Travel knowledge you can use
Crowds in airports can be ugly, with so many people, so many immovable lines, so much chaos. Most of us just stick it out, but there are better strategies for navigating terminals quickly, and they’re good year-round. These are six useful tips: Pay a fee that’s actually worth the money: The TSA's faster airport security program, called PreCheck, isn’t free — and some think its $85 price tag is on the expensive side — but membership benefits are good for five years. And if you fly often enough, it can you save hours and hours of waiting in long, long [...]
Getting your ducks in a row when traveling can be the difference between a trip to remember, and a travel nightmare. A high school teacher once said: "if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail." That sticks, so now when traveling you can look for as many productivity hacks as possible. It doesn’t matter whether you’re traveling for business, leisure, or both: productivity is key to the success of the trip. Staying productive while you’re on the go is all about staying one step ahead. So, what can you do to maximize business travelling? Plan ahead: To enable your trip [...]
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 [...]
Our Group Leaders have crazy schedules and can be heading for different parts of this beautiful world on any given day. They’re not only in charge of other travelers but they must deal with packing their own bags, too! They’re fielding questions from the group’s travelers, confirming travel plans and dealing with other last- minute issues. As a result, the many calls from members and flights here to there can make forgetting to lock the door a real possibility. To avoid this, use this handy checklist before each trip that leaves your house empty for more than two days. One [...]
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.