northern and mountainous states start filling to capacity, and leaf peepers rejoice. As you consider fall foliage vacations, you may have some favorite places you would like to travel to for optimum viewing. Certainly, what often springs to mind is New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest—the state’s number-one attraction when the maple and birch leaves reach their peak, usually from the [...]

The Grand Canyon – One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

The Grand Canyon - One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World As people continue to venture out of their homes, they will feel more and more comfortable spending time in nature and visiting natural sights, like those in America’s National Parks. One very large, internationally famous hole in the ground is the number-one natural sight in the United States: The Grand Canyon. It is also of a Biblical nature… As always, keep in mind the varying reopening dates, operating hours, and availability of attractions and accommodations and consult sources like Arizona’s Department of Health Services and the U.S. State Department before booking. The Grand Canyon, [...]

10 Questions to Answer When Planning a Cruise

10 Questions to Answer When Planning a Cruise Planning a cruise vacation can be a challenge for those who either haven't traveled much or who haven't taken an organized tour or vacation. How do you plan that first cruise? Family and friends often get together to discuss where they want to travel or vacation next. You might have heard cruise tales and seen cruise vacation pictures of your family and friends or read in magazines and online about how much fun (and economical) cruising can be. If you want to "take the plunge" and go on your first cruise, where do [...]

Holiday Travel Really Does a Number On Your Body

Holiday Travel Really Does a Number to Your Body Crowded airports, overpacked luggage, cramped airplane seats — and maybe even a stomach-tightening, nail-biting anxiety brought on by the annual visit to your in-laws — are all very real perils of holiday travel. Add on the weeks of pre-holiday office treats and big holiday meals, and you've got a recipe for disaster. To help combat all the tolls that holiday travel takes on your body, we talked to a few people asking what they do to guide them through the many menaces of holiday travel and to share their advice. Dry [...]

Travel Insurance – How Cancel For Any Reason Works, COVID, Political/Security Evacuation

Insurance - How Cancel for Any Reason Coverage Works Some are unsure if they are traveling to certain destinations, how travel insurance can help in these situations.  Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) insurance can provide coverage for a number of events that may not be covered under standard Trip Cancellation insurance. There are several instances that may impact travelers and how CFAR works could be valuable. What is Cancel for Any Reason Coverage:  CFAR coverage is an optional upgrade that can provide up to 75% reimbursement of your trip cost if you have to cancel for any reason at all [...]

Establishing Yourself as a Group Leader

Establishing Yourself as a Group Leader Instead of searching far and wide for a group leader, look in the mirror and meet the best in the business – you!  Whether or not your new to group travel, establishing yourself as a group leader is a powerful way in which to build integrity, skill sets, experience, followers, and profits. Don’t you love to travel? Don’t you love helping people? Is that what you signed up for? Since you tell us the answers are yes…we must assume these are the top reasons why you picked this responsibility in the first place.  People trust [...]

Taking Children on a Cruise

Imagine a vacation where someone not only cleans your room twice a day but picks up after the kids. Imagine they can order whatever they like to eat -- and as much as they like -- at no extra charge. Imagine guaranteed-to-please activities, whether the kids are 4 or 14.

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