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Sure, you can fly somewhere to explore and discover new places, but using a Travel Advisor opens a whole new world of freedom, sights, cultures, opportunities and adventures.
It’s a good idea to consider circumstances that could require insurance from the outset of your planning.
Make sure you're really covered for medical mishaps abroad. No one wants to think about middle of the vacation health scares. But emergencies happen, and your regular insurance may not cover your care overseas. We advise that in order to avoid any expensive surprises, lay the groundwork before you board a plane.
TravelKatz will either do or suggest completing the following safety tips for all our groups and their travel leaders as we prepare for your trip.
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Great Fall Foliage Destinations Leaf-peeping season is upon us - and in this age of social distancing it is an activity that can still easily be enjoyed. Check out our guide for some of the best places across America to see the foliage change colors. Breckenridge, Colorado - With bright gold aspens juxtaposed against a bluebird blue cloudless sky, and set to a backdrop of snowcapped craggy mountains, the historic 19th-century silver mining turned ski town of Breckenridge is one of Colorado's first places to welcome the changing fall colors. The town, less than a two-hour drive west of Denver, [...]
Top 10 Classic American Road Trips It’s never too late for a classic American road trip. From the beaches of Big Sur to the famous Route 66, TravelKatz has rounded up 10 classic road trip itineraries to share: Badlands National Park: A short 2-day trip through Badlands National Park to Mount Rushmore offers the chance to take in the rock formations of the Badlands Wall, the view from the Big Badlands Overlook, a hike along the scenic Notch Trail and the Badlands Loop Scenic Byway, said to be one of the most recognizable scenic byways in America. The Road to [...]
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.
The Story - “Jack, we should call someone. I don’t think he can do this. Do you have reception here? Let’s call someone. He can’t do this.” ...That’s my mother-in-law, Maureen. Jack is her husband, and I am “he,” lying underneath a rented vehicle on an unpaved road high above Leadville, Colo., trying to solve the SUV’s complex spare-tire retention system so I can change a flat. It is 47 degrees and raining. Cold runnels of dull-orange mud are coursing around me. With Maureen and Jack are my wife, Cathleen, and our two children, all huddled around a small pine [...]
Taking your pet on a vacation - International or Domestic - isn’t as simple as you might think, but with the right preparation, it can result in an incredibly memorable holiday.